I would like to reply to all those customers who are complaining about the Fuel economy of the Optima. I just bought a new 2013 Optima LX and after reading your peeves about MPG I am flummoxed as to whether or not we are driving the same model. First off, I am approaching 7000 miles and I have averaged 30 MPG. No, I do not only drive on a traffic free highway, for I happen to live in California. Also, if you have the LX or EX model in a 2.4 Litre and you complain about getting under 20 MPG there is something specifically wrong with your driving style and habits. Fuel economy relies where and how you drive. What matters is how smoothly and how often you depress the accelerator.
The body design, dashboard, electronic displays, and the headroom.
I bought my Optima in the fall of 2012.
It has had engine work done 3 times.
Kia refused to take the car back.
Full engine was replaced on third trip in...
Great looking car- but gas mileage is WAYYY lower then advertised.
I got rid of my SUV to save money on gas.
I'm now getting the same if not less mpg with this car.
If I do not keep "ECO" option on I actually have gotten as low as just over 11 mpg.
Not even a turbo...
Can't say I'd recommend a Kia to anyone I know.
Seats are very comfortable.
Better engines, tell the truth about the gas mileage!!
I bought a fully loaded 2012 Optima EX in Feb. 2012.
I noticed soon after buying it that the leg room is very tight.
My leg was constantly jammed up against the speaker in the driver's door.
The seats are sharply molded and hard.
The transmission went out at 13,000 miles.
Recently, I noticed an issue with the steering.
While driving down the freeway, the car would begin drifting right or left.
When you go to correct it, there is a "catch" in the electronic steering.
If you do a search for this you will see many others have had this problem.
The real world MPG is nowhere near what thet advertise.
This car has a ton of bells and whistles and is great looking, but buyer beware.
Heated and cooled seats.
Beautiful exterior looks.
More comfortable seats.
Fix the problem with the steering.
Make the passenger seat height adjustable so you don't feel like you are sitting in a pit.
Had the optima 1 month, have put on a 1000 miles, has total of 21432 miles now. comfort fairly good, I am 6'2. I think the car looks great. Can fit 4 adults, 5 would be a tight fit. A lot of talk about poor mpg. I drive 40 miles a day. 30 miles on hwy and 10 a day in the city(Lawrence, Ks.)I average 32 mpg so far. So no complaints here,,,...