2018 Kia Optima Sedan Pricing


What’s new

  • Introduction of sport-themed S trim level
  • New, simplified trim level breakdown
  • Part of the fourth Optima generation introduced for 2016
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now standard

Pros

  • More features for the money than most rivals provide
  • Standard blind-spot monitoring and rear parking sensors
  • Classy interior with plenty of small-item and cargo storage
  • Infotainment system is easy to use

Cons

  • Hard to see out the back
  • Sloping roofline cuts into rear headroom
  • Optional 1.6T powertrain's sleepy responsiveness can get annoying

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Features & Specs

LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)S 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)LX Turbo 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Starting MSRP$22,600$23,600$25,700$30,600$24,400
MPG2926282531
Seating55555
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic7-speed automated manual
Fuelgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower185 hp @ 6000 rpm185 hp @ 6000 rpm185 hp @ 6000 rpm245 hp @ 6000 rpm178 hp @ 5500 rpm

Safety

Our experts’ favorite Optima safety features:

Dynamic Bending Light

Swivels the headlights to provide illumination around a corner while turning. Also adjusts the tilt to account for passenger weight.
Autonomous Emergency Braking System

Automatically applies the brakes if advanced safety systems determine a front collision is imminent.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Sounds an alert if a vehicle is passing or about to pass behind you as you back up.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover5/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.8%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

