In the event you’re opting for the Kia Optima Hybrid 2020 over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as properly skip right to the Kia Optima Hybrid 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the Kia Optima Hybrid 2020 happens to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia Optima Hybrid 2020 offers ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction once you want it most.
The Kia Optima Hybrid 2020, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of car. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the Kia Optima Hybrid 2020’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in line with extra trendy autos. 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 advocate checking out the Kia Optima Hybrid 2020’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at extra cost. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Kia Optima Hybrid 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Kia Optima Hybrid 2020 additionally offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Kia Optima Hybrid 2020 fresh by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury Kia Optima Hybrid 2020, which pushes the Kia Optima Hybrid 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.