With the development of more advanced eco-friendly technologies in the auto industry, more and more hybrid models are becoming available including new makes and new model years. Deciding which model year of a hybrid to purchase then becomes more difficult having more options to choose from. Helping to simplify your hybrid car shopping process, at Frank Boucher Kia we're going to show you a comparison of the new 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid vs 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid.
One of the main differences in engineering made for the 2017 model year of the Kia Optima Hybrid is the sedan's engine and battery features. In the 2017 Optima Hybrid there is a slightly larger gas-powered engine that it paired with a battery that is more compact than the 2016 Optima hybrid's. Overall, these changes result in a higher combined fuel economy for the 2017 Optima Hybrid over the 2016 model.
Contact Frank Boucher Kia of Racine today for more information on how you can get behind the wheel of the Kia Optima Hybrid.
|2017 Kia Optima Hybrid||VS||2016 Kia Optima Hybrid|
|42 Combined MPG||Fuel Economy||38 Combined MPG|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto||Not Yet Available|
Surround Premium Audio System
|Audio System||Infinity Premium Audio System with HD Radio|
Offering drivers the best eco-friendly driving experience possible, Kia has fitted the 2017 Optima Hybrid with the latest connectivity features available. Now, drivers can have the best of both worlds getting all the conveniences of a gas-powered sedan with a smaller environmental footprint.
In Both the 2016 and 2017 Optima there are available premium surround sounds systems, however only the 2017 Optima Hybrid offers drivers the opportunity to stream music through its system using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Through Kia's UVO3 infotainment system, that comes standard in the 2017 model, drivers can connect their Apple or Android phone directly to their hybrid for superior connectivity.
For more information on the 2016 or 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, come see the team at Frank Boucher Kia in Racine, WI today!