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2016 Kia Optima

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2016 Kia Optima Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize Car of 2016

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Kia Optima after 90-days of ownership.
  • Interior storage spaces
  • The vehicle's navigation system
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Kia Optima during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Rear visibility
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • Vehicle acceleration

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 28


32 - 39


178 - 245


6 speed, Automatic w/OD, 7 speed, Auto-Shift Manual w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded I-4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

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J.D. Power Award Winner

Performance Award Winner

Awarded to the models with the highest owner ratings for design and performance after the first 90 days of ownership
2016 Kia Optima JD Power Award Winner
2016 Kia Optima

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