The Kia Optima Hybrid has been disappointing in regards to its fuel economy. However, does it at least offer commendable performance and handling? To find out, we brought the new Optima Hybrid to the Edmunds.com test track. Acceleration was tested with 0-60 and quarter-mile tests, while braking was calculated using 60-0. Handling tests included a timed slalom and two trips around a skid pad to generate a lateral acceleration calculation.
Read the Edmunds.com road test of the Kia Optima Hybrid.