Compare 2018 Kia Optima Tires

2018 Kia Optima Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your Kia Optima tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Tire Size Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R
2018 Kia Optima S* Shop 235/45R18 V 34 PSI/34 PSI
2018 Kia Optima S* Shop 215/55R17 V 35 PSI/35 PSI
2018 Kia Optima LX Shop 205/65R16 H 35 PSI/35 PSI
2018 Kia Optima EX Shop 215/55R17 V 35 PSI/35 PSI
2018 Kia Optima SX Shop 235/45R18 V 34 PSI/34 PSI
2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Premium Shop 205/65R16 H 35 PSI/35 PSI
2018 Kia Optima Hybrid EX Shop 215/55R17 V 35 PSI/35 PSI
2018 Kia Optima LX 1.6T Shop 205/65R16 H 35 PSI/35 PSI
2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid EX Shop 215/55R17 V 35 PSI/35 PSI

2018 Kia Optima S*

- Size: Shop 235/45R18

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 34 PSI/34 PSI

2018 Kia Optima S*

- Size: Shop 215/55R17

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2018 Kia Optima LX

- Size: Shop 205/65R16

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2018 Kia Optima EX

- Size: Shop 215/55R17

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2018 Kia Optima SX

- Size: Shop 235/45R18

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 34 PSI/34 PSI

2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Premium

- Size: Shop 205/65R16

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2018 Kia Optima Hybrid EX

- Size: Shop 215/55R17

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2018 Kia Optima LX 1.6T

- Size: Shop 205/65R16

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid EX

- Size: Shop 215/55R17

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Buy Tires for 2018 Kia Optima

Finding the right tires can be quick and easy, especially when you have all the information you need to make a good decision. That's why you should come to see us when it's time to buy new tires for your 2018 Kia Optima. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for  Kia Optima tires for winter, spring, summer, and fall. Whether you want tire that's made to handle diverse terrain, improve fuel-efficiency, or take tight corners, you'll find the right tires for your vehicle and budget.

View the tires Kia recommends for 2018 Optimas, plus useful info about Kia Optima tire size, speed rating, and tire pressure. Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for tires and you'll experience our best service. As one of our tire managers, Ruben, says, “I make sure you know which tire is the best fit for your car, not only for performance but safety.”

Other than getting the proper tire size, you also want to consider a handful of other factors when buying new Kia Optima tires like how and where you drive, and how much you want to spend. If you live in Louisiana, you probably won't want to buy studdable snow tires. Somewhere like Colorado or even Kansas is a different story. You may want to invest in a set of Kia Optima snow tires for one part of the year, and all-season tires for the rest of the year.

When evaluating your driving conditions, think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience. It's not uncommon for drivers in states that experience all four seasons to buy more than one set of tires. one for winter and one for summer. It's one of the best ways to maximize their Kia Optima's safety and performance from January to December. Other drivers prefer to purchase one all-season set to limit trips to the tire shop and make sure their vehicle is prepared in the rain, sleet, snow, or sun!

Next, consider your driving style. Do you enjoy pushing your Kia Optima to the limits? Adventuring where other vehicles can't? If you're a big off-roading fan you forges paths where others can't, you have very different needs than a long-distance commuter who sticks to the highway. You'll want strong tires that can take on gravel, sand, stone, and dirt. A larger tire with stiff sidewalls and a wide tread pattern can help prevent punctures and encourage stability in uneven road conditions. But if you mostly drive around the city, a Kia Optima tire that offers low rolling resistance for better fuel efficiency might be exactly what you want. Talk to a tire technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help choosing the best tire for you, or start shopping for Kia Optima tires online. You can buy 2018 Kia Optima tires online now!

Kia Optima Tire Brands

You have so many options when it comes to tire brands that work for Kia Optimas. Firestone and Bridgestone are two popular brands. Kia Optima Firestone tires are tires you can count on. Harvey Firestone started the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1900 in Akron, OH. He was a passionate inventor from the beginning. Firestone saw a future in automobile tires, so he started making and testing farm, truck, and passenger tires. One of the company's pioneering efforts was the introduction in 1908 of the first all-rubber, non-skid tire! Thanks to Harvey Firestone, Firestone Tires has been committed to staying ahead of the curve since day one. Today, Firestone is one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world. They make 8,000 different tires for all sorts of vehicles — including 2018 Kia Optimas.

Bridgestone is another top choice for Kia Optima tires. In 1931, Shojiro Ishibashi founded The Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd. in Japan. In 1990, the company merged with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. Bridgestone Tires now has more than 50 production facilities and 55,000 employees throughout the Americas! The company remains an international leader in tire and rubber technology, providing exceptional service, tires, and more to drivers around the world. As Shojiro Ishibashi put it, Bridgestone is dedicated worldwide to "serve society with superior quality." That means you can buy superior quality Bridgestone tires for a 2018 Kia Optima and drive with peace of mind!

Kia Optima Tire Installation & Rotation

Firestone Complete Auto Care has been a leading tire provider for more than a century. We're a tire store that also offers professional tire installation, maintenance, and rotation, along with complete auto care. We make it easy to buy new 2018 Kia Optima tires online and book an installation appointment at the same time. Many stores are open on Saturday and Sunday for your convenience.

Recommended Tires for Your 2018 Kia Optima

What tires are best for a 2018 Kia Optima? The following tire brands and types are a great fit for your Kia Optima.

Firestone ALL SEASON
ALL SEASON

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Primewell All Season
All Season

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
Blizzak WS90

  • None
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter
Champion Fuel Fighter

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone DriveGuard
DriveGuard

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus
Ecopia EP422 Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone Firehawk AS
Firehawk AS

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
Firehawk Indy 500

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Primewell PS890 Touring
PS890 Touring

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS
Potenza RE97AS

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS
Potenza RE980AS

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza QUIETTRACK
Turanza QUIETTRACK

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Primewell Valera Sport AS
Valera Sport AS

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone WEATHERGRIP
WEATHERGRIP

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone Winterforce 2
Winterforce 2

  • None
  • Winter
  • Winter

2018 Kia Optima Tire Q&A

Inspecting and caring for your tires is one of the best ways to help them last. Get answers to common Kia Optima tire questions and learn how to care for new tires.

  • Is Kia tire inflation important? The right tire inflation helps increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan! The right tire pressure can make all the difference. Even a small change in tire pressure can impact your driving.
  • Why are there numbers on the side of my Kia Optima tires? Your tire sidewall gives you information about load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to one of our tire technicians to learn how to read the numbers on your tire!
  • Can I check the tread depth on my Kia tires at home? All you need is a penny. Hold the penny so that Abraham Lincoln is facing you, then place your penny into a tread groove upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Kia Optima tires.

Get Tires for Your Kia Optima

When it's time to buy new tires for your vehicle, turn to the skilled technicians at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Browse tires online and schedule an installation appointment today!