2018 Kia Optima Review
If you’re looking to bring some upscale comfort and modern features to your drives around Plainfield, Indianapolis, and Avon, you may want to take a look at the 2018 Kia Optima. This midsize car is incredibly well-equipped, making it a great option for commuters and families alike. This 2018 Kia Optima review will delve into the vehicle’s offerings, helping you determine whether it could be the right fit for your needs
Kia Optima Horsepower
The 2018 Optima offers three different engines to choose from. The base engine is a 2.4L 4-cylinder that makes 185 horsepower. Next is a 1.6L turbocharged engine that produces 178 horsepower. Your last option is a 2.0L turbocharged option that offers 245 horsepower. With the base engine, you’ll achieve an EPA-estimated 25 city/36 highway MPG. The Kia Optima horsepower is unbeatable in the 2018 model.
Front-wheel drive is standard, as well as a drive mode select feature that allows you to choose among three settings: Normal, Sport, and Eco. These settings adjust the throttle response and steering weight to provide a different feel to your drive. You’ll have the option of five different trim levels, so you can opt for the one with the combination of features you want most.
Kia Optima Interior
Inside the 2018 Optima, you’ll discover five spacious seats on standard cloth upholstery. For a luxurious upgrade, you can add leather upholstery, sport seats, heated seats, a heated steering wheel, and 10-way power adjustable front seats.
The front seats offer headroom measuring 39.8 inches and legroom of 45.5 inches. In the rear seats, you’ll find 37.8 inches of headroom and 35.6 inches of legroom. The trunk of the sedan offers a roomy 15.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity, which is one of the largest trunks in the class. Opt for the available proximity key, and you’ll be able to automatically open the trunk lid by standing behind the car for a few seconds with the key in your pocket or purse.
2018 Optima Technology
The Optima comes standard with tons of modern tech features, such as the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system display. You can integrate your smartphone with the system using standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, or you can connect via Bluetooth®. You’ll get a USB port for charging and standard satellite radio, so you can access hundreds of channels for music and entertainment.
Standard safety features include a rearview camera that makes reversing and parallel parking a breeze, while blind spot monitoring will help keep you safe when changing lanes on I-465. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert will alert you of vehicles moving in the lane behind you as you reverse out of your parking space or driveway, and rear parking sensors add an extra layer of protection while backing up.
Schedule Your Kia Optima Test Drive
Think the 2018 Kia Optima sounds like it could deliver comfort and convenience on your drives around Plainfield, Indianapolis, and Avon? If you’d like to get behind the wheel and try the car out for yourself, contact Andy Mohr Kia today to schedule a test drive!
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