2018 Kia Optima

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$22,600

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

29

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

191.1” x 57.7”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Overall cabin materials
  • Roomy interior
  • 360-degree camera system available
  • Drivetrain choices

The bad:

  • Interior design has large, blank spaces
  • Interior materials disappoint in a few instances
  • Performance with 1.6-liter engine

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system now standard
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay now standard
  • Blind spot warning now standard
  • Five-seat mid-size sedan
  • Turbo four-cylinder engines available
  • Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions available

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Optima is a great car for the money!

Just traded in my 2013 for a 2018 with less than 18,000 miles on it. I loved my Optima and wanted another. This one is nice, but missing the heated steering wheel my other EX had. I like the looks of the cabin on my 2013 better than this one, but it’s not bad. It’s a smooth comfortable ride, good on gas and has some nice safety features. Definitely not disappointed.

5.0

I love my 2018 Kia optima

I just purchased a 2018 Kia optima from a used dealership at first I was concerned. But it only has 48,000 miles on it. Now 51,000 I always thought Kia was a girl car. But as a man. I love it. It has plenty room in the back. The car runs smoothly and I like the safety alert it gives when another vehicle is to close on you. I didn't want to drive it to work but the gas mileage is much better than my 2004 Ford escape . I've had my Kia almost a month now and I'm still trying to figure out how to work the features. Yes I recommend this car. Even if you get one with 100,000 miles on it. It would still run great

5.0

2018 Kia Optima Is One Sweet Ride

As a former GM owners we went into buying our next used car with an open mind. I knew Kias were known for their reliability and overall value, but until we took this car for a test drive, we weren't really aware of how good theses cars got. It's quiet rides real well gets great mileage...around 38-40 on the highway, upper 20's around town, it's the FE edition or Fleet Edition, it has a ton of features including, keyless entry, pwr windows, locks and mirrors, carplay, heated mirrors, I could go on and on but this car is great and looks great too. We bought it used a year ago with just under 46000 miles. the bottom line is when looking at used cars check out the Optima. You won't be disappointed.

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Safety

Based on the 2018 Kia Optima base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
9.8%
Rollover rating
5
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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