2018 Kia Optima Ft Lauderdale FL

2018 Kia Optima
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2018 Kia Optima at Phil Smith Kia

There is a mid-size Optima for every kind of driver! This sedan offers mind-boggling fuel economy and excellent performance no matter the trim level you opt for! Plus it comes loaded with advanced technology and safety features that will keep your passengers entertained and protected. New enhancements for the 2018 model year include a new standard seven-inch touchscreen interface, additional standard driver assistance features, and additional design elements for the S trim level. To learn even more about what this mid-size sedan can offer like powertrain options and technology features keep reading!

Engine Performance

  • 2.4-liter Inline-4 Engine
  • 1.6-liter Turbocharged Inline-4 Engine
  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-4 Engine

Safety Features

  • 5-Star Crash Safety Rating
  • Anti-Locking Braking System
  • Child Safety Rear Door Locks

Vehicle Design

  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 7-Inch Touchscreen Interface

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What kind of powertrain options are available for the 2018 model year?

There are three engine options for the 2018 Optima! First up and standard on the LX and EX models is a 2.4-liter inline-4 that produces 178 pound-feet of torque and 185 horsepower. This engine is estimated to get up to 34 mpg with highway driving by the EPA. Kia pairs this engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. The LX 1.6T model is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 that generates 195 pound-feet of torque and 178 horsepower. The fuel economy is even more impressive with this engine as it is estimated to get up to 37 mpg on the highway. This engine is matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The final engine option, standard on the SX and SXL models, is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that creates 260 pound-feet of torque and 245 horsepower. This engine can get 31 mpg on the highway and is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Can you talk about the trim levels and features available?

The Kia Optima is offered in five trim levels for the 2018 model year. The base LX model comes equipped with a rear seat with 60/40 split folding, 16-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, remote locking and unlocking, rear parking sensors, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, heated mirrors, cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a driver information display, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, satellite and HD radio, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. The mid-level S model gains leather and cloth upholstery, 17-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, fog lights, and LED taillights. A Panoramic Sport package adds bigger front brakes, a panoramic sunroof, 18-inch wheels, and gloss black exterior accents. The top trim level, SX, adds a temporary spare tire, 18-inch wheels, a larger driver information display, adaptive LED headlights, a flat-bottomed steering wheel with wheel-mounted shift paddles, LED fog lights, a sport-tuned suspension, a rear spoiler, and dual exhaust tips.

What are the safety features are availble with the 2018 Kia Optima?

The 2018 Kia Optima was awarded a 5-Star crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a true testament to Kia's commitment to safety. Other passive features that help earn this award include sophisticated airbags, child safety rear door locks, and three-point seat belts. Other safety features include an internal trunk release, an anti-locking braking system, a tire pressure monitor and display, hill start assist control, electronic stability control, and vehicle stability control. The body of the Optima is created with 50% Advanced High-Strength Steel with hot-stamping of components in 16-core stress areas to boost the body structure for a quieter ride and enhanced dynamics.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Kia Optima

The 2018 Kia Optima is a safe and technologically savvy mid-size sedan! With five impressive trim levels, we know we have the perfect model for you on our lot. Come on down today to check them all out in person and even take one out for a test drive! Want to learn even more? You can fill out our contact form below and we'll reach out or you can give our sales department a call at 888-318-9375.

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