Comparison - Kia Optima EX Hybrid 2018 - vs - Jaguar XE 25t Prestige 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
30,990
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
44,725
Updated: 
09 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 Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
16.60gals

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

The 2018 Jaguar XE ranked #18 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Jaguar XE has a score of 7.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 15 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Sharp handling
Robust fleet of engines

Cons
Interior materials less luxurious than some rivals
Narrow trunk restricts usability
Terrible predicted reliability

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Engaging driving dynamics
Sexy exterior design
Three available engine choices

Cons
Cramped rear seats
Finicky multimedia system
Subpar interior fit and finish

By: 
motortrend.com

The 2018 Jaguar XE is the other, other compact luxury sedan. It aims high, and mostly delivers.

Pros
Beautiful styling is nearly perfect for the segment
Refined yet sporty road feel
Superb front seats
Competitive pricing
Outrageous performance from supercharged V-6

Cons
Most safety tech locked up in added-cost options
Plainly-styled interior
Rear seat is painfully small

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
271ft-lbs
at 1 770rpm
269ft-lbs
at 1 200rpm
Horsepower: 
192hp
at 6 000rpm
247hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.80Feet
36.80Feet

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
yes
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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment
Heated Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.10in
183.90in
Width: 
73.20in
77.40in
Height: 
57.50in
56.10in
Wheel Base: 
110.40in
111.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
Front Leg Room: 
45.50in
Rear leg room: 
35.60in
Front Hip Room: 
56.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
13.40cu.ft
15.90cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.40cu.ft
15.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3538.00lbs
3515.00lbs

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
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows

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
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating 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

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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

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)
11 Total Speakers
Adjustable Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Diversity Antenna
Memory Card Slot
380 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Meridian Premium Brand Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0 In.
18 X 7.5
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

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
yes
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
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System

Options

Packages: 
Technology Package
White Interior Package
Black Design Package
Protection Package - AWD
Comfort & Convenience Package
Wheel Lock Package
Vision Assist Package
Car Care Kit
Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Snow White Pearl Paint
Aurora Black Pearl Paint
Paint Protection Package
18" X 7.5" 7 Split-Spoke 'Style 7009' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
19" X 8.5"/19" X 7.5" 5 Split-Spoke 'Style 5031' Wheels W/Contrast Diamond Turned Finish
Powertrain Debadging
Heated Front Windshield
Interior Options: 
Autodimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Door Sill Applique
Cargo Net
Cargo Hook
Cargo Mat
Head Up Display
3G Wifi Hotspot
SiriusXM Satellite Radio