(4.5) 12 reviews
MSRP: $5,244$17,056
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 36
Engine: 166-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (gas hybrid)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2011 Kia Optima Hybrid

Our Take on the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid

Our Take

Like its sister vehicle, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, the Optima Hybrid combines a 30-kilowatt electric motor with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder to produce a combined 206 hp. The transmission-mounted motor works with a six-speed automatic rather than the electrically variable transmissions most hybrid... Read Full Report

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

With sporty styling and a sophisticated interior, the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid doesn't look like a run-of-the-mill midsize sedan or even a hybrid for that matter. The Optima Hybrid has a youthful, fresh style that's a lot more fun than its sister sedan, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. It's also an exciting change from the seriously played-out Toyota Prius. I'm not a hybrid "hyper... Read full review for the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid

Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 12 reviews

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after driving for a month

by doryhan from Washington, DC on March 14, 2012

My previous (or other) cars: Ford Taurus (V6), Chrysler PT-Cruiser (I4), Cadillac DHS (V8). It has been 1 month since I got my new Optima Hybrid. As mentioned above, I have driven from 4 cylinders to ... Read Full Review

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A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid.


Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

60mo/60,000mi

Powertrain

120mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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