New Kia 2018 Kia Optima vs 2017 Kia Optima l North Carolina for Sale in Greensboro, NC

2018 Kia Optima vs 2017 Kia Optima | North Carolina

2018 Kia Optima vs 2017 Kia Optima | North Carolina
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Vehicle Overview

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, now is the perfect time to consider getting the 2018 Kia Optima. If you were unhappy with some of the color choices on the lower level 2017 Kia Optima trim levels, you might find that the new vehicle meets your needs. Some changes to the technology and interior have been made, and you’ll also have more options when it comes to your amenities. One of the significant changes is to the trim level line-up, which can make it difficult to find out what exactly has changed between the two model years. The new model year has eliminated the SX Limited trim, and it added an S trim. This means both model years have five trim levels, so read on to find some of the highlights between the two model years.

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Exterior Changes – 2018 Kia Optima

The previous model year of the KIA Optima had more color options on the LX, LX 1.6T and the EX trim levels. The new model year gives the EX trim all the color glory. You’ll still have the same basic exterior as the previous model year, but mid-level buyers will find they are getting more for their dollar with the new model year. However, it’s not just the mid-level buyers that are getting more for their money. All trim levels in the 2018 model year now feature heated outside mirrors. Other amenities have also been moved around and included as optional components on the lower level trims. Overall, while there are just minor adjustments, we feel that the 2017 model year just doesn’t have the same level of value as the new models. Contact Battleground KIA Greensboro serving Greensboro High Point Winston Salem North Carolina buyers to find out more information about these two model years. Our dealership will help to explain all of the differences so that you can get the best possible driving experience and value for your next car purchase.

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Interior Changes – 2018 Kia Optima in Greensboro

The new KIA Optima has more to offer with a lower comparable price tag. For example, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay were only available as optional equipment on the LX, and the LX 1.6T trim levels for the 2017 model years. Additionally, the UVO with a seven-inch touchscreen display is now standard equipment on all trim levels. You can also still get the 8-inch version of the display on the higher level trims. Both models still offer a six-speaker system to help you listen to your music in stunning realism. Additionally, you’ll still have the option of getting a 10-speaker system on the EX and SX trim levels. The 2018 model years makes these valuable add-ons standard equipment on all trim levels.

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Mechanical Changes – Optima specs in Greensboro

Both the 2018 Kia Optima and the 2017 Kia Optima offer the same essential mechanical features. On both model years, you have the option of choosing from three different engines. There is a 178-horsepower engine, a 185-horsepower engine and a 245-horsepower engine. It’s not a bad idea to test drive each option to find out the engine that will work best for your situation. Our dealership will work with you to help you find the best vehicle for your needs whether it’s a 2018 or a 2017 model year. Both models have their pros and cons, but when it comes to availability and options, the newer model year reigns supreme. When you visit our dealership, we will work with you to help you understand your options and get the best vehicle for your situation. Give us a call, stop by or go online to get the process started of owning your next car. Contact Battleground KIA Greensboro serving Greensboro High Point Winston Salem North Carolina buyers to find out more information about these two model years.

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Safety Changes – 2018 Kia Optima

The 2018 Kia Optima really shines when it comes to safety features. On the previous model year, the most coveted safety features were only available on the highest and most expensive trim level. The 2017 Kia Optima listed blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert systems, the lane change and departure warning systems and the rear parking system as standard equipment only on the SX Limited trim. Now, these life-saving features are standard on all trim levels. The addition of these incredible safety features alone is a good reason to get the latest model year of the KIA Optima. You’ll love how well this vehicle works to get you safely to your destination. Come down and check this vehicle out for a test drive to learn about all the reasons why the latest model year is your best option if you’re looking for a new vehicle.

Our professional staff wants to help you find the vehicle that works best for your situation. We will work with you to help you get an amazing level of service and support so that you can get a great deal on your next vehicle purchase. When you come down and see us, we will work out a financing package while explaining the main differences between the two model years. We personally feel that the new model year is your best bet. The newer model has a wider selection of options, and you’ll get more for less. Contact Battleground KIA Greensboro serving Greensboro High Point Winston Salem North Carolina buyers to find out more information about these two model years.


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