The New 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid in Watertown, CT

Learn More about the All-New 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid in Watertown

The Kia Optima Hybrid is all-new for 2018, with even better fuel economy, terrific cargo space and an upgraded infotainment system. This hybrid sedan ranges from the base Premium model to all-out luxurious Optima Hybrid EX. Given the fact that many of our customers are also commuters on a regular basis - either to Hartford or down to New York City - we believe the new 2018 Optima Hybrid is a compelling choice, particularly for environmentally-conscious professionals and couples who split time between the city and suburbs. If you're into car-pooling, the Optima Hybrid also offers plenty of room front and back for up to five passengers.

What's New for 2018?

Not much has changes for the newest Optima Hybrid, so expect the 2018 model year to look and perform similarly as the outgoing 2018 model. There have been some minor color and trim combination changes for the Premium and EX trim levels but, otherwise, everything remains the same for this new year.

Optima Hybrid - Power & Performance

The 2018 Optima Hybrid is powered by the combination of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine and an electric motor for a total output of 192 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy has improved from the previous generation: the Optima Hybrid is now EPA-rated at 39 mpg city and 46 mpg highway. Acceleration away from the curb is whisper-quiet, and this sedan has also received additional noise insulation, so in-cabin conversation is easy, even during highway travel.

There's also a new Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) version of the Optima for 2018. It combines the same 2.0 liter gas engine with a plug-in chargeable electric motor to deliver 202 horsepower and 276 pound-feet of torque. EPA-rated fuel-economy for the Optima PHEV is 103 MPGe and 40 mpg combined.

Optima Hybrid - Features & Options

Like its gas-powered sibling, the Optima Hybrid received a big interior update for the current model year. Even the base Optima Hybrid Premium is well-equipped, with features like dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition, a six-speaker sound system and a 7.0-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth connectivity and new compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. An optional Convenience Package adds rear air vents, power-adjustable front seats, folding, heated side mirrors, extra USB ports (a nod to the backseat rider) and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

Step up to the Optima Hybrid EX trim, and you'll enjoy premium amenities like leather upholstery, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, and a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio setup. Opt for the Technology Package and you'll get a panoramic sunroof, adaptive LED headlights, ventilated front seats and heated back seats, and additional driver assist features, including lane-departure warning, rear parking sensors and forward-collision mitigation with automatic braking.

Find Your Optima Hybrid Near Waterbury at Shaker's Kia

We have a great selection of new Kia models in stock here at Shaker's Kia, where our Buy Transparently philosophy informs everything we do. Our Watertown, CT dealership is located at 1230 Main St. - a 10-minute ride from nearby Waterbury, and also convenient to the neighboring towns of Bristol, Milford and Naugatuck. Stop in today, or give us a call at (877) 317-3379 to schedule a test drive.

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