2012 Kia Optima Consumer Review: Wish I Wouldn't Have Leased So

2012 Kia Optima - Consumer Review

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LX Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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Wish I Wouldn't Have Leased So I could Sell It!
By bjk2 on


2012 Kia Optima LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


If I had bought this car I could sell it & cut my losses on gas. Most everything is great about my 2013 Optima SXL 2.0 Turbo except that I average 16 mpg. No I don't drive it hard or fast. I get better mpg in my Chevy HD2500 4x4, 4gr, long bed diesel. If I was getting the advertised 22 mpg city I'd be happier. I hope there is such a thing a a break-in period to get the advertised mpg. I'd rather have my gutless 1.8L Toyota Matrix that gets great gas mileage at this point in time. The low ratings are all about the mpg.

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Everything else about this car is great! I'm 6'4" & it has plenty of room.

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By sxturbo12
on 10/07/14 18:16 PM (PDT)

I purchased a 12 SX Turbo about a week ago and absolutely love it. I just traded in my 2010 Dodge Charger 3.5 So quite a difference. I am averaging about 25.5 MPG and do about 90% city driving. it is odd to me to see these bad MPG comments. Possibly it is a fuel delivery error on the car.

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