2017 Kia Optima vs 2016 Kia Optima

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, then you understand firsthand how challenging it can be to find the perfect one. There are a lot of factors that go into the ideal vehicle including price, performance capabilities and available features. Our team here at Kia Marin is working hard to make the car-buying process easier than ever before by providing key information highlight what each Kia model has to offer.

This time around we’re going to show drivers how the current 2017 Kia Optima compares to the 2016 Kia Optima. There are few changes for the regular gas models. However, the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models are completely redesigned for this year. With increased MPG-e and overall range, drivers are sure to be impressed with the performance of these two models.

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2017 Kia Optima LX 2016 Kia Optima LX
185-hp, 2.4L I-4 Engine 185-hp, 2.4L I-4
25 city/36 hwy MPG 24 city/35 hwy
Standard Front Active Headrests Not available
$22,200 MSRP $22,140

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As we can see from the chart above, not too much has changed for the base model of the 2017 Kia Optima from the 2016 model. One difference is that the newest model is slightly more efficient than the previous model, and it also includes standard front active headrests. The changes come with the Optima Hybrid model, which is what we’re going to focus on below.

The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid renamed the Base trim to Premium. It has the same starting price point as last year, but drivers will notice off the bat it’s much more efficient. The 2016 Optima Hybrid averaged 36 mpg in the city and 40 on the highway. This year, drivers can save even more on fuel costs by averaging 39 mpg in the city and 46 on the highway. Other improved aspects of the Optima Hybrid include standard knee airbags, rear camera display and an all-new 2.0L I-4 engine.

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 Kia Optima or Optima Hybrid are welcome to contact us here at Kia Marin for further details. Drivers can get behind the wheel by scheduling a test drive online today.

2017 Kia Optima front grille
2017 Kia Optima seating
2017 Kia Optima rear seat
2017 Kia Optima safety

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