The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid comes in just a pair of trim levels, Premium and EX, which retail from $26,890 to $31,880 (including $895 destination fee), respectively. The base Premium trim is well equipped, so we're betting it represents the bulk of Optima Hybrids sold. Its standard equipment includes:
- Six-speaker audio system with a seven-inch display
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Rearview camera
- Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming
- Power accessories with one-touch driver and passenger windows
- Dual-zone auto climate control
- Heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals
- Automatic-opening trunk
- Projector-beam headlights
- LED taillights
- Sixteen-inch alloy wheels
Buyers looking for additional features can opt for the Hybrid Convenience Package, which runs $1,795, and add a 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory, blind-spot detection, rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, sound-absorbing front side windows, and power-folding mirrors.
Under the Optima Hybrid’s hood is a single powertrain option: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. Combined, this hybrid unit delivers 192 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Unlike a lot of hybrids, Kia and its corporate big brother, Hyundai, use six-speed automatic transmissions for the Optima Hybrid and its fraternal twin, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Both trims of the Optima Hybrid return 39 miles per gallon in the city, 46 mpg on the highway, and 42 combined.