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2018 Optima


Safety and comfort can be exhilarating.

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  • Made for Staring at

    2018 Kia Optima - Design Overview

    Design Overview

    The modern look of the LX and EX models is showcased with the aerodynamic, but elegant front and rear fascia and subtle chrome accents. Step up to the SX and SXL for a sportier, aggressive look with LED fog lights, and a sleek dual exhaust.

  • Made for showing off

    2018 Kia Optima - Wheels


    A comfortable ride awaits, whether you prefer the 16-inch or available 17-inch alloys. Then again, you may enjoy the sporty look of the available 18-inch machine-finished alloy wheels with red calipers. Hey, we never said the choice would be easy.

  • Made for shining bright

    2018 Kia Optima - LED Lighting

    LED Lighting

    With available dynamic bending LED headlights and sport LED taillights, you’ll be sleek whether you’re coming or going. Plus, they’re brighter than conventional lights, so you’ll see much better as well.

  • Made for smooth rides

    2018 Kia Optima - Suspension


    An available sport-tuned suspension provides you with a sporty feel you’ll enjoy from the moment you leave your driveway. With independent front and rear suspension, along with high-performance shocks that come standard, you’re ready for any road condition that Canada has to offer.

  • Made for custom drives

    2018 Kia Optima - Drive Mode

    Drive Mode

    Drive your way with an available D-shaped sport-steering wheel with paddle shifters. Then choose from Eco, Normal, or Sport driving modes to tailor everything from the weight and responsiveness of the steering wheel to engine performance.

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2018 Kia Optima - Autonomous Emergency Braking

Made for The Unexpected

An available autonomous emergency braking system uses both cameras and radar sensors to monitor the driving environment. If a collision is imminent and the driver does not respond, the system automatically applies the brakes.1

2018 Kia Optima - 360° Camera Monitoring System


An available rearview camera and available rear parking sensors keep you aware of what’s behind you. Plus, with the available 360° camera monitoring system, you’ll have a real-time overhead view of the Optima for precision parking.1

2018 Kia Optima - Apple CarPlay<sup>®</sup> and Android Auto<sup>™</sup> Smartphone Integration

Made for Staying Connected

Both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto smartphone integration are available in the 2018 Optima, giving you easy access to all your music, maps and favourite apps when paired.3,7,8

2018 Kia Optima


10 speakers. 7.1 active channels. 630 watts. The available Harmon Kardon® premium audio system takes your music to another level. The system’s QuantumLogic Surround technology creates a multi-dimensional, surround sound experience while Clari-Fi rebuilds the audio signals of your MP3s so that you hear the music at its best.6

Feature Highlights

  • Turbo GDI


    Two engines are available in the 2018 Optima, a 2.4L GDI and a 2.0L turbocharged GDI that provides 245 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque.

  • Wireless Charging

    Wireless Charging

    The Optima helps keep your smartphone fully powered for the day ahead with available built-in wireless charging.3

  • Push-button Start

    Push-button Start

    Fumble for keys no more. The available Smart Key with push-button start gets you in and on your way faster. Plus, its welcome lighting system unfolds the mirrors and illuminates the door pocket lights, greeting you as you approach.

  • Vehicle Stability

    Vehicle Stability

    Electronic Stability Control applies the brakes to individual wheels to avoid skids. Hill-start Assist Control prevents you from rolling backwards on an incline. Then there’s Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Brake Distribution, and Brake Assist. When it comes to safety, the Optima has it under control.

  • Blind Spot Detection System

    Blind Spot Detection

    The available blind spot detection system constantly scans your surroundings so that if you begin to change lanes with a vehicle in your blind spot, you’ll be alerted to avoid potential dangers.1

  • Airbags


    The 2018 Optima includes a driver-side knee airbag among the seven onboard. With an updated body that integrates advanced high-strength steel, you’ll feel confident knowing you and your passengers will be surrounded in safety.

