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Kia Optima Kia Optima 2016 39.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
7-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 65 41.328
  mtns light light 10 0 20 70 65 35.818
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 65 41.522
  mtns light light 0 0 10 90 70 39.900
  flat light light 20 0 20 60 70 36.403
2016 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
7-speed automated manual FWD
hills light light 6 0 14 80 67 39.0  
  Averages hills light light 6 0 14 80 67 39.0
With the turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2016 Kia Optima fuel economy has been averaging 39.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2016 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in heavy traffic (6 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2016 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2013 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 35 30 35 70 23.571
  flat light hvy 0 45 30 25 65 18.948
  flat light light 0 35 30 35 70 23.464
  flat light light 0 35 30 35 70 22.077
  flat light light 0 35 30 35 65 23.067
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 70 27.390
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 70 32.731
  flat light light 0 5 5 90 70 32.647
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 24 21 56 69 25.5  
  Averages flat light light 0 24 21 56 69 25.5
With the turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Kia Optima has been averaging 25.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2013 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 9 1 90 68 34.000
  flat light light 0 10 50 40 55 28.125
  flat med none 0 20 5 75 68 30.100
  hills v.lt light 0 90 0 10 55 16.000
2013 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 32 14 54 62 27.1  
  Averages flat light none 0 32 14 54 62 27.1
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Kia Optima gas mileage has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2013 32.5 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Sedan 159-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 0 20 0 80 68 31.900
  flat light hvy 0 0 75 25 70 32.112
  flat v.lt none 0 5 0 95 68 36.100
  flat v.lt none 15 20 0 65 68 35.400
  flat v.lt none 0 20 0 80 68 35.000
  flat v.lt none 0 20 0 80 68 29.800
  flat v.lt none 0 5 0 95 68 34.600
  flat v.lt none 0 20 0 80 68 31.200
  flat v.lt none 0 20 0 80 68 30.800
  flat light hvy 0 0 75 25 70 27.599
2013 4dr Sedan 159-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 2 13 15 71 68 32.5  
  Averages flat v.lt none 2 13 15 71 68 32.5
With the 159-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Kia Optima fuel economy has been averaging 32.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2012 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 25 25 50 70 21.786
  hills v.lt light 0 25 60 15 70 22.529
  hills light hvy 0 0 5 95 75 29.333
  hills med none 15 25 60 0 N/A 24.200
  hills v.lt light 0 25 60 15 70 24.545
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 32.500
  hills med none 15 25 60 0 N/A 24.200
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 4 18 39 39 72 25.6  
  Averages hills light light 4 18 39 39 72 25.6
With the turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Kia Optima has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (39 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2012 32.3 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 0 0 50 50 70 30.400
  flat lead none 0 0 50 50 70 25.700
  hills v.lt hvy 0 0 2 98 65 40.000
  flat lead none 0 30 30 40 70 26.200
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 75 28.500
  flat v.lt none 0 0 2 98 65 39.300
  hills v.lt none 0 0 5 95 65 36.194
2012 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 4 20 76 69 32.3  
  Averages flat med none 0 4 20 76 69 32.3
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Kia Optima gas mileage has been averaging 32.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 76 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2011 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 5 25 70 70 25.297
  hills med none 0 5 25 70 70 23.610
  flat med light 0 5 40 55 70 29.000
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 70 34.050
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 5 28 68 70 28.0  
  Averages hills med light 0 5 28 68 70 28.0
With the turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Kia Optima fuel economy has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2011 28.7 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 5 10 80 75 26.570
  mtns light none 5 5 25 65 60 29.000
  flat med light 0 25 50 25 70 24.400
  hills v.lt none 0 0 35 65 75 25.164
  flat med none 0 25 25 50 60 25.600
  hills med light 10 15 25 50 75 25.815
  flat light light 0 0 20 80 70 32.484
  hills light none 0 0 25 75 50 29.400
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 99 70 35.700
  mtns light none 0 0 0 100 65 34.600
  flat light none 25 5 20 50 60 27.000
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 4 7 21 67 66 28.7  
  Averages hills light none 4 7 21 67 66 28.7
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Kia Optima has been averaging 28.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2011 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 5 20 75 75 30.000
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 5 20 75 75 30.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 5 20 75 75 30.0
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Kia Optima gas mileage has been averaging 30.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2010 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 194-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 10 70 20 75 20.000
2010 4dr Sedan 194-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 10 70 20 75 20.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 10 70 20 75 20.0
With the turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Kia Optima fuel economy has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2010 36.2 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 2 98 60 37.100
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 40.588
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 34.884
  flat light none 0 0 95 5 65 31.875
  flat light none 0 0 2 98 60 36.500
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 20 80 63 36.2  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 20 80 63 36.2
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Kia Optima has been averaging 36.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2009 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 0 21 32 47 60 28.500
  flat light light 0 0 2 98 65 33.000
  flat light light 0 0 2 98 70 33.000
  flat med light 5 10 14 71 65 28.300
  flat light none 0 1 0 99 75 31.000
  flat light none 40 50 5 5 65 19.800
  flat light light 0 0 2 98 65 33.000
  flat light light 0 0 2 98 65 33.000
  flat light none 0 20 70 10 65 23.700
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 11 14 69 66 29.3  
  Averages flat light light 5 11 14 69 66 29.3
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Kia Optima gas mileage has been averaging 29.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2008 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 20 60 10 10 60 26.500
  flat light light 20 60 10 10 60 26.100
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 20 60 10 10 60 26.3  
  Averages flat light light 20 60 10 10 60 26.3
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Kia Optima fuel economy has been averaging 26.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2008 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 30 15 30 25 75 26.736
  flat lead light 30 15 30 25 75 25.600
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 30 15 30 25 75 26.2  
  Averages flat lead light 30 15 30 25 75 26.2
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Kia Optima has been averaging 26.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (25 percent), and in the city (15 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2007 29.5 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 40 50 10 0 N/A 17.300
  flat lead none 0 5 0 95 68 30.500
  flat v.lt light 0 0 10 90 62 32.400
  flat light hvy 0 5 0 95 68 33.600
  flat light none 0 10 0 90 68 29.800
  flat light light 0 5 0 95 68 33.600
2007 4dr Sedan 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 7 13 3 78 67 29.5  
  Averages flat med none 7 13 3 78 67 29.5
With the turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Kia Optima gas mileage has been averaging 29.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (13 percent), in heavy traffic (7 percent), and in the suburbs (3 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2007 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 5 0 90 5 65 26.000
  hills light light 0 0 90 10 65 24.000
  hills med hvy 0 35 45 20 60 21.745
  hills lead none 0 30 40 30 60 22.498
  hills lead none 0 35 55 10 60 19.123
  hills lead none 10 45 40 5 60 20.851
  hills lead light 0 35 40 25 60 23.655
  hills med light 15 40 30 15 65 22.964
  hills lead light 0 40 45 15 60 23.481
  hills med none 0 45 50 5 60 21.617
  hills med none 0 30 45 25 60 21.590
  hills med none 0 45 45 10 60 21.971
  flat light hvy 0 0 95 5 65 13.889
  hills med light 0 45 50 5 60 21.617
  hills med light 0 35 45 20 60 22.875
  hills med none 0 40 50 10 60 23.600
  hills med light 0 45 45 10 55 21.708
  hills med hvy 0 40 45 15 65 22.106
  hills lead light 0 40 45 15 60 23.053
  hills lead light 0 40 45 15 60 21.922
  hills med none 5 45 40 10 60 23.165
  hills med light 0 50 50 0 N/A 21.239
  flat v.lt hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 24.018
  flat v.lt light 0 0 100 0 N/A 28.571
  hills lead none 0 40 45 15 60 20.932
  hills lead none 5 50 40 5 60 19.199
  hills med none 0 40 40 20 55 19.580
  hills med light 0 40 35 25 60 22.926
  hills med none 0 40 50 10 60 19.878
  hills med none 0 25 50 25 60 21.474
  hills lead none 0 30 55 15 60 19.149
  hills lead light 0 40 45 15 60 21.713
  hills med none 15 40 40 5 60 19.187
  flat lead light 2 60 10 28 80 31.585
  flat med none 2 70 3 25 80 28.402
  flat lead none 2 70 3 25 80 31.700
  hills light light 0 0 90 10 65 28.500
  flat lead none 0 0 0 100 80 38.125
  flat lead none 2 70 3 25 80 32.900
  flat lead none 2 70 3 25 80 30.296
  hills light light 0 0 95 5 70 26.000
  hills lead none 0 30 60 10 60 19.687
  hills lead none 5 50 40 5 60 19.473
  hills lead none 0 30 55 15 60 19.916
  hills med none 0 40 50 10 60 20.337
  hills med hvy 0 40 50 10 60 21.135
  hills med none 0 40 50 10 60 20.404
  hills lead none 0 45 45 10 60 21.755
2007 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 1 36 48 15 63 23.2  
  Averages hills med none 1 36 48 15 63 23.2
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Kia Optima fuel economy has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (36 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2006.5 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006.5 4dr Sedan 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 0 55 40 60 22.000
  flat light hvy 10 10 30 50 65 27.000
  flat light hvy 10 2 39 49 65 23.200
  flat med light 0 3 6 91 75 26.000
2006.5 4dr Sedan 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 6 4 33 58 66 24.6  
  Averages flat light hvy 6 4 33 58 66 24.6
With the turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006.5 Kia Optima has been averaging 24.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006.5 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in heavy traffic (6 percent), and in the city (4 percent).

