What used Kia Optima PHEV estate will I get for my budget?
Prices for the Optima PHEV start around £22,000 for an early example, while a nearly new one is about £25,000-£26,000.
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How much does it cost to run a Kia Optima PHEV estate?
If you recharge the battery regularly, the Optima Sportswagon PHEV shouldn’t cost you much money to run. Weirdly, the official NEDC combined average of the Sportswagon is considerably higher than that of the saloon version, at 201.8mpg. As with the saloon, this figure is rather unrealistic, but you should be able to achieve 40mpg in normal driving and more if you regularly exploit the 33-mile electric-only range.
Buy an Optima PHEV registered before 1 April 2017 and you shouldn’t have to pay any road tax – but don’t forget to still register it with the DVLA, otherwise they’ll fine you for not taxing the car. If you buy one registered after this point, it’ll be £130 per year, because it’s an alternative-fuel vehicle.
Servicing costs will be similar to the standard Optima and you can spread the cost of this with one of Kia’s service plans.