2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Sedan


$35,210 - $35,210
2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid
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Pros

  • Roomy interior and quiet cabin
  • Better all-electric range than many competitors offer
  • Feature-packed and easy-to-use infotainment interface

Cons

  • Rear headroom is limited by sloping roofline
  • Just 10 cubic feet of cargo space, less than hatchback competitors

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Features & Specs

EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
Starting MSRP$35,210
MPG40
Seating5
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelhybrid
Horsepower202 hp @ 6000 rpm

Safety

Our experts’ favorite Optima Plug-In Hybrid safety features:

Lane Departure Warning System

Monitors the vehicle position within your lane and warns if you deviate, or begin to deviate, from it.
Blind-Spot Detection

Warns you of vehicles that might be in your blind spots with audio and visual signals, including side mirror indicators.
Forward Collision Warning

Warns of a potential collision with the car in front of you. Bundled with autonomous emergency braking.

Top Consumer Reviews

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2018 With all the Bells and Whistles
I had own a Kia Forte before and I enjoyed the car, it was the EX with four doors and it's was pretty simple and good mileage, the Kia Optima Plug In hybrid-Everything is pretty simple to use, it is alot heavier than the Forte, better gas mileage because of hybrid and plugin, the inside interior (I have the technology package) everything is good, from the sunroof, leather, the 10 speaker sound system is really good-dont believe me just go to a dealership and test out the sound, I had a after market speakers in my forte, I do miss my subwoofer extra kick but the optima sound makes it pretty good overall, smaller trunk space is little disheartening but everything else with the car is amazing, my friend has a Camry and I can definitely say this kia feels alot more luxorious and I like the handling better the one thing about the camry is that you can sit in the middle in the backseat more naturally but I don't usually have five people riding with me

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You won't want to miss this excellent value! Quite possibly the perfect car for you! Kia prioritized comfort and style by including: fully automatic headlights, cruise control, and leather upholstery. Under the hood you'll find a 4 cylinder engine with more than 150 horsepower, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. We have a skilled and knowledgeable sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers needs. We'd be happy to answer any questions that you may have. We are here to help you.

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Aluminum Silver 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid EX FWD Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder Electric 10 Speakers, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Electronic Stability Control, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front dual zone A/C, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Seats, Heated steering wheel, Leather Seat Trim, Leather Shift Knob, Leather steering wheel, Memory seat, Navigation System, Power driver seat, Radio: AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM Premium Audio System, Remote keyless entry, Speed-sensing steering, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Traction control, Turn signal indicator mirrors.Recent Arrival!

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Aluminum Silver 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid EX FWD Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder Electric Optima Plug-In Hybrid EX, 2.0L 4-Cylinder Electric, Automatic, Aluminum Silver, Black Leather, Navigation System, Paint Protection Package. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!Recent Arrival!

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Aluminum Silver 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid EX FWD Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder Electric Optima Plug-In Hybrid EX, 2.0L 4-Cylinder Electric, Automatic, Aluminum Silver, Black Leather, Navigation System, Paint Protection Package. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!Recent Arrival!

The 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid, or PHEV, adds a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack that can store up to 29 miles of all-electric range to one of our top picks for a midsize sedan. This generation of Optima stands out for its potent blend of features, warranty and price, and the Optima Plug-In Hybrid is ideal for commuters who can charge overnight or at the office, or even drivers who simply need their car for short commutes and trips in and around town.

With only one trim to choose from, the EX, buying a 2018 Optima Plug-In Hybrid largely comes down to a simple choice of which color you want. Even with a lone trim level, the Optima Plug-In Hybrid is loaded with standard features, reinforcing Kia's philosophy of offering a lot for less. The EX includes, among other features, leather upholstery, a navigation system and an 8-inch display, a rearview camera, heated seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a premium Harman Kardon sound system.

An optional Technology package is available for buyers seeking additional creature comforts. Its bundled features include ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a sunroof as well as several collision avoidance systems, such as automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and even adaptive "bending" headlights. Although it packs a lot of features, this package isn't exactly cheap, and we recommend it only for those who crave the most peace of mind and pleasure of gadgetry as is available.

The 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid stacks up well against its competition, largely because it doesn't have much. Though it's not the only plug-in hybrid on the market, it's among the largest and most versatile. Ford offers a plug-in version of its Fusion sedan, but it has just 20 miles of electric range. The Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in version of the popular hybrid hatchback, and its cargo versatility is hard to beat, but it's hard to consider it big enough for hardcore family duty. The same could be said for the Chevrolet Volt, which is the champion among plug-in hybrids of electric-only miles (about 50 miles in many cases) but has a rear seat that is simply too small for a grown or growing family of five, for example.

Still, the Optima PHEV has plenty to earn our recommendation. That's especially true if you can keep your mileage within the electric limits. A full recharge requires just three hours on a 240-volt charge, and indeed, it could be a long time until you'd need to visit a station to fuel up the Optima's gasoline engine. When you're ready to explore the electric possibilities of the 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid, let Edmunds be your guide to the car that's right for you.

2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Sedan Overview

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

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

The 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,105. The average price paid for a new 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is trending $4,027 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A) is 11.2% below the MSRP.

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