In addition the average 2006.5 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2006.5 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006.5 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 0 0 90 60 30.500
  flat v.lt none 0 25 25 50 65 28.900
  flat light hvy 10 0 0 90 60 30.000
  flat light none 100 0 0 0 N/A 25.500
  flat med hvy 5 5 20 70 70 24.200
  flat v.lt hvy 0 5 0 95 65 33.833
  hills med none 0 80 20 0 N/A 23.200
  flat light none 5 5 0 90 60 34.500
  hills med none 0 57 36 7 60 26.600
  flat light none 5 5 0 90 65 35.000
  flat light none 10 10 5 75 65 32.000
  flat light none 75 5 0 20 60 22.000
2006.5 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 18 16 9 56 63 28.9  
  Averages flat light light 18 16 9 56 63 28.9
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006.5 Kia Optima gas mileage has been averaging 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006.5 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (18 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in the suburbs (9 percent).

In addition the average 2006.5 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2006.5 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006.5 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 60 30.000
2006.5 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 60 30.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 60 30.0
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006.5 Kia Optima fuel economy has been averaging 30.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006.5 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006.5 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2005 12.1 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills lead light 5 95 0 0 N/A 12.121
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills lead light 5 95 0 0 0 12.1  
  Averages hills lead light 5 95 0 0 0 12.1
With the turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Kia Optima has been averaging 12.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (5 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Optima Kia Optima 2004 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 5 95 70 30.000
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 5 95 70 30.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 0 5 95 70 30.0
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Kia Optima gas mileage has been averaging 30.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Kia Optima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.

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2004 Kia Optima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
AS above
 

Kia Optima Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Kia Optima's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.