Model Range


2018 Kia Optima LX AT
  • Power
    185 HP 
  • Seating
  • Fuel Economy

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

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Standard Features
  • Engine
    2.4L GDI 4-cylinder 
  • Transmission
    6-speed Sportmatic Automatic 
  • Wheels
    16" Alloy 
Trim Highlights
  • Heated front seats
  • Steering wheel mounted cruise control
  • Bluetooth® hands-free cell phone connectivity
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel


2018 Kia Optima LX+
  • Power
    185 HP 
  • Seating
  • Fuel Economy

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from##,###


Standard Features
  • Engine
    2.4L GDI 4-cylinder 
  • Transmission
    6-speed Sportmatic Automatic 
  • Wheels
    17" Alloy 
Trim Highlights
  • 5" LCD audio display
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 12-way power adjustable driver's seat with 4-way lumbar support
  • Smart Key with push-button start


2018 Kia Optima EX
  • Power
    185 HP 
  • Seating
  • Fuel Economy

    City/Hwy (L/100km)

Well-equipped from##,###


Standard Features
  • Engine
    2.4L GDI 4-cylinder 
  • Transmission
    6-speed Sportmatic Automatic 
  • Wheels
    17" Alloy 
Trim Highlights
  • 7" LCD audio display
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® smartphone integration
  • Heated rear seats
  • Leather interior

Exterior Colours

Snow White Pearl

Snow White Pearl (P)

Sparkling Silver

Sparkling Silver (M)

Ebony Black

Ebony Black


Titanium (M)


Graphite (M)

Regency Red

Regency Red (M)

Lightning Blue

Lightning Blue (M)

M = Metallic
P = Pearl
SX not available in Sparkling Silver
SXL not available in Sparkling Silver, Graphite, and Regency Red.

Interior Colours

Black Cloth

Black Cloth

Black Leather

Black Leather

Sport-leather with Red Stitching

Sport-leather with red stitching

Black Quilted Nappa Leather

Black Quilted Nappa Leather


  • FeatureLXEXSXSXL
    16" alloy wheels ---
    17" alloy wheels  --
    18" machined-finish alloy wheels--  
    P205/65R16 tires ---
    P215/55R17 tires  --
    P235/45R18 tires--  
    Tire mobility kit  --
    Compact spare tire-TECH  
    Larger front brakes with red calipers--  
    High-performance shocks    
    Sport-tuned suspension--  
    Automatic headlights    
    Dual projection headlights- --
    LED daytime running lights-   
    LED dynamic directionally adaptive headlights--  
    Headlight escort function    
    LED fog lights--  
    LED light bar taillights- --
    Sport LED taillights (black accents)--  
    Windshield wiper de-icer    
    Heated rear window    
    Rain sensing wipers-   
    Sound reducing front side door glass-   
    Front obstacle-detecting windows    
    Solar glass    
    Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade-TECH  
    Body coloured sideview mirrors    
    Heated sideview mirrors    
    LED sideview mirror signal repeaters    
    Automatic power folding sideview mirrors    
    Welcome lighting system    
    Chrome window trim    
    Split-chrome door handles    
    Gloss black door pillars-   
    Splash guards    
    Turbo fender garnish--  
    Satin chrome Turbo badge--  
    SX steering wheel badge-- -
    SXL steering wheel badge--- 
    Stainless steel exhaust tip (single)  --
    Dual stainless steel exhaust tips--  
    Sport front and rear bumpers--  
    Rear lip spoiler--  
    Satin chrome rear diffuser accent--  
    Checkmark icon = AvailablePlus icon = Plus PackageTECH = Tech Package- = Not Available
  • FeatureLXEXSXSXL
    Air conditioning    
    Cabin air filter    
    Dual-zone fully automatic climate control-   
    Rear climate ventilation-   
    Illuminated vanity mirror    
    LED interior mood lighting and map lights-TECH  
    Auto-dimming rearview mirror    
    Glove box illumination-   
    Tire pressure monitoring system (tire specific)--  
    Low washer fluid lamp    
    4.3-inch Supervison TFT LCD instrument cluster-   
    AM/FM/MP3/satellite radio5    
    USB and AUX inputs    
    Bluetooth® hands-free cell phone connectivity2,4    
    5” Display Audio ---
    7” Display Audio- --
    8” multimedia interface with navigation2-TECH  
    Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® smartphone integration3,7,8-   
    UVO Intelligence9-TECH  
    Harman Kardon® Premium 10-speaker audio system with subwoofer6-TECH  
    7.1 channel external amplifier (630 watt)-TECH  
    QuantumLogic Surround sound technology6-TECH  
    Clari-Fi music restoration technology-TECH  
    Wireless phone charger3-TECH  
    Tilt and telescopic steering column    
    Power windows    
    Power door locks    
    Keyless entry    
    Smart Key with push-button start    
    Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters--  
    Steering wheel mounted cruise control    
    Adaptive Smart Cruise Control1--- 
    Drive mode select (Eco/Normal/Sport)    
    Electronic parking brake--  
    Rear USB & 12V charging ports-   
    Integrated rear door manual sunshades--- 
    Smart release trunk    
    Security system with panic function    
    Engine immobilizer    
    Checkmark icon = AvailablePlus icon = Plus PackageTECH = Tech Package- = Not Available
  • FeatureLXEXSXSXL
    Cloth seats ---
    Leather interior-   
    Sport-leather seats with red stitching-- -
    Dark silver stitched interior trim (replaces sport-red stitching)--- 
    Premium, quilted Nappa leather interior--- 
    Height-adjustable front seats    
    Heated front seats    
    Heated rear seats-   
    Air-cooled front seats-TECH  
    Driver seat memory system (including mirrors)    
    2-way adjustable driver's seat power lumbar support ---
    12-way power adjustable driver's seat with 4-way lumbar support    
    10-way power adjustable passenger seat with 2-way lumbar support-TECH  
    60:40 folding rear seats    
    Heated steering wheel    
    Leather-wrapped steering wheel    
    Leather-wrapped gear shift knob    
    Soft-touch door panels    
    Dark metal interior trim ---
    Wood interior trim- --
    Aluminum-finish/piano black interior trim--  
    Premium black pillar headliner material--- 
    Covered front accessory tray    
    Stainless steel sill plates--  
    Sport steering wheel (D-shaped)--  
    Checkmark icon = AvailablePlus icon = Plus PackageTECH = Tech Package- = Not Available
  • FeatureLXEXSXSXL
    Dual advanced front airbags    
    Dual side airbags    
    Dual side curtain airbags    
    Driver's side knee airbag    
    Hill-assist control (HAC)    
    Electronic stability control (ESC)    
    Vehicle stability management (VSM)    
    Rearview camera1    
    Blind spot detection1    
    Rear cross traffic alert1    
    Rear parking sensors1    
    360° camera monitoring system1--- 
    Autonomous emergency braking system1--- 
    Automatic high beam assist system1--- 
    Lane departure warning system1--- 
    Checkmark icon = AvailablePlus icon = Plus PackageTECH = Tech Package- = Not Available


  • Mechanical
    LX / EXSX / SXL
    2.4L, GDI, 4-cylinder, all aluminum2.0L, T-GDI, 4-cylinder, all aluminum
    Valve Train
    4-valves per cylinder, DOHC, Dual-Cam Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), timing chain4-valves per cylinder, DOHC, Dual-Cam Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), timing chain
    185 hp @ 6,000 rpm245 hp @ 6,000 rpm
    178 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm260 lb.-ft. @ 1,350 - 4,000 rpm
    Variable Intake System (VIS), Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)Twin-scroll turbo-charger, Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
    Compression Ratio
    Fuel Management
    Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
    6-speed Sportmatic automatic6-speed Sportmatic automatic with paddle shifters
  • Body
    LX / EXSX / SXL
    Front engine, front wheel driveFront engine, front wheel drive
    Body Type
    Front Suspension
    Independent, MacPherson struts with high performance dampers, coil springs and anti-roll barSport-tuned, independent, MacPherson struts with high performance dampers, coil springs and anti-roll bar
    Rear Suspension
    Independent, multi-link, coil springs, high performance dampers and anti-roll barSport-tuned, independent, multi-link, coil springs, high performance dampers and anti-roll bar
    Column - Motor Driven Power Steering (C-MDPS)Rack - Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS)
  • Brakes
    LX / EXSX / SXL
    4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    4-sensor, 4-channel4-sensor, 4-channel
    304.8mm (12.0 in.)320mm (12.6 in.)
    284.5mm (11.2 in.)284.5mm (11.2 in.)


