2018 Kia Optima hybrid Sedan

Rating7.5

Ranked #4 in Hybrid Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$25,995 - $30,990

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Key Spec of 2018 Kia Optima hybrid Sedan
fuel economy

39/42/46

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

192 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Precise handling and immersive ride quality

Outdated and slow shifting transmission

No major changes

Plenty of standard features

Rivals are much quicker

Impressive performance from the turbocharged engine

Sporty exterior

2018 Kia Optima hybrid Sedan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 25, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Sedan fares well in the midsize sedan segment. Adding around $3,395 to the price of the standard gasoline variant, the 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid carries a base price of MSRP $25,995 and is offered in 2 trims. The engine on service here is a familiar 2.0L Inline-4 engine in conjunction with a 38kW electric motor. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, it makes 192 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. The combined fuel economy improves from 29 MPG on the standard gasoline variant to 42 MPG, making the increase in sticker price worth it. The performance of the Optima Hybrid also improves here, with the car accelerating from 0 to 60 MPH in 7.7 seconds. Kia offers the same 4 colors for the Optima Hybrid. The Optima Hybrid mainly competes against the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Toyota Camry Hybrid.

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Trims

Premium$25,995 onwards

  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Premium cloth Seat trim
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite

EX$30,990 onwards

  • 17-inch machined aluminum Wheels
  • 17-inch silver painted aluminum wheels
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Navigation system

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2017 Kia Optima EX hybrid Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)

$19,591
Est. $265/mo
Good Deal
$1,918 Below market
RMV: $21,509
Arlington, TX
  
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2018 Kia Optima Premium hybrid Sedan

Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)

$11,995
Est. $162/mo
Good Deal
$1,155 Below market
RMV: $13,150
Louisville, KY
  
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2017 Kia Optima Premium hybrid Sedan

Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)

$21,900
Est. $297/mo
Good Deal
$1,955 Below market
RMV: $23,855
San Jose, CA
  
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2018 Kia Optima EX hybrid Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)

$23,250
Est. $315/mo
Good Deal
$2,017 Below market
RMV: $25,267
Logan, UT
  
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2018 Kia Optima Premium hybrid Sedan

Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)

$22,499
Est. $305/mo
Good Deal
$1,896 Below market
RMV: $24,395
Winter Garden, FL
  
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2017 Kia Optima EX hybrid Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)

$15,798
Est. $214/mo
Good Deal
$1,259 Below market
RMV: $17,057
West Palm Beach, FL
  
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2018 Kia Optima EX hybrid Sedan

EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)

$17,995
Est. $244/mo
Good Deal
$1,310 Below market
RMV: $19,305
Carson, CA
  
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2017 Kia Optima Premium hybrid Sedan

Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)

$19,489
Est. $264/mo
Good Deal
$1,424 Below market
RMV: $20,913
Cary, NC
  
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2017 Kia Optima Premium hybrid Sedan

Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)

$19,190
Est. $260/mo
Good Deal
$1,327 Below market
RMV: $20,517
Gilbert, AZ
  
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Colors and Styles

Build Car
Aluminum Silver

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$25995

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

192 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

271 lb.-ft. @ 1770 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Shiftable Automatic

dimensions
length

191.1 in

wheelbase

110.4 in

width

73.2 in

curb weight

3486 lbs

Height

57.5 in

Ground Clearance

5.1 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

102.2 cu ft

cargo volume

13.4 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

39/42/46 mpg

highway range

731.40 mi

warranty
basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.


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