A Good Ride, So Far - 2016 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test
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2016 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Kia Optima: A Good Ride, So Far

by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on February 11, 2016

2016 Kia Optima

It's quiet, smooth and glides over bumps. That's my subjective review of our long-term 2016 Kia Optima's suspension so far.

After a few days around the city in the Optima, I'm really pleased with how comfortable it is. Our long-term Kia K900 had some issues once it had a full load of passengers, so I'm hoping the Optima doesn't fall victim to the same pitalls. For the time being, it seems really comfortable.

The many potholes I encounter on my daily commute usually cause a lot of bouncing, almost regardless of the car. But this Optima seems pretty impervious. Small wheels and generous tire sidewall probably deserve part of the credit, and for now things are looking good. The next test will be how well it does on the freeway with a full load of passengers.

Travis Langness, Social Media Editor @ 1,200 miles

  • Full Review
  • Pricing & Specs
  • Road Tests (1)
  • Comparison
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