2011 Kia Optima Hybrid consumer reviews

$26,500 starting MSRP
side view of 2011 Optima Hybrid Kia
80% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5
Explore the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid
2.4

Biggest piece of crap ever

Bought brand new in 2012. It was great...for 100,000 miles. First it was a bad steering stem, then the brakes locked up, then it was the cv axles, and today the engine shot a rod through the side. This car was taken excellent care of. Oil changed every 5,000 miles as well as all other basic maintenance. Kia needs to learn to build a car that can last. They’re junk

4.7

So far we love it

We have had this car for two weeks and have already taken a 350 mile trip one way and drove all over the city of Chicago! It gets great gas mileage but takes getting used to to be able to maximize the savings, but you will figure it out! It’s a little slow getting out of the gates if you want to meet the advertised gas mileage but worth it! I found the brakes to be very good not slow to stop like others have suggested! It can be a little sluggish at first switching from electric to gas, but like I said you will figure this out! I love the way the car handles and it feels very sporty and luxurious inside and out! Backseat is surprisingly roomy and comfortable. Trunk has sufficient space. We will see how many miles we get from it! I bought this one used for my 15 year old daughter to learn to drive in and it came with 55000 so time will tell. Overall great car if it serves her well they high school we may look to adding a newer Optima hybrid to the family in a few years.

5.0

Great mileage with lexus like luxury

Great family hauler with style. Navigation and panaromic roof are unmatched. Hybrid ensures upto 38mpg in real life driving. Leather and Infinity stereo on fully upgraded trim are icing on cake.

4.7

Good car

Car is good but customer service sucks!!! I had the car for a year bought it at 77,000 miles i had it for a year i put 108,000 on it traveling the radio just stop working out of no where! Then 3 months later im on the highway and the car just started acting like it wouldnt speed up fast i lost power like the transmission was gone so i paid the diagnose at Kia and they wouldnt cover me under warranty they charge me 4000 for broken bearings in the engine witch i looked up is there fault im stressed out

4.6

Good looking, well equipped, reliable, good value

Good looking, very well equipped, reliable, great value for money. Definitely recommend. Would consider KIA again when in the market. Overall a very good owner experience

4.7

Glad I found searched Hybrid on Cars.com

I was in the market for a Honda Civic Hybrid, but on a whim, I searched Hybrid within 20 miles of my house, and found a fantastic Kia Optima Hybrid, newer than I was seeking, for less money and more options. I literally say to my wife, "I cant believe we found this car" every time we get in it....Thanks Cars.com

4.9

Great looking, spacious, reliable, economic luxury

One of the best cars I have ever had, returning to the brand again. Love the way it looks and drives. Outstanding value !!

5.0

Loved this Car! So much I upgraded to 2015 model

Minute I saw this car I knew i had to have it. Great gas mileage, roomy, comfortable and all the accessories I wanted too! Would buy again, which i did the 2015!

4.4

Optima Hybrid Buyer

The car itself is good and I have had no problems as of yet. I still need to drive the vehicle more to get an accurate MPG count. so far I would recomend the car to other people. As far as deal with All Star I would say go somewhere else.

3.4

Decent car

OK, I had to put my 2 cents here, after driving this car for 3 months now... In a nutshell, styling is maybe the strongest point of this car, if you like it, that is. In my book, the pluses would be: - style - value for the money (with the top options) - gas mileage better than non-hybrids - decent road noise level The minuses: - Gas mileage worst than expected - Some controls not ergonomically placed (seat heat/ventilation switches, heated steering wheel switch) - QC control issues (my car came with missing bolts) - No rain sensitive wipers (really, in a 30k car is that so expensive to add) - The ?premium? sound system doesn?t sound that great IMHO - Not particularly fond of the leather with a cloth outline thing on the seats - And the most annoying of all ? car drifts left or right badly, according to road crown (it?s been to the service 3 times to no avail) Overall, you mostly get what you expect in a $30k car, but I strongly believe Kia should correct these few shortcomings, starting with the steering. Would I recommend this car? Yes and No, it depends on whether you think you can live with these minuses or not. I personally regret buying it, but I will not lose money to replace it soon.