We fell in love with the Kia Sorento last year when we went on a family road trip and this year we were lucky enough to work with Kia again. When the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid (premium edition) pulled up I was a little confused honestly. I thought there was no way this sleek looking machine was a Hybrid? And I hadn’t even driven it yet
When I think of a Hybrid car I automatically think basic features and no fun, WRONG! Not with the Kia Optima Hybrid, this sedan is full of cutting edge features and tools you can use on a daily basis to make your ride around town or family road trips comfortable and smooth. The push button start with Smart Key technology makes it easy to not have to carry your keys in your hand (toss them in your purse!) and the rear camera display (same display area as audio system) makes it where Mom does have eyes in the back of her head!
Maybe you don’t take lots of road trips but are seriously directionally challenged like me? No worries! This car is THE car for you! The Navigation System is super easy to use (I’m not very tech savvy either ) and with how seriously eco-friendly this car is your daily running errands and stop-n-go in town trips are a piece of cake. With the Hybrid engine you don’t even begin to use your fuel until after the ‘coasting’ phase making this car super efficient at 35 city MPG!
As a mom one of my concerns with any car is how will the car seat fit, as you can see our Diono RadianRXT fits just great and makes me want to purchase this as our family car now! There is plenty of room for the passenger in the front seat to more than enough leg room while the car seat is fully reclined with the angle adjuster. There is also still room for the back seat arm rest/cup holder to be used to separate your kids, if you are like we are you know a little space between kids can make a world of difference!