2016 Kia Optima: More Power Than You'll Ever Need
by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on July 19, 2016
Our 2016 Kia Optima may just be the ultimate family sedan. It has a roomy cabin, a sizable trunk and plenty of storage space for small items. Further adding to the passenger-friendly atmosphere is the abundance of power ports placed throughout the cabin. You'll never again have friends fighting over whose phone to charge first.
There are a total of six places to power or charge electronic devices in a vehicle that seats five. Just below the center stack is a small covered tray with two 12-volt outlets and a USB port (pictured above). There's also a charge-only USB port under the central armrest...
...while backseat passengers get another 12-volt outlet and a charge-only USB port located on the back of the center console:
I appreciate the thought Kia has put into ensuring that everyone has a way to charge up. Still, I've spent a lot of time in minivans, three-row SUVs and sedans completely filled with family and friends, and I don't think more than two passengers have ever needed to charge their phones at the same time. Sound off in the comments, I'm interested to see if others think six outlets seem like overkill.
Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor @ 8,350 miles