2018 Kia Optima in Kalamazoo, MI

There aren't a lot of options for drivers who are seeking a great vehicle for that is able to accommodate plenty of people while still providing the technology and safety features that make driving easier. If you are looking for a sedan that fits all of those qualifications, look no further than the 2018 Kia Optima. With plenty of new features in 2018, and the same reliable quality Kia is known for, you can't go wrong when you view the 2018 Kia Optima at Seelye Kia of Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo, MI.

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Like with vehicles, when it comes to technology there are people who are incredibly loyal to a brand. When you're behind the wheel of the 2018 Kia Optima, you are able to use your Android or Apple product through the 7-inch touch screen infotainment system with standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. If you don't use a device that operates with one of those systems, you can still connect through the infotainment system using the UVO app. These systems will allow you to view navigation, place and take calls, and send texts without having to take your hands off the wheel.


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While sedans are an excellent vehicle choice for anyone, they are often associated with families. It doesn't matter if you're trying to get the kids to school or taking your friends on a night out, you'll still want a vehicle that has a comfortable and capable interior. In the 2018 Kia Optima, there is room for five people including the driver, and an overall passenger volume of 104.8 cubic feet. When you get into a vehicle, one of the first things you notice is how much room there is for your legs. In the 2018 Kia Optima you get 45.5 inches of legroom in the front row, and 35.6 inches in the back.


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When you think of a sedan, it is likely that your first thought isn't high-powered performance. In the 2018 Kia Optima, there are three different engine options across the five trim levels. The base option that is standard on three of the trims is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that provides 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. The LX 1.6T offers a 1.6L four-cylinder engine with Turbocharger with 178 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. If you're looking for the most power, the SX trim level has a 2.0L four-cylinder engine with Turbocharger that offers 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

Safety Features in the 2018 Kia Optima

New for 2018, the Kia Optima will be equipped with new advanced safety features on all trim levels. While many competitors also offer advanced features, there are few who provide them standard. There are also plenty of optional safety features, including:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning

Now standard on the 2018 Kia Optima are blind spot detection, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, and rear parking assist. These systems can help mitigate the chance of you getting into a collision when changing lanes or when backing up and pulling into a parking spot. Learn more about these and other features on the 2018 Kia Optima at Seelye Kia of Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo, MI.

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