Portland Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger

Jun 12, 2016


The 2016 Kia Optima was a pretty fun car to review for a week. This eye catching sedan has some fun new features and is a "Girl-on-the-go" approved.
Starting on the exterior this car is not too much different than last years besides being a tad larger. It is still a good mix of style and value, this one is the SX, but Optimas can range from 22K- 36K. 18 inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust tips and rear spoiler make this car look sporty and stylish. It even has a panoramic sunroof and a Harman/Kardon speaker system. 

This car has some impressive safety features. If you opt for this package, it includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure, electric brakes, and autonomous emergency breaking. I am really digging how automakers are adding autonomous emergency breaking in vehicles. This technology will detect an object in front of you and slow the vehicle down. In most cases it will just slow the car to minimize impact but there are instances where it will stop all together. 
One of the most interesting features in this car is the 360 surround view (pictured above). This is helpful when parallel parking...and just fun to look at. 
This car operates mainly off android auto so I wasn't a fan of that. Bluetooth was easy to connect and that is how I kept my iPhone connected. You can download a Kia app but I did not have the patience to set up an account!
Overall its a nice midsize vehicle to boss around town in! I felt so small in it, but I definitely recommend it when people are looking for a classy and updated midsize sedan. 

This post was sponsored by Kia Motors USA and DriveShopUSA. The vehicle was driven for testing and evaluation purposes over a period of time. Thank you for supporting my sponsors! Without them this blog is not possible :) As usual, all opinions are my own.

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