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2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid


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Overall Rating:
4.5 (out of 5)
Value 4.4
Exterior 4.6
Interior 4.5
Comfort 4.5
Performance 4.5
Reliability 4.6
Great on mileage

by Robin E from Troy, NY | August 01, 2018

I love the car but have had a few issues. 1. The backup camera doesn’t always shut off or turn on when it should 2. My coast light comes on intermittently 3. My heat doesn’t always work Taking it in for these issues. Otherwise, the car performs well and after 5000 miles and only 5 tanks of gas- I’d say it’s well worth a few headaches. I owned the 4 cylinder Optima prior and comparatively- this is way better!

Free charging stations!

by Liveocean from Oakland, California | March 28, 2018

My Kia Optima plug-in is beautiful, comfortable, handles very well, and barely uses any fuel - what more could one want in a car? Oh yeah - free charging stations in primo parking spaces! It's been fun to discover free charging stations with the Kia's charging station finder function - so far, Santa Cruz CA is my favorite. It has a couple free charging stations right downtown next to shopping, restaurants, etc. It makes my day to drive down there on the battery, plug it in, go to the beach or take a hike, and then drive back home on the battery. Who needs fossil fuels?

My Kia Optima

by amchenry1965 from Long Beach' CA | December 06, 2017

I love the vehicle, but to be honest, i have to take it in already. The gas gauge works when it wants, and when i brake, it makes noise. The car is a dream come true for me. It has everything i've ever wanted in a car. Except it doesn't have a cd/dvd in it. And i hope when i take it in, they get all the kinks out of it.

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2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Overview


The 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid is an all-new, plug-in version of the Optima Hybrid. It competes with the Ford Fusion Energi, Toyota Camry Hybrid, and Honda Accord Hybrid.

The Optima Plug-In Hybrid is virtually identical to the Optima Hybrid minus the special badging and the charging door at the front fender. Standard features include power/heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, and 17-inch alloy wheels. LED headlights, a panoramic moonroof, and a proximity-opening smart trunk are available as well.

Under the Hood
The Optima Plug-In Hybrid is powered by a combined 202-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor mated to an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 38/43 MPGe city/highway. The plug-in’s lithium polymer battery can be charged in less than three hours with a 240V power outlet.

Inside, the Optima Plug-In Hybrid has an upscale leather-trim interior. The center stack features a standard UVO eServices multimedia system that include an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, voice command, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, and a Harmon Kardon premium audio system. Dual-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, and push-button start comes standard.

Standard features include a backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. Also available is a host of active safety features, which include rear park assist, a blindspot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and autonomous emergency braking.