We are 106,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

Kia Optima MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
24 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27.99
See all data
With the turbocharged 245hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Kia Optima has been averaging 27.99 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 67.5 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in the suburbs (0 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.
2011 2011 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp manual FWD 30
See all data
2011 2011 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.7
See all data

Return to top

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2011 Kia Optima

2011 Kia Optima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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.) see full Kia Optima review
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
33 mpg on 200 mile trips at about 65 mph avg. see full Kia Optima review
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. see full Kia Optima review
2011 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. see full Kia Optima review
 

2011 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.