2018 Kia Optima

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2018 Kia Optima Ratings
85
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
85
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Great
86/100
Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Great
82/100
Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.

Resale

Best
91/100
J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Great
82/100
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize Car of 2018

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Rating
#1 Kia Optima
85

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2018 Kia Optima after 90-days of ownership.
  • Interior storage spaces
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2018 Kia Optima during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions
  • Feel of the seat material
  • Coordination of interior colors and textures

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 28

MPG Hwy

31 - 37

Horsepower

178 - 245

Transmission

6 speed, Automatic w/OD, 7 speed, Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Engine

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded I-4

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2018 Kia Optima Review

Overview
What’s the best part about the Kia Optima? Its luxurious interior? The way its cutting-edge technology keeps you connected and protected? Its premium driving experience? Yes yes and yes. Choose from five models starting with the LX and moving through the top-of-the-line SX . Whichever model you choose you’ll find true luxury in the cabin. Optima’s long wheelbase means everybody can stretch their legs and available dual-zone climate control available heated and ventilated seats and standard soft-touch materials throughou t means everybody stays comfortable. Everybody stays connected and protected too. The standard UVO eServices infotainment system brings Apple CarPlay Android Auto Bluetooth and more to a seven-inch touchscreen. Standard driver-assist technologies include Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert so driving just got safer. What good is a car if you don’t enjoy driving it? Three engine choices two transmissions and a sport-tuned suspension are all available to transform your daily commute from boring to brilliant. Choose from a variety of colors and options and build an Optima that’s all yours . The Kia Optima. Sensible luxury.
Technology
Everybody stays connected in your Kia Optima. The standard UVO eServices infotainment system brings Apple CarPlay Android Auto Bluetooth and more to a seven-inch touchscreen. Navigation is available and comes with an eight-inch touchscreen and real-time traffic info. Download the free UVO eServices app and you can use your compatible smartphone to access your Optima’s features. Can’t remember where you parked? Use the UVO Parking Minder. Wondering if you need to make a service appointment? Use UVO Vehicle Diagnostics. The Kia Optima. Connectivity comes standard.
Safety
When you think of safety think of the Kia Optima. Standard driver-assist technologies include Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and many more are available like Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning. Sick of overriding cruise control when someone’s in front of you? Available Advanced Smart Cruise Control uses radar to track your speed to the vehicle ahead. Ever wonder what’s around the corner you’re taking at night? Available Dynamic Bending Light LED headlights pivot so you can see around curves better. The Kia Optima. It’s the safer choice.
Performance
What good is a car if you don’t enjoy driving it? Three engine choices two transmissions and a sport-tuned suspension are all available to transform your daily commute from boring to brilliant. An available turbocharged two-liter inline four packs 245 horsepower and comes with a six-speed automatic transmission you can control with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Choose from the Drive Mode Select System’s Normal Eco and Sport settings and tailor your Optima’s steering and drivetrain response to suit your needs—or your mood. The Kia Optima. Enjoy your commute.

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J.D. Power Award Winner

Dependability Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the past 12 months with their 3-year old vehicles
2018 Kia Optima JD Power Award Winner
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