2015 Kia Optima Hybrid

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    37-38 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    159-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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2015 Kia Optima Hybrid Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 ...
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

Latest 2015 Optima Hybrid Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Great car

by Kater714 from Huntington Beach on March 30, 2018

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. Read full review

(5.0)

Stylish Hybrid

by KellyM from Hingham, MA on March 26, 2018

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 ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Kia

Program Benefits

164-point inspection, Carfax vehicle history report, 10-year/unlimited mileage 24-hour roadside assistance including trip-interruption services and lockout assistance

  • Limited Warranty

    10 years / 100,000 miles

    10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty; towing/rental/travel breakdown benefits; eligible for additional comprehensive mechanical failure. Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 164 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Optima Hybrid received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker