Kia Optima Hybrid 2020 (MY) Goes On Sale In U.S.

2020 Kia Optima Hybrid (EX)
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Enhanced Optima Hybrid, with fuel economy of up to 45 MPG, goes on sale in the United States.

The 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid offers car buyers an eco-friendly, fuel efficient way to get around town that is not only comfortable and trendy, but also boasts some great features.

The popular Kia midsize hybrid sedan is now in its fourth model year since being launched in the US, and has now been updated with plenty of new features, that cover everything from safety to convenience, making it an even more enticing buy.

Some of these features include smartphone wireless charging, 17-inch alloy wheels, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, eight-inch rearview monitor with Dynamic Parking Guidance, new UVO linkwith embedded telematics that allows the driver to use features like ‘Find My Car,’ remote lock/unlock, and remote vehicle climate control.

Cost Of 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid

Trim levelOptional
package
cost
MSRP
Optima Hybrid EX$29,310
Optima Hybrid EX
with Technology
Package
$4,510$33.820

The 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid EX will set you back $29,310 (excluding the destination charge of $925). This particular year model only comes available in one trim level – the EX – which saves you time trying to decide which trim level you want! 

This doesn’t stop you from being able to add extra features, though. If you’re looking for a more comfortable ride with a premium feel and some extra style points, you can add the Technology Package, which costs $4,510 extra.

With this, you get ventilated front seats, Harman/Kardon premium sound system, a heated steering wheel and ambient lighting with a range of different colors.

It’s not only the inside that gets an upgrade though – the Technology Package will also get you a panoramic sunroof and gloss black B-pillar, laminated front-door windows, and LED headlights and fog lamps.

Kia Optima Hybrid Technology Package (list of features)
10-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat with 2-way power lumbar
12-way power adjustable driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar support
2-position Integrated Memory System (IMS) for driver’s seat and outside mirrors
Ambient lighting with variable colors
Harman/Kardon QuantumLogic Premium Surround Sound, 630W, 10 speaker system, 7.1 channel surround playback, Clari-Fi
Heated steering wheel
Laminated front door windows
LED headlights
Low Beam Assist-Dynamic (LBA-D)
High Beam Assist (HBA)
LED fog lights
Overhead LED front and rear reading lamps
Panoramic Sunroof with gloss black B-pillar
Ventilated front seats
UVO link with Navigation system

Engine specs & Optima Hybrid fuel economy

The 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid gets its grunt from the 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine combined with the electric motor.

Together, they give the car an output of 192 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. This power is transferred to the wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

When it comes to the fuel economy of the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid, you can expect to get around 40 miles per gallon in the city, 45 on the highway, and 42 combined – not bad at all!

Optima Hybrid Ssize & cargo space

The 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid measures 191.1 inches in length and 73.2 inches in width, while the wheelbase is 110.4 inches long. These dimensions remain the same as previous year models, proving that this five-seater sedan provides plenty of room for its occupants.

Perhaps the only downside to the Optima Hybrid in comparison to the non-hybrid version, is its slightly reduced cargo space. This is due to the placement of the lithium-ion battery pack. All up, you get 13.42 cubic feet of space.

Kia Optima hybrid colors

When it comes to exterior colors of the 2020 Kia Optima hybrid car, consumers can purchase one of the four available paint shades. Those are the:

  1. Aurora black
  2. Gravity Blue
  3. Runway Red
  4. Snow White Pearl

Aurora Black Optima hybrid

Runway Red Optima hybrid

Gravity Blue Optima hybrid

2020 Kia Optima Hybrid (EX)

Snow White Pearl Optima hybrid

Kia Optima Hybrid Snow White Pearl

Kia Optima is a good hybrid sedan

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly sedan that will give you great fuel efficiency along with plenty of tech, the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid is a vehicle that’s hard to pass up.

Its sleek exterior will turn heads as it gets around town, while its premium interior will be appreciated by its driver and passengers. It’s undeniably one of the best mid-size hybrid sedans available today.

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