If you're a fan of the Kia Optima's good looks and value among other family sedans, then the Optima Hybrid marries those virtues to a gas-electric hybrid system for some of the best fuel economy figures for a car this size. Consider the Optima Hybrid, then, as a perfect combination of style and sensibility.
What's New for 2015
After a 2014 refresh, the Optima Hybrid enters 2015 with minor changes. A laminated windshield is now standard on the EX and optional on the base model.
Choosing your Hyundai Optima Hybrid
The Optima Hybrid comes with one powertrain, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor with 47 kW battery to produce a combined 199 horsepower, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This achieves fuel economy figures of up to 36 mpg city and 40 mpg highway for a combined 38 mpg, according to the EPA.
Buyers choose from two trim levels, Base and EX, with significantly different equipment levels:
If your mission is economy, stick with the base model. The EX offers nice features, including more safety tech, but isn't the best value.