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2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Sedan

2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

(3 Stars) 

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

It used to be buyers chose hybrid models because of the improved fuel economy and not much else. Fortunately car makers chose to offer the market better designs and more features with these cars. The 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid is a prime example of this. In many ways the hybrid is indistinguishable from the conventional vehicles of the Optima line. It features the same attractive exterior body style with plenty of nice accents. In the cabin, things are bit more upscale than one would expect with state of the art technology and good quality materials used in a more refined design than most other midsize sedans.

Of course the thing that really sets this car apart is it fuel economy thanks to the electric motor. For the buyer looking for an affordable hybrid that looks like it isn’t, the Optima Hybrid is worth a look.

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2012 Optima Hybrid Base Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.4L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Electric / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 34 MPG city, 39 MPG highway, 36 MPG combined and 620 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
17.2gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 206 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 195 ft lb of torque @ 4,250 rpm
Secondary power: 166 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 154 lb ft @ 4,250 rpm

'12 Kia Sedan Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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