The 2018 Kia Optima near Santa Fe NM will soon be arriving at our dealerships, and car buyers cannot wait. This vehicle has a great deal to love packed in a conventional family sedan. One major benefit of choosing this vehicle is drivers love it as much as their passengers do. This is one vehicle that has it all. Be sure to visit one of our dealers to see this car in person. You will find a great deal to love when you do so.



The 2018 Kia Optima near Santa Fe NM will feature a completely new look when it is launched. Not only will this vehicle have the tiger nose grille Kia has become known for, it will also come with front and rear fascias that truly catch the eye. This vehicle will easily be recognized by its striking good looks. The curves are in the appropriate places to ensure the vehicle is aerodynamic, but this doesn't detract from the style. Drivers are sure to appreciate the changes made to the Kia Optima for the 2018 model year.

To further dress up the vehicle, drivers may choose to upgrade to the LED fog lights and headlights. In addition, choose the Drive Wise package and take advantage of High Beam Assist and Dynamic Bending Light technology. Drivers find, with these upgrades, they are better able to see the road ahead.

The Interior

Climb behind the wheel of the 2018 Kia Optima near Santa Fe NM and see what changes have been made here, as they are designed to impress. The cabin is spacious, quiet, and contains the amenities most in demand today. The console on the driver's side offers a clean look to streamline the ergonomics, and this contributes to the spacious feel of the car. Furthermore, the entire interior has been done in materials that are soft to the touch, bold accents, and more

To ensure the quietness of the ride, the 2018 Kia Optima comes with increased insulation to reduce noise in the cabin, a stiffer body, and windows that absorb sound. The mirrors have also been redesigned to ensure a peaceful ride that is enhanced by the premium seats. Rear side-window sunshades are offered as an upgrade to reduce sun glare and keep the cabin cool, and the vehicle comes with one USB port and two 12-volt outlets. In addition, drivers may choose a center console that comes with a 12-volt outlet and USB ports for use by passengers in the back seat.


Life is busy, and families often find it hard to connect when everyone is going in different directions. Kia wants to ensure that everyone arrives where they are heading safely and has included a number of features on the new Optima to help in achieving this goal. Every Optima made in 2018 will include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection, and Rear Parking Assist. Furthermore, the Kia Drive Wise technologies are offered to alert the driver to potential collisions and to help prevent them whenever possible.

This vehicle is made using more than 50 percent advanced high-strength steel and includes a ring-shaped section to increase the rigidity of the body. Sixteen core stress areas have also been hot-stamped to improve driving dynamics while providing a quieter ride. This vehicle has earned a five-star crash safety rating through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Standard features on this model include the extensive seat-belt and airbag systems.

Active driver-assistive technologies are also found on this vehicle. This includes Vehicle Stability Management, the Traction Control System, and Hill-Start Assist Control. Other features drivers will love include the Brake Assist System and the Tire-Pressure Monitoring System.


With so many features to be had in the Optima, drivers may never stop to question the performance of this car. Even those who forget to do so won't find the vehicle lacking when they do stop to question this aspect. The base Kia Optima comes with a 1.6-liter, turbocharged engine and a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission to ensure a good balance between fuel economy and power. Drivers may also choose to upgrade to the 2.0-liter turbo engine that comes with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. This engine is offered at the SX trim level. Be sure to test drive both before deciding which option is the best.

Come in and test drive the 2018 Kia Optima in NM at one of our dealers. We are happy to help in any way we can. Whether you need assistance in finding the right car for your needs, want to trade in your current car for a new one, or need help with financing, our staff members are prepared to be of assistance. In addition, we are here after you buy your new car to provide parts, service, and warranty assistance. Give us a call or stop by today. We will be waiting.  

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