Here's what you need to know about the upcoming 2020 Kia Optima PHEV

If you're like a lot of folks we're serving these days, chances are you hear a lot about the perks of owning a plug-in hybrid electric car these days, but you're still not sure it's right for you. At Rick Case Kia, we understand where you're coming from, and with more and more PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles) coming to the Kia lineup year after year, we're in a great position to show you the benefits of owning one. In fact, with the 2020 Kia Optima PHEV on the horizon, there's no better time to start looking into your options with an electrified hybrid car.

Is the Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid more efficient than a conventional midsize sedan?

In almost every way! Thanks to the conjunction of an electric motor and conventional GDI engine, the Kia Optima PHEV can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 38 mpg city / 43 mpg highway. By comparison, the conventionally powered Kia Optima clocks in at an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city / 37 mpg highway.

Does that mean that the Kia Optima PHEV is less powerful than conventionally powered models?

Not necessarily. With both its gas engine and electric motor working in conjunction, the 2020 Kia Optima PHEV delivers up to 202 horsepower, which is more than can be said of the entry level engine options for a lot of midsize sedans out there today.

How long does it take the new Kia Optima PHEV to charge?

With a conventional household outlet, the Kia Optima PHEV can reach a full battery charge in about nine hours, so you can leave it hooked up overnight and have a full charge for your drive to work in the morning. Alternatively, with a 240-volt outlet, you can charge the Kia Optima PHEV in just three hours, and it stand to be mentioned that the Kia Optima PHEV is even charging when you're driving around town thanks to its regenerative braking system.

Interested in learning more about the upcoming 2020 Kia Optima PHEV?

It's just around the corner from arriving at our dealership, so if you'd like to be among the first to experience this dynamic and efficient new Kia midsize sedan, drop by Rick Case Kia to reserve your spot today.

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