2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Image Comparison

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What is the main difference between Bolt EV and Optima Plug-In Hybrid?

Although there are some similarities, these two are different in most aspects such as model year, body structure, powertrain, fuel economy, ground shadow size, market segment, and horsepower. First of all, there is a difference in model years. The is 3 years newer. Also, there is a significant difference between body structures and exterior dimensions. The 2021 Bolt EV is a Hatchback, while the 2018 Optima Plug-In Hybrid is a Sedan. It is also significantly smaller. In addition, the Optima Plug-In Hybrid has bigger and thirstier engine; the Bolt EV gets 78 more mpg. Among similarities are the starting price and maximum occupancy.

Specification Comparison

Safety Rating
Safety Rating
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Trim
Trim
Configuration
Configuration
  • Auto, FWD
  • 2.0 L, Auto, FWD
MSRP
MSRP
$36,500
$35,210
Engine
Engine
Electric Motor
2.0L Inline-4 + Electric Motor
Horsepower
Horsepower
200 hp
202 hp
Drivetrain
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
0-60 MPH
0-60 MPH
-
City MPG
City MPG
127 MPGe
103 MPGe
Highway MPG
Highway MPG
108 MPGe
104 MPGe
Combined MPG
Combined MPG
118 MPGe
103 MPGe
Width
Width
-
Width W/O Mirrors
Width W/O Mirrors
69.5 in
73.2 in
Length
Length
164 in
191.1 in
Height
Height
62.8 in
57.5 in
Wheelbase
Wheelbase
102.4 in
110.4 in
Ground Shadow
Ground Shadow
79.2 ft2
97.1 ft2
Seats
Seats
5
5
First Row Head Room
First Row Head Room
39.7 in
39.8 in
First Row Leg Room
First Row Leg Room
41.6 in
45.5 in
First Row Leg Shoulder
First Row Leg Shoulder
54.6 in
58.1 in
Second Row Head Room
Second Row Head Room
37.9 in
37.8 in
Second Row Leg Room
Second Row Leg Room
36.5 in
35.6 in
Second Row Leg Shoulder
Second Row Leg Shoulder
52.8 in
56.4 in

Costs

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Annual Fuel Cost
Annual Fuel Cost
$550
$1,150
Mininum Monthly Lease
Mininum Monthly Lease
$219 (2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV LT w/DC Fast Charging)
$269 (2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid EX Auto)
Lease Due
Lease Due
$2,019
$2,999
Cost To Lease
Cost To Lease
$10,453
$13,833
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid - Front Left Comparison2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid - Front Left Comparison
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid - Rear Right Comparison2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid - Rear Right Comparison
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid - Dashboard Comparison2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid - Dashboard Comparison
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid - Side Comparison2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid - Side Comparison
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