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2017 Kia Optima LX Auto

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Price with options: $22,200

MSRP: $22,200

Base Invoice: $21,453

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City: 25 - Hwy: 36

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2018 Kia Optima Pros

The Kia Optima continues to be an attractive and competent entry into the competitive mid-sized sedan segment. For 2018, enhancements on all trims include a standard 7-inch touchscreen UVO system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, plus standard blind-spot detection, rear-cross traffic alert and rear park-assist. The 2.4L LX trim now has a 10-way power driver seat and auto up/down power front windows, while the 2.0L turbo-equipped SX has LED fog lights, a panoramic sunroof and heated/ventilated front seats. A 2.4L Optima S is new for 2018 and features a panoramic sunroof package.

2018 Kia Optima Model Highlights

Kia has been excellent at building cars that seem more expensive than they are. The Optima has become a surprisingly stylish and appealing entry in the competitive mid-size segment.

Three engine options are offered for 2017: A 178-horsepower turbocharged 1.6L four, a 185-horsepower 2.4L four, and a 245-horsepower turbocharged 2.0L four. The 1.6L engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Other engines are paired with a conventional 6-speed automatic.

The 2018 Optima range includes the base LX and LX Turbo, S, EX and SX. The LX, S and EX come with the 2.4L engine. The LX Turbo comes with the 1.6L engine, and the SX comes with the 2.0L turbo engine.

Base LX models come well equipped, including 16-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, chrome door handles, fog lamps and remote keyless entry. Of course, all the power accessories buyers expect today are included, as are a complete suite of airbags and an advanced suite of safety systems like blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking assist. A standard 7-inch touchscreen with UVO eServices includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which pairs well with the 6-speaker stereo with Bluetooth and satellite radio. A Convenience Package adds auto up/down power front windows and a 10-way power driver's seat.

Beyond the 1.6L turbocharged engine, the LX Turbo trim gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 10-way power driver's seat, and a proximity key system. The Optima S trim adds some front and rear exterior bits like a sporty grille and rear spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels, and LED fog lights and rear lamps.

EX models also ride on 17-inch wheels and upgrade to leather seat trim, heated and power-adjustable driver's seat, a heated steering wheel and dual-zone climate control.

Finally, SX Turbo Optimas get a sport-tuned suspension, 18" machined alloy wheels, HID headlamps with LED foglights, a panoramic sunroof, integrated navigation, heated and ventilated front seats with 10-way power for driver and passenger and a smartphone-connected infotainment system. The previous SXL trim is now the Limited Package for the SX, with premium Napa leather seats, 18-inch chrome alloys, a 10-speaker Harmon/Kardon audio system with surround sound and Bluetooth. Heated rear seats are a standalone option.

The Optima Hybrid utilizes the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and pairs with it with a lithium polymer battery and electric motor, for a total of 192 horsepower. Kia claims an EPA-estimated combined 42 mpg. The Optima Hybrid is available in either Premium trim, which is equipped similarly to the gasoline-powered Optima LX, or EX.

2018 Kia Optima Model News

The Kia Optima has always presented a strong value argument. A choice of three powerful and efficient powertrains complement a feature-rich and stylish sedan. With prices starting at just over $22,000 for the base LX and ranging up to about $31,000 for the turbocharged SX, the Optima offers something at every price point.

2018 Kia Optima Value Writeup

Strong value ratio; extensive standard feature list; powerful engine lineup; stylish design; efficient hybrid powertrain available

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150
Engine
Displacement 2.4 L/144
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 178 @ 4000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 29 (Est)
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.88
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.64
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 6
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3219
ENTERTAINMENT
2 LCD Monitors In The Front
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System, External Memory Control and Internal Memory
Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3/SiriusXM Audio System -inc: 6 speakers, 5" touch-screen, rear camera display, 2 USB chargers and Bluetooth wireless technology
Streaming Audio
Window Grid Antenna
EXTERIOR
Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Body-Colored Rear Bumper
Chrome Door Handles
Chrome Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Chrome Rear Window Trim
Clearcoat Paint
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Light Tinted Glass
Perimeter/Approach Lights
Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Tires: P205/65R16
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Wheels w/Silver Accents
Wheels: 16" Alloy
INTERIOR
2 12V DC Power Outlets
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback YES Essentials Premium Cloth Rear Seat
Air Filtration
Analog Display
Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Cargo Space Lights
Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
Cloth Seat Trim w/Yes Essentials
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Delayed Accessory Power
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Driver Foot Rest
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver w/driver power lumbar and 6-way adjustable passenger seat w/manual height adjuster
Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
Front Cupholder
Front Map Lights
Full Carpet Floor Covering
Full Cloth Headliner
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Glove Box
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Interior Accents
Leatherette Door Trim Insert
Manual Air Conditioning
Manual Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Outside Temp Gauge
Perimeter Alarm
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Power Rear Windows
Rear Cupholder
Redundant Digital Speedometer
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel
Systems Monitor
Trip Computer
Urethane Gear Shift Knob
MECHANICAL
150 Amp Alternator
18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
2.88 Axle Ratio
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
4541# Gvwr
80-Amp/Hr 800CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
Engine: 2.4L DOHC I4 GDI
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Front-Wheel Drive
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Sportmatic -inc: drive mode select system (normal, sport, eco)
SAFETY
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Driver Knee Airbag
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Rear Child Safety Locks
Side Impact Beams
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning