2018 Kia Optima Trim Levels

red Kia Optima

When you need to navigate the tight city streets of the Indianapolis area during your daily commutes around Avon and Plainfield, the 2018 Kia Optima is a great Sedan for the job.

But even after you’ve decided that this model is the best fit for your lifestyle, you still have one more decision to make before calling it a done deal. You need to choose a trim level.

To break down the five different options, Andy Mohr Kia created this review of the 2018 Kia Optima Trim Levels.

2018 Kia Optima LX Kia Optima LX

The LX is the base trim, but it offers plenty to be exited about. It comes with the standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that generates 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque.

® transmission. This automatic transmission provides the efficiency of a multi-speed automatic transmission, while still allowing drivers to operate in a limited manual mode if desired.

This also includes the UVO Infotainment System with seven-inch touchscreen, which provides voice-activated hands-free access to several features, including:

  • Music
  • Phone
  • Navigation
  • Vehicle diagnostics

Drivers will find that the safety features in the LX don’t disappoint either, since Blind-Spot Detection, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert come standard, as does the Rear Park Assist System.

View Optima LX Inventory

LX Turbo

If you want a bit more power in your LX, opt for the LX turbo trim, which comes with a 1.6L Turbo 4-cylinder engine. This engine generates 178 horsepower and 198 lb-ft of torque.

The LX turbo also includes a 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission, which allows drivers to shift gears in a semi-automatic mode.

Optima SKia Optima S

In addition to everything in the LX trim, the S also includes LED front fog lights for improved visibility in inclement weather and a 10-way adjustable drivers seat with power lumbar support, for optimal comfort in the cockpit.

View Optima S Inventory

2018 Kia Optima EX

The EX takes everything from the LX and adds a whole host of convenience features, like push-button start w/ Smart Key & Smart Trunk Release that means you never have to take your keys out of your bag or pocket.

This trim also includes the option to maximize your entertainment experience with the Harman/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ 630-watt, 10-speaker Premium Surround Sound with Clari-Fi™. This system decompresses digital audio files in real-time, creating a clear and dynamic listening experience.

And, this trim includes the option to add a voice-Command Navigation System to the UVO infotainment suite, which also upgrades the screen size to eight inches.

Drivers can also choose to add on more safety features, too like Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning.

View Optima EX Inventory

Kia Optima SXKia Optima SX

The SX definitely offers the most power by adding the 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine to everything in the EX trim. It generates 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

This sporty trim includes a sport-tuned suspension, panoramic sunroof with power sunshade, and supervision meter cluster that provides essential vehicle performance information with a sleek and sporty style.

View Optima SX Inventory

Give the 2018 Kia Optima Trim Levels a Try

If you’re eager to slide into the captain’s seat and see which 2018 Kia Optima trim level fits you best, contact Andy Mohr Kia and we’ll put you behind the wheel.

If you’re in the Avon, Indianapolis, or Plainfield area, contact us now to schedule your test drive today!


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