If you're looking for a stylish hybrid sedan, then this is your Super Bowl. We have the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid and the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid to choose from, and these vehicles are here to demonstrate how they stand out from the gas-only models that bear the same name. For starters, we have the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid, which gets 38 mpg highway and has a combined torque between its electric motor and gas engine of 199 lb.-ft. But the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid has superior fuel economy and power, with 46 mpg highway and 271 lb.-ft. of torque, which saves you more money and gives you more get-up-and-go when you need to make lane changes or accelerate when traffic lights turn green, among other benefits. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has a slight edge in fuel economy at 47 mpg highway but also lags behind the 2017 Optima Hybrid with only 232 lb.-ft. of torque.
Now, let's look at the prices of the hybrids. While they all save the environment from harm by reducing tailpipe emissions, they don't all save you money in the same way. The 2017 Accord Hybrid's MSRP is nearly $30,000, while the 2017 Camry Hybrid's is nearly $27,000. A clear winner is the 2017 Optima Hybrid with a starting MSRP of less than $26,000.
|2017 Kia Optima Hybrid||Vs.||2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid||2017 Honda Accord Hybrid|
|271||Net Torque (lb.-ft.)||199||232|
|10-speaker Harman/Kardon||Maximum Speakers||10-speaker JBL||7|
|Yes||Available Autonomous Emergency Braking?||No||No|
|35.8||Curb-to-Curb Turning Circle (feet)||36.7||38.2|
If you're worried you might be getting less car with a 2017 Optima Hybrid because of the price, then check this out: It's the only sedan of this group that comes with available Autonomous Emergency Braking, which will slam on the brakes for you if someone or something jumps out in front of you suddenly and you don't have the time to brake yourself. It's also the only one of the three hybrids here that comes with an available 10-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system, which is a name you can trust. The 2017 Accord Hybrid tops out at seven speakers, while the 2017 Camry Hybrid comes with an available 10-speaker JBL audio setup.
Since this is the "Hybrid Super Bowl," it's pretty clear that among these three vehicles, the 2017 Optima Hybrid is the one that wins the trophy. Which means if you become the proud owner of one, you get to spike the football in triumph, thanks to its low starting price, fine fuel economy and nice available technology. We carry the Kia Optima Hybrid at Frank Boucher Kia of Racine, 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, and we also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information about the Kia models on our lot, call (262) 725-4041 or come visit us at the dealership so we can set you up with a test drive.