What Are the Differences Between the Gas, Hybrid, and Plug-In Hybrid Models of the 2020 Kia Optima?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 at 1:19 pm
Exterior view of three 2020 Kia Optima models

2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid vs 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Are you interested in purchasing a new 2020 Kia Optima model? If so, then you should check out all three options available, including the 2020 Kia Optima, the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid, and the 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid. Visit the staff here at Kia of Irvine to explore the key specifications and features that each of the three models offers for yourself today!

Exterior view of a red 2020 Kia Optima

2020 Kia Optima Key Specs and Features

The 2020 Kia Optima features three different engine options that customers can choose from. The specifications for each of these three engine options are highlighted in the table below.

2020 Kia Optima Engines

Engine Power

Engine Torque

Fuel Economy (City / Hwy)

2.4L I-4 Engine 185 Horsepower 178 Pound-Feet 25 MPG / 35 MPG
1.6L Turbo I-4 Engine 178 Horsepower 195 Pound-Feet 27 MPG / 37 MPG
2.0L Turbo I-4 Engine 245 Horsepower 260 Pound-Feet 21 MPG / 30 MPG

In addition to the three engines highlighted above, the 2020 Kia Optima offers a number of other great key features as well. Some of the key features found on the 2020 Kia Optima include:

  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • 8-Inch Touch-Screen Display
  • 18-Inch Gloss Black Alloy Wheels
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Power Seats
  • Wireless Charger
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Auto Emergency Braking and Warning
  • Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio System
Exterior view of a silver 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid

2020 Kia Optima Hybrid
Key Specs and Features

The 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid features a 2.0L 4-cylinder full parallel hybrid engine system that is able to generate total engine power of 192 horsepower and total engine torque output of 271 pound-feet. This hybrid engine system offers 40 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway. Some of the key features of the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid include:

Exterior view of a silver 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid
Key Specs and Features

The 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid comes equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder plug-in full parallel hybrid engine system. This engine system delivers total performance output of 202 horsepower and up to 276 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, the plug-in hybrid engine system delivers an electric fuel economy equivalent rating of 101 MPGe and a combined traditional fuel economy rating of 41 mpg. Key features found on the 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid include:

  • Hybrid Blue Accent Trim
  • 10-Way Driver’s Seat Adjustment
  • Heated Front Seats with Leather Trim
  • UVO Link with 8-Inch Touch-Screen Display
  • 17-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • All-Electric Driving Range of 0 to 28 Miles
  • 6-Speed Automatic with H-Matic Transmission
  • Harman/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ Premium Surround Sound

More: What Engine Options Are Available With the 2020 Kia Optima?


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