  • Dimensions
    LX / EXSX / SXL
    2,805mm (110.4 in.)2,805mm (110.4 in.)
    4,855mm (191.1 in.)4,855mm (191.1 in.)
    1,860mm (73.2 in.)1,860mm (73.2 in.)
    1,465mm (57.7 in.)1,465mm (57.7 in.)
    Head Room(Front)
    1,010mm (39.8 in.)1,010mm (39.8 in.)
    Head Room(Rear)
    960mm (37.8 in.)960mm (37.8 in.)
    Shoulder Room(Front)
    1,475mm (58.0 in.)1,475mm (58.0 in.)
    Shoulder Room(Rear)
    1,432mm (56.4 in.)1,432mm (56.4 in.)
    Leg Room(Front)
    1,155mm (45.5 in.)1,155mm (45.5 in.)
    Leg Room(Rear)
    905mm (35.6 in.)905mm (35.6 in.)
    Hip Room(Front)
    1,423mm (56.0 in.)1,423mm (56.0 in.)
    Hip Room(Rear)
    1,422mm (56.0 in.)1,422mm (56.0 in.)
  • Capacities
    Interior Volume
    3,417 L (120.7 cu. ft.)3,417 L (120.7 cu. ft.)3,417 L (120.7 cu. ft.)
    Passenger Volume
    2,967 L (104.8 cu. ft.)2,967 L (104.8 cu. ft.)2,967 L (104.8 cu. ft.)
    Cargo Capacity
    450 L (15.9 cu. ft.)450 L (15.9 cu. ft.)450 L (15.9 cu. ft.)
    Fuel Tank Capacity
    70 L70 L70 L
  • Weight
    Maximum Curb Weight
    1,460 - 1,525 kg (3,219 - 3,362 lbs.)1,460 - 1,525 kg (3,219 - 3,362 lbs.)1,630 kg (3,594 lbs.)1,630 kg (3,594 lbs.)


  1. Please note that your vehicle may not be equipped with all features described. This also applies to safety-related systems and functions. None of the features we describe are intended to replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due care while driving and are not a substitute for safe driving practices. Some features may have technological limitations. For additional information regarding the various features, including their limitations and restrictions, please refer to your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual.
  2. When equipped with Bluetooth® wireless connectivity and the navigation system, French voice commands may be limited.
  3. Compatible smartphone required. Data rates may apply, please check with your wireless service provider. For wireless charging, certain smartphones may require a wireless charging-compatible case.
  4. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Bluetooth® technology enabled cellphone required.
  5. SiriusXM® satellite radio service includes 3 month trial and is available in the 10 provinces and three territories of Canada, and the 48 contiguous states of the U.S. Monthly subscription sold separately after three trial months.
  6. Harman Kardon® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
  7. Google, Google Play, Google Maps, and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.
  8. Apple, the Apple logo, CarPlay and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc
  9. Service is free for the first five years from the day the vehicle was first registered. Monthly subscription may be applicable after the free period. Certain UVO Intelligence functions are only available on specific models. Destination Search is only available on vehicles with a navigation head unit. Please consult your dealer for details. Compatible smartphone required. Data rates may apply, please check with your wireless service provider.