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
#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
#219 of 222 Re: 2013 SXL Gas Mileage [mikezak1]
Sep 08, 2013 (12:48 pm)
I also have an Optima EX, and I also have similar mileage on my 2012. Your mpg is totally within the EPA estimate parameters printed on the window sticker.
My Bluetooth also acts up, and has exactly the same symptoms. On my Samsung Galaxy 3 I just leave the Bluetooth "on" all the time. So the car detects it as soon as I push start. When I do this it works properly 100% of the time.
Where people have trouble is when they turn on their phones' Bluetooth system after the car is already running. The car's system, having found no device on startup, is no longer "looking" for a Bluetooth device. You then have to go into the car's setup menu and select your phone manually, or wait until the car scans for devices again.
#220 of 222 SXL Northern NJ
Dec 03, 2013 (5:16 pm)
Picked up my SXL in July 2013, coming out of a 2007 Mazda CX7....the mazda required 92 octane and in my 6 years of ownership, I averaged 14mpg mostly city. My best MPG was 19 on a trip out to pittsburg..the MPG was killing me running 92.
Thus far I have about 7k on the SXL and have seen my far share of mixed hwy & city.....typically I get about 20 city however if I drive like an 85yr old I've averaged 24 city. On the hwy I average 32 if I keep it under 70 on fairly level ground. I tend to be a spirited driver which means that my real world mileage suffers with numbers 17 city, 26 hwy. Either Way, I LOVE the car and it has exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds.....I have the titanium silver with the chrome package and there isnt a week that goes by that I dont have someone tell me how beautiful my car is !!