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Great Value
Traded in my 2012 Mercedes C-Class for the 2018 Optima SXL. We purchased the 2017 Sorento SXL last spring after considering many other luxury brand SUV's and have been truly impressed. Decided it was a safe bet to trade the C-Class for the Optima. We've been very happy with the Optima thus far. It's a very quiet, comfortable vehicle with more than enough space for a family of 4. (It's not as quiet on the freeway as my Mercedes, but I don't expect that at $20K less than the 2018 C-Class comparably equipped.) You get a lot for the money, especially the SXL trim package, made better by the great deal we got on the purchase price... $4000 below MSRP. Kia's brand reliability (see Consumer's Reports) combined with the value for the money should make other car brands like Honda and Toyota take notice.
Keeping up with Honda and Toyota
I've owned this car for about 2 months now (1500 miles) so here are some little observations and quirky things I've noticed. First, the car is great and I'm amazed this is a Kia. I opted for the Limited package because I wanted the nice seats and I do love the heated steering wheel. The car is gorgeous. By comparison, I do believe an Accord Touring or Camry XSE would have cost me more. Without the Limited package, the Kia SX is a steal. A big part of my decision was the 10yr/100,000 powertrain warranty and I did extend the basic warranty from 5yr/60,000 to 10 yr/100,000 to match the powertrain. That's a win in my book. Now for the car. Engine is fairly strong. Sound isn't inspiring--just a 4-banger chugging along. One note about gas mileage and turbos: If you're on the gas, you're mileage is not great. I'm coming from a 470hp car and while I'm not crazy on the gas pedal, city driving is getting me about 20mpg. Highway in Eco mode I got 32mpg. Also, in Sport mode there is a noticeable difference in the throttle response (touchy), shifting and steering and I'm sure the mpg would take a bit more of a hit. The brakes on this car can be grabby at times, but according to tests, are excellent in stopping. Acceleration is smooth--it's a quick car. As far as interior goes, it's great. Pretty close to entry-level luxury really. No issues with the infotainment or navigation. Car play works fine, though loading iHeartradio can lag. One unfortunate thing is if you use CarPlay with Google maps, you give up the turn-by-turn directions in the center display from the Kia navigation. There is some minor ambient lighting in the car: One small pinhole-type LED light from the sunroof console and two low-watt red lights shining into the door pockets. Headlights are superb with the SX LED headlights and the beams turn with the car. Adaptive Cruise control is great; however, if you don't pay attention to your speed, you'll end up driving behind someone doing say 60 when you're cruise is set at 70. Car will automatically speeds up when you change lanes and get out from behind the slower car. And allegedly, this car is capable of coming to a complete stop with the cruise/collision avoidance system. I did have the collision avoidance kick-in on me once on the highway. I was traveling about 70 and came around a curve on a truck probably traveling about 50 and the front radar "sensed" the closing speed and I felt the car start braking and watched the speed start dropping in anticipation of a collision. Pretty neat safety stuff right there. Blind-spot/Lane Change Warning is great. Lane keeping assist is good, though if you are a driver that is close to or hits the lane lines alot, you may want to turn it off. It beeps on the side of the car for the respective lane you veer out of. Rear-collision avoidance is a plus; has kicked in on me a couple times while backing out of parking spaces. "Birdseye" camera view is awesome to assist in parking. As far as quirky things, when you walk up to the car the mirrors will fold out and the door handle "pocket lights" come on. That's fine, but if you're outside the car (with car locked), everytime you get close this will happen: they'll fold in, then sense you close again and fold out. You can, however, turn off the mirrors in the car. The mirrors fold in when you lock the car. Also, the "Smart trunk" can be an issue if you don't pay attention. If you walk to the back of the car and stand a couple feet away, the car will start beeping and the lights will flash 4 times. Then the trunk will pop open. It's nice, but incomplete because you still have to reach down to open trunk completely (they should have some mechanism to do that). Problem is if you go around the back of your car and stop for more then 4 seconds, that trunk is popping open. I did this once while talking to my GF and got in the car and trunk was open. Whoops. What's missing: No remote start. You can purchase and with a dealer install probably about $800-1000. And you have a separate remote. Should be integrated and included in a package. Nitpicky items: Car has no "puddle lights" that shine on the ground when you approach/open car. And my car did not have the "sport pedals" which I thought were standard in the SX. I purchased them separately and it took all of 15 minutes to install. And after the first washing, my realization that the Limited wheels would be a pain to clean are true. You need a soft brush to get in between the spokes of the wheel. Most of what you find in the SX Limited is available in other top-of-the-line midsize sedans so for me it came down to styling and warranty. I do like the new Camry, but not worth the extra money and factor in a warranty and the decision was easier. Lots of great mid-size cars out there so it really comes down to what you like. Kia's done a fantastic job with their cars and it shows in their rankings. I'm super happy with this car.
BEWARE OF FAKE PICTURES & DISCLAIMERS
If you're researching the car on Kia.com or a dealer's website, you need to know that the picture associated with what you're building or what is available in the dealer's inventory is NOT the car you think you're getting. For the 2018 Optima EX, if you're interested in the basic model or adding the Premium Package please be advised that the picture shown (with fog lights) only comes if you also purchase the technology package as well. In spite of the picture shown, the fog lights are NOT part of the Optima EX without the Technology Package. Unfortunately, I didn't find that out until I went to lease the vehicle. After speaking with KIA I learned that, even though the picture shown is not the correct one or should I say the misleading one, it is mentioned below the picture IF you click on Disclaimers! BUYER BEWARE!

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Kia Optima vs. Honda Accord

The redesigned 2018 Honda Accord is the current leader in the midsize sedan segment. The Accord is sleek and fun to drive, and it can easily match the Optima in availability of features. The Accord's two available engines offer a balance of efficiency and power, and its wide variety of trim levels stack up competitively against the Optima's offerings. Don't miss the chance to test-drive an Accord before making your buying decision.

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Kia Optima vs. Ford Fusion

Another example of a content-packed, classy midsize sedan is the Ford Fusion. Much like the Optima, the Fusion offers a combination of competitive pricing and impressive available equipment. The Fusion also has a comfortable ride, a well-trimmed cabin, and engines that add a bit of flair to the everyday commute.

