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About the 2018 Kia Optima

Vehicle Summary

Featuring a generous list of standard and available features across its five trims, three impressive engine options, agile handling, and sleek, attractive styling, the 2018 Kia Optima is a midsize car that delivers in every category. Depending on the trim configuration that you choose, the 2018 Kia Optima can be equipped with either a 185 hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine, a 178 hp 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, or a 245 hp 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Drivers who purchase a 2018 Kia Optima will have five different trim configurations to choose from as well, and each one is excitingly well equipped. Even the base trim of the 2018 Kia Optima offers noteworthy features such as a rearview camera, a seven-inch touchscreen display, rear park assist, and more. All things considered, the 2018 Kia Optima is a well-rounded vehicle and a fine choice for anyone wanting to purchase a great used midsize car. 

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FAQ

Q: What class of vehicle is the 2018 Kia Optima?

A: The 2018 Kia Optima is classified as a midsize car. 

Q: Does the 2018 Kia Optima have a rearview camera?

A: Yes, the 2018 Kia Optima comes standard with a rearview camera. 

Q: What engine does the 2018 Kia Optima have?

A: Depending on the trim configuration that you choose, the 2018 Kia Optima can be equipped with one of three different engine options - a 185 hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine, a 178 hp 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, or a 245 hp 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. 

Q: What is the mpg for the 2018 Kia Optima?

A: The base model 2018 Kia Optima gets an EPA estimated 28 mpg when equipped with a 2.4L four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission.1 

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.

Generation Overview

Coming in near the end of the Optima's fourth generation (2016-2019), the 2018 Kia Optima is a roomy, well-equipped, and athletic midsize car. When the Kia Optima first entered into its fourth generation as a 2013 model, the vehicle was completely redesigned to include interior and exterior styling updates as well as a number of new standard and available features. In the time between the release of the 2013 Kia Optima and the 2018 Kia Optima, the Optima was further updated to include a standard seven-inch touchscreen display, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, and more. 

The 2018 Kia Optima comes available in five different trim configurations and can be equipped with one of three different engine options. The LX, S, and EX trims of the 2018 Kia Optima all feature a 185 hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine. The LX Turbo trim, meanwhile, comes equipped with a 178 hp 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and the SX trim of the 2018 Kia Optima comes equipped with a 245 hp 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. 

In terms of standard features, the base LX trim of the 2018 Kia Optima comes equipped with standard features such as a rearview camera, a seven-inch touchscreen display, rear park assist, chrome outside door handles, and more. Upgrading to the S trim of the 2018 Kia Optima gets you everything found on the LX trim as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, LED fog lights, a rear spoiler, a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and more. 

In addition to a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the LX Turbo trim offers everything found on the LX trim as well as features such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, gray-finish alloy wheels, and a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat. The EX trim of the 2018 Kia Optima likewise includes everything found on the LX trim and adds features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, LED daytime running lights, leather seats, heated front seats, and more. Lastly, the SX trim includes everything found on the EX trim as well as a 245 hp 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and features such as heated and cooled front seats, a rear spoiler, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a sport-tuned suspension, and more. 

Thanks to its three engine options and five well-equipped trim configurations that give you an exciting amount of variety to choose from, you should have no problem finding a 2018 Kia Optima that is the ideal vehicle for you. 

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2018 Kia Optima. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit nhtsa.gov/recalls to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
5/5
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Overall
5/5
Front Driver Side
5/5
Front Passenger Side
4/5
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Overall
5/5
Driver
5/5
Rear Passenger
5/5
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Overall
5/5
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
5/5
Back Seat
5/5
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
5/5
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover
9.8%

Reviews for 2018 Kia Optima

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5 (19 reviews)

A staple of reliability

when the world around you is falling apart and you don’t know if you’ll be living a life as comfortably as you did the day before the Kia Optima provides a soothing symbol of reliability and trust worthiness.

Pros

  • Value: a lot of great features come standard, like cross traffic and blind spot detection.
  • Reliability:
  • Technology and Entertainment:

Cons

  • Fuel Economy: not as good as you’d expect. I don’t have a lead foot either!
  • Seat Comfort: not bad but not the best
  • Braking: no cons here just had to select something.

- Scott Dutra, 2018 Kia Optima

I Love My Car!!!

I love this car. as soon as I saw it/drove it I knew it was the one. there were lots of cars and of all of them this is the one I drove off with

Pros

  • Reliability: it’s very reliable and I have a 2 year old so I needed a reliable car.
  • Seat Comfort: seat are comfortable

- Natalia Castrejon, 2018 Kia Optima

Super nice car, at a reasonable price!

Very good on gas, no matter what drive mode it's in. It also drive really smoothly, I recently took a trip from state to state and it did amazing!

Pros

  • Technology and Entertainment: Very up to date, and has plenty of features!
  • Styling: Very nice and tasteful looking car. It's the top trim and it's definitely noticeable!
  • Fuel Economy: Great fuel economy!

- Franklyn E, 2018 Kia Optima

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