2018 Kia Optima Specs

2018 Kia Optima Inventory When people think about the 2018 Kia Optima, a couple general traits typically come to mind, such as fuel efficiency and advanced entertainment technology. However, to help drivers around D’lberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg really get to know this appealing model, Pat Peck Kia has created this 2018 Kia Optima specs review.

Some of the information discussed in this article will include horsepower, fuel economy, transmissions, and technology. So, keep reading to get to know the Optima a little better.

Kia Optima Performance Specs

2018 Kia Optima in Aurora Black

The dynamic Kia Optima sports three available engines, giving you the ability to customize your ride.

The first option is a 2.4L direct injection 4-cylinder engine. This spry engine features quick-twitch acceleration, with the ability to produce 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed automatic transmission is a terrific pairing, and altogether this model sports an EPA-estimated 25 city MPG/36 highway MPG.1

The next available engine is a 1.6L 4-cylinder that can generate 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. This athletic motor features a unique 7-speed dual-clutch transmission for an exceptionally smooth ride. As for fuel economy, you’ll enjoy an EPA-estimated 28 city MPG/37 highway MPG.1

Finally, we get to the explosive 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that puts out 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine is coupled with the Sportmatic® Sports Shifter and available paddle shifters, giving you the chance to switch between an automatic and manual transmission. You won’t be sacrificing much fuel economy either, as this option gets 22 city MPG/31 highway MPG.1

Additional Performance Features

Performance is about much more than horsepower, and Kia understands this. That’s why it loaded the Optima with a variety of premier features and parts to create an athletic sedan that’s always fun to drive.

A few important additions designed to provide a smoother ride are the MacPherson strut front suspension, multi-link rear suspension, and available sport-tuned suspension. Plus, standard high-performance dampers will help cut down on the noise and vibration created by your athletic engine.

Finally, the dual continuously variable valve timing feature is a standard addition with every motor and helps ensure long-term performance and reliability.

Advanced Technology

2018 Kia Optima Interior Technology

Not only does the Kia Optima sport some impressive performance specifications, but it also has modernized technology designed to enhance your driving experience.

First up is the Vehicle Stability Management system, which kicks in during certain driving situations to give you added traction and more responsive control. There’s also the Brake Assist System, which will help your Optima decelerate more quickly during emergencies.

These are only a few notable features. Other stand-out technology includes Hill-Start Assist Control, the Anti-Lock Braking System, and the Traction Control System.

Climb into the Cabin of the 2018 Kia Optima

This 2018 Kia Optima specs review highlights many of the desirable features found in this athletic sedan. Luckily, you can experience these features by taking a test drive around D’lberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg.

To schedule your appointment today, just contact Pat Peck Kia!


1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition