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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

MPG

City 39 MPG Hwy 46 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

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Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
5 (out of 5)
Value 4.9
Exterior 4.9
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.9
Performance 4.8
Reliability 4.9
*****
Awesome Car!

by Austin from Dallas, TX | October 16, 2019

Traded in my old Tahoe for a 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid and I could not be happier! First time owning a Kia and the car has been great, you get so many features for the money. I’ve had the car for just over a month and am averaging 43mpg in Dallas, TX so the EPA is accurate and I’m saving a ton of $ at the pump. My car came with the technology package (blind spot monitor, lane departure, auto emergency breaking front and rear, nav) which has been super helpful driving in Dallas traffic. Also got lucky and ended up with the panoramic moonroof and two tone paint (white with black pano moonroof) which make this car look really sporty. Definitely doesn’t look like a hybrid. As long as it remains reliable I’ll be very happy with my purchase. Loving this car.

*****
Very happy with all the features

by Wine guy from Laguna Beach | January 20, 2019

Overall great car style function and drive. Great gas mileage and very comfortable to drive with power and performance that make for an amazing experience.

*****
BEST CAR EVER

by K2JOHNSTON from BURLINGTON, WI | November 16, 2018

THIS CAR IS AMAZING SO MANY AWESOME FEATURES AND ITS GREAT ON GAS AND RELIABLE. VERY SPORTY HAS A LOT MORE THAN I HAD THOUGHT. OVERALL VERY PLEASED WITH THIS CAR

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Overview

Just a year after the conventional Optima received a full redesign, Kia is rolling out both a redesigned 2017 Optima Hybrid and a new 2017 Optima Plug-in Hybrid. The cars feature a revised design inside and out and Kia estimates the hybrid model will be more fuel efficient than its predecessor.

The Optima plug-in is expected to go on sale at the end of the year. Kia says the model's battery setup produces about 60 percent more energy than the battery pack in the outgoing Optima Hybrid's system, allowing it to go an estimated 27 miles in full EV mode.

Kia expects the regular hybrid version of the Optima to achieve 10 percent better fuel economy than old model, which got up to 36/40/38 mpg city/highway/combined depending on the trim level. The 2017 Optima Hybrid replaces the previous model's 2.4-liter engine with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as well as makes other changes to the powertrain to achieve the mileage bump.

Both the plug-in hybrid and conventional Optima Hybrid models look similar to the redesigned-for-2016 Optima sedan, but do bear a few eco-friendly aerodynamic tweaks. The models feature an active grille that closes to improve airflow, a hybrid-specific front air curtain, a beveled rear bumper, a different rear diffuser and an aerodynamic alloy wheel design.

Both models also get a redesigned, roomier interior as well as hybrid-specific gauges. Also, Kia says the seats have been redesigned to better isolate passengers from vibration; the passenger seat also features height adjustment this year.

Overview courtesy of Cars.com