(4.5) 12 reviews
MSRP: $5,413$16,813
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

1 Trim Available

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.