2016 Kia Ratings, Reviews and Awards

Kia introduced new designs and significant changes for two of its models in 2016. The Optima, the brand's mid-size sedan, made people question their loyalty to carmakers such as Nissan, Honda, and Toyota starting in 2016. The reborn 2016 Optima was slightly larger than previous models and had the choice of three engines. It was similar to the revamp of its platform twin, the Hyundai Sonata, the year before. The new Optima has a retuned suspension and stiffer structure. Other notable features include more room on the interior and more space in the trunk. Also getting a makeover for 2016 was the Kia Sorento, the brand's mid-size crossover SUV. Like the Optima, it's a bit bigger and offers three engines to choose from, including a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, and a 3.3-liter V6.
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Research 2016 Kia models (12)
Cadenza
The 2016 Kia Cadenza sedan comes in three models, with a new for the model year base model available.
$14,898 - $20,891
People Are Paying
23 MPG
COMBINED
$14,898 - $20,891
People Are Paying
23 MPG
COMBINED
Forte
The four-door 2016 Kia Forte sedan is available in a few different models with a couple of engine choices.
$13,070 - $17,206
People Are Paying
29 - 32 MPG
COMBINED
$13,070 - $17,206
People Are Paying
29 - 32 MPG
COMBINED
Forte Koup
The two-door 2016 Kia Forte Koup has a sporty engine and three trim levels, which provide a range of safety and comfort features.
$14,745 - $18,438
People Are Paying
25 - 29 MPG
COMBINED
$14,745 - $18,438
People Are Paying
25 - 29 MPG
COMBINED
K900
A luxury sedan from Kia, the 2016 Kia K900 offers two engine options and is packed full of features and amenities.
$21,693 - $27,385
People Are Paying
19 - 21 MPG
COMBINED
$21,693 - $27,385
People Are Paying
19 - 21 MPG
COMBINED
Optima
The 2016 Kia Optima is an all-new generation of Kia's popular mid-size sedan with three available engine options.
$15,208 - $24,587
People Are Paying
26 - 33 MPG
COMBINED
$15,208 - $24,587
People Are Paying
26 - 33 MPG
COMBINED
Optima Hybrid
The hybrid version of Kia's popular mid-size sedan, the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid has a single engine and two trim levels.
$15,729 - $21,123
People Are Paying
37 - 38 MPG
COMBINED
$15,729 - $21,123
People Are Paying
37 - 38 MPG
COMBINED
Rio
Available as a sedan or a five-door hatchback, the 2016 Kia Rio subcompact gets a slight style update for 2016.
$10,397 - $14,331
People Are Paying
32 - 32 MPG
COMBINED
$10,397 - $14,331
People Are Paying
32 - 32 MPG
COMBINED
Sedona
The 2016 Kia Sedona minivan gets a few small updates for the new year and is available in five trims, all with the same engine.
$14,180 - $22,858
People Are Paying
19 - 21 MPG
COMBINED
$14,180 - $22,858
People Are Paying
19 - 21 MPG
COMBINED
Sorento
Newly redesigned for 2016, the Kia Sorento crossover SUV has three available engines and plenty of new tech updates.
$15,524 - $26,550
People Are Paying
20 - 25 MPG
COMBINED
$15,524 - $26,550
People Are Paying
20 - 25 MPG
COMBINED
Soul
The 2016 Kia Soul Wagon is available in three trim levels with two engine options. For 2016, the Soul gets a few small updates.
$12,906 - $17,081
People Are Paying
27 - 27 MPG
COMBINED
$12,906 - $17,081
People Are Paying
27 - 27 MPG
COMBINED
Soul EV
The fully-electric version of the Soul wagon, the 2016 Kia Soul EV can go for up to 93 miles per charge.
$12,178 - $16,282
People Are Paying
105 MPG
COMBINED
$12,178 - $16,282
People Are Paying
105 MPG
COMBINED
Sportage
The 2016 Kia Sportage compact-crossover SUV offers two engine choices with the ability to add in AWD as a stand-alone option.
$15,318 - $23,842
People Are Paying
22 - 24 MPG
COMBINED
$15,318 - $23,842
People Are Paying
22 - 24 MPG
COMBINED
Kia introduced new designs and significant changes for two of its models in 2016. The Optima, the brand's mid-size sedan, made people question their loyalty to carmakers such as Nissan, Honda, and Toyota starting in 2016. The reborn 2016 Optima was slightly larger than previous models and had the choice of three engines. It was similar to the revamp of its platform twin, the Hyundai Sonata, the year before. The new Optima has a retuned suspension and stiffer structure. Other notable features include more room on the interior and more space in the trunk. Also getting a makeover for 2016 was the Kia Sorento, the brand's mid-size crossover SUV. Like the Optima, it's a bit bigger and offers three engines to choose from, including a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, and a 3.3-liter V6.
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