2015 Kia Optima Hybrid

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2015 Kia Optima Hybrid
2015 Kia Optima Hybrid

Key specs

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3 trims

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2015 Kia Optima Hybrid review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Kia Optima Hybrid has a gas/electric drivetrain for better estimated gas mileage compared with the conventionally powered Optima sedan. The Optima Hybrid competes with hybrid versions of the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion.

New for 2015
The EX trim level has an acoustic laminated windshield, which is optional for the base model.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Projector-beam headlights; available high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights
  • Available LED fog lights
  • 16-inch alloy wheels; available 17-inch wheels
  • Chrome-accented door handles
  • Heated side mirrors with turn-signal lights; available power-folding side mirrors
  • Available panoramic sunroof

Interior Highlights

  • Cloth upholstery; leather available
  • Available 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • USB port, MP3 jack and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Push-button start
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Available illuminated front cupholders
  • Available 8-inch touch-screen navigation system
  • Available Infinity audio system
  • Available heated steering wheel

Under the Hood

  • 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine teams with an electric motor for 199 horsepower total
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Available blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available backup camera

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Passing seat sucks

Leg room is good but while the driver side has electric seat the passenger side is very low with manual adjustments. Being older it is very hard to get out of the seat. So when driving Ms Daisy I have to put a pillow in the seat so they can get out easier. Don’t buy this car if you are older.


Great car

Its a great car, low miles and great warranty! Gas mileage is amazing and it's a smooth drive. The hybrid is a great option for all commuting.


Stylish Hybrid

This car is fantastic! I love the look and feel of it plus it's a hybrid so if you're concerned about your carbon footprint this is a great car to buy or lease. Plenty of leg room but you do lose a little trunk space due to the battery but still a great car for the money. I like not having to plug the car in and appreciate that it toggles between gas and electric use. Really sharp exterior and interior design! I brought it to a garage near my house for an inspection sticker and they said that the inside looked like an Audi! It's a sharp looking car that performs really well and it's better for the environment. I also like the fact that the side mirrors unfold and the interior dome light comes on when I approach the car. Great safety feature! I would definitely recommend this car!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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