Kia Optima Hybrid Models and Optima Hybrid History

Following the suit of other leading family sedans such as the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, Kia debuted a gasoline/electric hybrid version of their Optima four-door for the 2011 model year. Introduced alongside a brand-new Optima sedan constructed a bold and aggressive platform, the 2011 Optima Hybrid's styling was largely identical to the conventional gasoline-powered model. Kia's first application of a hybrid powerplant in the United States featured a 2.4-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine working in unison with an electric motor fueled by a 270-volt lithium-polymer battery. The full parallel hybrid system collectively generates 199 horsepower while providing fuel economy of 39 miles per gallon during highway driving. Offered in only LX trim with equipment packages for 2011 and 2012, an EX trim was added for 2013 including standard HID headlights as well as a panoramic sunroof. A 2017 redesign of the Kia Optima Hybrid employs a more fuel efficient powertrain said to obtain average fuel economy of 42 miles per gallon. 2017 also includes the introduction of a plug-in hybrid Optima capable of travelling up to 27 miles on full electric power thanks to a larger battery pack.

New and Used Optima Hybrid Prices, Kia Optima Hybrid Model Years and History

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Kia’s Optima Hybrid brings you everything you love about their flagship sedan with an impressive fuel economy that will save you money at the pump.
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The Optima Hybrid takes Kia’s masterful design and makes it more fuel efficient.
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The midsized Optima Hybrid by Kia brings their luxury sedan to a more fuel efficient hybrid platform.
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Offered as two trim levels propelled by a gasoline/electric powertrain, the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid provides impressive fuel economy and standard equipment.
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Achieving up to 40 miles per gallon fuel economy through highway driving, the 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid remains an amply powered mid-sized sedan.
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