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Kia Optima MPG

 

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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2008 2008 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp manual FWD 26.17
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With the 161-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Kia Optima has been averaging 26.17 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 on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (25 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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.
2008 2008 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.3
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2008 Kia Optima

2008 Kia Optima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Decent fuel mileage at this point for a mid-size sedan. see full Kia Optima review
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. see full Kia Optima review
2007 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
25-30 city/hwy see full Kia Optima review
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, see full Kia Optima review
 

2008 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.

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