The 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Finding a stylish sedan with a decent gas mileage shouldn’t be too difficult, but if you’re looking to make the step towards eco-friendly and low-emission vehicles, you may want to give the 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid a closer look. At The Kia Store, we’re here to help drivers in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville get a stronger sense of this efficient sedan, so they can determine if it’s the right option for them.

Learn more about this vehicle by reading our Kia Optima Hybrid review!

2018 Optima Plug-In Hybrid Performance & Efficiency

This eco-friendly sedan comes outfitted with a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder Full Parallel Hybrid System that’s paired with an Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor. The engine generates 154 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque, while the motor can produce 66-horsepower. With the combined forces of the engine and motor, the Optima Hybrid delivers 202 combined horsepower and 276 combined lb-ft of torque.

The vehicle gets powered by a Lithium Polymer battery and includes an Electronically Controlled 6-speed automatic with H-matic. This hybrid model has a 610-mile total driving range and gets 103 MPGe. As for the fuel efficiency, the Kia Optima Hybrid gets an EPA estimated 38/43/40 MPG city/highway/combined*.

Entertainment Features & Technology

This fuel-efficient sedan offers some pretty sophisticated technology systems in its cabin. The vehicle includes the UVO 8-inch touchscreen display, which includes Voice-Command Navigation. The screen includes Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, both which integrate your smartphone into the touchscreen, giving you easy access to your apps, contacts, and even library. The vehicle features Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free phone and streaming capabilities, HD Radio™, and USB and auxiliary inputs for portable media devices to be played through the 10-speaker Harman Kardon® QuantumLogic™ Premium Surround Sound with Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology.

Safety Features & Optional Driver-Assistance

The Optima Plug-In Hybrid offers a great degree of protection with its airbag system, offering front airbags, side-impact airbags, and side-curtain airbags. The vehicle even includes a knee airbag for the driver. The hybrid sedan also includes stability and traction control systems to aid the driver when navigating slippery terrain.

Drivers have the option of including some helpful Driver-Assistance features with their vehicle. These features utilize sensors mounted to the exterior of the vehicle that measure speed and distance. These features include Rear Parking Assist System, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, and even Advanced Smart Cruise Control. These features also include collision intervention systems, like Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, to help you prevent a crash.

Learning More About the 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

At The Kia Store, we hope that this 2018 Optima Hybrid review helped you get a sense of this vehicle. While this review was informative to help you get a better sense of this vehicle and what it offers, you may find an up-close look to be the right step towards learning even more about this vehicle. Getting behind the wheel and taking it out for a spin will help you get a great sense of what this vehicle offers.

Introduce yourself to the 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid by scheduling a test drive at The Kia Store. We’re here to help drivers in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville learn all about their favorite models, so they can decide for themselves!


*MPG: Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.

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