2020 Kia Optima Hybrid

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$29,310

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2020 Kia Optima Hybrid
2020 Kia Optima Hybrid

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Roomy interior
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard

The bad:

  • PHEV is pricey
  • Hybrid's gas mileage trails competitors'

1 trim

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • EX

    $29,310

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Our 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New standard convenience and safety features
  • Five-seat mid-size sedan
  • Comes in gas, hybrid or plug-in hybrid form
  • Hybrid gets 42 mpg combined
  • PHEV has 28-mile all-electric range

2020 Kia Optima Hybrid review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid?

The 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-In Hybrid are efficiency-focused five-seat mid-size sedans. They’re powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that work with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Optima Plug-In Hybrid can drive up to 28 miles on electric power alone, according to EPA estimates, and it’s also eligible for a federal tax credit. Competitors include the Honda Accord Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid and Ford Fusion Energi.     

What’s New on the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid?

Wireless charging is now standard, and new standard active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, and a driver-drowsiness monitor. 

What Features in the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid Are Most Important?

Efficiency. The Optima Plug-In Hybrid’s equivalent of 101 mpg and 28-mile all-electric range is a compelling case for around-town driving. The hybrid Accord and Camry, however, outperform the Optima Hybrid’s 42-mpg combined rating. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid?

Both the Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-In Hybrid are considerably more efficient than the gas-only Optima, but they’re also significantly more expensive. The Optima Hybrid is also more expensive than the Accord Hybrid and Camry Hybrid, which both have higher EPA-estimated gas mileage.

Consumer reviews

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

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Best car I've driven in a long time

The hardest thing was getting used to how quiet it runs. Great roomy car with lots of bells and whistles. It is fun to drive and super on mpg.

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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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Compare the competitors

2019

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

$25,750

starting MSRP

2018

Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid

$33,250

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2020

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

$36,090

starting MSRP