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2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

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2017 EX 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $35,210


Kia has been moving ahead with hybrid and electric vehicles lately, introducing a trio of new models for the 2017 season. One of them is the South Korean automaker’s first plug-in hybrid, based upon the recently-redesigned midsize Optima sedan. Each is part of the company’s environmentally-focused EcoDynamics sub-brand, aiming to boost fuel-efficiency by 25 percent, by 2020.

What's New for 2017

A brand-new model for 2017, the plug-in hybrid is similar in appearance and equipment to the gas-engine Optima, with some hybrid-exclusive details. They include a distinctive instrument cluster and special alloy wheels. A new suite of Eco telematics and infotainment upgrades includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Choosing Your Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Only one trim level, the EX, is available. The plug-in hybrid powertrain consists of Kia’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder, direct-injected gasoline engine, rated at 154 horsepower and coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. A 50-kilowatt electric motor sits on the transmission and packs an extra 42 percent more power than the one in the previous Optima Hybrid sedan. Kia says this promises greater all-electric capability.

A 9.8-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion polymer battery packs about 60 percent more energy than the previous Hybrid’s battery. A high-voltage electric oil pump, replacing the prior mechanical/low-voltage electric unit, is water-cooled rather than air-cooled.

Total driving range is estimated by the EPA at 610 miles, and the Plug-in Hybrid should go 27 miles in full-electric mode. Like other plug-ins, drivers can select all-electric mode, hybrid mode, or a charging mode that can refill the battery on the go for later use in EV mode. An active grille opens and closes automatically at high and low speeds, and a rear diffuser shrouds the exhaust tip to streamline airflow.

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A new Eco-DAS (Driver Assistance System) incorporates a Coasting Guide, which helps the driver decide when to coast and when to apply brakes, for maximum fuel economy. UVO EV Services telematics offers more than 30 features, according to Kia, including LTE wireless connectivity. A pedestrian warning system produces virtual engine sounds.

The EPA estimates the Optima Plug-In Hybrid returns 38 miles per gallon city, 43 mpg highway, and 40 mpg combined. Equivalent mileage, according to the EPA, is 103 MPGe. Full battery charging takes less than three hours using a 240-volt (Level 2) charger, but closer to nine hours via a 120-volt (Level 1) outlet, like those commonly found around the home.


Priced at $36,105 (destination charge included), the Optima Plug-in Hybrid is well-equipped, including dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights and taillights, power-folding heated mirrors, and a tilt/telescopic steering column. An eight-inch touchscreen features navigation and an integrated rearview camera. Harman Kardon provides the 10-speaker surround-sound stereo and includes satellite radio. Also standard are Bluetooth, leather seat trim, a power driver’s seat, heated front seats and steering wheel, driver’s memory, and keyless entry/ignition. 17-inch alloys are the only wheels available.

A number of safety and convenience features are available, but they come in a rather costly ($5,250) EX Technology Package. Those optional safety systems include autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and front-collision warning. Also included are a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, and power front passenger seat.

CarsDirect Tip

Considering the price and fuel-efficiency potential, Kia’s Plug-in Hybrid comes with plenty of amenities, from leather to navigation. Availability of so many active-safety features is laudable, but packing them all into a single, expensive option group isn’t so praiseworthy.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 154 HP / 140 ft.lbs.
6-spd Sportmatic w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
Not Available
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 154 HP / 140 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
Not Available
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
14.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
9.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
191.1 "
Exterior Width
73.2 "
Exterior Height
57.5 "
Front Headroom
39.8 "
Rear Headroom
37.8 "
Front Legroom
45.5 "
Rear Legroom
35.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.4 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,788 Lbs.
Wheel Base
110 "
Turning Radius
17.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock
10 Harman/kardon
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
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
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
Autonomous Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation / Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Detection (bsd) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Dynamic Bending Light (dbl) Directionally Adaptive
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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