2018 Kia Optima Review

Finding a stylish and fuel-efficient sedan shouldn’t be too difficult for drivers in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville. However, at The Kia Store, we can talk enough about the 2018 Kia Optima. This sedan provides a lot to its drivers with its performance, features, and convenience. We’re here to help you learn more about what this vehicle offers.

Keep reading this 2018 Kia Optima review to find out if it’s the right choice for you!

Engine Options & Performance

The 2018 Optima comes standard with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine allows the vehicle to deliver 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. This vehicle also offers some impressive engine options like the 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that’s mated to a 7-speed Dual Clutch transmission that’s capable of reaching 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

The final engine option is the 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder. This engine comes paired with the 6-speed automatic and can deliver a whopping 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. These engines all include Gasoline Direct Injection which limits the amount of fuel wasted by delivering it right into the combustion chamber.

Technology & Entertainment Features

This sedan includes some impressive entertainment features and technology. The dashboard includes the 7-inch UVO touchscreen that lets you make your media selections, with options like the AM/FM radio, USB port and auxiliary input for portable media devices, and an optional 3-month trial of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. The vehicle also features Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay to let you integrate your smartphone’s apps and features into the touchscreen. You can use the Bluetooth® technology to stream audio entertainment or place hands-free phone calls with your friends and family while out on the road.

Driver-Assistance Features

The Kia Optima includes some helpful driver-assisting technology features that can aid you while you’re out on the road. The Rear-Parking Assist system makes backing into a tight spot easier, especially when combined with the Rear-Camera Display. The Blind-Spot Detection system can help you avoid any mishaps while you’re changing lanes by alerting you when an object is approaching your blind spot when you’re signaling a lane change. The Lane Change Assist helps keep you on track by recognizing the lines in the road and informing you if you begin to drift. You can also upgrade to include more assistance technology like the Autonomous Emergency Braking.

Learning Even More About the 2018 Kia Optima

At The Kia Store, we hope this in-depth look at the 2018 Kia Optima helped you gain a little insight into what this sedan includes. However, you can always get more information and a better perspective by dropping by one of four convenient locations around Louisville, KY, to take a closer look. We’ll even put you behind the wheel so you can experience it for yourself.

Schedule your test drive with us at The Kia Store. We’re here to help drivers in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville make a decision that they’re happy with when choosing their next car.

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