Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Kia Optima Plug-in 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 Plug-in Hybrid 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2019 2019 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2018 2018 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2017 2017 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Kia has manufactured models of Optima Plug-in Hybrid for 4 years. They average 40.3 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Optima Plug-in Hybrid above average at 41 combined MPG.

The 2020 Optima Plug-in Hybrid is electric and has a 50kW IPMSM 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 Plug-in Hybrid to be $950 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 $3,250 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Optima Plug-in Hybrid consumes about 4 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 Plug-in Hybrid emits 97 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 1,455,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 69 trees would offset these emissions. The Optima Plug-in Hybrid has start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid 41 44 39
2019 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid 40 43 38
2018 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid 40 43 38
2017 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid 40 43 38

MPG breakdown by model options

The Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid has 4 different model options on record with the EPA since 2017. 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 41 44 39
2019 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 40 43 38
2018 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 40 43 38
2017 4-dr, Automatic (AM6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 40 43 38