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2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Optima offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Optima Hybrid. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Optima and the Kia Optima Hybrid in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Optima as you will with the Kia Optima Hybrid, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Optima will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Optima Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Optima and the Kia Optima Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Optima is a little wider than the Kia Optima Hybrid, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Kia Optima takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Optima Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Optima transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Optima Hybrid.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Optima is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Optima Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Optima and the Kia Optima Hybrid. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Optima will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Optima Hybrid.

Warranty
The Kia Optima comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Optima Hybrid.

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2016 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $22,140 - $36,040

2016 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $32,195
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $2,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 22 - 28 35 - 36
Highway MPG: 32 - 39 39 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,396 - $33,435 $24,350 - $29,856

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.