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2016 Kia Optima Hybrid On Sale Now, Priced at $26,820

The 2016 Kia Optima hybrid is a carryover from the much loved 2015 model, and it continues to deliver the goods in terms of style and features.

Available in two distinct trim levels (Hybrid and Hybrid EX), the 2016 Optima hybrid car is on sale now at U.S. Kia dealerships with a starting price of $26,820 (including an $825 destination charge).

Under the hood of each Optima hybrid you will find a 2.4L engine mated to a 47-horsepower electric motor. The combined output delivered comes in at 199-horsepower and 235 lb.-ft. of torque.

A 47 kW lithium polymer battery feeds power to the motor, while a 6-speed automatic transmission feeds all the power to the front wheels of the car.

Optima hybrid mpg

All that power doesn’t come at the expense of fuel efficiency.

Kia Optima Hybrid 2016The EPA-estimated numbers for the Optima Hybrid come in at (US) 36 mpg in the city, (US) 40 mpg on the highway, and (US) 38 mpg combined.

The Hybrid EX delivers (US) 35 mpg in the city, (US) 39 mpg on the highway, and (US) 37 mpg combined.

There are some truly unique features on the exterior of the car to help set it apart as a hybrid whilst also improving aerodynamic performance. There are extra vents up font that help increase airflow and reduce drag.

The Optima Hybrid features 16-inch alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tires. Trims that employ the 17-inch alloys come with super low rolling resistance tires to help with weight and drag.

The front of the vehicle features a unique grille that is exclusive to the hybrid. Certain components are made of aluminum instead of steel, which helps offset the battery weight.

Both the 2016 Optima Hybrid and Hybrid EX come with a great set of premium features, but if you are looking for something a little more, you can choose from a number of great optional packages.

A $1,460 Optima Hybrid Convenience package adds a 10-way power driver seat, UVO eServices with rear-camera display, LED headlights, an acoustic laminated windshield and front door windows.

A $2,380 Technology package bundles a panoramic sunroof with gloss black B-pillars, blind-spot detection system with rear cross-traffic alert and a back-up warning system.

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