2018 Kia Optima: LX vs. S vs. EX vs. SX, Racine and Milwaukee WI

Optima speeds along under highway overpass
What are the qualities you look for in a car? Nice design? Good power and get-up-and-go? Technology that is better than the competition? Those are all very important – so what if we told you that you can truly have it all with the 2018 Kia Optima midsize sedan?

We thought you’d be interested. For starters, the Optima nameplate has a history of spacious (104.8 cubic feet for passengers), stylish (Red Dot Design Award-winner in 2016), and safe (seven consecutive IIHS Top Safety Picks from 2011-2017) driving. Add to that checklist its tech-savvy and affordability, as the 2018 Optima comes with available UVO eServices, which sync your compatible smartphone up with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and give you access to your music playlists, among other nice features. And the 2018 Optima carries a price tag that will safely be more affordable than many of its competitors in the midsize sedan class, all while providing more performance and style.

Trim LevelMPG (city, hwy)HorsepowerTire Size (in.)
LX25, 3618516
S (new for 2018)24, 3418517 or 18
LX 1.6 T28, 3717816
EX24, 3418517
SX22, 3124518

Find the Official Vehicle of the NBA – the Kia Optima – at Frank Boucher Kia of Racine!

The 2018 Kia Optima adds the S trim to its trim options for the new model year (and phases out the SX Limited trim), bringing another affordable and fuel-friendly option to market! The base LX trim of the 2018 Optima averages 29 combined MPG, while the S and the EX trims average a notch lower at 28 combined, and the turbocharged, lightweight-engine-powered LX 1.6T gets a splendid 31 combined MPG! The 2018 Optima begins with 185 HP in the base LX trim, has a still-potent 178 HP in the LX 1.6T and scales the peaks to 245 horsepower in the top-line SX trim.

Performance, nice tech, style and fuel savings – that’s the beginning of the benefits of the 2018 Kia Optima. For more Kia sedan excellence, come visit us on the lot at Frank Boucher Kia of Racine, 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, and we also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information about discounts we have available or the Kia models we have on our lot, call (262) 240-6103 or come visit us at the dealership so we can set you up with a test drive.