With gas prices climbing up and up I keep talking to my husband about getting a hybrid. To be honest they just make more sense. Kia sent me their Optima Hybrid to put to the test and I am flabbergasted about the MPG I got this week! I drove it all over the place trying to use a full tank of gas in a week and just couldn’t!
The Kia Optima Hybrid is a midsize sedan that has seating for up to five people! The second row has 34.64 inches of leg room which is enough to stretch out in and relax very comfortably! I was able to install three car seats across the backseat with ease! The Optima is 190.7 inches long, which is a bit long for a car but I had no issues at all maneuvering it around town this week!
Now on to my very favorite five features!
Everything At My Fingertips:
The Kia Optima has everything you could need to do while driving right in front of you! The super comfortable steering wheel has the radio volume, mode, channel, cruise control, Bluetooth and more. I don’t have to take my hands off the wheel at all while in the Optima!
The Kia Optima is literally a ‘cool’ car! This is the very first vehicle I have rode in that featured both driver and passenger cooled seats. The cool air comes from your back and butt and to be honest kind of feels like sitting on an air hockey table! The glove box is also a “chill box”! Just open the vent in the glove box and you can keep drinks and snacks chilled, even on a super hot day!
Three Seats Across:
Being able to fit as many car seats into a vehicle as I can is a huge deal to me. Even if you only have one or two kids it is nice to know that you can fit a third one in just in case you have another one or have a friend or relative’s child along for the ride. The Optima fit three seats with ease and they were super easy to install. I pushed the front seats forward as far as they could go and had tons of room in the back to move around, maneuver the seats and get them where I needed them!
I have seen some hybrids that were not very stylish looking. The Optima is not one of those hybrids. It is as sleek looking as a sports car! The Optima Hybrid comes with 16 inch tires with shiny Alloy wheels, a sculpted front and rear valance and rear lip spolier!
Open Door Alert:
More times than I can count one of my kids have not closed a door all the way and I have to get out, go to each door and re close them before I find the guilty door! It is annoying to say the least. The Kia dings and a nifty display pops up on the dashboard showing the driver exactly what door is ajar!
The 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid starts at 25,700.00 and can be purchased from a Kia dealer near you!
*Special thanks to Kia for letting myself and my family test drive the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid!