Kia Optima Sedan Hybrid

General Description:

The Kia Optima Hybrid 4-door sedan is a fusion car that’s powered by a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine coupled with an electric motor. Together they deliver 199 horsepower to this front-wheel drive vehicle. It’s the amalgamation of all notable technological advancements that Kia achieves the best fuel efficiency with this mid-size sedan. The impeccable fuel economy makes it one of the toughest contenders in mid-size sedan segment. It’s expected that the 2014 Optima will be available from second quarter of this year in the U.S. market. With all the design refreshments and advanced features, the model will surely go all the way to further extend the popularity of Optima sedan.


The much admired 2013 Optima Hybrid, like its other cousins with 2.4L GDI and turbo engines includes all internal and external features and European inspired design elements of the Optima. Its strikingly sharp styling, spacious cabin, the technology features, standard amenities, the accessibility of gadgets, great cargo space or the roomy interior make this one of the most admired cars in the U.S.A. Ranked one among the “Top 11 Most Fuel-Efficient Sedans for 2013” by, it’s an elegant car that effectively addresses the fuel economy concern of a wide range of owners.


The engine of the vehicle is paired with an Interior-Permanent-Magnet-Synchronous motor and with a 6-spped transmission gives you a powerful driving experience. Advanced technologies like dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) and Double Over Head Cam (DOHC) come fitted like in other variants of Optima. The fuel efficiency is achieved much due to these advanced features. It’s an ideal family car both in terms of comfort and value for money.


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Trim Levels: Features, Specification and Options:

The 2013 Optima Hybrid 4-door sedan is available in two trim levels. You can either opt for LX or EX trims. We have listed for you some standard and optional features included with the trims:

  • Exterior:

A.      Body:

  1. Chrome finish exterior door handles (LX, EX)
  2. Sculpted front and rear valence, side sills (LX, EX)
  3. Dual body-color heated power mirrors (LX, EX)
  4. Mirror-mounted LED turn signal indicators (LX, EX)
  5. Power folding outside mirrors (EX)
  6. Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade (EX)
  7. Solar control glass (LX, EX)
  8. Auto light control (LX, EX)
  9. Projector beam headlights (LX)
  10. HID, projector beam headlights, with auto-leveling (EX)
  11. Virtual engine sound system (LX, EX)
  12. Front fog lights (LX, EX)
  13. Rear combination lamps, LED (LX, EX)
  14. Variable intermittent windshield wipers (LX, EX)
  15. Heated rear glass with timer (LX, EX)
  16. Locking fuel-filler door (LX, EX)

B.      Wheels: 

  1. 16-in alloy wheels (LX)
  2. 17-in alloy wheels (EX)

C.      Length X Width X Height (in): 190.7 X 72.0 X 57.1
D.      Ground Clearance (in): 5.1
E.       Tires: 

  1. 205/65R16 (LX)
  2. 215/55R17 (EX)
  3. Spare tire – temporary spare tire (standard)

F.       Wheelbase (in): 110.0
G.     Track (Front X Rear – in):

  1. 63.0 X 63.0 (LX – 16-in wheels)
  2. 62.8 X 62.8 (EX – 17-in wheels)
  • Interior:

A.      Amenities:

  1. SiriusXM 6-speaker audio system (LX)
  2. Infinity surround sound 8-speaker audio system (EX)
  3. UVO eServices infotainment system (optional: LX)
  4. Navigation system (optional: LX, standard: EX)
  5. Rear-camera display (optional: LX, standard: EX)
  6. Bluetooth connectivity (LX,EX)
  7. Cruise control with steering wheel controls (LX,EX)
  8. Steering-wheel mounted audio controls (LX,EX)
  9. USB/auxiliary input jack (LX,EX)
  10. Trip computer (LX,EX)
  11. Active eco system (LX,EX)
  12. Tilt and telescopic steering column (LX,EX)
  13. Power windows w/driver and front passenger auto up/down (LX,EX)
  14. Power door locks (LX,EX)
  15. Push button start w/smart key and immobilizer (LX,EX)
  16. Dual-zone automatic temperature control (LX,EX)
  17. Unique supervision meter cluster (LX,EX)
  18. Day/night interior rear-view mirror (LX)
  19. Illuminated ignition key lock cylinder (LX,EX)
  20. Auto-dimming mirror (EX)
  21. Interior lighting w/delay (LX,EX)
  22. Cloth seat trim (LX)
  23. Leather seat trim (EX)
  24. 6-way adjustable driver’s seat w/power lumber support (LX)
  25. 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat (optional: LX, standard: EX)

B.      Dimensions:

  1. Head Room (Front/Rear – in): 40.0/37.6
  2. Shoulder Room (Front/Rear – in): 57.3/55.7
  3. Leg Room (Front/Rear – in): 45.5/34.7
  4. Hip Room (Front/Rear – in): 54.7/54.5
  5. Passenger Volume (cu ft): 102.2
  6. Cargo Volume (cu ft): 10.8
  • Engine: Full parallel hybrid system, 2.4L, MPI, 4-cylinder (6-speed automatic) plus Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
  • Horsepower:
  1. 159 hp @ 5,500 rpm (2.4L engine)
  2. 47 hp (35 kW) @ 1,630 –  3,000 rpm (electric motor)
  3. 199 hp @ 5,500 rpm (combined)
  • Torque:
  1. 154 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm (2.4L engine)
  2. 151 lb-ft @ 0 -1,630 rpm (electric motor)
  3. 235 lb-ft @ 1,000 – 2,500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy (City/Highway MPG):
  1. 36/40 (LX)
  2. 35/39 (EX)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Gal): 17.2
  • Color: The 2013 Optima Hybrid offers a range of exciting colors to choose from.
  • Base Price:
  1. MSRP $25,900 (LX)
  2. MSRP $31,950 (EX)



Some of the standard safety features of Optima hybrid include the following,

  • Dual front advanced airbags (standard)
  • Dual front side-mounted airbags (standard)
  • Full length side curtain airbags (standard)
  • 3-point seatbelt for all seating positions (standard)
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners (standard)
  • 4-wheel disk brake with ABS (standard)
  • Vehicle stability management (standard)
  • Electronic stability control (standard)
  • Traction control (standard)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (standard)
  • Brake assist system (standard)
  • Hill start assist control (standard)
  • Tire pressure monitoring (standard)
  • Side impact door beams (standard)
  • Front and rear crumple zones (standard)
  • Lower anchors and tethers for children (standard)
  • Rear door child safety locks (standard)
  • Impact absorbing steer column (standard)
  • Internal emergency trunk release (standard)

Driving Experience:


The front-wheel drive car has got a very impressive engine combination that gives you a powerful performance and enjoyable ride on any road condition. The transition from engine to motor is hardly noticeable. The steering is steady and shifting-transmission is smooth. Maneuvering through the passing lanes is easy. You get a sportier ride feel with the suspension. Overall it gives you a solid riding experience with unmatched fuel economy.



The 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid comes for head to head competition with the likes of Ford Fusion Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid in mid-size sedan segment.

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