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Kia Optima vs. Toyota Camry

The 2018 Toyota Camry is one of the most popular midsize sedans on the road today. It gets the fundamentals right: It's easy to drive, it gets praiseworthy fuel-economy numbers, and it has a spacious interior. The Camry infotainment technology isn't class-leading, but that's about the only knock on it. It's worth considering if you want a highly practical midsize sedan.

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2018 Kia Optima Sedan for Sale

Kia Optima 2018 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Platinum Graphite Black Leather leather
New 2018Kia OptimaEX
MSRP:$31,900
Est.Loan: $553/mo
King Kia(41)
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Platinum Graphite 2018 Kia Optima EX FWD Automatic 2.4L 4-Cylinder Optima EX, 2.4L 4-Cylinder, Automatic, Platinum Graphite, Black Leather, 10-Way Power Adjustable Passenger Seat, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Electronic Parking Brake, Front Collision Warning System, Heated & Ventilated Front Seats, LED Fog Lights, LED Overhead Front & Rear Reading Lamps, Panoramic Sunroof, Premium Package, Radio: AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM Premium Audio System, Sport Front Bumper, Technology Package.Recent Arrival! 34/24 Highway/City MPG

Kia Optima 2018 SX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Snow White Pearl Black Leather leather
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MSRP:$36,815
Est.Loan: $639/mo
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Herson's Kia includes a Two year or 24,000 mile maintenance package with every new Kia purchased or leased. The maintenance package includes oil changes and all regularly scheduled maintenance according to the vehicles maintenance minder system. This offer is exclusive to Herson's Kia. For more details visit our website www.hersonskia.com or call 301-340-3100 and speak to our service consultants.

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You won't want to miss this excellent value! Quite possibly the perfect car for you! Kia infused the interior with top shelf amenities, such as: front and rear reading lights, heated seats, and leather upholstery. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. Our knowledgeable sales staff is available to answer any questions that you might have. We are here to help you.

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Hurry and take advantage now! Check out this 2018! It comes equipped with all the standard amenities for your driving enjoyment. Kia infused the interior with top shelf amenities, such as: front and rear reading lights, a leather steering wheel, and a blind spot monitoring system. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. We'd also be happy to help you arrange financing for your vehicle. Come on in and take a test drive!

Kia Optima 2018 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Ebony Black Black Leather leather
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Hagerstown Discount: -$2,477 Customer Cash: -$2,500, Summer Bonus: -$750, Military: -$400 + TAX, TAGS, FREIGHT, $299 DEALER PROCESSING CHARGE, AND STATE FEES. MAY REQUIRE FINANCING THROUGH KIA MOTORS FINANCE WITH APPROVED CREDIT, NOT ALL MANUFACTURER OFFERS COMBINE. PRICING INCLUDES ALL REBATES AND INCENTIVES. VEHICLES MAY HAVE DEALER INSTALLED OPTIONS.

Kia Optima 2018 SX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Ebony Black Black Leather leather
New 2018Kia OptimaSX Turbo
MSRP:$36,545
Est.Loan: $636/mo
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Kia Optima 2018 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Ebony Black Gray Leather leather
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MSRP:$31,845
Est.Loan: $553/mo
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Ebony Black 2018 Kia Optima EX FWD Automatic 2.4L 4-CylinderOur Promise - Simple. Honest. Fair. Here at Kia of Waldorf we have been in business for over 40 years! Our Bayside For Life program includes Oil Changes, Tire Rotations, Car Washes and more! With a 4.7 out of 5 DealerRater rating our reputation precedes us! We would be honored to gain your business and trust. Give us a call! 34/24 Highway/City MPGBayside For Life Oil Changes and Tire Rotations, Car Washes, Earn Points, and more Call for Details. 7 Day Exchange Policy - If you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, you may exchange it for full credit towards the next vehicle you buy from us - it is that easy! Recall Notice: We make every effort to ensure all manufacture safety recalls are addressed prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov. **We make every effort to provide accurate information, but please verify options and price before purchasing. All vehicles are subject to prior sale. The ""E-Price or Internet Price"" is quoted to give you the best possible deal. Some quotes include all available rebates and incentives and does not include taxes, tags, freight, dealer processing fee and dealer installed options. Special financing is available on some vehicles in lieu of certain rebates and incentives. Not all customers will qualify for all incentives. Additional savings may be available due to changing programs. Rebates and Incentives are subject to change at any time. See dealer for details. Occasionally, pricing and data errors and omissions may occur on various vehicles and offers. Upon notification, such errors and omissions will be promptly removed or fixed. Inaccurate prices and data errors and/or omissions do not constitute valid prices or retail offers. $400 - Military Program. Exp. 07/02/2018, $1,500 - Summer Bonus Cash. Exp. 07/09/2018, $2,500 - KIA Customer Cash. Exp. 07/09/2018 Bayside for life Platinum rebate - $1,000 towards trade in for our Platinum members

Kia Optima 2018 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Platinum Graphite Black Leather leather
New 2018Kia OptimaEX
MSRP:$26,770
Est.Loan: $472/mo
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Don't miss this great Kia! This car successfully merges safety, style and sophistication into an economical package certain to challenge the competition! This model accommodates 5 passengers comfortably, and provides features such as: leather upholstery, remote keyless entry, and more. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the efficient 4 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.

Kia Optima 2018 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Snow White Pearl Beige Leather leather
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Kia Optima 2018 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Snow White Pearl Black Cloth cloth
New 2018Kia OptimaLX
MSRP:$24,730
Est.Loan: $454/mo
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2018 Kia Optima Snow White Pearl LX Convenience Package (10-Way Power Adjustable Driver's Seat, Acoustic Laminated Front Door Windows, and Power Windows w/Front Auto Up/Down), 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Blind spot sensor: Blind Spot Detection warning, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, Cargo Net, Carpeted Floor Mats, Cloth Seat Trim, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Knee airbag, Low tire pressure warning, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Radio: AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM Audio System, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear Parking Sensors, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Security system, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Variably intermittent wipers, and Wheel Locks. 36/25 Highway/City MPGBob Bell your Baltimore Nissan Kia Dealer serving all of Maryland is proud to be an automotive leader in our community. Since opening our doors 25 years ago, we have maintained our solid commitment to our customers, offering a wide selection of Nissan cars, trucks and SUV's at Great Low Prices. Bob Bell Nissan Kia. We are an easy drive from Belair, White Marsh, Timonium and are just minutes from anywhere on the Baltimore Beltway. If you need Financing we'll help you find an affordable loan that works for you! We offer bad credit car loans and first time buyer car loans.

Kia Optima 2018 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Snow White Pearl Black Leather leather
New 2018Kia OptimaEX
MSRP:$29,440
Est.Loan: $519/mo
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Internet price includes all applicable rebates, incentives, dealer discounts, and coupons. Price shown excludes tax, tag and title fees, freight, and $300 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Some rebates and/or incentives may be in lieu of special financing; not all customers may qualify for all rebates or incentives. $1,500 - Summer Bonus Cash. Exp. 07/09/2018, $2,500 - KIA Customer Cash. Exp. 07/09/2018

Kia Optima 2018 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Snow White Pearl Beige Leather leather
New 2018Kia OptimaEX
MSRP:$32,780
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All Around hero!!! Don't bother waiting for any other Sedan!! Move quickly*** Great MPG: 34 MPG Hwy... Optional equipment includes: Technology Package, Premium Package, (0 P) Snow White Pearl, Mud Guards...

