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2018 Kia Optima vs. 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Optima offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Optima Hybrid with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. 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
The Kia Optima Hybrid requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Kia Optima, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Kia Optima or the Kia Optima Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 about the same width as the Kia Optima Hybrid. 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. The Kia Optima has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items 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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2018 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $22,500 - $30,500

2017 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $30,990
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City MPG: 22 - 28 39
Highway MPG: 31 - 37 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 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*: $21,739 - $28,380 $24,350 - $28,752

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.