2018 Kia Optima

2018 Optima Offers Compelling Blend of Comfort, Safety, Style

There are plenty of midsize sedans to choose from in today's automotive market. So, which one is right for drivers around Kings Park?

We at Smithtown Kia recommend the 2018 Optima. This well-rounded sedan brings together modern design, balanced performance, advanced technology, and more. If you're looking for a vehicle that lives up to your high expectations for comfort, drivability, and safety, the new Optima is worth a look.

What's New for 2018?

For the new model year, the Optima keeps its styling inside and out essentially the same. A few features have been added, however. All trim levels now come with rear cross-traffic alert and park assist standard. Base trims now come standard with a 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Kia opted to drop the SX Limited trim and swap it for a more sport-oriented S trim.


When it comes to styling, the 2018 Optima is truly modern. From it's sloped, coupe-like profile to its available alloy wheels and Tiger nose grille, Kia's midsize sedan brings together subtle elements to create a striking exterior. On the inside, the Optima's cabin space emphasizes simplicity and elegant ergonomics.


Every trim level available for the 2018 Optima offers balanced performance. The standard 2.4-liter, naturally-aspirated engine produces a usable 185 horsepower and achieves 36 mpg highway. The available 1.6-liter turbocharged engine lowers power slightly to 178 horsepower, but improves efficiency to 37 mpg highway. Finally, the available 2.0-liter turbocharged unit offers the most robust performance with 245 horsepower. Drivers can choose between a six-speed automatic transmission and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Comfort and Technology

The 2018 Optima strives to provide a comfortable cabin space. Between available premium materials, optional leather upholstery, and more, it's ready to cater to your expectations. Dual-zone climate control helps keep all passengers at the right temperature, while an available panoramic sunroof offers excellent views and open-air driving fun.

This approach to passenger comfort seeps into technology, as well. Even base Optima models get a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other functions like navigation are also available.


Kia didn't overlook safety while designing the 2018 Optima. In fact, the sedan comes with several impressive active technology features to enhance driver awareness and safety. All Optima trims now come with blind spot detection standard. The available Kia Drive Wise suite offers great features like Autonomous Emergency Braking and Advanced Smart Cruise Control. Plus, a built-in camera system can provide live feed to your center display with either a top-down or rear view.

Drive the 2018 Optima at Smithtown Kia

The 2018 Optima offers a truly compelling option for drivers interested in midsize sedans near Huntington and North Point. If you would like to learn more about the Optima or even drive one for yourself, come visit Smithtown Kia. Our staff members will explain the benefits of each trim level, show you how popular features work, and take you out for a spin around Ronkonkoma and Centereach.