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2019 Kia Optima vs 2018 Kia Optima

2019 Kia Optima vs 2018 Kia Optima

Not sure if you’re ready for the latest Kia Optima or the slightly aged model? We hear you. While the newest models always seem to have more appeal, some drivers find themselves attracted to features found in the older models. While the 2018 Optima might cost a bit less than the newer model, the 2019 Optima has some new features worth taking a look at. Check out the 2019 Kia Optima vs 2018 Kia Optima!

We’re excited for the changes to the Optima for 2019, and you should be too. Despite offering the same engine as 2018, Kia made some adjustments by switching to a continuously variable transmission to a six-speed automatic in the base trim, which we’re sure you’re going to like. Take a look at the table below for some additional changes to the 2019 Kia Optima!

2019 Kia Optima


2018 Kia Optima

$22,900 MSRP $22,600
6-Speed Automatic Transmission CVT
Standard ADAS Technology Optional
Available or Standard UVO Link w/Navigation Not Available

Specs and Features in the 2019 Optima

Style-wise, the Optima has always soared near the top. Now, the exterior aesthetics you’ve come to love in the past have been fine-tuned to be even better for 2019. With sporty styling and a front and rear fascia as well as the signature tiger-nose grille that is sure to turn heads, the Optima delivers on the looks. Combining performance with utility, the Optima offers plenty of features sure to make your driving experience an absolute joy. Some of those features include:

  • Smart Welcome
  • UVO play with 8-inch touchscreen
  • SiriusXM® Sattelite Radio
  • Voice-Command Navigation System
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Bluetooth® compatibility
  • Rear-camera display
  • And much more!

You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a luxury car when you have a quality name like Kia delivering these kinds of features. Are you interested in owning the 2018 or 2019 Optima? If so, get in touch with the team here at Kia of Muncie! We have a talented group of individuals here who can make sure you drive off in the vehicle that fits your specific needs, so go ahead and schedule a test drive on our website today!

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