2018 Kia Optima Review
Looking for a new vehicle that’ll get you and the family wherever you need to be in D’Iberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg? The Kia Optima is a luxuriously equipped midsize sedan that’s a comfortable, roomy option. Our team at Pat Peck Kia has put together this 2018 Kia Optima review to give you an in-depth look at all that this car has to offer, both under the hood and inside the cabin.
Kia Optima Performance
The 2018 Kia Optima offers three different engines for you to choose from, so you’ll be able to choose the power you want. The standard engine is a 2.4L 4-cylinder that produces 185 horsepower. The next option is a 1.6L turbocharged engine that generates 178 horsepower. For the most power, choose the 2.0L turbocharged option that delivers 245 horsepower. The base engine delivers an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 25 city/36 highway MPG.1
The vehicle comes standard with front-wheel drive, and you’ll also get a drive mode select system that allows you to choose between three different drive settings: Normal, Sport, and Eco. These settings adjust the steering weight and throttle response to provide a different driving dynamic. You’ll also get to choose between five different trim levels: the LX, S, LX 1.6T, EX, and SX. With these available trim levels, you can choose the one with the combination of features that suit your needs.
The 2018 Kia Optima seats five on standard cloth upholstery, or you can choose luxurious upgrades including leather upholstery, heated seats, special sport seats, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, and a heated steering wheel to warm up your fingers on a chilly morning.
In the front seats, there’s 39.8 inches of headroom and 45.5 inches of legroom. In the rear seats, there’s 37.8 inches of headroom and a roomy 35.6 inches of legroom. The sedan’s trunk offers a cargo capacity of 15.9 cubic feet, which is large for the class. You can also add the available proximity key, so you can put it in your pocket or purse and then stand behind the car for a few seconds. By doing so, the trunk lid will lift automatically, so you can load it up hands-free.
Decked with Tech
The interior of the Kia Optima is decked-out with modern tech features to make your life on the road more entertaining and convenient. You’ll get a standard 7-inch touchscreen display, featuring an infotainment system that can be completely integrated with your smartphone by using standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.
You can also connect to your device using Bluetooth® and keep it charged up with a USB port. Use the standard satellite radio to stay entertained with tons of channels of music and talk radio. A variety of active driver-assisting safety technologies are also standard on the 2018 Optima, including a rearview camera, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and rear parking sensors.
Test Drive the 2018 Kia Optima
Ready to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Optima and try it out for yourself? Contact Pat Peck Kia to schedule a test drive. Soon, you’ll be hitting the streets of D’Iberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg in luxury and style.
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1 Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.