2018 Kia Optima Top Comparisons

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2018 Kia OptimaReview
Vhbigspring writes:
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The Kia Optima has a very smooth ride and easy to handle. The A/C is very cold. The car is also very comfortable and the back seat has plenty of leg room for all three teenagers.

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GuruX9K8M writes:
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I’ve been driving it for 5 days. So far I really like it. I have had Toyota Camry’s for years, but the car market made it hard for me to afford one now. The Optima reminds me of the Camry only I like the body style much better. It run nicely. I am hoping it rivals Toyota for longevity. We’ll see.

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2018 Kia OptimaReview
Guru9VH8YX writes:
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The 2018 kia optima to me so far I think rides and drives every bit as good as Mazda and Nissan. Stearing seems to me to be smoother than Nissan altima

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2018 Kia OptimaReview
GuruJQYVS writes:
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It is missing Fog Lights, Moon roof, Remote starter, and no SiriusXm radio.

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Harper_A writes:
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Kia is great for commuters. It’s also a spacey vehicle for those who enjoy the leg room.

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2018 Kia Optima SX Turbo Review
Mistamyrick says:
vs2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring FWD
2018 Kia Optima SX Turbo winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring FWD better.
"The brand new Accord is every bit a luxury vehicle with a Honda emblem. From the stylish looks on the outside, the massive performance upgrades under the hood, and the elegant design and features inside, it blows away the rest of the competition! This is not even a question! Once you test drive the Accord and see the performance of being in sport mode and then switch over to econ mode for a more relaxed ride you will clearly see how this vehicle is hands down the car of the year. "
Family Car Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring FWD better.
"More spacious, safer, and a smoother ride! I was able to quickly and easily put both car seats in the backseat of the Accord and neither of my daughters were kicking the back of the front seats, which theyre easily capable of doing in the Kia and even my Odyssey! They loved being able to see the navigation screen from the backseat and their comfort made choosing the Accord an easy decision. "
2018 Kia Optima SX Turbo Review
Eddie says:
this is overall a very very good car 2018 has great power even thou the horsepower was dial down kia made that up with more torque the ride is pretty smooth steering feels very firm and in control..very roomy interior but if you want all the extra stuff get the sxl model or make sure the sx has all the options you want, i got my 2018 car in aug.2019 cause it was the color outside and in and very low low milage..and i got a very good price on my trade in a 2013 kia sx..so i gave up some creature features for my 2018
vs2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo
2018 Kia Optima SX Turbo winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo worse.
"2018 has less horsepower but made that up with more torque.. .never test drive the 2016 but 2016 is in the same generation as the 2018"
Front Seats Ranked 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo worse.
"cause i bought the 2018 sx turbo never sat.in a 2016 i dont think theres much differences "
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2018 Kia Optima LX Review
GuruLDC42 says:
No difference between the two cars.
vs2017 Kia Optima LX
2018 Kia Optima LX winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru9YCW67

Not sure what other car can be equal with this. The price is great, the features, and quality kia has brought is excellent! Read More

Review By Larry

I needed a 2020 EX Premium Sangria color for a specific reason. I found one in Columbus OH. Flew out and drove 2200 miles back home in less than 3 days. 34 mpg at highway speeds +. DCT worked l... Read More

2019 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru9C8TS7

The second Optima we have purchased and third Kia. They have been great! Read More

Review By Guru3YNC2

This is one of the best mid size sedans l have ever owned. Packed with modern technologies which beats any European luxury brand with affordable price. Very roomy and quiet cabin. Read More

2017 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Chuck

Sharp quality sedan at a competative price point in the class. Read More

Review By Adaniellepittman

Not a good value. Read More

2016 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru9C5BRZ

I like the car I want a turbo one tho Read More

Review By kim

Its a beautiful car and rides so smoothly, I would buy another one in a heartbeat Read More

2015 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru9XB94B

I love that car like the way it’s made Read More

Review By Manuel

Good in saving gas,has power,very good transmission, good car Read More

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