The Kia Optima PHEV ($36,090) features a handsome interior with seats that are expansive and comfortable. Its trunk is large enough for most people's needs and it comes with an intuitive infotainment interface and many standard safety aids.

It's important to note that the Optima PHEV is essentially the same car as the Hyundai Sonata PHEV. Both are well-equipped five-seat midsize sedans from the South Korean automakers with a mere 28 miles of all-electric range. So, be sure to check out incentives and choose accordingly if you plan to buy or lease the plug-in Optima or Sonata.