(Posted on Jun 15, 2019 at 12:45PM by Michelle Bogle)
If you need an affordable and feature-packed family sedan with a good amount of safety equipment, consider a 2018 Kia Optima LX as your next vehicle. According to Edmunds, this platform holds its own against its competitors with its reasonable pricing, standard features and robust warranty.
Powering the 2018 Optima is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission that work together to create 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. With the front-wheel drivetrain, fuel economy comes in at 25/36 mpg city/highway, which is sensible efficiency for a midsize sedan. On the road, the Optima provides a smooth ride that soaks up small, high-frequency bumps with precision, while the steering is predictable and responsive.
For your peace of mind and the protection of your family, the LX trim comes well-equipped with advanced safety features, including a rearview camera, rear parking sensors and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The exterior is also handsome with its 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and heated mirrors, while convenience features boast remote locking/unlocking and cruise control. You’ll also love the Optima’s 7-inch touchscreen with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, as well as a six-speaker audio system delivering premium sound.
To go for a test drive in this preowned model, contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington, today.