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Kia Optima, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#1 of 222 Kia Optima 2007-- MPG, Real World Numbers
Dec 29, 2006 (7:52 pm)
Didn't have a pen or calculator with me but it looks like I got about 27 mpg when I filled up. Short mileage, mixed driving but better than I thought given Hyundai's reputation for being a tight engine up until 5K or so.
Pleasantly pleased by the car so far.
#2 of 222 Re: KIA Optima 2007-- MPG, Real World Numbers [csandste]
Dec 31, 2006 (6:00 pm)
My Optima has 2850 miles on it as I write this.Mostly highway mileage so far,I would estimate 75-80%, and the best MPG so far has been 31.7 and the worst 20.7
I have a 2.4 engine with the 5 speed auto.
#3 of 222 '04 Kia Optima EX V6
Jan 08, 2007 (1:32 pm)
My Optima averages 25.5 MPG mixed driving. The best I've done was 32 MPG highway. Going from Asheville, NC to Wilmington, NC.
Jan 08, 2007 (1:33 pm)
My car has over 41,000 miles.
#5 of 222 4-cylinder auto-stick MPG
Jan 21, 2007 (5:32 am)
I've got only 2,000 miles so far on the 2006.5 EX equipped as above. I'm averaging roughly 27 MPG with a low of 22 and a high of 30.
I live in the mountains so I use the auto-stick feature consistently. BTW - the transmission is unbelievably smooth in either mode but in auto mode doesn't downshift when I attack the mountain inclines in a sporty fashion (LOL).
The dealership has treated me like "family" so far without being pesky. This is not what I expected from a South Korean manufacturer with a comparatively new dealer network.
Best deal on the market for $20K but you should shop the Hyundai products as well!
#6 of 222 Re: '04 Kia Optima EX V6 [analyzerlx]
Jan 21, 2007 (5:44 am)
25.5 is exactly what I averaged after 3000 miles.Frankly Im a bit disappointed as I had averaged 28.6 on my Sonata.Both are auto-4 cyl.EPA is higher on the Optima.Surprisingly my last fill up was an atrocious 16.4MPG.Lets hope that was an aberration.
#7 of 222 1000 miles on the odometer-- LS 4 cylinder
Feb 06, 2007 (10:34 pm)
Mixed: 24 mpg
90% highway: 30 mpg
Not bad given Hyundai's reputation for a stiff engine. Still no better than my Maxx V6.
#8 of 222 Re: 1000 miles on the odometer-- LS 4 cylinder [csandste]
Feb 07, 2007 (5:22 am)
Not bad? Despite horrendous head and side winds,and then some driving in Chicago,my Chryler mini van with a 3.8 engine managed 18.6...actual,not trip computer.Of course thats after 148,000 miles. BTW they still havent figured out the problem with the air bag issue on the passenger side.Whats more,they dont seem to have any sense of urgency about it.I wouldnt want another KIA if they gave it away.Giving this car a rating of 7 was too high.
#9 of 222 Re: 1000 miles on the odometer-- LS 4 cylinder [csandste]
Feb 07, 2007 (6:27 pm)
Thats actually pretty good. My 05 Elantra GT with auto that has 38K miles gets about 29 mpg with 90% highway driving (no stop and go) and about 25 mpg mixed. My 05 Spectra EX gets about 31 mpg highway and about 26 mpg mixed. Your Optima should do better once you have 20K miles.
#10 of 222 Re: 1000 miles on the odometer-- LS 4 cylinder [mickeyrom]
Feb 07, 2007 (9:26 pm)
Click here and complain:
Did you ever take it to another dealer or complain to the zone rep? (I know we've covered this before, sorry my memory is bad).
I bought a Kia because of the quality of my Hyundai dealer, but both brands have some bad dealerships (but no worse than some Japanese makes).