Bought it new in August 2015. The 2015 Optima Hybrid drives well and is somewhat responsive when not in ECO mode.
I currently have 54,018 miles on the car - mostly highway commutes.
There have been a fair share of electrical problems - none of which disabled the car.
Just the a few days ago, while on a highway, the transmission gave out. Mind you that I'm an avid user of cruise control at 60-70mph. The car started to lose fuel efficiency in the past year that I've owned it, giving me nowhere near the advertise MPG. I found this strange because in the first year I've owned it, I actually achieved more than the advertise MPG rating - typically 43-47MPG. I want to rule out my driving habits and I've mostly payed attention to MPG in the summer. I am in the low 30's to 35ish even on the highways. The GDI engine is irritably loud when you are outside the car. Inside is a different story.
On a plus side - the car is pretty comfortable and I love the cockpit style driver seat. Long commutes are easy with this car.
I've had terrible service for this hybrid, but I'm not factoring that into my review.
The sales associate I working with was great, very accommodating as I had children with me. It was a bit difficult because they were renovating at the time I was there and they usually have a kids area. I’m sure it will be a little easier when everything is finished. The only slow part was actually signing the papers for the vehicle purchase because the business office was behind and what was originally predicted to me to take one hour took almost 2.5 hours.
A good, mature car
by Samuel DC from Washington, D.C.
December 25, 2018
This is a very handsom vehicle. It drives smoothly and the fuel economy is good.
I do not like the touch screen in the vehicle. It is glitchy and unpredictably unresponsive.
I worked with Jan from Carvana- she was able to explain to me the process, make sure I was comfortable with where it was at, was able to be reached and kept communication open. The pick up process went smoothly and I was able to sell my car without any glitches.
it’s gone now
by RegiDC from Laurel, Maryland
June 24, 2018
After owning this vehicle for only a little over a year I sold it due to Kia’s poor quality. This vehicle always cracked and popped as if it were made from cheap materials. Also, it has defects the doors would randomly unlock themselves. It did get great gas miles and 200HP for a Hybrid is really decent.
After visiting several of the typical dealerships I walked away confused and Unsatisfied. After visiting Carvana.com I picked out a vehicle to my liking and price point fill out the paperwork got approval I had my new vehicle delivered to my front door. Most typical dealerships you spend half a day walking away with an overpriced vehicle in an overpriced interest-rate. Carvana has made it an enjoyable experience and it can be done from the luxury of your Home. Thanks Carvana.
Love this car!
by Elizabeth from Thornton, Co
July 5, 2018
Two complaints the brake pedal squeeks when you press it and the Eco mode is too restrictive at times. Otherwise this car is amazing! I love getting 36mpg when I have a lead foot and 50 when I'm being conservative! The power from this 4 cylinder is astonishing! I am completely surprised I do not have more speeding tickets! Handling is amazing and becomes more sporty when you take it out of eco. Fun to drive, has more power than expected and is a hybrid, couldn't ask for a better combination!
My experience with carvana was and still is very good. I wanted to sell my can a few months ago and Madison was super nice. Undirtunately I had to cancel the sell bc of personal reasons. Now I???m again in the process of selling and Madison is super patient with me and so nice!
by KellyM from Hingham, MA
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 little trunk space due to the battery but still a great car for the money. I like not having to plug the car in and appreciate that it toggles between gas and electric use. Really sharp exterior and interior design! I brought it to a garage near my house for an inspection sticker and they said that the inside looked like an Audi! It's a sharp looking car that performs really well and it's better for the environment. I also like the fact that the side mirrors unfold and the interior dome light comes on when I approach the car. Great safety feature! I would definitely recommend this car!
2009 Honda Accord
I really like this car .
Thanks for helping. Go Look for Ammar Hanjra very knowledgeable Finanace Manager.
Maximum Auto has a huge selection of used cars.
Great car so far
by Dfogner from British Columbia
November 25, 2018
Wow I'm totally amazed with this car! I've driven Audi's & BMW's and just recently got out of an Infiniti G35, I looked at this car because I need to save on gas, taking both kids to their soccer games and activities, I'm all over the place. So far I have been impressed with the gas mileage! This car is so stylish and comfortable and has every option I need. I never write reviews on anything but I like this car so much that I felt the need to add to all of the many happy optima hybrid drivers out there. It took my a lot to consider the change from my history of owning the other big name luxury brands but wow I'm glad I did! You get a great car for a fraction of what you'll pay with the others! Buy one!!
Wonderful staff great service thanks to Steven Campbell for all of his help in finding and fixing the problem would definitely recommend the service department
Superb Interior with lot of features
by 14Optima from Turlock
May 16, 2018
This car has all the features i was looking for... Premium audio, Navi... My only concern is the mileage. was expecting around 35-37 but getting only 31 MPG.
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