If you’re opting for the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as nicely skip right to the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid happens to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid affords ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this sort of car can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction if you want it most.
The 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of car. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid’s experience and driving expertise start to fall in line with more modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend testing the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it is all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at extra cost. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid also affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid recent by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid, which pushes the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.