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Kia Optima MPG

Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2016 2016 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 7-sp automated manual FWD 38.99 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.49 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27.06 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan 159-hp 2.4L I4 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 32.45 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.58 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 32.33 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27.99 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp manual FWD 30 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.7 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 20 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 36.19 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 29.26 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp manual FWD 26.17 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.3 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 29.53 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 23.16 See details
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2006.5 2006.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 24.55 See details
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2006.5 2006.5 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp manual FWD 30 See details
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2006.5 2006.5 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.85 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 12.12 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp manual FWD 30 See details
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Kia Optima

Kia Optima Real 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.
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.)
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
33 mpg on 200 mile trips at about 65 mph avg.
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
High 30s on the highway and 29-30 overall with a lot of power. Active eco. setting for better economy.
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Decent fuel mileage at this point for a mid-size sedan.
2007 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It may be a bit borderline in 100% city driving (19-20 mpg), but it gets 33mpg+ on the open highway, with only a 1-2 mpg penalty for using A/C.
2007 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
25-30 city/hwy
2007 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
got 42 mgh yesteerday on a 120 minute drive 25%/75% in town/highway driving. Like paying $2.25 per gallon,
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
AS above
Kia Optima Real 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.
 

Kia Optima Gas Mileage (MPG)

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