2020 Kia Optima Plug-In HybridChange year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- Roomy interior
- Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
- PHEV is pricey
- Hybrid's gas mileage trails competitors'
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
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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.
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The 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test RatingsThe 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid has not been tested.
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