These days, car companies are doing their bit for the environment by ensuring that every midsize car lineup has a fuel efficient hybrid included, and in Kia’s case they have an excellent offering: the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid Sedan. If you’re in the hunt for a Kia in El Paso, TX, this is the model that you should be on the lookout for.
Efficiency Without Compromise
The Optima boasts of an EPA-rated 36 mpg for city, 40 for highway, and 38 combined, but this fuel efficiency is not achieved at the cost of reduced power. Keep in mind that it is still a large car and it requires the beefy 2.4-liter 3 cylinder engine. The clincher is that it is coupled with a parallel electric drive system, which produces 47, to a peak of 199, HP on top of what the engine can do. The electric engine also helps the hybrid achieve maximum torque at startup.
This means the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid should be on top of your list when shopping around for a midsize car or a hybrid, as it is one of the few modern offerings that can meet both requirements without fail.