I Drove a Hybrid and I Liked It! Kia Optima Hybrid

A week ago I went to Lexington, Kentucky for the ABC Kid’s Expo and I drove there in a Kia Optima Hybrid. I am not a car person, of course I have preferences but engines and horse power, ect means nothing to me all I care about is how it looks, how it drives and what kind of features it offers. I love the idea of a hybrid because I like the thought of paying for less gas and after driving 3 1/2 hours I can honestly say it takes significantly less gas than a standard car. I could not believe that I did not have to put gas in the car once the whole week I had it and I drove to Kentucky and back! Another thing I noticed about the hybrid was that this car is amazingly quiet, so quiet sometimes I could not tell if it was on or not and neither could my baby which meant she never woke up when we stopped on our road trip, it was a mom’s dream come true!

I always worry about having room for an infant car seat in the back without jamming your seat forward when I am in a sedan, the Kia Optima Hybrid delivered with a roomy back seat. My mom rode to Kentucky with me and the baby was behind her, she had plenty of leg room and was not jammed against the car seat!

Th dashboard was high tech and fancy but not so fancy it was confusing. I love having all the buttons on my steering wheel and the efficiency ratings were great so I knew how well I was driving and using gas. The Kia Optima even comes with an iPhone charging chord or remove it and you have a USB to charge anything you want. There was one weird thing I realized when driving at night the temperature display is red which was really weird and somewhat bothersome, as someone with sensitive eyes I would have preferred it not glow so red. But that really was minor.

 

Now let’s talk trunk space. I was able to pack for two adults and a baby in the trunk and that included a travel crib and a portable highchair. We had 2 hanging suitcases, one small rolling suitcase, a giant duffle bag and some odds and ends and it all fit, I am impressed! Overall this was a fun car to drive, it was comfortable, efficient, roomy and stylish what more could a girl want? Well one thing MADE IN THE USA and the Kia Optima Hybrid is made in great state of Georgia!

To learn more about the Kia Optima Hybrid and all the fancy options you can get check out Kia.com

Thanks to Kia for letting me borrow the Kia Optima Hybrid for the week,a ll opinions are my own.

 

 

About Ellen Peppercorn

Hi my name is Ellen Peppercorn and I am a 32 year old happily married mom to 5 little girls living in Columbus, Ohio. My husband, my five girls and my faith are the most important things in my life, they are my world! After starting That Chic Mom (formerly Thrifty & Chic Mom) five years ago I am happily blogging daily here about all of the things I love… fashion, beauty, family, cooking and all the products that help me be a better mom or make my life easier as a mom.

Comments

  1. Lucky duck! Look at that beautiful, sleek car.
    Quite honestly, that car LOOKS like you! Definitely looks like something you’d drive :)

  2. Very cool! Love the way that car looks. I hope we get a Hybrid car for our next car.

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