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.
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.
The Optima offers a suite of Kia Drive Wise technologies designed not only to alert you of potential accidents, but also to help avoid some altogether. Designed to help mitigate or avoid an accident, the available Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) will automatically apply the brakes if it detects a collision risk. Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC) uses radar to maintain a predetermined distance from the vehicle ahead, helping to automatically slow or accelerate your Optima when appropriate. The available Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) system activates and alerts you when your Optima detects a potential impact, encouraging you to decelerate. If you veer from your lane, the available Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) will warn you with a visual alert and chime.
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.
Bolder than ever before, Optima’s signature Tiger nose grill is as pulse-racing as it is eye-catching. Adding to the excitement are sleek new headlights with available bi-xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights, Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) and High Beam Assist. This is a sedan that demands attention, and gets it.
Available Dynamic Bending Light with High Beam Assist illuminates around corners as you move.
Standard subscription-free UVO connectivity with 7" Touch-Screen Display offers smart infotainment through an enhanced telematics suite and free smartphone app. Plus, you get hands-free command with UVO’s advanced voice-recognition technology. Relax with more peace of mind with tools that help you keep tabs on your Optima no matter who is driving it.
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.
The updated driver-side console features a cleaner, horizontal design that streamlines ergonomics and helps create a greater sense of space.
Nestle into superior comfort with available heated and ventilated seats featuring available cushion softness scientifically designed with varying firmness levels in key touch points, and supportive seat bolsters.
The Harman/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ technology transforms the Optima cabin into an astounding 7.1 channel surround sound experience through 10 speakers and 630 Watts. Clari-Fi™ restoration technology delivers music as it was intended to be heard.
The new Optima features two available 2.1 USB chargers and an additional available 12v outlet in the rear, along with two 12v ports and one USB port standard in the front.
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.
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.The advance airbag system features dual front, front-seat-mounted side, and full-length side curtain airbags. High-tech sensors can detect the level of an impact and presence of a front passenger, helping to control airbag inflation. Every seat comes with three-point belts for added security with over-the-lap and shoulder straps. The front seats have height-adjustable seat-belt anchors to ensure a proper fit, as well as pretensioners that help restrain passengers in certain collisions.
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.