2018 Kia Optima Review in Matteson, IL

2018 kia optima review

Have you been on the lookout for a reasonably priced sedan that’s packed with high-quality features, but haven’t yet landed on the model that best suits your personal style? You’ve come to the right place! To help you narrow down your options, the team of specialists at our Kia dealership in Matteson, IL have done the research for you and highlighted the features available with the award-winning 2018 Kia Optima. Continue reading to learn more about the interior, safety, and performance features you can expect from the impressive new Kia Optima.

Should you have any initial inquiries before you read more, take a moment to give us a call at (708) 298-5350 for help from one of our team members.

2018 Kia Optima: Engine Options & Performance

There are three impressive engine options to choose from when you purchase the 2018 Kia Optima, each offering impressive horsepower, torque, and fuel economy. Whether you choose the 1.6L turbo I4, 2.0L turbo I4, or 2.4L I4 engine, you will definitely appreciate the responsive performance of the new Kia Optima. Take a look at the table below where we’ve outlined the specifications for each of the Optima’s available engines.


1.6L Turbo I4

2.0L Turbo I4

2.4L I4


178 HP @ 5,500 RPM

245 HP @ 6,000 RPM

185 HP @ 6,000 RPM


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

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

178 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

2018 Kia Optima: Interior & Technology

2018 kia optima interior and technology

Made with a driver-centric cabin that offers a quiet ride and advanced technology, you’re going to love the relaxation and convenience the 2018 Kia Optima has to offer. Thanks to UVO eServices, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ capability, integrating your mobile device to the new Kia Optima is as simple as hitting the push-button start. With the available 10-speaker Harman/Kardon® premium audio system with subwoofer, external amplifier, and Clari-Fi™ technology, you’ll experience crystal clear sound quality every time you get behind the wheel. Additional interior and tech features include:

  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters
  • Heated steering wheel
  • LED overhead lights
  • Rapid-charge USB ports
  • Surround-View Monitor

2018 Kia Optima: Safety Features

2018 kia optima safety features

An IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award winner, the 2018 Kia Optima lets you drive everywhere with the peace of mind that advanced passive and active systems have got your back. Kia Optima safety features include:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Park Assist System
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Dynamic Bending Light & High Beam Assist
  • Blind-Spot Detection with Lane-Change Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)

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

test drive the 2018 kia optima

Now that you know more about the 2018 Kia Optima, the next step is to pick out the trim package that best reflects your individual style. Visit our new sedan inventory to see all of the new Kia Optima models we have in stock.

If you have any additional questions regarding the 2018 Kia Optima or how you can take one for a test-drive at our Kia dealership in Matteson, IL, please don’t hesitate to contact Hawkinson Kia using the form on our website. If you’d like to speak with one of our team members directly, you can do so anytime during our scheduled business hours by calling (708) 298-5350.

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