2018 Kia Optima Performance: Turn Fuel Into Adrenaline

No matter which trim you choose, we think you'll be surprised by the 2018 Kia Optima performance, from fuel efficiency to power. A favorite among our Lawrence drivers, the Optima now sports a turbocharged four-cylinder paired with a dual-clutch transmission – a balance of real-world power and impressive fuel economy. Drivers seeking more need only step up to the SX with a 2.0L turbo and paddle shifters. We break down the specs below so you know what to expect on your test drive at Commonwealth Kia.

Look Under the Hood

1.6L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder

This 1.6L turbo shows that the 2018 Kia Optima performance is redefining the midsize sedan. It kicks out 178 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque while earning an EPA-estimated 37 highway mpg.

7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission

A dual-clutch transmission uses a separate clutch for even and odd gears, giving you a swifter response time than traditional automatics for overall improved performance.

2.0L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder

Upgrading to the SX trim unlocks the more powerful turbocharged engine with 245 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque; feel free to take those joyrides, as the Optima SX earns an EPA-estimated 31 highway mpg.

Steering Wheel-Mounted Paddle Shifters

Enjoy the convenience of an automatic transmission without losing control over the engine; the available steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters let you change gears with just the flick of the wrist.

 

Get Behind the Wheel

If you don’t feel the need for a turbo, you’re not alone. Some just want the convenience and peace of mind that comes with a dependable, safe Kia Optima. The base 2018 Optima performance is defined by a 2.4L four-cylinder with 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque, earning an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg. Those specs still dwarf competitors like the Camry.

Whether commuting to Andover or making a day trip out to Methuen, the 2018 Kia Optima performance specs ensure you’ll have the power you need, efficiency you can depend on, and a bit of fun along the way. Contact Commonwealth Kia in Lawrence today to learn more or schedule your test drive.

 

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