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2015 Kia Optima Overview

Kia Optima Reliability

Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Kia Optima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Optimas, 9.4 months of data per Optima, average 12100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Kia Optima

2015 Kia Optima Gas Mileage: Neutral
YearComment
2016 For a luxurious, fairly quick car, the Kia Optima SX Limited earns competitive marks in the EPA's fuel economy tests: 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. But the Maxima does nearly as well (22/30) while performing much better. The Altima V6's EPA ratings tie the Kia's. The Mazda6, while about as quick as the Optima 2.0T, scores much better: 26/38. In my suburban driving I was able to coax the SX Limited's trip computer average as high as 30 mpg. Still, those who have fuel economy as a top priority should opt for a different Optima. The LX 1.6T manages a very competitive 28/39. For an even higher city rating, wait for the 2017 hybrid. full 2016 Kia Optima review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Kia Optima

2015 Kia Optima Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I find fuel economy, in mixed driving, to be on par with a V6 of comparable power. I usually get about 24 MPG in combined driving. However, on a recent road trip, I had 32 MPG on one tank. It's perhaps slightly better than the Acura TL I had, but one big bonus: the Acura required premium unleaded. On the Kia Optima, however, the manufacturer only calls for regular unleaded. Over time, that can mean a significant savings. full 2013 Kia Optima review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This is my biggest (and only real) complaint with the Optima. It advertises fuel economy of 22 city, 34 highway. I drive a lot (100 mile round trip daily, with more than half of it being highway miles). Admittedly, I have a heavy foot, but I regularly get about 24-25 mpg combined, with the car in ECO mode. The best tank of gas I ever got was a little over 28 mpg. (I calculate it manually, don't rely on the on-board MPG estimates, as they are always 3-5 MPG more generous than reality.) full 2012 Kia Optima review
2015 Kia Optima Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I'd recommend this car in a heartbeat. I honestly like this styling even more than the updates they've made since 2012. My biggest cons are the fuel economy and the lack of a manual transmission on any models other than the base model. full 2012 Kia Optima review
 
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Questions about the Kia Optima

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2014 - 2015 Kia Optima
A member in North Carolina, United States

my transmission withn only 13,000 thousadnd miles is startingto slip

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