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2011 Kia Optima Hybrid [w/video]

A Feature-Packed Family Hauler That Sips 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery Every time we read Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, we find something new. Adams was able to spin phrases that hit on multiple levels, and his work requires repeated attention to be enjoyed in full. We wouldn't be surprised if the folks at Kia have been reading a bit of Adams themselves, because their latest lineup has been commanding multiple looks. With new models being churning out both here and abroad, Kia is offering a range of vehicles that hit consumer... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.4L 4-Cyl / 1.4kWh Motor
Power:
206 HP / 195 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$26,500 base
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    Official: Kia showcasing Optima T-Hybrid concept in Paris [w/video]
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    At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Kia showcased a new diesel hybrid powertrain. And at the rapidly approaching Paris Motor Show, it will present that new technology in the Optima sedan concept you see here. Called the Kia Optima T-Hybrid, the concept mates a 1.7-liter diesel with both a turbocharger and electric supercharger to a small electric ...

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    Chicago: Refreshed Kia Optima Hybrid continues to blend good looks and efficiency
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    With all the excitement at the Kia stand surrounding the new Soul EV, it's easy to forget that there were other cars on display at the Korean marque's Chicago Auto Show display. The Niro Concept from the Frankfurt Motor Show made an appearance, but the other production model on display was the refreshed Optima Hybrid (which was tucked away in a ...

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    Official: 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid shows its freshened face
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    Think back to the 2013 New York Auto Show, and you'll recall that the already attractive Kia Optima midsize sedan was re-schnozzed for the 2014 model year. The hybrid version was left alone, visually, though its powertrain was updated to provide more oomph and slightly better fuel economy. And now, the whole thing comes full circle – the fresh-faced ...

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    New York: 2014 Kia Optima is better by a nose
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    Kia is showing off a slew of vehicles here in New York, including the ever-so-slightly refreshed 2014 Optima sedan you see here. The brunt of the changes surround the new front fascia, with repositioned LED lighting above the headlamp units and some new quad-LED fogs rounding of a touched-up front bumper. At the rear, Kia has reworked the taillamps, and ...

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    Kia Optima Hybrid gets same updates as Hyundai cousin, slightly higher price
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    After a slight delay, we now bring you your regularly scheduled refresh of the 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid. As with the Hybrid Sonata Hybrid update, the reworked Optima gas-electric gets more power – a 40 pound-feet increase in torque, up to 235 lb-ft – from a bigger 47-horsepower electric traction motor and a more powerful 47-kW lithium-polymer ...

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    Chicago: Superman-inspired Kia Optima Hybrid helps those affected by drought and famine in Africa
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    Kia, DC Entertainment and Super Street magazine worked as a team to develop this one-of-a-kind Superman-themed Optima Hybrid that made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show today. The joint effort is designed to raise awareness for DC Entertainment's "We Can Be Heroes" campaign, a charitable relief effort to bring help and hope to people affected by drought ...

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    Official: Superman-themed Kia Optima Hybrid definitely not faster than a speeding bullet
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    The Justice League of America's garage is filling up quickly, with Kia and DC Entertainment unveiling its sixth of eight super hero-inspired vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show today. The vehicles are being used to raise awareness for DC Entertainment's "We Can Be Heroes" giving campaign. The latest Kia to get the super hero treatment is the Optima Hybrid, ...

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    Teased: Superman joining Kia's Justice League-themed fleet of vehicles
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    Kia is teaming up with the Justice League once again to create another show car that will be on display at the Chicago Auto Show. At the 2012 SEMA Show, Kia showed off various models inspired by DC Entertainment characters Batman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern and Cyborg, but a Superman-themed Kia Optima Hybrid will roll into the Windy City for next ...

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    Kia taking the Rio racing, Optima Hybrid selected as pace car
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    Kia has only been racing for two years, but during this past season of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the plucky Korean brand recorded both its first-ever first place finish and won the driver and team championships for the entire season. Teams don't usually win their first race and wind up champions in the same season. So Kia's good at ...

