The Optima Hybrid is a perfect family vehicle, with extra class. Given that it’s a hybrid, gas mileage will be better, and, you’ll be helping the environment when you drive your children to school. At the same time, Kia has not forgotten the necessities of family comfort. All seats are spacious and comfortable, as would be predicted by the luxurious size of this sedan. The front is particularly roomy, with an easy-to-use layout, heated leather seats, sunroof, and ApplePlay and Android connectivities. If you opt for this cozy drive, you’ll want to keep it in the family for as long as possible: the resale value of the hybrid isn’t as strong as the Optima’s gas model, so drive it with pleasure for years to come.
Kia’s Optima Plug-In is for energy-saving people who are willing to put the leg work in, to become more sustainable. The Plug-In is more than a minor step up on the hybrid. Rather, Kia has exchanged the hybrid’s 2.4-liter cylinder gas engine with a 2-liter, and has structured gas insertion for direct injection, automatically allowing for increased fuel efficiency. Plus, Kia has installed a 51-hp electric motor, a transmission that’s water-cooled, and an electric oil pump. Altogether, the engine is 20 percent more efficient than usual. In terms of operating this energy-saving vehicle, you’ll be happy to know that it can be driven for 27 miles on just electricity. When you’re ready to charge up, an in-car navigation system will show you the closest place to do so, as well as a schedule of availability. If the car has a 240-volt charge, it would take three hours to load, and with a 120-volt, it would take nine. This is the Optima that can save a lot of energy if you have the energy to put into it.
If you’re a conventional type, opt for the Gas Optima. You’ll receive all the perks of the above-stated cars – the sleek design, the full sedan body, and the unbeatable price. The LX comes fully loaded, with six-speed automatic transmission, touch screen, and rear camera display. Opt for the SX and get even more luxury: front and rear sport bumpers, sound absorbing front door windows for increased privacy, LED rear lamps, 18-inch chrome-finished wheels, and so much more. Resale values tend to be more stable over time with this conventional choice. If you need to change your mind down the road, this option may be the best bet for you.
The great thing about selecting a Kia model is the tremendous amount of power given to you by way of options. Take advantage of them: Test drive the car of your dreams today at your local Kia dealership.
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