Kia recently released the all-new Kia Optima. They are excited to announce shortly after the release that this vehicle was named a Best Buy of the Year by Kelley Blue Book’s This vehicle won in the midsize car segment after a yearlong evaluation that included extensive data collection and vehicle testing. Keep reading for more information on this award.

The all-new Kia Optima comes with three engine choices, one of which is a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. These engines are combined with a seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). There are also five trim levels available – the LX, LX 1.6T, EX, SX and SXL. The exterior and interior of the Kia Optima have been redesigned and overall the vehicle has more room for passengers and cargo.

“The all-new 2016 [Kia] Optima has matured in all the right ways, from the European sport-sedan design to the premium interior materials to its vastly improved ride and handling,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA.  “To be recognized by the experts at Kelley Blue Book as a Best Buy among some of the toughest competition in the industry is a true honor and strong indication that the all-new Optima is poised to continue its sales success and the ongoing elevation of the Kia brand.”

More than 300 new car models were tested. From there it was narrowed down to 49 vehicles and finally there were 12 winners named.

Swing by Folsom Lake Kia in the Sacramento area to check out the all-new 2016 Kia Optima. We also have a variety of new and pre-owned Kia vehicles available. Our sales representatives are ready and willing to help you find the vehicle of your dreams. We hope to see you soon.

2014 Kia Optima