Comparison - Acura TLX Technology Package 2018 - vs - Kia Optima EX Hybrid 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
39,900
Updated: 
05 Jun 2018
30,990
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.20gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Bellanova White Pearl
#FFFFFF
Crystal Black Pearl
#0B0B0B
Modern Steel Metallic
#737374
San Marino Red
#8A1320
Still Night Blue Pearl
#0B125D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Acura likes to tout tech as the selling point of its models, so the TLX offers front-wheel drive with rear-wheel steering or torque-vectoring all-wheel drive to enhance its agility. The base powertrain is a 206-hp 2.4-liter inline-four with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic while a 290-hp 3.5-liter V-6 with a nine-speed automatic is optional. The TLX has LED headlamps and electronic driving assistants such as road-departure mitigation, collision-mitigation braking, and lane-keeping assist.

Pros
Improved performance,
if only just;
plentiful standard equipment;
roomy,well-appointed interior.

Cons
Slow-witted transmission,
still not rear-wheel drive,
A-Spec diminishes the value proposition.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Acura TLX ranked #11 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the Acura TLX has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 44 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Generous list of standard features
Below-average starting price for its class
Updated infotainment system is

Cons
Underwhelming base engine
Below-average cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid is a fuel-efficient pick among mid-sizers that doesn’t wear its eco credentials on its sleeves.

Pros
Competent ride
Sharp style
Quiet interior
More than 40 mpg combined

Cons
Pricey advanced safety
Roof cuts into rear head room
Not a big leap in overall style
No way to lock in EV mode

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid ranked #15 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Kia Optima Hybrid has a score of 8.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 21 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
User-friendly tech features
Excellent safety ratings
Plug-in hybrid version is very fuel-efficient

Cons
So-so fuel economy for a hybrid
Below-average trunk space in plug-in hybrid

By: 
usnews.com

For 2018 the Optima Hybrid carries over with only minor changes to color options and trim-level content.

PROS
Quiet interior around town and on the highway
Available 60/40-split rear seats increase the cargo area
Offers plenty of available safety and luxury features

CONS
Rear headroom is limited by the sloping roofline
Some rival hybrid sedans get better fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
39.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
46.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
267ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
271ft-lbs
at 1 770rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 200rpm
192hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
35.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
190.70in
191.10in
Width: 
73.00in
73.20in
Height: 
57.00in
57.50in
Ground Clearance: 
5.90in
Wheel Base: 
109.30in
110.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.20
39.80
Rear Head Room: 
36.70
37.80
Front Leg Room: 
42.60in
45.50in
Rear leg room: 
34.50in
35.60in
Front Hip Room: 
55.30in
56.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.50in
58.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.90in
56.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.40in
56.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
13.40cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.30cu.ft
13.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3640.00lbs
3538.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment yes
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Sun Sensor
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
630 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5
17 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System

Options

Packages: 
Technology Package
White Interior Package
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Snow White Pearl Paint
Aurora Black Pearl Paint
Paint Protection Package
Interior Options: 
Autodimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Door Sill Applique
Cargo Net
Cargo Hook
Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Red
#B81A25
Ebony
#221E1F