2018 Toyota Prius vs 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid

When you are looking to choose between two cars, it is always difficult, especially if you are a car buyer in Milford Connecticut. Among the ones compared by buyers include the 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid and the 2018 Prius. These models boast of some exceptional features, but after going through this comparison, you will come to know why Toyota has an edge.

Design & Style

Anyone will be impressed with the look and feel of these two models, if we are to talk about the exteriors. You still need to take a peek inside, before coming to conclusions. Optima Hybrid has a subdued and comfortable interior, with a driver-centric cockpit exuding a formal atmosphere. The cargo area is average, although you can easily fit in some luggage.

The interiors of the 2018 Toyota Prius is quintessential of comfort and elegance. The cabin is quite spacious with comfortable seating for all passengers. Outward visibility is great with large windows and it has a spacious cargo area as well. The materials used are of top quality and the inside is solidly built.

Technology & Safety

If you are looking to get the full value of your money, you should focus on looking at the technology and safety aspect of the car. Standard features in the 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid include the UVO infotainment system with an Android Auto, Apply CarPlay, satellite radio and a 7-inch touch screen, along with a 6-speaker audio system, a USB port and Bluetooth. All the base models have standard complement of airbags including driver’s knee airbag, side curtain airbags, seat-mounted side airbags and dual-stage front airbags.

For the 2018 Toyota Prius, you get a fully equipped infotainment system that is easy to use. Standard safety features are also included in the base model, including emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.


Both the models can be bought in different trim levels, but we’ll only take a look at the performance of the base models. The Optima Hybrid has 4-cyliner 2-liter engine, producing an output of 192 HP, with sufficient power to tackle any driving situation. The Toyota Prius has a 4-cylinder 1.8 liter engine combining to produce 121 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

With this comparison, it is quite clear that investing in the 2018 Toyota Prius is worth the penny. It has all the specifications, in terms of style, design and technology that will definitely convince you to get hands on it. The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid may have its own set of excellent attributes, however, it doesn’t compare to what the Toyota Prius has to offer for the price you pay.

Ready to Schedule a Toyota Prius Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the total package offered by the 2018 Toyota Prius, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. We are located in Milford Connecticut and we serve the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota Prius test drive appointment.

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