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The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid EX isn't just a midsize sedan with a clever method for saving gas. It's also a wonderful and luxurious way of getting around. A 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder gasoline engine and electric motor bring a tasty 192 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. Getting up to freeway speed is as simple as prodding the throttle pedal and riding the wave of acceleration. It never feels out of puff on uphill stretches and packs a decent punch for overtaking. Smooth operation and improved fuel consumption -- 39 miles per gallon in the city, 46 mpg on the highway and 42 mpg combined Under normal driving conditions, it's virtually impossible to perceive when the engine stops or fires back up. That's how smooth it is.