2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Review
The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid doesn’t just specialize in efficiency. Sure, there’s plenty of that to be excited about when you get behind the Optima’s steering wheel. But what you’ll also experience in this vehicle is a plethora of advanced in-cabin technology features geared toward convenience and entertainment as well as an array of impressive safety features.
Our team at Andy Mohr Kia has put together this review to introduce shoppers in Avon, Indianapolis, and Plainfield to several of these impressive features. Let’s get started by looking at the Optima Hybrid’s power configuration!
Kia Optima Hybrid Reviews
-2.0L gasoline direct injection engine
-Electric interior-permanent magnet synchronous motor
-271 lb-ft of torque
-EPA-estimated 39 city/46 highway/42 combined MPG.1
Paired with this engine is a 6-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drivetrain, and a lightweight high-density lithium polymer battery. This battery, which was featured in earlier models of the Optima Hybrid, has been re-engineered to boost energy output by 13% and power output by 19%.
Kia Optima Hybrid Interior and Technology
Each 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid comes equipped with the UVO infotainment system. Standard, you’ll get a 7-inch touchscreen display, SiriusXM® satellite radio, wireless smartphone connectability through Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, and rear-camera display.
The higher trim level expands the screen of this display by 1 inch and gives you access to the UVO’s voice-command navigation system. The SiriusXM® Traffic feature that comes with this upgraded system gives high-definition turn-by-turn directions, so you’ll never miss a beat by getting lost.
This entertainment system does more than entertain with the available Rear Parking Assist System, which uses auditory warnings to let you know when there’s something behind you while you’re backing up.
Optima Hybrid Safety Ratings
It’s not enough to just be powerful, efficient, and enjoyable to drive. That’s why the 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid rounds out its capabilities with an array of standard and available safety features. Standard, you’ll have several systems on your side, including the Traction Control System, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, and Hill-Start Assist Control. Passive safety features like these work independently, so you can just focus on driving.
As for additional available features for the Optima Hybrid, you’ll have many to choose from. The Forward Collision Warning System uses radar to monitor your vehicle’s surroundings and warns you when you’re going to collide with something in front of you.
Experience the 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Today!
In this review, you learned about the 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid’s wide variety of impressive features. Now that you have a better idea of what this vehicle can do when it comes to efficient power, entertainment, convenience, and enhanced safety, it’s time to get behind the wheel.
Kia shoppers in Avon, Indianapolis, and Plainfield should give us a call at Andy Mohr Kia today to schedule a test drive!
1EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.
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