2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

Check Out the 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid

If you’re in the need for a new sedan, you don’t have to compromise style for an eco-friendly and fuel-efficient vehicle, because that’s what you get with the 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid. This hybrid model delivers a lot of efficiency, style, and features to add to your adventures throughout Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville. At The Kia Store, we’re here to help you learn more.

Keep reading our Kia Optima Hybrid review to see if it’s the right choice for you!

2018 Optima Hybrid Engine Performance & Fuel Efficiency

The Kia Optima Hybrid comes equipped with a 2.0L Inline 4 Full Parallel Hybrid System that generates 154 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. This engine works with the Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor, which aids the performance to deliver a total 192 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and gets powered by the 270V Lithium Polymer battery, which has a 56 kW output. While the vehicle is pushing itself on the road, it gets an EPA-estimated 39/46/42 mpg city/highway/combined.1

Entertainment Features & Technology

On top of the smooth and efficient performance, the Kia Optima Hybrid provides plenty of fun features inside the cabin to help you make the most out of your trips. The 7-inch UVO touchscreen is there to provide you with easy access to your array of entertainment options. There’s the AM/FM radio, an MP3-compatible stereo, and even 3-months of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. The Optima Hybrid also includes a USB port and an auxiliary input for you to charge/connect your media devices. The incudes Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integrate your smartphone into the vehicle’s infotainment system, which allows you to easily access your apps, contacts, and features from the touchscreen.

Safety Features & Available Technology

This hybrid sedan comes equipped with an advanced airbag system that adjusts the inflation pressure to compensate for the force of the collision and the severity of impact, offering front, side, side curtain, and a driver’s knee airbag. The vehicle includes stability and traction control systems to help you remain in control when traveling over slick roads and questionable terrain.

You have the option of including some driver-assisting technology features with your hybrid sedan. These features include Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Upgrading the trim will offer the option of including features like Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning System, and Lane Departure Warring System.

Get a Feel for the 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid

At The Kia Store, we hope that this review of the 2018 Optima Hybrid provided you with the details that you needed to learn about this eco-friendly sedan. You learned all about its impressive combination of power and efficiency, its collection of entertainment, and even the option cutting-edge safety features. Why not take the next step in take it out for a spin to truly get a sense of what this vehicle offers?

Schedule your test drive with us at The Kia Store. We’re here to help drivers in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville find the vehicle that’s right for them!


1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

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