Kia Lines Up a Stellar Selection of 2016 Models
With Kia’s enormous popularity among consumers and its wide selection of models, it can be challenging to compare Kia vehicles in the 2016 market. Setting a new record for its company, Kia has sold more than 300,000 units in a span of only six months. Its bestselling models include the Optima and the Soul, followed closely behind by the Forte and Sorento models.
Here’s a brief rundown of the 2016 Kia lineup in order to help consumers choose the best Kia vehicles for their particular driving needs.
2016 Kia Forte
2016 Kia Fortes all possess a rear camera display screen. The Forte EX model has 17-inch alloy wheels, and can be optionally outfitted with a modern navigation system. The LX model is now on the market in clear white, silky silver, crimson red and steel blue exterior colors.
2016 Kia Optima
The brand-new 2016 Kia Optima has several operational and aesthetic enhancements. The interior is more spacious than its predecessor due to its having a larger wheel base and a widened profile. The car includes bi-functional HID headlights and flexible bending lamps with high beam assist, and those models outfitted with 18-inch wheels offer three new wheel styles. Its three new exterior colors are deep red, dynamic gray and vibrant blue. The seats have been enhanced for a comfier ride, and the front passenger’s seat can now be adjusted vertically. The 2016 Optima also features technological advancements such as curfew and speeding alerts, geo-fencing and UVO driving scores.
2016 Kia Rio
The 2016 Kia Rio features upgraded fascias in the front and rear. In addition, it has brand-new fog light surrounds and is now available in urban blue and digital yellow exterior colors. The EX Designer package includes stylish black cloth seats that are trimmed in gray leather. The EX trim level model’s basic features include a telescopic steering column, automatic one-touch power windows, cruise control and remote keyless access with trunk release. The SX model also has heated leather seats, a rear camera display, a supervision meter, an enhanced Sirius XM Traffic navigation system, a push button ignition and a power sunroof.
2016 Kia Sedona
After the impressive adjustments made available for the 2015 redesign, the 2016 Kia Sedona takes comfort and accessibility a step further. A rear-camera display screen now comes as a basic feature in all trim level models. The tricot cloth seats in the L and LX models are created with a “repel-and-release” technology that safeguards against stains and splatters. Heated front seats are basic amenities in the EX model. The SX can accommodate eight passengers when outfitted with the Technology package, which includes three-passenger seating in the second row and a compact fold-down center console.
2016 Kia Sorento
The 2016 Sorento is an upgrade of previous models that boasts a two-liter turbocharged engine and a tougher body construction than earlier units. The wheelbase is just over three inches longer, and the front lights feature a more tapered style. The redesigned alloy wheels can be purchased in sizes from 17 to 19 inches. Upper trim level Kia Sorentos include luxurious heated and ventilated front and rear seats. The flexible headrests can be easily adjusted in four different directions at the push of a single button. The cabin has much more headroom than previous models, with an additional 1.5 inches of space in the third row. The Limited and SX models have a panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade, a feature which is also available as an add-on in the EX model. The seats in the Limited trim model are composed of high quality Nappa leather.
2016 Kia Soul
Kia’s sleek and stylish utility vehicle includes several upgrades over its predecessor, including 16-inch alloy wheels on the Kia Soul base model. The Convenience package has a rear camera display screen, a 4.3-inch color touchscreen and automatic headlights, all of which are basic features in the plus model. The plus model also features front fog lights and gloss bumper tusks.
2016 Kia Sportage
The 2016 Sportage expands upon the high quality features included in the 2015 models. In addition to the electrical folding outside mirrors and push button ignition which were both basic features on the 2015 SX trim level models, the 2016 Kia Sportage provides consumers with ventilated leather seats, Homelink and a panoramic sunroof. The leather seats and push button ignition are now basic features on the EX trim level model as well.