2019 Kia Optima Hybrid Performance | University Kia

2019 Kia Optima Hybrid Performance

We all need to do our bit for the planet and that includes choosing the right kind of vehicle. Thankfully, there are plenty of options out there. But the lack of options isn’t the problem. It’s knowing which one suits your needs the best. Well, we think it’s the 2019 Kia Optima Hybrid in Durham.

You see, the Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Optimas are Kia’s answer to the problem of gas guzzling. Both vehicles come with a 2-liter inline-4 engine that’s connected to an electric motor and batteries. The total power output that comes from both motors is sent to a 6-speed automatic transmission unit that sits at the front wheels. The power output is estimated to be around 154 horsepower, which is more than a handful for a vehicle in this category. The “Hybrid” part comes in when you want to save fuel. For instance, if you’re on a quick run to the store, the electric motor is all you need. There’s no need to waste fuel or harm the environment just for a quick grocery shopping spree. The cumulative effects of cutting down on fuel usage are great for the planet and also, for your pocket. Plus, the electric motors are smooth, which can make driving seem like an absolute pleasure.

The Optima Hybrid comes with a 1.6kwh battery that’s good enough for short distances. The Optima Plug-In Hybrid comes with a larger battery – a 9.8kwh unit, which means you get to cover relatively larger distances. It’s also more powerful, pushing out a solid 202 horsepower compared to the former’s 192 horsepower. Needless to say, the power in EV mode is to die for and the ride is simply delicious. But that doesn’t mean things change in internal combustion mode. The overall ride on the 2019 Kia Optima Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid is extremely comfortable. This is primarily due to the higher curb weight and relaxed suspension setup. Interested in getting a closer look at the 2019 Kia Optima Hybrid? Well, book a test drive with University Kia right away. We are the authorized dealers for the 2019 Kia Optima Hybrid in Durham.

Source: Kia