The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid is a mid-size sedan with all the right moves. On top of its safe package (its crash-test scorecard is spotless) and relatively handsome looks, a fuel-efficient powertrain is subbed in for fewer trips to gas stations.
The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid is a fuel-efficient pick among mid-sizers that doesn’t wear its eco credentials on its sleeves.
For those reasons, the 2018 Optima Hybrid earns a heady 7.3 overall score on our scale, reflective of its good features, great fuel economy, and better safety. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
The 2018 version doesn’t change at all from last year, which should be good news for shoppers.
The base powertrain is a 2.0-liter inline-4 with a 1.62-kwh battery pack and electric motor. The combination manages a 39 mpg city, 46 highway, 42 combined rating by the EPA, which falls behind its…