Kia Optima Hybrid owners manuals
- Some rival hybrid sedans offer better fuel economy
- The sloping roofline narrows rear headroom
- Engine failure
- Battery Discharging
The Kia Optima is a mid-size sedan produced by Kia Motors as 2000 and sold globally over several nameplates.
The Kia Optima Hybrid debuted in 2010 at the Los Angeles Auto Show and was introduced in the U.S. market in 2011. Considering cumulative sales in the U.S. market along with the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, the Kia Optima Hybrid placed second in hybrid sales for the calendar year 2011, following the Toyota Prius.
The Optima Hybrid uses the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid powertrain, mixing a 2.4-liter engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, and a 30kW electric motor to provide a full gasoline-electric hybrid with estimated fuel consumption of 37 mpg‑US in the city and 39 mpg‑US on the freeway. The Optima Hybrid is capable to drive up to 62 mph in full-electric mode, which serves it stand apart from many rivals. Korean and European markets will get the Optima Hybrid powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.
Kia Optima Hybrid known problems
Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Kia Optima Hybrid are: