The all-new 2016 Optima midsize sedan and 2016 Sedona minivan were both named to Kelley Blue Book’s 16 Best Family Cars for 2016 list.

The recent winner of’s 2016 Best Buy Award, the Optima was praised by editors for being stylish, feature-packed and family friendly.

Meanwhile, the Sedona minivan was praised for style and function, a modern interior, impressive available safety features and overall value.

With a specific focus on safety, comfort, convenience, spaciousness for passengers and utility, and fit of various child safety car seats, the editors created a list of the top 16 vehicles that best meet the needs of today’s modern families.

Available in five different trims and a choice of seven-passenger or eight-passenger seating configurations, the 2016 Sedona has something for everyone.

The Sedona sets itself apart in the minivan segment as its wide stance exudes a modern, CUV-like appearance and cab-forward design. Sedona offers a wide array of available driver-aid technology including Surround View Monitor, Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection and Lane Departure Warning, so you can feel good about driving your family around in it.

Inside the spacious cabin, Sedona combines generous use of soft-touch materials, premium amenities such as “First Class” lounge seating, and Kia’s UVO2 infotainment and telematics system. You'll probably forget it's a minivan.

With modern and instantly recognizable design cues, the 2016 Optima maintains its athletic identity but rides on a chassis that is longer, wider and stiffer for improved ride and handling and a more spacious cabin. Available with three engine choices, including a new 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that’s mated to a seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), the Optima is more confident than ever on the road. The all-new Optima’s roomier, more luxurious cabin features an impressive level of craftsmanship that comes standard across five trim levels – LX, LX 1.6T, EX, SX and SXL. Like the Sedona, the Optima is equipped with many driver assistance technologies and other premium features.

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