Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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EX Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 34 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine: 2.4L DOHC I4 GDI
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Sportmatic -inc: drive mode select system (normal, sport, eco)
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 2.88 Axle Ratio
  • 80-Amp/Hr 800CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 150 Amp Alternator
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Exterior Features

  • Wheels: 6.5J x 17" Alloy
  • Tires: P215/55R17
  • Wheels w/Silver Accents
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Chrome Rear Window Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Metal-Look Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Laminated Glass

Entertainment Features

  • Radio: AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM Audio System -inc: 6 speakers, 7" touch-screen rear camera display, auxiliary input port, 2 USB ports, Bluetooth wireless technology and UVO eServices including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay,
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System and UVO External Memory Control
  • Streaming Audio
  • Window Grid Antenna
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front

Interior Features

  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 12-way power adjustable driver w/4-way power lumbar, 6-way adjustable passenger seat w/manual height adjuster and integrated memory system (IMS) w/2-position memory for driver and exterior mirrors,
  • 8-Way Driver Seat
  • 6-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Voice Recorder
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Smart Trunk Proximity Cargo Access and Power Fuel
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Leather Seat Trim
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Memory Settings Include
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Systems Monitor
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Air Filtration
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Emergency Sos
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

2018 Kia Optima Owner Reviews

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Kia Optima with cool options!

2018 Kia Optima EX

I love this car! It is leased and has great features, both for safety and comfort. Backup camera and lane assist detection are good. The lane assist detection is sometimes annoying but it can be turned off and as a safety feature I like it. I've had no issues with the car since leasing. I love the settings such as being able to save a second drivers seat/mirror settings, and things like heated seats. The apple play is a good feature although not perfect. But good enough for using maps, answering calls and hands free texting g while driving.

- Tiffany F

Very spacious if you are in the mobile service. Comfortable.

2018 Kia Optima EX

The car runs great. It's ok on gas. It has a eco option for gas, regular and sport. I usually drive the regular because I haven't noticed any changes on saving gas when it's ok eco. I got the pretty basic package and it's great for me to use this car for everyday. Its very spacious which I love. I love that it has space for my sunglasses on the top of my mirror. I would say the only complaint I have is the ac. It doesn't make it very cool very fast. And it's super loud.

- Angie G

It's stylish, reliable and most of all affordable.

2018 Kia Optima EX

I have had the car since 2018 and had a minor issue such as a nail in the tire. The car drives great and finally what economy deserves. Kia has come a long way and has way better quality than your average American branded car. Whether you are leasing or buying you will get everything out of the car. It's stylish with a screen that can connect your phone to. Very compatible with Apple for good quality music Play.

- Chris R

Love my 2018 Kia Optima! Great car!

2018 Kia Optima EX

I love my 2018 Kia Optima. This is my 3rd Kia and I have never had any problems with any of my cars. They have great safety features throughout the car so you never have any worries when you are driving. Many colors and options for the cars for you to choose from. I don't know if I would buy another brand car now since I have had Kia!

- Jamie M

Best decision I've ever made

2018 Kia Optima EX

I love my optima! It's incredibly comfortable and smooth on the road. The acoustics are great, and I love the placement of everything on the dash. It's great on gas, and very quiet. The AC seats are a first for me and now a must have in every car after this one! But given how much I love this car, I'll stick with it forever!

- Riley M

Kia Optima is a reasonably priced car with a lot of luxury features!

2018 Kia Optima EX

I haven't had any problems with my car. It has been very reliable. I love the Apple Car play it helps with phone calls, music and using Google maps. I also love the blind spot indicators. The back up camera helps with safer driving. Living in a warm climate I think the seat cooler feature is excellent!

- A S

Has a camera to help you with parking and backing up.

2018 Kia Optima EX

I love it. It's very safe and easy to drive. Has a camera so makes parking and backing up easy. It's also hands free so it's safe. Has seat warmers so that's nice. Also has a remote so you can start your car from inside your house. It's the perfect size for my family. Has airbags and a radio.

- Tamara C

Mid level but has everything except a CD player. LoL

2018 Kia Optima EX

I really like my vehicle, the 4 cylinder has enough power. Is very comfortable and has all the bells and whistles. It drives very nice and for the price you can't beat it. I was skeptical of a Kia at first just because but after owning one, I'm really happy. I have had any issues with it

- William H

Very nice car. I like it alot.

2018 Kia Optima EX

Drives smooth. Great handling. I enjoy the eco drive mode for my commute to work everyday. Sports mode is awesome when I am just out driving around for fun. And so far no issues mechanical. Handles well in rain. My kid loves how much room is in the backseat for him and my dog.

- A T

The simple everyday Driver. An awesome/affordable vehicle.

2018 Kia Optima EX

The vehicle is very simple. Over 30 miles a gallon. Easy and cheap to upkeep on your own. Very spacious for a sedan. The trunk room is large. There are a large array of trims and options to choose from. Kia gives a 60,000/5 year bumper to bumper and 100,000/10 year powertrain.

- NA N

Perfect car for middle class families

2018 Kia Optima EX

The Kia Optima are great. They ride smooth, very spacious especially in the back seats and trunk space. Touch screen, Bluetooth compatible and has the carplay feature. Does have sport and eco features for driving in city or highway. Great on gas especially for highway miles.

- J J

Comfortable, reliable and stylish

2018 Kia Optima EX

love the style and comfort. The seats are comfortable even with my bad back. It gets great gas mileage. Drives beautifully and is very quiet. So far I have had no problems with it. I enjoy the backup camera and the navigation on the screen which is a very big help for me.

- Sherry H

Economy, Style, and Comfort.

2018 Kia Optima EX

great performance, economy, sound, trim, storage. I'm extremely happy. From the color down to the quietness of the ride. The interior features are everything I would want without a bunch of things I don't, and it's a good looking car with more flexibility than most.

- Nick E

I love the color which is called sangria. Nice mid size family car, very sharp.

2018 Kia Optima EX

I love the color and the fact it has a sunroof. I also love the heated/air conditioned seats. The interior is black leather. This vehicle drives very smooth. And is very comfortable. It also has a nice size trunk, great for traveling. It also is very roomy inside.

- Lisa M

2018 Kia Optima EX is a great car

2018 Kia Optima EX

It drives smoothly. There are a lot of great features like the panoramic sunroof, heated and cooled seats, lane assist. I like the black leather interior with the wood trim. Lots of space in the car. Doesn't have the greatest pick up speed but does well enough.

- Dylan P

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