2012 Kia Optima Consumer Review: Decent car for the Money - Wis

2012 Kia Optima - Consumer Review

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

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Decent car for the Money - Wish MPG was better
By soxfan99 on


2012 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


Leased car in April 2012. Wanted to give the car a few months of driving before writing a review. Rides and handles great. Great tech options. Build quaility is what you would expect in the price range - It's a 21,000 car(25,800 list) - that being said, you can tell where they cut back. Door handles are one example.
As far as the stated MPG, have put 11,000 miles of combined driving, never have gotten above 23-24 mpg. Long highway trips (with cruise) 31-32 mpg.
Eco or not does not matter. The dealer does know, they said, nothing they can do. Kia corporate only wants to "talk about it". I bet - now that they are giving fuel credits to some owners of other models.

Best Features

Bluetooth, "leather" seats, keyless ignition. Great sized trunk. Head room, leg room.

Worst Features

More realistic gas mileage numbers. Have not met another Optima owner locally who is averaging 26+ with combined driving. In fact, that is usually the first question asked. Take a look at the small details, door handles, console arm rest. Hollow sound when you close the door, or trunk
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