The 2020 Kia Optima is one of the top choices for sedan drivers this year, due in part to the many options it offers buyers. You can choose your own power with the new Optima with either a gasoline, electric hybrid, or plug-in hybrid version. Each is a top-notch sedan, but each has its unique benefits. Which one is the best fit for you?
The gasoline powered 2020 Kia Optima is a great choice for those who want the most creature comforts and exciting features. Outside, the Optima has a sporty sedan look that stands out from the crowd. On the inside, the 2020 Optima keeps you relaxed in comfortable seating and connected with smart tech.
The standard Optima’s higher trim levels are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 192 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. There’s also the option of a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-4 engine that gives you 178 horsepower. If you have an even bigger need for speed, opt for the SX model, which uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that packs 245 horsepower.
The 2020 Optima Hybrid adds some exclusive styling to the Optima to make it look even sharper, like glossy black and matte chrome accents to the exterior. It takes the already sporty presence the Optima brings to the table and turns it up a notch. Efficiency doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style, as the Optima Hybrid proves.
The Optima Hybrid is powered with a 2.0-liter engine with an electric motor to produce a combined 271 pound-feet of torque. It gets 40 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway. It uses regenerative braking to recharge its battery and improve its fuel-efficiency.
Optima Plug-In Hybrid
The Optima plug-in hybrid comes in the model’s top trim level to bring you the best of the best. It comes with a great swath of features you’ll love: driver-assist technologies, LED headlamps, 12-way power memory seats, and more. It’s fully equipped to let you take your travels to the next level.
You can see how much your battery is charged through an app on your phone, so you know when you’re ready to take on the miles with pure electric energy. The plug-in hybrid comes standard with a 120V charger that gets your Optima to a full charge overnight, but you can also equip your home with a 240V charger that gives your sedan a full charge in less than 3 hours.
The 2020 Optima plug-in hybrid uses the same 2.0-liter engine as the conventional hybrid model, but uses pure electric power for the first 28 miles on a full charge to achieve a 101 MPGe rating. Once the battery is depleted, the plug-in Optima switches to conventional hybrid power. If you’re looking for an Optima that lets you pass gas station after gas station, this is the one for you.
When you’re ready to explore the perfect Optima for you, come see our team at Huffines Kia Denton for your test drive. Kia’s engineering makes sure there’s an Optima for everyone.
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