2011 Kia Optima Consumer Review: Great Car Very Poor Mileage

2011 Kia Optima - Consumer Review

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EX Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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Great Car Very Poor Mileage
By ischreiber on


2011 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


I bought this car because I thought it was beautiful and still do.
I t comes with great features for the money and is very distinctive.
The one big problem I have is the mileage.
I get about 17-19 in the city and about 26 on the highway.
The estimate they advertise is 24 City 35 Highway.
What is particularly disturbing is the response/lack of response from either the dealer or KIA customer service.
The dealer did a fuel economy test on the car and came up with combined city/hwy of 22.5 mpg a far cry from the advertised mpg.
I am totally frustrated with KIA.
I previously owned an accord EXL and will probably go back to them next time I buy.

Best Features

backup camera

Worst Features

Live up to Mileage expectations
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By oleg5
on 01/18/13 06:32 AM (PST)

please! don't tell about accord! i have 2010 now. worst car ever! thanks god its on lease! looking optima now. im getting 15-16mpg in the city! and the car had transmition change after 50000miles!!!

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