06/04/19 ID: 15158


The 2020 Optima Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) enters its fourth model year with several new standard technology features and model enhancements, such as smartphone wireless charging1. Also standard are nine Kia Drive Wise driver assistance and convenience technologies2, including Forward Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist-Pedestrian, Lane Keeping Assist and Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go. The Optima PHEV continues to offer Kia’s suite of embedded telematics features, now called UVO link3, which enables features such as Find My Car, remote lock/unlock and remote vehicle climate control4. For 2020, Kia will offer the Optima PHEV in EX trim. An available Technology Package includes: 10-way power front passenger's seat; ambient lighting with variable colors; LED headlights with Low Beam Assist-Dynamic; LED fog lights; panoramic  sunroof; and ventilated front seats.

With an all-electric range of up to an estimated 28 miles5 and a total range rating of up to an estimated 630 miles6, Optima PHEV offers the ability for owners to complete a portion of their driving on electric power, but also the option of taking longer road trips.

Pricing7 – MSRP (excludes $925 destination)
  • Optima PHEV EX (A/T)
2.0L I4 $36,090
  • Technology Package
Engine/Electric Motor: 
  • Nu 2.0 GDI: 154 hp/140 lb.- ft of torque
  • Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Electric Motor: 67 hp (50kW) and 151.2 lb.- ft of torque
Hybrid System Performance Combined: 
  • 202 hp/276 lb.- ft of torque
Fuel Economy – EPA-est. MPG: (combined) 8/All Electric Range (AER5 /MPGe (Est.)9:
  • 41 / 0-28 / 101
Standard Kia Drive Wise Advanced Driver Assistance Features2:
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection 
  • Forward Collision Warning 
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning10
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
  • Parking Distance Warning-Reverse 
  • Overall Length:
191.1 in. 
  • Overall Width:
73.2 in.
  • Overall Height:
57.5 in.
  • Wheelbase:
110.4 in.
  • Max Cargo Capacity (trunk): 
9.89 cu. ft.
  • Curb Weight (maximum):  
3,799 lbs. 


1 Charging system only works with select devices. Refer to the vehicle's Owner's Manual for warnings and instructions.

2 These systems are not substitutes for proper and safe driving, parking, and/or backing-up procedures. These systems may not detect every object behind or alongside the vehicle or in the vehicle’s blindspot or direction of travel. Always drive safely and use caution.

3 Purchase/lease of a new 2020 Kia Optima PHEV vehicle with UVO includes a complimentary one year subscription starting from new vehicle retail sale/lease date as recorded by the dealer. After your complimentary one year UVO subscription expires, continued access to UVO will require a paid subscription at the then current subscription rate or your use of UVO will immediately terminate. Use of UVO is subject to agreement to the UVO Privacy Policy available at https://owners.kia.com/us/en/privacy-policy.html and Terms of Service available at https://owners.kia.com/us/en/terms-of-service.html. UVO is transferrable to subsequent owner during the original UVO service term. Only use UVO when safe to do so. UVO app is available from the App Store® or Google Play™ Store. Kia Motors America, Inc. reserves the right to change or discontinue UVO at any time without prior notification or incurring any future obligation. Message and data rates may apply. Cellular and GPS coverage is required to use most features. UVO features may vary by model, model year, and trim level. Features, specifications, and fees are subject to change. For more on details and limitations, visit https://owners.kia.com or your authorized Kia dealer. Google and logos are trademarks of Google, Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple, Inc.

4 Remote features require a UVO subscription, a compatible smartphone, and a wireless signal with good coverage to function. Normal cellular service rates may apply. Do not use remote climate control or remote start if vehicle is in an enclosed area (e.g., closed garage) or a partially enclosed area without ventilation. Close all doors leading from adjacent living areas to the vehicle area before executing a remote climate control or remote start command.

5 Based on EPA estimates on a full battery charge.  Actual range will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, vehicle maintenance, charging practice, battery age, weather, temperature and your vehicle’s condition. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. For more information on range, please see www.fueleconomy.gov.

6 Based on range listed at fueleconomy.gov, which cautions that range assumes a full tank and 100% of fuel in tank will be used before refueling. Actual range will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.  Kia recommends that you refuel as soon as possible after the low fuel warning light illuminates or sooner.

7 MSRP excludes destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options and retailer charges.  Actual prices set by retailer and may vary.

8 Based on EPA estimates.  Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.

9 EPA-estimated MPG equivalent when vehicle is fully charged.  Actual MPGe will vary based on driving habits, vehicle maintenance, charging practice, battery age, weather, temperature, and road/traffic conditions. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. For more information on MPGE and range, please see www.fueleconomy.gov.

10 Driver Attention Warning is not a substitute for safe driving and may not detect all instances of inattentive driving practices. Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation could result in loss of vehicle control. Always drive safely and use caution.