Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 6:27 AM
You are in the Kia Optima
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Kia Optima, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#209 of 222 Re: My SX is broken in... [lakerfan24]
Dec 31, 2012 (5:11 pm)
Great. I get 24.2-24.8 consistently. I have the 2.4, but both engines have similar figures.
I am guessing that there was a sudden cold snap where you live and that dropped the tire pressure.
It's normal in my hypothetical condition.
Happy New Year
#210 of 222 Re: My SX is broken in... [cski]
Dec 31, 2012 (5:37 pm)
It's cold here now, but it wasn't really when it happened. I think cuz I don't drive it all the time and it sometimes sit for a week or so without driving it can cause the pressure to lower.
I got it Nov 2011 and it's under 7,000 miles now. I think it has to do with the way you drive too. If I'm NOT driving stop light to stop light, I like to work thru to gears quickly and when I hit about 42-43 mph, I put it into 6th gear and ease off the gas. If going onto the Hwy, I would do the same but would get up to my cruising speed or the flow of traffic and then back off the gas...
#211 of 222 Re: Gas engine sedan mpg discussion [cski]
Dec 31, 2012 (7:05 pm)
You have to understand that it is not the speed causing the plummeting MPG. It is air resistance.
And the increased air resistance is due to... what, exactly?
I tried to find a route that existed in a total vacuum, but then realized the engine needs air to operate, so I scratched that idea.
#212 of 222 2013 SXL Gas Mileage
Jul 25, 2013 (8:20 pm)
I have about 7K on my 2013 SX-L turbo. Live in Northern Virginia. Commute locally in the suburbs to/from the commuter lot, etc. I get about 19mpg and that's been consistent since I got the car. Hasn't improved at all. I've take several long highway trips, and I can get almost 34mpg which is much better. I wish I could get closer to 25mpg around town, but doesn't look like I'll ever get about 20mpg. Disappointed, but it's still the most fun car I've owned, so I can live with it.
#213 of 222 Re: 2013 SXL Gas Mileage [rrbhokies]
Jul 26, 2013 (9:27 am)
Welcome to the club man. I live in West Springfield, and I have the 2012 EX. I can't get over 22 in the city. I am taking a longish trip to Myrtle Beach, so I am looking forward to finally hit that magic 35 mph figure, but I wonder if it will happened with 3 kids and luggage in the car.
Well, you know how it is here. We are either in choking traffic, or it's the Indy 500. Either way, that 24/35 figure hasn't happened for me either, and I have 19,950 miles.
****BTW, you should join us over at mid size sedans 2.0 (another forum here at Edmund's).
#214 of 222 Re: 2013 SXL Gas Mileage [cski]
Jul 26, 2013 (9:30 am)
Thanks! That's encouraging that you can get 22 in the Springfield area. Did you get that city mileage from day one, or did it improve over the 20k miles? I'll definitely check out the mid size sedans 2.0
#215 of 222 Re: 2013 SXL Gas Mileage [rrbhokies]
Jul 30, 2013 (8:00 pm)
Hard to believe you get 19 city and 34 hwy. Are you in total gridlock in the city? Do you drive with ECO on? Do you race from signal to signal? What is your Avg mpg per tank?
I Avg 25-27 mpg per tank and I don't think I can get 34 hwy I've got a 2012 SX.
#216 of 222 Re: 2013 SXL Gas Mileage [rrbhokies]
Aug 01, 2013 (10:50 am)
Here in St. Paul MN, my 2011 Optima EX gets 24- 26 MPG in the City and 34-35 MPG on HWY. Yes I do keep in on ECO and have approximately 23K miles on it. LOVE the car! One of the best I have owned.
My only complaint (and its a minor one) is sometimes the Bluetooth acts up - freezes - or does not recognize my voice to any Command.
#217 of 222 Re: 2012 Optima Hybrid MPG [leesburg_va]
Sep 01, 2013 (3:47 pm)
Any ideas on how to get closer to 40 mpg?
Sure, move to Canada,
just a little joke!
#218 of 222 Re: 2012 Optima Hybrid MPG [colin1000]
Sep 04, 2013 (9:32 pm)
Or just drive downhill only... lol