2020 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid for Sale in West Springfield, MA
The comfortable, stylish, and fuel-efficient 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid is definitely a solid choice for drivers looking to get the most bang for their buck. The advantage of a plug-in over a conventional hybrid is that you can travel on all electric power until the charge runs out and the gas engine takes over. If your commute isn’t all that long, the Optima Plug-In’s all-electric range of 28 miles can potentially get you one or both ways without using any gasoline. When the electric power is spent, the power source switches to the gas engine, which returns an EPA-estimated 41 mpg, giving this eco-friendly sedan an MPGe rating of 101.
The benefit of owning a plug-in hybrid is in the name: you can plug it in at home or at a charging station to keep it running as opposed to having to fill up frequently at a gas station. With a 220-volt power source, it will take less than three hours for your 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid to be fully juiced, and about nine hours with a standard 120-volt outlet, which is just right for overnight charging.
The 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid comes in one trim level, the EX, which is front-wheel drive with a six-speed automatic transmission. It’s propelled by the combination of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a 9.8 kWh battery, and an electric motor; the fully parallel hybrid system makes 202 horsepower and 276 lb.-ft of torque.
Standard features for the 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid include 17-inch wheels, heated side mirrors with built-in turn-signal indicators, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory, a rearview camera, a parking distance warning system, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a heated leather-wrapped sport steering wheel. A few more premium features can be enjoyed through the available Technology Package, which includes LED fog lights, a panoramic sunroof, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, ambient interior lighting with multiple colors, Smart Entry with push-button ignition, and ventilated front seats.
Safety and Technology
The 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid gets a nice selection of standard active driver aids, including forward collision warning and avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane change and keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a driver attention warning monitor. Although the 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid has not yet been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the conventional gas-electric hybrid model was given a five-star safety rating by the NHTSA, and in 2019, the Optima Hybrid was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS.
The 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid is stocked with an 8-inch UVO infotainment touchscreen, satellite and HD radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability and audio streaming, an auxiliary audio input jack, USB ports, integrated navigation, wireless smartphone charging, and a premium 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.