New Kia Optima Inventory in Wilmington, DE


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The 2018 Kia Optima stands out with advanced safety features and smart phone integrations on all trims!

The Kia Optima has always been a popular sedan here at Kia of Wilmington, but it got a little easier to shop with the new model year. The 2018 Kia Optima cut back on what was admittedly an overwhelming list of options and packages.  Shoppers still have five trims to choose from- LX, S, LX 1.6T, EX, and SX- but it's more straightforward and we like straightforward vehicle research!

Depending on which trim you choose you'll either have a 2.4L engine with 185 horsepower, a 1.6L with a turbocharger that has 178 horsepower, or a whopping 245 horsepower on the 2.0L that also has a turbocharger. It's worth noting the 1.6L has 195 lb-ft of torque compared to the other engines with 178 lb-ft, so the trim knows how to rip.

No matter which Kia Optima trim you choose, you'll be met with a great set of standard technology. Knockouts include a 7-inch touchscreen (EX and SX trim owners can upgrade to an 8-inch touchscreen), Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ which in the past were only optional, Bluetooth connectivity, Drive Mode select, and rear camera display.

Not bad, but the Kia Optima takes it a step further by offering some standard advanced safety technologies that usually aren't even available to shoppers until they hit the upper trims. We're talking:

  • Rear Parking Assist to go with the rear camera display
  • Blind-Spot Detection
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear-Cross Traffic Alert

All in all, it's pretty impressive that Kia is opening these features to all the trims!


Other technologies you can get as you move up include Advanced Cruise Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning.  In terms of comfort and premium appointments, the higher the trim the better the leather seats and the more ways you can adjust them with power seating. There is even an available Harman/Kardon 10-speaker premium system which is perfect when you think of the sound-absorbing windows most trims have that reduce road noise; it makes taking in that premium sound extra delicious.

We also love the Smart Welcome system that unfolds the outside mirrors and turns on door pocket lights when you approach the vehicle as well as the Smart Trunk that automatically opens when you get close.

For more information on the 2018 Kia Optima, or if you already know which trims you're interested in test driving, visit us at our Wilmington, DE dealership location! We serve shoppers from West Chester, Dover, Newark, DE, and Elkton, MD and look forward to meeting you!

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Kia of Wilmington

1603 Pennsylvania Ave
Directions Wilmington, DE 19806

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  • Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
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  • Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday Closed