When you are shopping for a new mid-size car, the 2018 Kia Optima should be on your short list. With its sleek, coupe-like design and sophisticated interior, the Optima delivers substance and exceptional value. Car buyers near Livingston and Baton Rouge, LA can see the latest version of Kia's hot-selling Optima sedan at All Star Kia East. Shop online now for a 2018 Kia Optima for sale in Denham Springs, LA, or stop by our Kia dealership for a test drive soon!
The lineup of powertrains available in the 2018 Kia Optima provides an excellent mix of performance and fuel economy. The 2018 Optima's base engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. The efficiency of the base engine shines through, as it helps the Optima base model return superb fuel economy. Next up in the line of available engines is Kia's 1.6-liter turbo 4-cylinder, which is offered in the Optima LX 1.6T trim. This sporty 178-hp engine produces more torque (at 195 lb-ft of torque) and improved fuel economy over the already impressive base engine. The new 2018 Optima's optional 1.6-liter turbo engine is a wise choice for car buyers who want to maximize fuel efficiency while having plenty of torque on tap. The improved fuel economy of the Optima 1.6T model is assisted by its exclusive 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT), which shifts like an auto transmission but boasts the high efficiency and sporty feel of a traditional manual. All other 2018 Optima models get a 6-speed automatic transmission with Overdrive as standard equipment. If are wondering if you can have your 2018 Kia Optima with even greater power and performance, the answer is a resounding 'yes'! With the available 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, your new Optima can have the power of 245 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque on tap.
The cabin of the 2018 Optima is breathtaking. The interior is sophisticated and inviting, with or without the available Nappa leather. Available driver assist and safety features include adaptive cruise control, front-collision warning, lane-departure warning, and an autonomous emergency braking system that applies the brakes automatically to help avoid or lessen a collision.
Ready to test drive the Kia's latest Optima? Then visit All Star Kia East, conveniently located near Livingston, LA, in Denham Springs. Before your visit and test drive, get pre-approved for a car loan with our online credit application. Your 2018 Optima awaits at All Star Kia East!