How the all-new 2016 Kia Optima redefines performance.

Sporty redesign on the outside, choice of three powerful engines on the inside.

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Performance comes in many forms. Some would recognize it in the fun of using paddle shifters for the first time. Others, in the sense of control that comes with sport-tuned suspension. Or the exhilaration of opening up your engine on a long stretch of road.

Fortunately, the all-new 2016 Kia Optima offers all this and more.

Take the engines, for instance. With the 2016 Optima, you can choose from three available engines, including a direct-injected 2.4L engine, an all-new 1.6L ECO-turbo with a sporty 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and a direct-injected 2.0L twin-scroll turbo. Why compromise? Get the power you want with the fuel efficiency of four cylinders.

Then there’s the stylish redesign to consider. The 2016 Optima offers two looks befitting its top-notch performance.

Will you prefer the modern style of the LX and EX models? It’s both aerodynamic and elegant, showcasing an eye-catching grille and subtle chrome accents. Or maybe the sporty styling of the SX models is more you, with aggressive touches, satin chrome air ducts, and a sleek dual exhaust. It’s hard to go wrong, either way.

Of course, performance in 2016 also means keeping up in innovation. The 2016 Optima is packed with modern tech features like available multimedia interface with navigation, Smart key with push-button start and a 630-watt Harman Kardon® premium 10-speaker audio system with subwoofer. And those are just a few.

No matter how you define performance, a few minutes with the all-new 2016 Kia Optima is all it takes for you to know there’s nothing middle-of-the-road about this midsize sedan. See for yourself below, and if you’re ready to try the real thing, book a test drive at your local Kia dealer

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