2018 Kia Optima Spring Hill, FL

We hear all the time about how difficult and confusing the car-buying process can be. Even though drivers have more access to more information than ever before, the process of choosing which car is best for them can still be challenging. Sifting through all that information to make an informed decision can seem overwhelming! But don't worry, we here at Citrus Kia are here to help.

We create these model research pages so that drivers can get clear, important information about popular vehicle models in a simple and informative way. For this review, we're going to be looking at the 2018 Kia Optima, one of Kia's most popular models in its lineup. To adequately gauge the value of the car, we'll look at the Optima's engine specifications, interior and its technology.

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Engine Specs

The 2018 Kia Optima comes standard with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower and 178 lbs.-ft. of torque. Not only does the engine offer impressive power and performance, but it also is quite efficient, with an EPA-estimated 36 mpg highway. Power and efficiency, talk about a best of both worlds!


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The 2018 Kia Optima's interior is designed to be comfortable both when it comes to noise and space. Enhanced cabin-sound insulation and sound-absorbing windows make for a quieter ride. Plus, the 104.8 cubic feet of passenger volume and 15.9 cubic feet of cargo volume will give you plenty of space whether it's for your passengers or your luggage!


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Along with that quiet interior, you get Harman/Kardon QuantumLogic technology that gives the cabin an incredible surround sound experience with 10 speakers. Plus, the UVO infotainment system comes standard with a 7-inch touch-screen display that you can connect your smartphone to for all your personal apps and music through the available Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Test Drive the 2018 Kia Optima at Citrus Kia in Crystal River, FL, Today!

As great as all those features and measurements are for the 2018 Kia Optima, they don't compare to its record on safety. The Optima is one of the safest vehicles on the road today, but don't just take our word for it. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2018 Kia Optima a Top Safety Pick and the National Highway Traffic Administration gave it a 5-star overall rating. And, not only does the Optima have great crash-test ratings but a wealth of advanced safety features. Available features include:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking 

  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control 

  • Forward Collision Warning System 

  • Lane Departure Warning System 

  • Blind Spot Detection 

Want to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Kia Optima to try for yourself? Contact our staff at Citrus Kia to schedule a test drive today! 

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