I'm in the UK, and I've had my 2017 KIA Optima Sportswagon PHEV 2.0 for just one week.
Same as Pip, I bought a demo vehicle from the local KIA dealer. Purchase total equates to about a 21% discount compared to buying new.
It has just over 2000 miles on the clock and its average mpg was 77.6 while it was being used by the manager for his daily commute. That figure is rising steadily now that I've taken the control! So far it's only been on a few short runs to the school and main town, so ECO and EV mode only. Looking forward to doing a longer journey, maybe I'll reset everything and see what I can achieve.
The car's spec and equipment is almost exactly the same as what I would have chosen if I'd bought it new: I've added some rubber floor mats, a boot liner and the interior lighting in both front and rear footwell areas.
Having a charging pod installed for £150 (including government grant), scheduled for just under 8 weeks' time. This is something which I hadn't thought about before committing to buy. Fortunately the cable which plugs into the domestic supply was included, but I have to trail it out of a window, meaning I can't leave it overnight.
Lots of positives of course, and so far there are only a few negatives:
- Less space in the back than a standard estate (wagon) due to the batteries
- Being the second owner I had to pay £130 road tax... it's ZERO for the 1st year when you're the 1st owner
- Would prefer to have more control over combustion engine use: I want to decide how much battery power to use!
- Cruise control has a "SET" indication, but the selected speed is not displayed
- There are no front fog lights on the PHEV version, and no option to add them
Overall, I'm very happy with my choice - I had the cash to buy a Merc C Class estate, but the KIA dealer is much nearer to my house and I needed a car quickly...couldn't wait 3 months for delivery!
Oh, and I joined the forum not because I have a problem with the car... just that I'm the only owner of this car in the area, and I need some friends!