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Standard Blind Spot Detection.

At Kia, we believe convenience should come standard. That's why we've equipped every 2018 Optima with Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Lane Change Assist (LCA). So, when it comes to locating vehicles in your blind spot, including when you change lanes, you have extra help without the extra cost.


Keep your distance.

The Optima offers a suite of Kia Drive Wise technologies designed not only to alert you of potential accidents, but also to help avoid some altogether.


Autonomous emergency braking in the 2018 Optima.

Designed to help mitigate or avoid an accident, the available Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) will automatically apply the brakes if it detects a collision risk.

Advanced smart cruise control in the 2018 Optima.

Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC) uses radar to maintain a predetermined distance from the vehicle ahead, helping to automatically slow or accelerate your Optima when appropriate.

Forward collision warning system in the 2018 Optima

The available Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) system activates and alerts you when your Optima detects a potential impact, encouraging you to decelerate.

Lane departure warning system in the 2018 Optima.

If you veer from your lane, the available Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) will warn you with a visual alert and chime.

Innovation is not an option.

Kia continues to set the standards for value with advanced driver-assist technologies. And every 2018 Optima comes standard with Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Lane Change Assist (LCA), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), and the Rear Parking Assist System (RPAS).


Blind Spot Detection (BSD) System offers convenient visual and audible signals to help warn you of objects not in your field of view. Lane Change Assist (LCA) warns you when it detects a vehicle that's quickly approaching.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) scans for objects moving into your intended path. If the system senses a potential hazard, it will give you audio and visual warnings.

If the Rear Parking Assist System (RPAS) detects any stationary objects behind your Optima, it will alert you with an audio warning.

Surround view monitor in the 2018 Kia Optima sedan.

We’ve got your back.
Front and sides, too.

Conveniently maneuver in and out of tight spaces like a pro. As a part of Kia Drive Wise technology, available Surround View Monitor (SVM) gives you a bird's-eye view around your vehicle. Plus, every 2018 Optima comes equipped with Rear Camera Display so you can reverse with confidence.


Stay in control and well-connected.

Standard subscription-free UVO connectivity with 7" Touch-Screen Display offers smart infotainment through an enhanced telematics suite and free smartphone app. Plus, you get hands-free command with UVO’s advanced voice-recognition technology. Learn more at


UVO smart infotainment for the 2018 Kia Optima.

The free UVO eServices app seamlessly connects your smartphone to your Optima, giving you access to 24-hour roadside assistance, vehicle maintenance requirements, and much more.

Android Auto technology in the 2018 Kia Optima.

Plug in your Android™ smartphone to send and receive texts, use Google Maps™, and access an array of apps. Learn more about Android Auto™ and download the guide.

Apple CarPlay feature in the 2018 Kia Optima.

From sending texts or talking to Siri®, it’s the smarter way to use your iPhone® in the car. Learn more about Apple CarPlay™ and download the guide.

Google Local Search for the 2018 Kia Optima sedan.

Find points of interest with Local Search powered by Google™ (GLS™). Google™ Send-to-Car can send Google™ map destinations from your smartphone straight to your Kia.

Harman/Kardon QuantumLogic in the 2018 Kia Optima.

Music to your ears.

The Harman/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ technology transforms the Optima cabin into an astounding 7.1 channel surround sound experience through 10 speakers and 630 Watts. Clari-Fi™ restoration technology delivers music as it was intended to be heard. Listen to the Clari-Fi™ difference here.


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