CNET Car Tech: 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid

Kia puts its own spin on a hybrid sedan.

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Kia and Hyundai are badge-engineered twins as much they used to be. The Optima Hybrid hits a number of notes different from the Sonata Hybrid and hits many of them successfully, if not always smoothly. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.

You can also read CNET's full review of the Kia Optima Hybrid here .

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Brian Cooley joined CNET in 1995 and always comes at technology from the real consumer's point of view. He brings his high energy, often skeptical style to all avenues of CNET coverage, with an emphasis on car tech. You'll also find him frequently on television, radio and the TV screens at Costco!

 

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