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    Wayne Gerdes hypermiles 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid to Guinness record with 64.55 mpg
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    Hypermiler extraordinaire Wayne Gerdes and his colleague Chris Bernius have set a new Guinness World Record for the lowest fuel consumption in a gasoline hybrid vehicle while driving through the 48 adjoining U.S. states. At over 64 miles per gallon, Gerdes, Bernius and the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid have found a home in Guinness' record books. The ...

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    Wayne Gerdes starts hypermiling mpg record attempt in Kia Optima Hybrid
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    Hypermiling extraordinaire Wayne Gerdes, along with colleague Chris Bernius (both friends of the site), are heading out on a big journey today. The two will leave from Kia Motors' manufacturing facility in West Point, GA on a trip through 48 states in a clockwise direction, finishing in South Carolina 16 days from now. Gerdes and Bernius will jump behind ...

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    Report: Hyundai not head over heels for plug-in vehicles
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    These days, vehicle electrification seems to be all the rage. But not so much, it seems, for Hyundai. Some automakers, including Nissan and Chevrolet have already launched their electrified vehicles and Mitsubishi, Ford, Toyota and others will join the mix, soon. But one name nearly absent from the list of automakers set to launch electrified vehicles ...

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    Review: 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid [w/video]
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    A Feature-Packed Family Hauler That Sips Every time we read Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, we find something new. Adams was able to spin phrases that hit on multiple levels, and his work requires repeated attention to be enjoyed in full. We wouldn't be surprised if the folks at Kia have been reading a bit of Adams themselves, ...

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    Quick Spin: 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid [w/video]
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    A Feature-Packed Family Hauler That Sips Every time we read Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, we find something new. Adams was able to spin phrases that hit on multiple levels, and his work requires repeated attention to be enjoyed in full. We wouldn't be surprised if the folks at Kia have been reading a bit of Adams themselves, ...

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    Kia VP says Optima Hybrid is a no-compromise vehicle
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    Kia Motors' vice-president of marketing, Michael Sprague, says that the 2011 Optima Hybrid is the vehicle that will legitimize the Korean automaker as an eco-friendly company. In speaking with Ward's Auto, Sprague stated: Enter the Optima Hybrid, which Kia is promoting as a no-compromise vehicle. According to Sprague, this makes it unlike some of ...

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    2011 Kia Optima Hybrid priced at $26,500*
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    Kia Motors America has announced that its midsize fuel-sipping sedan, the 2011 Optima Hybrid, will be priced at $26,500, plus an extra $750 for destination and handling, when it hits U.S. dealers in June. The gas-electric Optima is Kia's first-ever hybrid vehicle. Like the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, the gas-electric Optima uses the automaker's 2.4-liter ...

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    Confirmed: 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid priced from $26,500*
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    Report: Kia Optima Hybrid delayed due to Hyundai Sonata Hybrid push-back
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    The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was supposed to go on sale in December, but at the eleventh hour, the company decided on a last-minute engineering change to enhance safety. When the automaker learned that President Obama planned to sign a bill that would ban a switch that can disable a noisemaker designed to warn blind pedestrians, the Korean automaker decided ...

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    Report: Kia Optima Hybrid delayed due to Hyundai Sonata Hybrid pushback
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    The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was supposed to go on sale in December, but at the eleventh hour, the company decided on a last-minute engineering change to enhance safety. When the automaker learned that President Obama planned to sign a bill that would ban a switch that can disable a noisemaker designed to warn blind pedestrians, the Korean automaker decided ...

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    LA 2010: 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid is good-lookin', green-drivin'
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    Kia is just now beginning to roll out its sexy new 2011 Optima, with the 2.4-liter GDI version priced from only $18,995. Much like its sister car, the Hyundai Sonata, the Optima will be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine in EX and SX trims, and here at the LA Auto Show, the Kia has unveiled its third member of the Optima family – the ...

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