Kia Optima Hybrid News

  • 2017 Fiat 500e

    Often, to sell electric cars, supporters and salespeople argue that buyers will save money in the long run from lower fuel (or power) bills. With deals up to $15,700 off and payments as low as $179 a month, several hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars will cost less this month right up front. A few of the cars are older models, but that doesn't mean they're not good cars, especially at these prices. As always, this list comes from CarsDirect, which also offers extra car-buying and pricing insight. Hybrids The Ford C-Max makes another appearance as an older hybrid model with big...

  • 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid
    2018 Honda Accord Hybrid rated by EPA at 47 mpg combined

    The EPA has now released the fuel-efficiency ratings for the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, and they came in 1 mpg below the combined number the company had hoped to reach. At a drive event last fall, Honda said it hoped the redesigned Accord Hybrid could manage the same fuel-efficiency ratings as last...

  • 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, April 2017
    2017 Kia Optima Hybrid: gas mileage review of mid-size sedan

    The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid is one of a pair of hybrid mid-size sedans from the Korean maker Hyundai-Kia. It shares its underpinnings, though not a single body panel or styling flourish, with the higher-volume Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. We found it to be a comfortable, stylish sedan that gave us good...

  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric, and Ioniq Plug-In
    Which green cars didn't make the cut for Best Car To Buy award?

    We have a slim field of only three new green cars this year competing for the Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy award. They are the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the 2016 Tesla Model X, and the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. There's a much longer list of new vehicles that didn't make the cut this year;...

  • 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid
    2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid on sale this fall

    The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-In Hybrid go on sale this fall.

  • 2017 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid, 2016 Chicago Auto Show
    2017 Kia Optima Hybrids: Details On 27-Mile Plug-In Hybrid, Live Photos And Video

    Kia aims for a 25-percent increase in its U.S. fleet-wide fuel efficiency by 2020; and the new 2017 Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV), introduced today at the Chicago Auto Show and due later this year, are key additions to the brand’s lineup to achieve that. Although the new...

  • 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited, test drive, Hudson Valley, NY, Aug 2014

    While the 2015 Hyundai Sonata is a completely redesigned vehicle for the new model year, the Sonata Hybrid for 2015 continues to use the previous-generation body. This has led to a certain amount of speculation about what direction Hyundai plans to take with its hybrid program. Now, it appears that the company will launch the hybrid version of the current Sonata with the option of a plug-in hybrid model as well as one fitted with the next generation of the company's conventional hybrid-electric powertrain. DON'T MISS: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Carries Over, Eco Gets 32 MPG--But Where's That...

  • 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid
    2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Updated: Aerodynamic Tweaks And More

    The 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid was unveiled at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

  • 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid, road test, Aug 2011
    2011 Kia Optima Hybrid: First Drive Review

    If any brand has emerged from the bottom of the market into awareness lately, it's Kia. The Korean brand is halfway through introducing an entirely refreshed line of smart, stylish, and inexpensive vehicles that are getting noticed--and selling well. The 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid we recently...

  • 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid on economy challenge
    2011 Kia Optima Hybrid On Economy Drive, 69 MPG So Far...

    We've learned to take official EPA gas-mileage ratings with a pinch of salt in the past. They're useful for comparing model to model, but not always representative of the figures real people out in the real world will achieve. That's not to say that the EPA's fuel efficiency numbers can't be...

  • 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid
    2011 Kia Optima Hybrid To Cost $26,500, Less Than Camry, Fusion Hybrids

    Kia has announced that its 2011 Optima Hybrid midsize sedan will carry a starting price of $26,500 when it arrives at dealers in June. (That price does not include a mandatory $750 destination fee.) The car is the first-ever hybrid electric vehicle from the Korean carmaker, which is owned by...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
    Making Silent Electric Cars Noisier: 3 Carmakers, 3 Sounds

    It looks like carmakers are going to make their quiet, electrically powered cars a lot noisier. And that's going to happen regardless of whether there's any actual data to support the notion that electric cars are so silent they pose a hazard to blind pedestrians. As of now, three different...

  • 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid

    Kia has been on a roll lately. The younger, lower-priced sibling of Korean car colossus Hyundai has received rave reviews for the styling, features, and general competence of its its new 2011 Optima midsize sedan. Now Kia has iced the cake by adding a hybrid-electric model of the Optima to the lineup, along with a turbocharged and direct-injected version as well. The company launched the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid yesterday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Despite the radically different styling, though, the Optima Hybrid shares essentially its entire powertrain with the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid...

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