The 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid takes a stylish Optima midsize sedan and adds a heaping scoop of electricity that enhances fuel economy. The 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid plenty of styling updates that carryover into the new year model. The Bumpers front and rear updated, new fog lamps and taillights added as well. The Kia Hybrid keeps the same basic shape fuel version, but adds a few details of its own, including issues up front that enhance aerodynamic, unique 16- and 17-inch wheel designs, and its own set of LED daytime running lights.
2016 Kia Optima Hybrid Engine
The 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid powertrain gas-electric combines a 159-hp, 2.4-liter cylinder gas engine with an electric motor powered by a lithium polymer battery found in the back of the rear seats. Total output of 199 hp and Hybrid Optima run power alone at speeds of 62 mph. A automatic transmission six-speed standard. Fuel economy figures vary slightly by level of color, LX models get an estimated 36/40 mpg city / highway, and the EX checks in slightly behind that at 35/39 mpg. The difference between the two are the added features found in the EX added almost 130 pounds curb weight.
2016 Kia Optima Hybrid Interior
Inside, the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid has a dashboard driver-centric cants center console driver easy guidance climate and audio controls. The list of standard features Hybrid’s longer than the gas version, offering Bluetooth connectivity, USB / auxiliary input jacks, push button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and cooled glove box model Hybrid. The Kia Optima navigation system with high-resolution 8-inch touch screen optional, including SAY Kia’s infotainment system, heated front / rear seats, and leather upholstery. Because of the placement of the batteries, Hybrid Optima has little cargo room in the trunk (10.8 cubic vs. 15.4 in gas version), but the back seat is still splits 60/40 and folds down for storage of things.
2016 Kia Optima Hybrid Safety
Standard 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid safety features include active front headrests and the seat-belt, six airbags, four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, electronic and system stability. The 2015 Optima Hybrid got a full five-star overall rating from the NHTSA for their performance tests, the highest rating. A backup camera is optional for 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid.