2018 Kia Optima plug-in hybrid Sedan

Starting MSRP 

$35,210

Key Spec of 2018 Kia Optima plug-in hybrid Sedan
fuel economy

40/40/NA

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

202 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Quiet cabin with lots of interior space

Very little cargo space for a sedan

It steps into 2018 unchanged

The electric range is better than most rivals

Limited headroom in the rear due to a sloping roofline

Easy-to-use infotainment system with a smart interface

2018 Kia Optima plug-in hybrid Sedan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: November 3, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Armed with a 2.0L inline-4 engine and a 9.8 kWh battery, fused to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid makes 202 horsepower and 296 lb-ft of torque. Standalone, the engine makes 154 horsepower while the electric motor manages 48 horsepower. This powertrain helps the Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid cover 0-60 in 7.7 seconds. You can drive the Optima Plug-In Hybrid for 29 miles on the electric system alone, making it good for short trips in the city. Combined, the Optima Plug-In Hybrid achieves an impressive 103 MPGe while getting 40 mpg from the traditional engine alone. With a base price of MSRP $35,210, the Optima Plug-In Hybrid makes a formidable competitor in the midsize sedan segment, competing with the likes of the Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid and the Hyundai Sonata PHEV.

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Over All Rating

7.2

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Trims

EX$35,210 onwards

  • 17-inch machined aluminum Wheels
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Navigation system


Colors and Styles

Build Car
Aluminum Silver

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$35210

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

202 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

276 lb.-ft. @ 2330 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Shiftable Automatic

dimensions
length

191.1 in

wheelbase

110.4 in

width

73.2 in

curb weight

3788 lbs

Height

57.5 in

Ground Clearance

5.1 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

104.8 cu ft

cargo volume

9.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

40/40/NA mpg

warranty
basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.


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