What are the Audio Options of the 2016 Kia Optima?

July 26th, 2016 by


2016 Kia Optima Audio Features Apple CarPlay Harman/Kardon Stereo

The 2016 Kia Optima isn’t just the sedan that NBA star Blake Griffin drives, or that actor Christopher Walken compares to fancy socks in commercials, it’s garnered praise from KBB.com as a Best Buy for 2016 and an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

So besides its easy-on-the-eyes style, its value and its supreme safety features, what kind of audio features does it have?  We’ll give you the scoop on the speakers and apps that make for the cherry on the top of this sundae as we look at the 2016 Kia Optima’s audio features like Apple CarPlay and the available Harman/Kardon stereo.

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Apple CarPlay for the 2016 Optima

Apple CarPlay

By the end of July, all 2016 Optima owners will get an email informing them they will be able to sync up with Apple CarPlay if they have an iPhone and a compatible navigation system or UVO3, once they download the software. Trim levels with compatibility standard are SX and SX Limited. LX 1.6T and EX trims have available packages that can make your Optima compatible with Apple CarPlay, also.

These are among the benefits of Apple CarPlay:

  • Make calls and play music.
  • Send texts hands-free.
  • Receive traffic updates.

Best of all, this app is free!

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Next-Level Audio with Android Audio for the 2016 Optima

For those who have Android phones, the 2016 Optima will sync up with Android Auto, which has these benefits for compatible models:

  • Hands-free navigation.
  • Control of music playlist.
  • Syncs up with other applications.

The 2016 Optima’s Stereo System

Stereo System

A lot of sedans in the Optima’s midsize class will top out at a paltry 6, 7 or 8 speakers. But not the Optima, which has an audio package that comes from one of the best in the business at creating immersive soundscapes, Harman/Kardon, with its QuantumLogic Premium Surround Sound with Clari-Fi audio package. As for the speakers, you get 10 all told, blowing the competition out of the water with a 7.1 channel surround sound experience.

  • Trim levels with this standard: SX Limited.
  • Trim levels with this available: EX, SX.

More Features of the 2016 Kia Optima

Optimize Your Sound System with an Optima at Patterson Kia

We carry the 2016 Optima on the Patterson Kia lot, 2910 Old Jacksboro Highway in Wichita Falls, TX.  For information about available models please call us at (877) 763-7209 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive a model today.  For more information about local events or Kia releases check back here at the Patterson Kia of Wichita Falls blog.