2018 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid vs. 2018 Nissan Leaf
Fontana, CA


The new 2018 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid and the 2018 Nissan Leaf have hit the streets, and they are making a show of it. Which has left drivers wondering which vehicle will be a better fit for them and their lifestyle. Valley Kia of Fontana, CA is here to help make the head to head comparison of each to make sure you’re getting all that you desire out of your next vehicle purchase.

2018 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid

The 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid features systems made to save energy and stretch your fuel even farther. The engine and battery are re-engineered to help enhance fuel economy, and the active air flap provides clean airflow that cuts down on drag. From design to drivetrain, the Optima Plug-In Hybrid is confidence on all roads. Kia took the intelligent combination of a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor and a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine - and added the power to go all electric. With and EPA-est. 103 MPGe, the 2018 Optima Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) proves that efficiency and convenience can go hand in hand.

It's performance tailored to you. HEV mode delivers the efficiency and refinement of the Optima Hybrid, while EV mode lets you go fully electric - with 0-29 miles of electric range to tackle your daily commute. And named a Transitional Zero Emission Vehicle (TZEV) by the California Air Resource Board, the Optima Plug-In Hybrid is eligible for a High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) decal in California and other select states. So, you can use HOV lanes even when you're driving solo.

2018 Nissan Leaf

Get ready for a whole new way to drive. Feel the thrill of the instant acceleration every time you press the pedal and the confidence to go farther than ever. And with a suite of available advanced driving features, the 2018 Nissan Leaf is more than the world's best-selling electric vehicle, it's your partner in making every day simply amazing. A 100% electric drivetrain means instant, push-you-to-the-back-of-your-seat acceleration. The fun continues with the innovative e-Pedal, which lets you accelerate and break with only one pedal. And when you turn the wheel, a low center of gravity helps you hug the road.

Feel more confident, connected, and simply, thrilled. Nissan Intelligent Mobility makes driving a whole new experience. Imagine feeling the rush of acceleration and braking, while using just one pedal. Or imagine getting an assist or alert from your Nissan Leaf, when you need it most. Advanced technologies like e-Pedal, Automatic Emergency Braking, and available ProPILOT Assist will literally transform your highway commute. With up to 150 miles of range, charging made easy, and innovative tools designed to help you maximize your range, there's never been a better time to go electric.

Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid

  • Fuel-efficient powertrain
  • Plug-in model's all-electric range
  • Comes well-equipped
  • EPA MPG:
    39 City/46 HWY

Nissan Leaf

  • Drives (mostly) like a normal car
  • Insulated cabin and quiet drivetrain
  • Reasonably prices
  • EPA MPG:
    124 City/101 HWY


Are you ready for a drive? Valley Kia of Fontana, CA is here to help make sure that you make the right decision when it comes to your vehicle. Come test drive the new 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid and see for yourself why it's the right choice, every time.


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