The feature I love most about Kia vehicles is that they are value-packed, and the 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo is no exception. From the 2.0 liter turbo to the black leather trim with red hand stitching, the 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo brings the features you want at a price you can afford.
2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo Review
The 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo features an all-new spacious interior, the biggest in its class, allowing comfortable seating for up to five adults. Paired with the newly redesigned dashboard which elongates the control panel, the Kia Optima SX Turbo has the feel of a full-size interior.
The feeling of space is intensified even more thanks to the panoramic sun roof, which our family loves. From watching rain drops hit the roof to viewing stars and planets late at night from the comfort of our vehicle, the panoramic sun roof is a feature you don’t want to miss.
One quality Kia is known for is having the latest tech and safety gear in each vehicle. Dual Front Advanced Airbags, Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, Anit-Lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Blind Spot Detection System (BSDS), and more assure we will always have the safest ride possible.
Plus, the addition of the Harman Kardon high-end audio system kept us rocking out as we traveled throughout Southern California, reliving some of our favorite memories from songs gone by.
As for the exterior, the Kia Optima SX Turbo does not disappoint. With its eloquent design, the profile retains a masculinity lost in many makes and models these days.
The SX model gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with the 6-speed auto delivering a lively performance. The sport mode with noticeable better steering and shifting was by far the most fun mode to drive in, with the normal and eco mode following close behind.
2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo: Base Price starts at $21,900. As driven, $33,215.
Our family was provided the opportunity to test drive the 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo through DriveShop for one week. No compensation was provided and all opinions are my own.