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The Kia Optima has long been a great buy for customers at dealers like Carlsbad Kia. The 2018 Kia Optima pushes the envelope even further, with a sophisticated interior, upscale amenities and the cutting-edge safety-assist features today’s drivers have come to expect. With a host of features that now come standard and an affordable price tag, the Kia Optima emerges as the brightest light in the midsize sedan space.

 

For 2018, the base LX comes with blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors and a touchscreen. According to the folks at the Carlsbad Kia dealer, most models get at least one added feature. Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line SX trim gets ventilated seats and a panoramic sunroof. Also new for 2018 is a sporty S trim level that’s positioned between the LX and EX trims. Buyers looking for an economical family sedan with lots of cabin space, attractive styling and a long list of features should place the 2018 Kia Optima at the top of their shopping list.

When we sing the praises of the 2018 Kia Optima, we’re in good company. Kelley Blue Book wrote: “The 2018 Kia Optima offers a little something for everyone, packing value and technology at every trim level, from the base-model LX, to the sporty turbocharged SX ...”

 

 

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The 2018 Kia Optima is offered in LX, LX 1.6T, S, EX and SX trim levels. Powering the LX, S and EX trims is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 185 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This gearbox features a Driver Mode Select system with Normal, Sport and Eco modes. The LX 1.6T trim is motivated by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 178 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, matched to a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. The SX is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out an impressive 245 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The SX gets steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

 

Standard equipment on the Kia Optima includes a power driver’s lumbar seat, a rearview camera, air conditioning, and steering-wheel mounted controls for the audio and cruise-control systems. Also standard is an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth, Sirius satellite radio, a USB port and an auxiliary jack.

 

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Available features on the base LX include a new Convenience Package that adds laminated front-side windows and a 10-way-power driver's seat. The EX and SX trims get optional lane-departure warning, cruise control and automatic emergency braking. The SX gets the available Limited package, which adds a number of features, including an around-view monitor and Nappa leather. Music lovers will enjoy the optional harman/kardon audio system.

 

It probably goes without saying that safety is an important consideration to anyone buying a new car. The NHTSA gave the 2018 Kia Optima it’s highest rating of five stars for overall safety. At the same time, the Optima received the top score of Good in all IIHS crash tests, and the organization named it one of its Top Safety Pick+ models. In addition, the Optima received the top score of Superior for front crash protection when equipped with the optional autonomous emergency braking system.

 

 

* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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