2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Sedan


$25,995 - $30,990
2018 Kia Optima Hybrid
Save up to $3,648

Pros

  • Quiet interior around town and on the highway
  • Available 60/40-split rear seats increase the cargo area
  • Offers plenty of available safety and luxury features

Cons

  • Rear headroom is limited by the sloping roofline
  • Some rival hybrid sedans get better fuel economy

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Features & Specs

Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
Starting MSRP$25,995$30,990
MPG4242
Seating55
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelhybridhybrid
Horsepower192 hp @ 6000 rpm192 hp @ 6000 rpm

Safety

Our experts’ favorite Optima Hybrid safety features:

Blind-Spot Detection System

Illuminates a light on either of the Optima's side mirrors when a vehicle enters its blind spot.
Autonomous Emergency Braking

Sounds a warning if the Optima detects an imminent front collision. Brakes automatically engage to lessen or mitigate the impact.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Sounds a warning if a vehicle is approaching the Optima from the side while it is in reverse.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover5/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.8%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Sedan for Sale

Kia Optima Hybrid 2018 EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) Gravity Blue Black leather
New 2018Kia Optima HybridEX
MSRP:$37,125
Est.Loan: $649/mo
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16.8 mi away
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Blue 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid EX FWD Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder Optima Hybrid EX, 2.0L 4-Cylinder, Automatic, Blue, Black Leather, 10-Way Power Adjustable Passenger's Seat, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Blind Spot Detection w/Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning System, Front & Rear LED Overhead Lamps, Heated Rear Outboard Seats, LED Headlights w/Dynamic Bending Light, Navigation System, Panoramic Sunroof, Rear Park Assist System, Rear Side Window Sunshades, Technology Package, Ventilated Front Seats.Recent Arrival! 46/39 Highway/City MPG

Kia Optima Hybrid 2018 EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) Crimson Red Black leather
New 2018Kia Optima HybridEX
MSRP:$31,980
Est.Loan: $561/mo
Hersons Kia(21)
18.3 mi away
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Herson's Kia includes a Two year or 24,000 mile maintenance package with every new Kia purchased or leased. The maintenance package includes oil changes and all regularly scheduled maintenance according to the vehicles maintenance minder system. This offer is exclusive to Herson's Kia. For more details visit our website www.hersonskia.com or call 301-340-3100 and speak to our service consultants.

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New 2018Kia Optima HybridEX
MSRP:$32,450
Est.Loan: $569/mo
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$4,084 Below Market
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You won't want to miss this excellent value! Captivating drivers with alluring style, versatile practicality and gas sipping efficiency! Top features include heated front seats, a leather steering wheel, front fog lights, and air conditioning. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the efficient 4 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. Both high fuel economy and flexible performance are assured by the 6 speed automatic transmission. We have a skilled and knowledgeable sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers needs. They'll work with you to find the right vehicle at a price you can afford. Stop in and take a test drive!

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New 2018Kia Optima HybridEX
MSRP:$37,384
Est.Loan: $654/mo
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New 2018Kia Optima HybridPremium
MSRP:$27,025
Est.Loan: $479/mo
Price Kia
86.5 mi away
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This gas-saving Sedan will get you where you need to go!! A real head turner!!! This really is a great vehicle for your active lifestyle** New Arrival!! Optional equipment includes: Carpeted Floor Mats...

Aluminum Silver Black cloth
New 2018Kia Optima HybridPremium
MSRP:$28,870
Est.Loan: $500/mo
Hersons Kia(21)
18.3 mi away
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Herson's Kia includes a Two year or 24,000 mile maintenance package with every new Kia purchased or leased. The maintenance package includes oil changes and all regularly scheduled maintenance according to the vehicles maintenance minder system. This offer is exclusive to Herson's Kia. For more details visit our website www.hersonskia.com or call 301-340-3100 and speak to our service consultants.

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New 2018Kia Optima HybridPremium
MSRP:$27,025
Est.Loan: $468/mo
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Check out this 2018! Simply a great car! Kia prioritized comfort and style by including: delay-off headlights, 1-touch window functionality, and cruise control. It features a front-wheel-drive platform, an automatic transmission, and a 2 liter 4 cylinder engine. You will have a pleasant shopping experience that is fun, informative, and never high pressured. Please don't hesitate to give us a call.

The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid proves that gas-electric hybrid models can offer shoppers more than just a fuel-saving powertrain. The Optima Hybrid is a stylish midsize sedan with a comfortable interior, long warranty coverage, and enough standard features — even at the entry trim level — to satisfy the majority of buyers.

The Optima Hybrid was completely redesigned last year and carries over the restyled exterior, improved handling, quieter ride and more upscale interior into 2018.

Propulsion for the Optima Hybrid comes from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that combines with an electric motor to produce a total of 192 horsepower. Unlike most other midsize hybrid sedans, the Optima Hybrid uses a conventional six-speed automatic transmission instead of a continuously variable automatic transmission, which results in a more familiar gear-shifting experience. Fuel economy for Kia's hybrid sedan is EPA-estimated at 42 mpg combined (39 city/46 highway).

The interior of the Optima Hybrid boasts a clean, elegant design, with quality materials. Abundant standard features include heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

There's plenty of space inside, especially in the roomy front seats, although tall passengers could find rear headroom a bit lacking. A generous greenhouse provides an airy feeling and good visibility on three sides, but the rear design inhibits rearward vision somewhat. The trunk capacity of 13.4 cubic feet puts the Optima Hybrid near the top of its class, and the available 60/40-split folding seats add even more utility.

The Optima Hybrid comes in two trim levels: Premium and EX. The Premium trim level comes very well-equipped, but buyers can choose the Convenience package to tack on additional power accessories and technology features. The EX model includes the Convenience package plus a number of luxury items, and it can be augmented further by a Technology package.

Fully loaded, the Kia Optima Hybrid can be equipped with luxuries such as heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, acoustically insulated window glass, and rear window sunshades. A full suite of active safety features and driver aids is also available, with adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid that best meets your needs.

2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Sedan Overview

The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Sedan is offered in the following styles: Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), and EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A).

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2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)

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