Style reborn. Optima's emotionally charged exterior is punctuated at every corner with striking, front and rear fascia, complementing Kia's signature Tiger nose grille. The iconic Optima is undeniable style that commands attention and the road.
Optima's signature Tiger nose grill is as pulse-racing as it is eye-catching. Accented by the available LED headlights and LED fog lights, this is a sedan that demands attention. Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) and High Beam Assist (HBA) are also available as a part of Kia Drive Wise technologies to light up the road ahead.
Approach your Smart Key equipped Optima, and Smart Welcome unfolds the outside mirrors and illuminates the door pockets.
Bring style to light with the Optima's available rear LED combination lamp.
The chrome exhaust tip complements the Optima's high-performance look.
The Optima unfolds to fit your lifestyle with 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat.
Exhilarating, inside and out. A thrilling Optima driving experience begins before you start the engine. The moment you slide behind the wheel, you discover a quieter, more spacious cabin loaded with the latest available amenities. The perfect environment for pure driving pleasure.
Open the door and you'll find a spacious, modern interior enhanced with bold accents, soft-touch surfaces and fine, premium stitching, all of which come together to create a sanctuary of quiet comfort and craftsmanship for you and your passengers. Enhanced cabin-sound insulation, improved body stiffness, re-contoured mirrors and sound-absorbing windows join forces to create a quieter ride.
Nestle into superior comfort with available heated and ventilated front seats featuring cushion softness scientifically designed with varying firmness levels in key touch points, and supportive seat bolsters.
The available rear side-window sunshades offer an even cooler cabin when you need it and helps protect passengers from sun glare. An available heated steering wheel keeps hands warm on the wheel during cold winter days.
The available 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat, including 4-way power lumbar support, offers personalized comfort behind the wheel. Your front-seat passenger can also dial into the right position in the available 10-way power-adjustable passenger seat with 2-way power lumbar support.
Stay charged no matter where you sit: the front console features two 12-V outlets and one USB port. The center console is available with two additional USB ports and a 12-V outlet conveniently located for back passengers.
Brilliantly efficient: illuminate the cabin with available LED interior lighting. And with the standard overhead sunglasses holder, your shades are always within reach.
Turns fuel into adrenaline. No matter which trim you choose, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the power and fuel efficiency built into every Optima engine. The LX 1.6T trim includes a 1.6 liter Turbocharged engine with a 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) for those seeking a balance of efficient, real-world power with improved fuel economy. The SX offers the 2.0 liter Turbo and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for ultimate performance and control.
With curves in all the right places, Optima's exterior is a masterpiece of form and function. Aerodynamically sculpted and precisely calculated, its design details make Optima just as appealing to look at as it is to drive.
Available Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) illuminates around corners in conjunction with the amount of steering angle applied. The available High Beam Assist (HBA) goes one step further by automatically dimming the high beams when oncoming vehicles are detected.
An interior that remembers your settings. The available Integrated Memory System (IMS) saves two preset seating positions for the driver's seat and outside rearview mirrors.
Control your Optima without taking the available Smart Key out of your purse or pocket. Simply touch the door handles to lock or unlock the car, and start or stop the engine with the push of a button.
The free UVO eServices app seamlessly connects your smartphone to your Optima, giving you access to 24-hour roadside assistance, vehicle maintenance requirements, and much more.
Available steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters give you custom control of the 6-speed automatic transmission.
The available Harman/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ Premium Surround Sound delivers rich audio over ten speakers. And Clari-Fi™ technology restores compressed music files to its original high quality.
Protection for all, all around. The Optima uses more than 50% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS). A ring-shaped section, defining the boot opening behind the rear seats below the shelf, substantially increases body rigidity. And hot-stamping of components in 16 core stress areas boosts the body structure for better driving dynamics and a quieter ride.
Like eyes in the back of your Optima, the standard Blind-Spot Detection (BSD) helps detect vehicles in your blind spot, and offers both visual and audible warnings.
The 2018 Optima embodies Kia's continued commitment to safety, earning a 5-Star Crash Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It comes standard with advanced passive safety features, like the comprehensive airbags and seat belt systems, built to be your first line of defense in any crash.
We've got your back. Front and sides, too. Conveniently maneuver in and out of tight spaces like a pro. As a part of Kia Drive Wise technology, available Surround View Monitor (SVM) gives you a bird's-eye view around your vehicle. Plus, every 2018 Optima comes equipped with Rear Camera Display so you can reverse with confidence.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) scans for objects moving into your intended path. If the system senses a potential hazard, it will give you audio and visual warnings.
A suite of active technologies designed to keep you in control. The Traction Control System (TCS) helps avoid wheel spin when you accelerate, while Electronic Stability Control (ESC) helps you stay on course with improved stability. Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) offers increased steering control when driving in harsh road conditions, and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) helps keep your vehicle in place as you move off an incline.
Experience advanced braking for more precise control. Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) helps deliver more consistent braking as weight load and distribution change. The Antilock Braking System (ABS) helps reduce skidding, and the Brake Assist System (BAS) senses emergency braking situations and increases braking when needed.
The Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) continuously monitors the inflation pressure in all four tires and warns you when the pressure drops below a specified range.
Source: 2018 Kia Optima