Used Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV 2017-present review

Category: Hybrid car

Section: Alternatives

Used Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV 2017-present
  • Used Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV 2017-present
  • Used Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV 2017-present
  • Used Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV 2017-present
  • Used Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV 2017-present
  • Used Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV 2017-present
  • Used Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV 2017-present
  • Used Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV 2017-present
  • Used Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV 2017-present
  • Used Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV 2017-present
  • Used Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV 2017-present

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Kia Optima PHEV estate?

There aren’t many other plug-in hybrid rivals to an Optima Sportswagon PHEV, particularly ones that match it for interior space.

The Volvo V60 hybrid was a curious car when it was launched, because instead of the normal petrol engine with an electric motor combo of most regular hybrids, Volvo fitted a large diesel engine. The idea is that you get to use the electric motor in town and therefore cut urban pollution, but still have an efficient diesel for when you hit the motorway. Trouble is, the boot isn’t particularly big and the engine is noisy.

Overview

A roomy interior, competitive all-electric range and no loss of boot space make the Optima Sportswagon PHEV a more worthy used plug-in hybrid than the saloon version

  • Very well equipped
  • Smart interior
  • Competitive electric range
  • Vague steering
  • Odd brake pedal feel