Used Kia Optima PHEV saloon 2016-present

Used Kia Optima PHEV saloon 2016-present review

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

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

The BMW 330e is, surprisingly, similar money to an Optima PHEV and is much nicer to drive. It has a similar all-electric range, too, and a plusher interior in which to whittle away long commutes. There are also a lot more 330e examples out there thanks to its popularity with company car buyers.

You could also take a look at the Volkswagen Passat GTE that’s just as spacious as the Optima. It hasn’t been on sale for as long as the Optima, and it is quite rare on the used market, which means that it is more expensive to buy.

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Verdict

Despite a roomy interior and competitive all-electric range, the Optima PHEV is outclassed by a BMW 330e that can be had for similar money

  • Very well equipped
  • Logical interior
  • Competitive electric range
  • Vague steering
  • Odd brake pedal feel
  • Smaller boot