If you have been looking for the Kia Optima at dealerships in El Paso, TX, you are not alone. The midsize sedan is currently the brand’s best selling car and their 2016 refresh of the model provides enough improvement that they continue to deserve all the attention. One of the new 2016 models under the Optima line, the LX, is worth looking into.
Mature Yet Sleek Visuals
The Optima has always been pitched as a great alternative to the bland look of other midsize sedans, and the 2016 continues this trend with changes that make the car look more mature yet still sleek. These changes include swept back headlights and a revised tiger shark nose, which make it look slightly similar to Kia’s K900 sedan, which is a high end luxury model. The changes are not purely for aesthetics, as the new high intensity discharge headlights with DBL and High Beam Assist improve safety, due to their ability to provide lighting even around corners.
Another change is with the wheelbase, which has been lengthened by 0.4 inches and widened by an inch. These may seem like small changes but they help in making the cabin roomier. This also increases the capacity of the trunk. Visually, Kia is going for a premium look in its interior, so the 2016 Optima LX’s interior look somewhat similar to the Cadenza and K900 sedans, which is again a great bonus because both of those cars are luxury high end products.
Power and Safety
Lastly, power and safety are not a problem because the LX model comes with a new turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that promises 178 hp, along with their first 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Kia didn’t skimp on the safety measures either, adding adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, and AEB to the mix. Anybody looking for a new midsize sedan that has decent performance, exceptional safety, and interiors that could pass for a high end model will not regret checking out a 2016 Kia Optima LX.