Comparison - Kia Optima EX Hybrid 2018 - vs - Chrysler 300 Touring L 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
30,990
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
35,140
Updated: 
08 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Velvet Red
#660318
Ocean Blue Metallic
#001B52
Billet Silver
#81807C
Granite Crystal
#333738
Green Metallic
#52643A
Bright White
#FFFFFF
Maximum Steel
#33333B
Gloss Black
#0E0A09

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid is a fuel-efficient pick among mid-sizers that doesn’t wear its eco credentials on its sleeves.

Pros
Competent ride
Sharp style
Quiet interior
More than 40 mpg combined

Cons
Pricey advanced safety
Roof cuts into rear head room
Not a big leap in overall style
No way to lock in EV mode

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid ranked #15 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Kia Optima Hybrid has a score of 8.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 21 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
User-friendly tech features
Excellent safety ratings
Plug-in hybrid version is very fuel-efficient

Cons
So-so fuel economy for a hybrid
Below-average trunk space in plug-in hybrid

By: 
usnews.com

For 2018 the Optima Hybrid carries over with only minor changes to color options and trim-level content.

PROS
Quiet interior around town and on the highway
Available 60/40-split rear seats increase the cargo area
Offers plenty of available safety and luxury features

CONS
Rear headroom is limited by the sloping roofline
Some rival hybrid sedans get better fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

Classic lines? Big V-8 power? Rear-wheel drive? The 2018 Chrysler 300 still has us by the feels.

Pros
Love American style? Look here
Throbby V-8
No-fuss V-6
High-quality high-end cabin
Still competes on in-car tech

Cons
Hellcat power absent
Somber base cabin
Slim rear-seat leg room

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Chrysler 300 ranked #4 in Large Cars. Currently the Chrysler 300 has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 56 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Strong engines
Roomy seats in both rows
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
Uneven ride quality
Floaty handling
Lower safety scores than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

For 2018, Chrysler has shuffled the 300's features and trim level names, but otherwise the car remains mechanically the same. The V8 engine was previously available across the board, but it is now offered on just two trim levels.

PROS
Cabin is quiet, with an upscale look and feel
Available V8 engine suits the car's personality well
Touchscreen technology interface is easy to use

CONS
V8 engine now limited to just two trim levels
Hard to see out the back because of small rear window and thick roof pillars

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
39.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
46.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.60L
Torque: 
271ft-lbs
at 1 770rpm
260ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
192hp
at 6 000rpm
292hp
at 6 350rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.10in
198.60in
Width: 
73.20in
75.00in
Height: 
57.50in
59.20in
Ground Clearance: 
4.80in
Wheel Base: 
110.40in
120.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
38.60
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
37.90
Front Leg Room: 
45.50in
41.80in
Rear leg room: 
35.60in
40.10in
Front Hip Room: 
56.00in
56.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
59.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.00in
56.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.40in
57.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
13.40cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.40cu.ft
16.30cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3538.00lbs
4267.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
no
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment yes
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
630 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0 In.
19 X 7.5 In
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Emergency Braking Preparation

Options

Packages: 
Technology Package
White Interior Package
Driver Convenience Group
Touring L Quick Order Package 22F
Value Package
300 Premium Group
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Snow White Pearl Paint
Aurora Black Pearl Paint
Paint Protection Package
P235/55R19 BSW All Season Tires
Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
Interior Options: 
Autodimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Door Sill Applique
Cargo Net
Cargo Hook
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
MOPAR Wireless Phone-Charging Pad