Why the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Matters:
The 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid shares the same refreshes made in the gas-powered 2014 Kia Optima that went on sale last fall. Additional hybrid-only refreshes include new front and rear design, new wheels and bright LED front lighting. Although, for the most part, the car is a hybrid version carryover, Kia claims the car has added efficiencies, but those additions don't change the mpg ratings. It remains mostly unchanged with the base version LX receiving a rating of 36-city and 40 highway mpg, which remains a good, competitive number for a midsize hybrid sedan.