Smooth ride with various functions
2016 Kia Optima Hybrid EX Hybrid
I have owned the Kia Optima Hybrid for 1.5 years. I have the leather seats with the heating and cooling function. The heating function works very well during the cooler months; however, the cooling function is somewhat slower and does not always seem to work. Living in Arizona, it is a great feature to have when it is functioning normally. The seats, themselves, are comfortable and there is a surprising amount of legroom in the back seat. This does reduce the space available in the trunk and it is difficult to move larger items/boxes. Overall, I have not had any difficulty with the performance of the vehicle. It is very quiet and very easy to drive. I especially enjoy that the side mirrors close while in park, making it easier to get by the car without damaging the mirrors. I have found that the hybrid function does not provide me any more gas mileage than a standard sedan, even with the 'energy saver' function. I purchased the car as pre-owned; therefore, it is missing the SIM card. I am not able to utilize GPS at this time, though the Bluetooth feature is very simple to use for music and phone calls.