Kia is a fun and reliable brand, and the Kia Optima has been a customer favorite sedan in years past. The previous models of the Optima have been economic and practical, but the 2016 redesign of the Optima is turning heads with its level of luxury. The Optima exterior design causes the car to be mistaken as a European luxury vehicle, as Forbes notes, “an understandable error given that Peter Schreyer, Kia’s head of design, worked at Audi for 15 years before transferring to Kia in 2005.”

The exterior is largely the same as the previous model the tiger-nose grille remains, as do the wrap-around taillights, but the car is 1.2 inches wider, increasing the cabin space by two cubic feet. The additional space puts Kia ahead of the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord in cabin size. The rear of the car has been modified with a ducktail spoiler, giving a sportier edge to the sedan.

The overall comfort of the cabin is top-notch the upholstery is now Nappa leather and the front passengers enjoy both seat heating and cooling. The metal accents throughout the car beautifully contrast the leather, giving a very modern feel to the Optima. The added insulation beneath the dashboard significantly reduces engine noise, leaving the passengers and driver with a smooth and peaceful ride.

The redesign features an increase in technological capabilities. The car is now capable of running Android Auto (Apple CarPlay will be available in a few months), has autonomous braking, forward collision warning, and a surround-view monitor.

The six-speed handles very well. Although the 2016 Optima is not a racing vehicle, it has enough "umph" for everyday driving.

The structure of the car is boosted with steel 150% stronger than the previous models, and reinforced with “structural adhesives for 58% great torsional rigidity.

Overall, we loved the 2016 Optima and know that you will too!

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