What used Kia Optima PHEV saloon will I get for my budget?
Prices for the Optima PHEV start around £18,000 for an early 2016 example. About £19,500 will buy you a good 2017 car with below average mileage while a nearly new one is around £22,000.
How much does it cost to run a Kia Optima PHEV saloon?
If you keep plugging your Optima PHEV in, then in theory, it shouldn’t cost you too much money to run. The official NEDC combined average is a rather unrealistic 176.6mpg, but you should be able to achieve 50mpg in normal driving; more so if you regularly exploit the 33-mile EV 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.