2018 Kia Optima | Harlingen, TX
Your everyday vehicle doesn’t have to feel like one – especially if you drive the 2018 Kia Optima. This mid-size sedan might be in a segment of vehicles some people might consider dull, but it is anything but that. With an abundance of space, a premium interior that raises the bar for its competition, and a slew of standard features, the 2018 Optima is sure to leave a lasting impression on you and your passengers.
The 2018 Kia Optima is available in five trim levels: LX, LX 1.6T, EX, S, and SX Limited. You can find the Optima Hybrid in two trim levels: EX and Premium.
Powertrains & Performance
When you opt to get the 2018 Kia Optima, there are four powertrain options you can choose from. The first is the standard 2.4-liter inline-four-cylinder engine, which is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and gets 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque.
The second engine option is available only on the LX 1.6T trim level. This is a turbocharged1.6-liter inline-four-cylinder engine, which is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and gets 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. A turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder engine is also available on the SX trim, boasting an impressive 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This comes paired to a six-speed automatic.
If you’re looking for something eco-friendlier, never fear – the Optima Hybrid has a powertrain that will please you. This vehicle combines a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor and a lithium-polymer battery, and adds a six-speed automatic transmission for an impressive total system output of 192 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. With this set up, it delivers 39 mpg city and 46 mpg highway.*
The Optima sedan has a fit and finish that gives vehicles in that class a run for their money. Each detail gives the Optima a premium feel, from the dashboard’s clean, modern design to creature comforts like enhanced cabin-sound insulation and an available heated steering wheel. You will find the trunk to be one of the most spacious in its class with 15.9 cubic feet available for storage, making it perfect for both everyday living and heading out on a road trip.
Standard & Available Features
No matter the trim level you choose on either the Optima or Optima Hybrid, there are plenty of innovative standard features that will keep you connected and comfortable on the go. Each model comes standard with features like a 7-inch touchscreen with Kia’s UVO infotainment services, SiriusXM® satellite radio, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration, cruise control, Bluetooth® hands-free technology, and 12-volt power outlets.
Available features for the Optima include a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery throughout, a memory system for the driver’s seat, woodgrain accents, an 8-inch touchscreen, and a 10-speaker Harman Kardon® QuantumLogic™ with Clari-Fi™ audio system.
With a range of powertrains (including a powerful and impressively efficient hybrid) and an upscale interior packed with appealing features, the 2018 Kia Optima stands out far above the competition. Come try out the 2018 Optima for yourself with a test drive at Bert Ogden Harlingen Kia.
*EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.