2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

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7 Customer Reviews
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What customers liked
Fuel Economy, Styling, Cabin Noise
What they didn't
Cabin Noise, Ride and Handling, Technology and Entertainment

Did Audi Design This Kia?

Yes. According to the Kia Salesforce, a former Audi engineer designed the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid from tip to toe. From the interior it looks and feels like an A4 (we're also an A6 owner, btw). Heat and A/C seats. 3 memory seat driver positions. 7" Media Center is touch screen, which is a welcome improvement over the dial-and-press functions of other Navigation center "mice." Not big on trunk space but we managed to fit our family of 5 in for a 3 day ski getaway... with food, 1 LG & 1 SM suitcase, 4 ski pants & 4 jackets in the trunk, it was a puzzle we enjoyed putting "together." EPA on the 3 hr trip *mountain roads, mind you* was 32 mpg going UP and 35 mpg going DOWN. 6 gear automatic with manual shift override is fun but not necessary to maximize epa. Sun & Moon Roofs. Sirius Satellite, IPod connection, 2 12V plugs and the voice of Siri built into the Nav Center is very pleasing.

Would recommend to a friend

Great Gas Mileage

I was skeptical going from a 2006 Honda Pilot to this car. However, I love this vehicle. Lots of room and a great ride. It looks and rides and drives like a luxury car.

Would recommend to a friend

Great Look and Comfort

This car is very comfortable and I feel very safe in it, it feels like a much more expensive car. The back up camera was a bonus and I love the blue tooth integration. I was a little disappointed in the mileage performance but still a huge improvement over my previous SUV, as I commute 50 miles each way the gas savings has paid off. I have had a near miss with a flying object (ladder)onto the road and the handling was great.

Would recommend to a friend

Great hybrid.

Good on gas, stylish car. Lots of compliments.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Fuel Economy

great gas mileage

Styling

Everywhere I go on my Kia, it turns heads. beautiful car.

Great looking car for an Excellent Price

Outstanding style inside and out Great gas mileage 35-45 mpg depending on if you're running the A/C Excellent value for the price

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Fuel Economy

35-45 mpg

Cabin Noise

Very Quiet

Styling

One of the best looking rides on the road

Cons

Ride and Handling

Accelerating with Hybrid Technology a little choppy

excellent car

The kia optima is a smooth ride, also the vehicle is very spacious. Fully loaded with cold and hot seats.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Safety
Fuel Economy
Power

Works great

Great gas mileage. Rear seat roominess.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Seat Comfort
Styling
Cost to Maintain

Cons

Cabin Noise
Technology and Entertainment
Visibility

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