2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

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$35,210

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2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid
2018 Kia Optima Plug-In 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

1 trim

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • EX

    $35,210

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In 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 Plug-In 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 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Best Combined Power, Style & Environmental Impact

This Plug-in Hybrid has the power when you need it, the amazing MPG when you are driving normally and a ton of style with an amazing technology package. This is the best car that I have ever driven. sure I have ahd other cars with more power or more style, but when you add the technology package with the ecological impact, this is a no-brainer. I've had the car for almost 4 months, and have only filled the tank 4 times. It's a 16 gal tank. Luckily I can use the electric engine for my commute to/from work (22 miles each way), without any gas, so I am only using gas when I go beyond the 22 mile electric charge. Even then, on the hybrid engine, I am getting 55-60 MPG. Including the electric engine, I'm averaging 150 MPG for the life of the car, thus far.

5.0

This is the second Kia I have owned and I love it!

Love everything about Kia! I am not sure I will ever leave the Kia family. Roseville Kia went above and beyond to make it work for me!

5.0

Style meets eco conscious

This is beautiful and comfortable ride. I was looking for something stylish, fuel efficient and comfortable without breaking the bank. This car met all of my check lost items.

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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

2018

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

$24,950

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2019

Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid

$33,400

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2017

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

$26,000

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