Space, tech, safety and great gas mileage. Kia optima hybrid has it all.
In the 37,000 miles driven so far there have been zero issues with the car. It is very reliable. The moonroof is an amazing bonus, as well as the heated steering wheel which is a must in a cold climate like Minnesota. There is a surprising amount of space in the car being that the batteries are under the trunk area. There is plenty of power when you needed albeit sometime it will take a second or two to get the power you might want for overtaking or quick accelerations. There is a sport mode which would probably help in those situations. The mileage is holding around 38 mpg year round. In the winter mileage drops considerable (~30 mpg) since the car has to warm up before it will drive in 'ev' mode. This is made up for mileage in the 40s in the summer. Given a warmer climate I am sure overall mileage would improve. For a large sedan with the tech features it has I would consider it very good though. The blind spot monitoring is helpful along with lane departure warning, though it can give false alarms at times. Rear seat passengers enjoy the added pull up sun shades as well. Overall it is a very good car.