2018 Kia Optima Review, Design, Specs

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he 2018 Kia Optima was built at Kia’s production plant in West Point, Georgia, USA.The 2018 Kia Optima presents its third model year as a remainder with minor improvements. Kia’s mainstream medium size vehicle offers European styling, confident ride and handling and refined premium interior. The 2018 model concentrates on clever innovation to bring out a large group of driver help frameworks and convenience highlights such as:

  • Standard UVO eServices
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
  • 1 Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) 1
  • Rear Parking Assist System (RPAS) 1 across all trim levels.

There is another Optima S trim, a sport model which incorporates a sport front guard, raise spoiler, 17-inch combination wheels, LED haze lights and taillights, 10-way control driver situate and a discretionary all-encompassing sunroof.

The 2018 Kia Optima blind spot cautioning,receives a 7.0-inch touchscreen and back cross-traffic ready as standard gear on all models. A 10-way control driver’s seat, covered front windows and auto up/down front windows are presently standard on the LX 1.6T and the LX 2.4 with the Convenience bundle. Another S trim has likewise been included, opening recently over the LX 2.4.

Key Competitors

Below are the key competitors of the 2018 Kia optima;

Engine and Specs

There are 3 gas engine with its corresponding speed associated with 2018 Kia optima. The engines include;

  • A 2.4-liter I-4 with 185 HP and 178 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-liter turbo-four with 178 HP and 195 lb-ft
  • 0-liter turbo-four with 245 HP and 260 lb-ft.

A six-speed programmed transmission is matched to the base 2.4-liter I-4 and 2.0-liter turbo-four, while a seven-speed double grasp programmed is selective to the 1.6-liter turbo-four. The 2018 Kia optima EPA mileage evaluations are;

  • 24/34 mpg city/roadway for the base 2.4-liter in LX and EX level
  • 25/36 mpg for the 2.4-liter in FE trim
  • 28/37 mpg for the LX 1.6T
  • 22/31 mpg for the SX Turbo.

Trunk space is 15.9 cubic feet. Also the 2018 Kia optima can be extended by means of the 60/40 split-collapsing back seats.


The following are the prices of the 2018 Kia optima;

  • LX 2.4L$22,500
  • S 2.4L $23,500
  • LX 1.6T $24,300
  • EX 2.4L $25,600
  • SX 2.0T $30,500

2018 Kia Optima Interior Design

You can easily seat five grown-ups inside the 2018 Kia Optima. Its front seats are particularly spacious, and you can get redesigns for this zone incorporate warmed and ventilated seats and 10-way control modifications. Test drivers take note of that back seat legroom – however dimensionally shorter than the Toyota Camry’s – is as yet sufficiently liberal to oblige tall voyagers.

The 2018 Kia optima interior accompanies three tie grapples – one for each back seat. The equipment is unmistakably marked and simple to find. The detachable seats each have an arrangement of lower grapples. These are mounted somewhere down in the seat pads however are generally simple to utilize.

The cabin of the Optima feels strong and tough, with an outline that feels spotless and vaporous. Indeed, even the base model accompanies a lot of delicate touch focuses, while the top notch materials utilized as a part of the best trim levels grant a close extravagance feel. For a few, the styling inclines excessively on the flat side of the range.

2018 Kia Optima Release Date

There is no official release date as of now. However it’s thought that the car will appear in the market in 2018.

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