Kia Optima Priced from $22665, Adds New LX Turbo Trim

Kia Optima Priced from $22665, Adds New LX Turbo Trim

Kia has released United States pricing for its all-new 2016 Optima midsize sedan, which has a starting MSRP of $21,840 (excluding destination), the same as the outgoing model. The EX still comes with the same naturally aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine as the base LX.

For the 2016 Kia Optima EX, customers will have to pay 24,890 USD. Base prices are an eye-popping $1,990 higher on the SX at $30,515 (compared to the 2015 Optima SX Turbo) and $290 higher on the SXL at $36,615.

The trims are labelled as LX, LX 1.6T, EX, SX and SXL, and most specs remain the same as before, when it was first seen in New York. This is bringing standard features such as the six-way adjustable passenger and driver's seat, rearview camera, driver's knee airbag, 5-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, keyless entry and more. There's also a fuel efficiency-focused 1.6-litre turbocharged four-banger in the mix, matched with a dual-clutch automated manual transmission.

The midrange Optima EX is priced at $25,715, including shipping, reflecting a $550 price increase over the 2015 Optima EX. This includes everything from power-folding heated mirrors and LED lights to Advanced Smart Cruise Control and a Lane Departure Warning System, which are available on the SX Technology Package. It adds standard quilted Napa leather-trimmed seats, a wireless charging system for smartphones and silver perforated stitching on the instrument panel and door trim.


If you want the perfect combination of luxury and affordability, there are few vehicles that offer what the 2016 Kia Optima does.

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