What are the Engine Options of the 2018 Kia Optima?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Optima on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 7:12 pm
2018 Kia Optima driving under a bridge with sun glare

2018 Kia Optima Trim Level Engine Specs and Performance Features

Moving up from the compact class of Kia models, the first vehicle you’ll run into is the 2018 Kia Optima. Sedans can vary quite a bit in terms of engine size and performance capabilities. In fact, the 2018 Kia Optima varies quite a bit just by itself. The 2018 Kia Optima has 3 different engine options across its 5 different trim levels. So, what are the different engine options of the 2018 Kia Optima? How powerful is each 2018 Optima engine?

2018 Kia Optima Trim Levels and Engines

Trim Engine Horsepower Combined Fuel Economy (MPG) MSRP
2018 Kia Optima LX 2.4L inline 4 185 29 $22,600
2018 Kia Optima S 2.4L inline 4 185 28 $23,600
2018 Kia Optima LX 1.6T 1.6L Turbocharged inline 4 178 31 $24,400
2018 Kia Optima EX 2.4L inline 4 185 28 $25,700
2018 Kia Optima SX 2L Turbocharged inline 4 245 25 $30,600

That gives a pretty clear run down on the engine specs and differences across the 2018 Optima’s trim levels. However, there is much more to uncover. For example, the 2018 Optima LX 1.6T has slightly less horsepower than the original LX trim. However, with a much lighter engine, the 2018 Kia Optima LX 1.6T provides superior handling and responsiveness on the road when compared to the standard 2018 Kia Optima LX. To learn more about the specs of the 2018 Kia Optima, please click here.

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