Comparison - Kia Optima EX Hybrid 2018 - vs - Lexus ES 300h 2019

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Make: 
Average Price: 
30,990
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
$
41,310
Updated: 
15 Oct 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Caviar
#2e2e2e
Eminent White Pearl
#f2f2f2
Atomic Silver
#abaab8
Sunlit Green
#8b9385
Moonbeam Beige Metallic
#a49d93
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4f5052
Matador Red Mica
#720d14
Obsidian
#090909
Nightfall Mica
#1a2d51
Silver Lining Metallic
#bbbdba

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

Lexus ES 300h Sedan models are available with a 2.5 L-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 215 hp, depending on engine type. The 2019 Lexus ES 300h Sedan comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.

Pros
Excellent ride quality and quiet cabin
Good fuel economy for the size and power
Comfortable and mostly upscale interior for the price
Dramatically improved technology compared to previous generation

Cons
A few interior plastics feel thin and cheap
Efficiency-first transmission doesn't match the F-Sport's character
Some controls require using the infotainment interface
Finicky infotainment interface

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Lexus ES Hybrid ranked #9 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the Lexus ES Hybrid has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 8 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Elegant, cushy, and quiet cabin
Outstanding fuel economy estimates
Extensive rear-seat legroom
Silky smooth ride

Cons
Frustrating, distracting infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
39.00mpg
44.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
46.00mpg
45.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
271ft-lbs
at 1 770rpm
Horsepower: 
192hp
at 6 000rpm
215hp
at 5 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.80Feet
38.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment
Heated Steering Wheel
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.10in
195.90in
Width: 
73.20in
73.40in
Height: 
57.50in
56.90in
Wheel Base: 
110.40in
113.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
37.50
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
37.40
Front Leg Room: 
45.50in
42.40in
Rear leg room: 
35.60in
39.20in
Front Hip Room: 
56.00in
55.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
55.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.00in
54.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.40in
54.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
13.40cu.ft
16.70cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.40cu.ft
16.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3538.00lbs
3704.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
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
10 -way power passenger seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
leatherette
10 -way power driver seat
height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
rear ventilation ducts
folding center armrest

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
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)
Pioneer premium brand speakers
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
10 total speakers
USB connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0 In.
17 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
inside mounted spare tire
temporary spare tire
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

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
solid rear 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
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
lane departure warning accident avoidance system

Options

Packages: 
Technology Package
White Interior Package
Navigation Package
Navigation w/Mark Levinson Audio Package
Premium Package
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Snow White Pearl Paint
Aurora Black Pearl Paint
Paint Protection Package
Triple Beam LED Headlights
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards
Illuminated Trunk Sill
18" Split 10-Spoke Machined Finish Wheels
Door Edge Film by 3M
Rear Bumper Applique
Body Side Moldings
Hands-Free Power Open and Close Trunk
Interior Options: 
Autodimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Door Sill Applique
Cargo Net
Cargo Hook
Cargo Mat
Wireless Charger
Cargo Net
Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Key Gloves w/F Logo
Universal Tablet Holder
Mark Levinson Audio
Wood Trim
Wood Trim w/Ambient Lighting
Key Gloves w/Lexus Logo
10.2" Head-Up Display (HUD)
Carpet Trunk Mat
Illuminated Door Sills
Heated Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Power Rear Sunshade

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Chateau, leatherette
#9e816f
Flaxen, leatherette
#997153
Black, leatherette
#252525