Reviews the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid

2012 Kia Optima Hybrid

The 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid is as capable as any other midsize hybrid on the market, according to Managing Editor David Thomas. The hybrid componentry works seamlessly, but you sacrifice a lot of trunk space and the car costs $8,000 more than a gas-powered Optima, Thomas says.

2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Review



The starting price for the 2012 Kia Optima LX is 21,750 after destination. Kia is no longer offering a manual with the car. I would reflect that in the article, because otherwise the numbers are a bit skewed. Also, noting that you had the convenience package and auto-dimming rearview mirror options, which is over 1000 dollars, closes the gap even further between base model and hybrid base model. Even if the manual was still available, it's not a fair comparison of base manual to hybrid base which is automatic. The same people who are buying the hybrid base would probably otherwise be buying an LX automatic.

Not trying to be a pain in the butt, just want to make sure people are given a fair comparison and value proposition.

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