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2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

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2016 Base 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $25,995
2016 EX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $32,195


Kia’s midsize Optima has earned a growing number of kudos for its European-style good looks and value among other family sedans. The Optima Hybrid ties those laudable virtues to a gasoline/electric hybrid powertrain, resulting in some of the best fuel economy figures for a car of this size. If you’re seeking value in both purchase price and driving costs, consider the Optima Hybrid as a near-perfect combination of style and sensibility.

What's new for 2016

Although the regular gasoline-engine Optima has been redesigned, growing slightly but changing little in appearance, the Hybrid sedan is a carryover from the previous (third) generation.

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Choosing Your Kia Optima Hybrid

Each Optima Hybrid comes with the same powertrain. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine works with a 47-horsepower electric motor and a 47 kW lithium polymer battery to produce a combined 199 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque. The hybrid powertrain is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This setup achieves fuel economy estimates of up to 36 mpg city and 40 mpg highway for a combined 38 mpg, according to the EPA.

Several unique exterior elements enhance the Hybrid’s aerodynamics, as well as giving it a distinctive appearance, starting with a black/chrome grille and sporty lower bumpers. Additional vents on the front bumper increase airflow. Low-rolling-resistance tires ride on 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels. A “virtual engine” sound system and an Eco switch are included.

Buyers choose from two trim levels, Base and EX, with significantly different equipment levels:

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Priced at $25,995 (plus destination charge), the base Optima Hybrid comes standard with features such as LED taillights and foglamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, pushbutton keyless start, a tilt/telescopic steering column, steering-wheel audio controls, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and a rear-seat cargo pass-through. Outside mirrors contain turn-signal indicators. Clean Tex cloth seat trim is standard, as are a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a cooling glovebox, and six-speaker audio with a CD player.

For $1,460, an optional Convenience Package includes a 10-way power driver’s seat, UVO eServices telematics with rearview camera, LED positioning headlights, and an acoustic laminated windshield and front door windows.

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The uplevel EX adds a bit more luxury, but more than $6,200 to the Hybrid's retail price. Standard features include 17-inch wheels, an acoustic laminated windshield and front windows, HID headlights, power-folding mirrors, power heated/ventilated front seats, driver’s seat memory, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, and leather seat upholstery. An Infinity eight-speaker surround-sound audio system is standard, while the navigation system has an 8-inch screen and backup-camera display. Fuel economy of the EX is slightly lower, estimated at 35/39 mpg (city/highway).

An optional Technology Package for the EX includes a panoramic sunroof, blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, and a backup warning system.

CarsDirect Tip

If your principal goal is economy, may as well stick with the base model. The EX offers some pleasant features, including more safety technology, but isn't the best value considering the hefty additional cost.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 159 HP / 154 ft.lbs.
6-spd Sportmatic w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
36 / 40 / 38 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 159 HP / 154 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
36 / 40 / 38 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
17.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
10.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
102 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
190.7 "
Exterior Width
72.0 "
Exterior Height
57.1 "
Front Headroom
40.0 "
Rear Headroom
37.6 "
Front Legroom
45.5 "
Rear Legroom
34.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,496 Lbs.
Wheel Base
110 "
Turning Radius
17.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Machined Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Front Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
6-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

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