Kia Optima Hybrid Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Kia Optima Hybrid Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2020 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid 4 DR FWD 5 5 4 5 5 5
2019 2019 Kia Optima Hybrid 4 DR FWD 5 5 4 5 5 5
2018 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid 4 DR FWD 5 5 4 5 5 5
2017 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid 4 DR FWD 5 5 4 5 5 5
2016 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid 4 DR FWD 5 5 5 3 5 5
2015 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid 4 DR FWD 5 5 5 3 5 5
2014 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid 4 DR FWD 5 5 5 3 5 5
2013 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid 4 DR FWD 5 5 5 3 5 5
2012 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid 4 DR FWD 5 5 5 3 5 5

Fuel Efficiency

Kia has manufactured models of Optima Hybrid for 10 years. They average 38.7 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Optima Hybrid above average at 42 combined MPG.

The 2020 Optima Hybrid is electric and has a 270V Li-Ion motor charged via . All MPG estimates are "MPG equivalent," a conversion of electric energy consumption to gasoline equivalent.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Optima Hybrid to be $900 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $2,750 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Optima Hybrid consumes about 8 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Optima Hybrid emits 213 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 3,195,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 152 trees would offset these emissions. The Optima Hybrid has start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Kia Optima Hybrid 42 45 40
2019 Kia Optima Hybrid 41 45 39
2018 Kia Optima Hybrid 42 46 39
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid 42 46 39
2016 Kia Optima Hybrid 37 38 35
2015 Kia Optima Hybrid 37 38 35
2014 Kia Optima Hybrid 37 38 35
2013 Kia Optima Hybrid 37 38 35
2012 Kia Optima Hybrid 36 38 34
2011 Kia Optima Hybrid 36 38 34

MPG breakdown by model options

The Kia Optima Hybrid has 10 different model options on record with the EPA since 2011. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 42 45 40
2019 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 41 45 39
2018 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 42 46 39
2017 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 42 46 39
2016 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 37 38 35
2015 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 37 38 35
2014 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 37 38 35
2013 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 37 38 35
2012 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 36 38 34
2011 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 36 38 34