2015 Optima Hybrid vs. 2015 Prius | Wayne Kia Dealer
2015 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2015 Toyota Prius
2015 Kia Optima Hybrid
2015 Toyota Prius
|$18,078 at Route 23 Kia||Price||$22,423 (The Competition)|
|36, 40||MPG (City, Highway)||51, 48|
|102.2||Passenger Room (Cubic Feet)||93.1|
|5 years/60,000 miles||Basic Warranty Coverage||3 years/36,000 miles|
The Kia Optima and the Toyota Prius offer similar capacities of five passengers. These cars are also notable for their hybrid power technology. While the Kia Optima Hybrid is a sedan type car, the Toyota Prius falls in the small car category. Both cars come with six-speed automatic transmission, but the Kia Optima Hybrid can outdo the Toyota Prius in many aspects.
Engine and Performance
One of the top reasons to consider the Kia Optima Hybrid would be engine performance. The car has a 2.4-liter engine as opposed to the 1.8-liter engine supported by the Prius. The Kia Optima Hybrid comes with an output of almost 200 HP, much higher than the 135 HP output offered by the Toyota Prius. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Prius leads but the Kia Optima Hybrid comes with more range. In other words, the Kia Optima Hybrid can take you further than the Prius on a single charge of battery or fueling. The Kia Optima Hybrid also displays quicker acceleration than the Toyota Prius, and this may be due to its lighter build. If you love responsive cars, then the Kia Optima Hybrid will be the best choice for you.
Pricing and Safety
Price and safety are both important aspects when buying a car. When you are purchasing the Kia Optima Hybrid or the Toyota Prius, you would ideally want to consider and compare the price and safety as well as other features. The Kia Optima offers a deal that the buyer cannot resist. It costs less than the Toyota Prius. So the Prius might be backed by a stronger brand, but the Kia holds its own thanks to its price and many cool features.
The Kia Optima Hybrid also comes with top ratings in terms of safety. It gets full scores when it comes to side crash, rollover, and front impact while the Toyota Prius falls slightly behind in roll safety. The Kia Optima Hybrid also comes with daytime running lights, something that the other car lacks. The Prius, on the other hand, features a remote ignition mechanism, which the Kia Optima does not offer. The Kia Optima compensates for this with the rear camera.
Both cars offer two color options for the interiors, so you can choose neutral or black colors for the interiors. The Kia Optima also comes with powered seats, which is a plus point that the other vehicle does not have.
To learn more about the Kia Optima, or to schedule a test drive, you can contact Route 23 Kia. The dealership also offers many special deals and servicing for Kia cars, so Kia fans have plenty of things to look forward to.View New Kia Optima Inventory