What Makes the Kia Optima Hybrid Great?

If you are in the market for a new car, but are looking to save some money in the long run the Kia Optima Hybrid may be the vehicle for you. With an average of 40 mpg on highways and an average 36 mpg in the city, the Kia Optima Hybrid is an obvious choice for those who find themselves travelling on the road frequently.

What makes the hybrid better than a regular Optima? The most important thing is the improved gas mileage. According to the website of a Ventura Kia dealer, First Kia, the 2010 Optima has a city mpg of 22 and a highway mpg of 32. That’s between an 8 and 14 mpg difference which as you probably know can really add up at the pump over time.

For those who may not already know, a hybrid is a vehicle which combines two or more sources of energy to operate. This particular hybrid is a gasoline-electric hybrid and is the first hybrid that Kia has put on the market. To help improve both the exhaust emissions and the fuel usage, the electric portion of the engine is used for starting the car and is also used for going from a full stop. After that the gas portion takes over to give the electric battery a chance to recharge and give the car more power.

Starting at $26,500 the Kia Optima Hybrid, arriving at Kia dealers June 2011, offers great features and specifications. Safety is no concern when it comes to this Kia vehicle. The Kia Optima receives five stars when it comes to crash tests, making this automobile the perfect car for new drivers, those with families, and everyone else. In addition to great safety, this car also offers a variety of special features to make your life riding in the car easier. If you happen to share the car with your spouse, but often get tired of changing the settings of the driver’s seat you will love the driver’s seat memory option that allow quick adjustment to your preferred settings.

Want to find out more information about this all new hybrid or interested in purchasing this amazing vehicle? Be sure to contact your local Ventura Kia dealer.