2018 Kia Optima: Value Price In A Superior Package

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear a car described as “value priced?” If it’s a stripped down vehicle that’s a little easier on the wallet, then you’re not alone. Far too often, the term value priced is seen as a negative rather than a positive.

Kia is out to shatter that perception with the 2018 Optima four-door sedan. Yes, it’s easy on the wallet. No, it’s not a stripped down, bare bones vehicle. It’s actually far from it. The 2018 Kia Optima delivers sharp good looks, a well-equipped interior and a choice of powerful and efficient engine options.

Let’s start with the trim levels. There are five to choose from. You can take your pick from LX, S, LX 1.6T, EX, and SX versions of the 2018 Optima. Lots of choices, right? That’s something you might not expect from a value priced car.

Here’s something else you might not expect:

Even the base model 2018 Optima LX comes with standard features like touchscreen display system, rear camera display and SiriusXM satellite radio. Again, that’s the base model. When you move up the model trim ladder of the 2018 Optima, you’ll get even more incredible equipment and amenities.

For the complete details on all the great features of the 2018 Kia Optima, your best bet is to head to Mike Shaw Kia in Corpus Christi, TX. One of our sales associates can literally go through each feature on each trim level to demonstrate that this value priced vehicle is anything but light on standard equipment.

Step Inside the 2018 Kia Optima

The moment you step inside the 2018 Kia Optima you’ll be impressed by the high-quality craftsmanship. The cabin is covered from front to back with soft touch materials and custom stitching. It’s these kinds of details that set the 2018 Kia Optima apart from other value priced four door sedans on the market. The cabin is also exceptionally quiet thanks to special acoustic materials and sound absorbing windows.

The 2018 Kia Optima comes packed with loads of fun and functional technology inside. The touchscreen system powered by Kia’s UVO infotainment system offers access to Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, Pandora and Google Local Search™ among its many features.

The safety technology is off the charts on the 2018 Kia Optima, as well. You’ll find that Autonomous Emergency Braking, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are all available on the vehicle.

An Exterior Review of the 2018 Kia Optima

The 2018 Optima sports a low, aggressive stance accentuated by Kia’s “Tiger Nose” grille. The sedan is available with LED headlights, Dynamic Bending Light and High Beam Assist. Dynamic Bending Light is an especially useful option, as it illuminates corners as you navigate down the road. This is a key safety feature for night time driving.

The 2018 Kia Optima is available in eight different exterior paint color options: Snow White Pearl, Silky Silver, Sparkling Silver, Titanium Silver, Sangria, Horizon Blue, Ebony Black and Aurora Black Pearl.

How Does the 2018 Kia Optima Perform?

Kia extends the multitude of choices available on the 2018 Optima into the performance department with three different gas engines to choose from. The standard engine is a 2.4L power plant that provides 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft torque. A turbocharged 1.6L engine is also available that increases fuel efficiency, but maintains a 178 horsepower rating. At the top of the lineup is a 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine that produces 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft torque.

Available Technology Features

  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • 7-inch Touchscreen Display
  • MP3 Capability
  • Android Auto™ 
  • Apple CarPlay™
    • Harman/Kardon® Premium Sound System
    • Bluetooth Technology
    • Wireless Smartphone Charger
    • USB Port
    • Hands-Free Phone Capability
    • Push Button Ignition

    Available Safety Features

    • Rear Camera Display
    • Rear Parking Assist System
    • Blind Spot Detection System
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    • Autonomous Emergency Braking
    • Advanced Smart Cruise Control
    • Forward Collision Warning System
    • Lane Departure Warning System
    • Dual Front Advanced Airbags
    • Dual Front Seat Mounted Side Airbags
    • Full Length Side Curtain Airbags
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Why Buy or Lease Your Optima at Mike Shaw Kia?

    Mike Shaw Kia stocks the complete line of new Kia models, including Optima, at low prices for residents of Kingsville, Portland, and all the other surrounding areas of Texas. Come in today and get a great Kia Optima purchase or lease special and drive home happy! You’ll find incredible selection and savings at our Kia dealership located at 6802 S. Padre Island Dr Corpus Christi, TX 78412.

    Mike Shaw Kia

    6802 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

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