IRVINE, California — The 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid midsize sedan starts at $26,725, including an $825 destination charge, reflecting no price increase over the 2014 model.
The top-of-the-line 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid EX starts at $32,975, including shipping, reflecting a $180 price increase over the previous top-of-the-line model.
This is a carryover vehicle with minimal changes for the new model year. The acoustic laminated windshield now comes standard on the Optima Hybrid EX and optional on the base model.
Aurora Black Pearl exterior paint adds $200 to the bottom line. A $2,350 Tech package adds a panoramic sunroof, blind-spot detection system with rear cross-traffic alert and a back-up warning system. A $400 White Interior package adds white leather seating trim with piping. It must be ordered with the Tech package.
Both models are equipped with a 199-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, 47-hp electric motor and lithium-polymer battery.
The base 2015 Optima Hybrid returns 36 mpg in city driving and 40 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.
Edmunds says: Kia holds the line on base 2015 Optima Hybrid pricing, which is a bonus for car shoppers.