2018 Kia Optima Hybrid

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$25,995

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2018 Kia Optima Hybrid
2018 Kia Optima Hybrid

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Overall cabin materials
  • Roomy interior
  • 360-degree camera system available
  • Drivetrain choices

The bad:

  • Interior design has large, blank spaces
  • Interior materials disappoint in a few instances
  • Performance with 1.6-liter engine

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system now standard
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay now standard
  • Blind spot warning now standard
  • Five-seat mid-size sedan
  • Turbo four-cylinder engines available
  • Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions available

2018 Kia Optima Hybrid review: Our expert's take


What it is: The Kia Optima is a mid-size sedan that competes with such cars as the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. In addition to a conventional gas-powered version, the Optima is also offered in hybrid and plug-in hybrid form.


A 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity is now standard. New standard safety features include blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert. A Convenience Package for the base LX trim includes a 10-way power driver's seat, laminated front-door glass and auto up/down front windows.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

PERFECT FOR WHAT I NEEDED

I took my time buying a new car. The car I was driving was sturdy and reliable but after 15 years it was time for a new one. I wanted a midsize sedan that sipped gas, that had excellent driving characteristics, and was comfortable both for short trips in the city and long-distance drives. The Kia Hybrid filled the bill. It's not the quickest car when it comes to 0-60 MPH (7.8 secs.) but it has all the power necessary for passing on the highway. I bought the top of the line--heated seats, panorama roof, etc. It turned out to be a luxury car at a bargain price with great safety features and great amenities (those heated seats, heated steering wheel, fantastic sound system, etc.).

5.0

Great value

The car meets all my current needs. It?s a hybrid with all the options plenty of leg room and great security and safety features smooth ride

5.0

The best looking car on the road now!

This car is exactly what we're looking for! It's a hybrid so great on gas, it's roomy inside, the entertainment center is full of new stuff such as Apple Car Play, rear cameras, driver only A/C and it's great looking in and out. I've had it for a week now and I'm very happy with our purchase. The compliments continue to make me feel great. Thanks KIA!

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Warranty

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
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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