Available in either Hybrid or Hybrid EX trims, the Optima comes standard with a 47 HP electric motor, which is a powerful 47 kW lithium polymer battery. There is also a 2.4-liter engine equipped, which produces 199 horsepower and 154 pounds-feet of torque. The Optima is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Optima Hybrid features additional vents in the Hybrid's front bumper to reduce drag and increase airflow, in addition to standard 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels. All of the previously mentioned come standard with both the Hybrid and Hybrid EX trims, adding further features to enhance efficiency.
According to the EPA, the Optima Hybrid trim boast an estimated gas mileage of 36 miles per gallon for the city, and 40 miles per gallon on the highway, leading to a 38 miles per gallon combined. The Hybrid EX trim comes in at 35 miles per gallon on the city, 39 miles per gallon on the highway, and 37 miles per gallon combined.
The 2015 Optima Hybrid features Hybrid-exclusive front LED lighting and fender badges, and a unique front grille design. In addition, there is an array of amenities and technological improvements that are both more high-tech and upscale than ever seen before.
Coming standard on the Hybrid EX, and optional on the Hybrid trim, is an acoustic laminated windshield. It is part of a Hybrid Convenience Package, which features LED front positioning lights, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, as well as upgrades to the Uvo eServices suite of applications, like Driving Score, Speed Alert, Curfew Alert, and Geo-fencing.
On the inside, customers will find a rear view camera, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, a push-button ignition, and Infinity sound system in the Hybrid EX trim, making it perfect for customers who want efficiency without sacrificing luxury.
The Optima Hybrid boasts a number of excellent safety and security features, many of which are standard. Both the Hybrid and Hybrid EX systems come standard with front seat-mounted side airbags, four-wheel antilock brake system, driver and passenger advanced front airbags, hill start assist control, front and rear side curtain airbags, and even more.
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