Kia Optima 2018 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Ebony Black Beige Leather leather
New 2018Kia OptimaEX
MSRP:$26,740
Est.Loan: $464/mo
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Kia Optima 2018 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Snow White Pearl Black Cloth cloth
New 2018Kia OptimaLX
MSRP:$24,170
Est.Loan: $436/mo
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Snow White Pearl 2018 Kia Optima LX FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Sportmatic 2.4L I4 DGI DOHC Black Cloth, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Heated door mirrors, Radio: AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM Audio System, Remote keyless entry, Split folding rear seat, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Traction control, Turn signal indicator mirrors.Recent Arrival! 36/25 Highway/City MPG

Kia Optima 2018 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Ebony Black Gray Leather leather
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Est.Loan: $504/mo
King Kia(41)
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The 2018 Kia Optima is a midsize sedan that offers a slightly better value proposition than many of its competitors. Typical of most Kia vehicles, the Optima is available in several trim levels, beginning with a feature-heavy base model at a very reasonable price. This value-rich trim structure is something we'll see repeated as we go through the Optima variants as each adds a considerable number of features in exchange for a modest price increase.

The 2018 Kia Optima comes in LX, LX 1.6T, S, EX and SX trim levels. Powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, the entry-level LX is equipped with a ton of features, including automatic headlights, a rearview camera, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear parking sensors and blind-spot monitoring. The only options package adds noise-reducing front windows and a power driver seat.

The LX 1.6T is a modestly priced upgrade that includes that extra package plus a fuel-efficient turbocharged engine unique to this trim. The S slots between the LX and LX 1.6T in terms of price, and it adds larger wheels, cloth-and-leather upholstery and a rear spoiler for a sportier feel. The EX is a luxury-oriented trim with upgrades that include leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control and heated front seats. Two available packages load the Optima to the hilt with features. Overall, we think the EX is the best value if you don't need the performance-minded SX.

Speaking of which, the SX is driven by a powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with 245 horsepower on tap. A few performance and creature-comfort upgrades are also included, which amounts to a significant price jump over the EX. However, if you're looking at an EX with the Premium package, the SX is pretty close in price. And the SX is the only choice if you want a fully loaded Optima. Its Limited package gives the Optima an elegant cabin that feels more premium than those of top-trim competitors.

The Optima's base price is in line with most of its rivals. You'll find the Optima is less expensive than others as you start moving up the trim ladder and comparing features for the price. Even at the SX level (which can cost more than upper-echelon competitors if you tick the right boxes), the Optima gets the win for its greater feature content and show-stopping cabin trim. When you're ready, use Edmunds' robust shopping tools to find the perfect Optima for you.

2018 Kia Optima Sedan Overview

The 2018 Kia Optima Sedan is offered in the following styles: LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), S 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and LX Turbo 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM).

What do people think of the 2018 Kia Optima Sedan?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Kia Optima Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Optima Sedan 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Optima Sedan.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Kia Optima Sedan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Optima Sedan featuring deep dives into trim levels including LX, S, EX, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2018 Kia Optima Sedan here.
Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2018 Kia Optima Sedan?
2018 Kia Optima Sedan SX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 Kia Optima Sedan SX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,495. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Optima Sedan SX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $6,103 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,103 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $25,393.

The average savings for the 2018 Kia Optima Sedan SX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 19.4% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 11 2018 Kia Optima Sedan SX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Kia Optima Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Kia Optima Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,595. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Optima Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $6,213 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,213 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $20,382.

The average savings for the 2018 Kia Optima Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 23.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 18 2018 Kia Optima Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,495. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,127 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,127 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $19,368.

The average savings for the 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 17.6% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 44 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,330. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,717 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,717 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $19,613.

The average savings for the 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 19.4% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 6 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,630. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $6,010 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,010 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $17,620.

The average savings for the 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 25.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 6 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Kia Optima Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Kia Optima Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,495. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Optima Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $6,290 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,290 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $18,205.

The average savings for the 2018 Kia Optima Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 25.7% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 5 2018 Kia Optima Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,025. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $5,072 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,072 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $18,953.

The average savings for the 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 21.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 4 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,380. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $6,073 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,073 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $18,307.

The average savings for the 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 24.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,885. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $2,953 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,953 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $20,932.

The average savings for the 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 12.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2018 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

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