The Cruising Range Thing - 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo: The Cruising Range Thing

October 27, 2011

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Just when you're thinking that a cruising range of 500 miles isn't so special, you're reminded that it is.

The day after I went off to Santa Barbara to the start of the Mille Miglia North America Tribute with a half tank of fuel in the Jetta TDI turbodiesel, I found myself in the Kia Optima Turbo with about the same number of miles elapsed on the tripmeter but significantly dimmer prospects for ultimate cruising range. Ah, back to reality.

It's true that there are more cars than ever than can get close to 500 miles of cruising range, but there still ain't many of them.

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com @ 13,827 miles


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