2016 Kia Optima SX L Turbo, Ebony Black Review and Price
Because of the safety rating of 5 and the safety features included in the Optima SX Limited, we recently purchased the 2016 Optima SX L. We were particularly interested in the 360-degree Surround View Monitor which is included with the SX Limited.
The Optima SX Limited is packed with safety features & the GPS Navigation service never has a fee.
The front seats are very roomy…as a matter of fact, the passenger seat is almost as roomy as our 2004 Toyota Sienna Van.
We absolutely love the roominess of the front seats. The back seats seem to be roomy too, although we haven’t had many passengers yet. I sat in the back & had more than enough foot room. I definitely didn’t feel claustrophobic in any way.
The Optima is much easier to get in/out of than our 2009 Malibu was. Driver seat memory works great & makes the car even easier to get in & out of, but even without using the memory seat function the Optima is still easier for us to get in/out of.
We are still learning the ins & outs of keyless remote, but are finally figuring out that many of the problems are caused by my having the 2nd key in my purse. Frankly, I prefer cars to use an ignition key, but don’t expect that to happen any more. I recently heard a news item saying thieves have learned how to steal keyless ignition cars.
When the Optima is locked, the outside mirrors are in a closed position so we can look at the car & know if it’s locked or not.
Unfortuantely, the SX Limited Turbo’s gas mileage is slightly lower than the other Optimas. We’ve been averaging 22.5 mpg in the city & haven’t taken the car on any long trips yet.
One item I’m surprised the car didn’t come with is the Homelink mirror. We need to use the garage door remote or a phone app (I suppose there’s an app for this; I haven’t done much research yet)
I only mentioned a few of the features we like about our Optima SX L – there are lots more.