Review 2018 Kia Optima – See Optima Features & Photos

25/37  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
6.8  Sec.
0-60 MPH
15.9  cu ft
Cargo Space

Optima Adds Standard Blind-Spot Detection

The 2018 Kia Optima, for sale now on Camelback Road, offers a wide range of fantastic features, ones that have made it one of the automaker's most popular models.

For its latest model year, the 2018 Optima is getting some exciting new safety and technology updates, including newly standard Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Parking Assist, as well as a standard 7-inch touchscreen with Kia UVO eServices.

You can find out more about the 2018 Kia Optima in our review of the sedan below, so keep reading to see if this top-selling sedan is right for you!

2018 Optima Features & Amenities

On top of these new standard features, the 2018 Kia Optima LX 2.4 also comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, projector headlights, body-color side mirrors with LED turn signals, chrome accent door handles, a 3.5-inch TFT LCD display panel, cloth seating, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and remote keyless entry.

Choose the next-level Optima S 2.4 and you'll add everything from 17-inch wheels, front fog lights, sport LED rear taillights, acoustic front windows and a rear spoiler to cloth and leather seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a 10-way power adjustable driver seat.

Opting for the LX 1.6 Turbo trim gets you laminated front door windows and unique 16-inch alloys, while the EX 2.4 adds LED daytime running lights, LED rear taillights, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, heated front seats, leather seating, interior satin chrome accents and a wood grain trim.

Many 2018 Kia Optima reviews recommend the range-topping Optima SX 2.0, which comes with more sport features like a sport-tuned suspension, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, unique 18-inch alloy wheels, gloss black accents, Black Sport leather with red stitching, ventilated front seats, sport rear bumpers, red brake calipers, chrome-tipped dual exhausts and a panoramic sunroof.

Three High-Powered Engine Options

Shoppers considering the 2018 Kia Optima in Phoenix will find that there are three available engine options to choose from. The base engine is a 2.4-liter direct injection four-cylinder that produces 185 horses and 178 lb.-ft. of torque.

If you're looking for a zippier ride, several 2018 Kia Optima reviews suggest either the 1.6-liter turbo inline-four (178 hp and 185 lb.-ft. of torque) or the 2.0-liter turbo (245 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque).

The base transmission is a six-speed automatic, while the 1.6L engine gets a 7-speed dual-clutch.

Advanced Safety Is Now Standard

As we mentioned above, the 2018 Optima now gets even more advanced safety features like Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert as standard. Other standard amenities include a full airbag suite, front active headrests, antilock brakes, and traction and stability control.

From more information about the new 2018 Kia Optima, visit us now at Camelback Kia in Central Phoenix!

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