Kia Motors Corp.

Kia vaults over Toyota and Honda 2016 Optima's fuel economy

The Kia Optima for 2016 is roomier than its predecessor and more fuel efficient than ever, and it still won't break the bank.

The starting manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, for a base, 2016 Optima LX 2.4 is just $22,900 with a 185-horsepower, non-turbo, direct injection four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission.

This base model includes LED turn indicators in the power-adjustable outside mirrors, rear camera, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity for smartphones, power windows with power-down on the driver's window, cruise control, remote keyless entry, six-way, adjustable front seats with height adjustment, illuminated vanity...