2015 Kia Optima Hybrid

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2015 Kia Optima Hybrid
2015 Kia Optima Hybrid

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style

Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

Related: Top 10 Most Efficient Electric Cars

Seating capacity

190.7” x 57.1”


Front-wheel drive



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 4.3
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value 4.1
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews


Buy a more reliable car

I owned this car for only 4 years. Bought it used, clean title, 1 owner, with only 20k miles on it. My parents actually bought it for me as a HS graduation gift. I maintenanced it on time and correctly, took really good care of it. Right when i hit 84K miles it died on me. Supposedly the transmission or the electrical control modules to the transmission gave out. And would've been a $8,000+ repair. It seemed super reliable until one day it wasn't. I only got into one accident in August of 2022 where my front end was damaged enough to where if I drove it, I ran the risk of damaging the car further and the steering wheel airbag did not go off. Yes the mpg was fantastic but not worth the unpredictability of the car itself.


Not worth the scary unpredictability

Purchased used. Great gas mileage,average 36-40mpg. Seating too low,I'm 5'9, its hard to get up and out of seat if ur older. As soon as car reached 100,500 mi, the battery died. Also, that hybrid fuse in the trunk went out while on the freeway,had mere seconds to pull over,as car speed rapidly descended in primetime traffic. And now, the screen for radio has gone dark,needs replaceing


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.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
120 months/100,000 miles
Hybrid electric
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 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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