2018 Kia Optima LX vs. S vs. LX 1.6T vs. EX vs. SX | Matteson, IL

Now that you know that the 2018 Kia Optima is the right sedan for your daily transportation needs, the next step is determining which trim package best reflects your individual style and personality. To help you figure out which Kia Optima trim package has the additional features you’ve been looking for, the team at our Kia dealership in Matteson, IL has highlighted them for you in the comprehensive comparison below. Read on to learn more about what you can expect from each of the new Kia Optima’s trim packages.

If you have any questions you would like to discuss with our automotive specialists, feel free to give us a call at (708) 746-0110 for answers.

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What Engine Does the 2018 Kia Optima LX, EX and SX Come Equipped With?

There are three engine options available when you choose the 2018 Kia Optima, each of which offers impressive horsepower, torque, and gas mileage. For those that crave more horsepower and torque from their vehicle, the Optima SX features a 2.0L Turbocharged I4 engine that offers responsive performance you’ll feel every time you step on the gas pedal. Take a look at the table below for details and availability for each engine that comes with the new Kia Optima.

Engine

1.6L Turbo I4

2.4L I4

2.0L Turbo I4

Horsepower

178 HP @ 5,500 RPM

185 HP @ 6,000 RPM

245 HP @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

195 lb.-ft. @ 1,500-4,500 RPM

178 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

260 lb.-ft. @ 1,350-4,000 RPM

Availability

LX 1.6 Turbo

LX, S, EX

SX

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2018 Kia Optima Exterior Differences: LX vs. EX vs. SX

When it comes to exterior design, every trim package available with the Kia Optima is sure to turn heads. However, there are a few subtle differences between them that you’ll definitely want to consider when making your final decision. The table below highlights a few key exterior features that differ between trim packages.

Feature

LX

S

LX Turbo

EX

SX

Rear Spoiler

Std.

N/A

N/A

N/A

Std.

Heated Outside Mirrors

Std.

Std.

Std.

Std.

Std.

Smart Welcome

N/A

N/A

N/A

Std.

Std.

Smart Trunk™

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Projector Beam Headlights

Std.

Std.

Std.

Std.

N/A

LED Headlights

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Std.

Chrome Exhaust Tips

Std.

Std.

Std.

Std.

N/A

Dual Chrome Exhaust Tips

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Std.

2018 Kia Optima Interior

2018 Kia Optima Interior Comfort

The 2018 Kia Optima is designed to be an incredible comfortable vehicle no matter which trim package you choose. Each trim package builds off the previous model with upgraded features designed to make your drive that much more enjoyable. Interior features that differ between models include:

Feature

LX

S

LX Turbo

EX

SX

UVO with 7-in. Touchscreen

N/A

Std.

Std.

Std.

Std.

Push-Button Start

N/A

N/A

N/A

Std.

Std.

Dual-Zone Climate Control

N/A

N/A

N/A

Std.

Std.

Air Conditioning

Std.

Std.

Std.

N/A

N/A

CleanTex™ Cloth Seating

Std.

N/A

Std.

N/A

N/A

Sport Black Cloth

N/A

Std.

N/A

N/A

N/A

Leather Seat Trim

N/A

N/A

N/A

Std.

N/A

Sport Leather Seat Trim

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Std.

2018 Kia Optima Safety Features

When it comes to the advanced safety features the new Kia Optima offers, you’ll have the same passive and active safety features across all trim packages. Designed to you and your passengers protected, the 2018 Kia Optima will increase your situational awareness while helping you to avoid collisions in the first place. Safety features that come standard with each Kia Optima trim package include:

  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TMPS)
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
  • Rear Child Safety Door Locks
  • Dual Advanced Front Airbags
  • Dual Front Seat Mounted Side Airbags
  • Front Seat-Belt Pretensioners

Test-Drive the 2018 Kia Optima in Matteson, IL Today!

Now that you’ve narrowed down your options to the trim package that most matches your personality, all that’s left do is pick your favorite model to take for a test-drive at our Kia dealership in Matteson, IL. Head over to our new sedan inventory to see all the impressive Kia models we have available for you to try out.

If you have any additional question for our team of automotive specialists, please don’t hesitate to contact Hawkinson Kia using our online appointment form. You can also reach out anytime during our posted hours by calling (708) 746-0110 and speaking with one of our team members directly.