2013 Kia Optima Consumer Review: Best Kept Secret on Highway

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

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Best Kept Secret on Highway
By jimbojjm on


2013 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


I'm shocked at some reviewers complaint about poor gas mileage.
I bought a 2013 EX with premium package two weeks ago and can't say enough good things about the car.
It receives wow comments from passersby and I'm asked over and over again "How do I like it and how much does it cost?"
I got mine for less than $24,000.
Sound good to you?
I average over 30 mpg in 50/50 city highway driving.
When I drive at 65-75 on the hwy I at get about 37 mpg.
If you want good mileage you have to learn to and use good green driving habits.
There are plenty of articles on the internet on how to get the best mileage out of your car.
This car looks great , drives nice, is comfortable and a bargain. Added: I've had the KIA for over 4 years now and I still feel the same way about the car. "Knock on wood" and I haven't had a single problem with the car. Kia and Hyundai make great vehicles. I gave my old 2007 Hyundai Sonata to my daughter and it still runs great, with normal repairs of course.

Best Features

  • Climate control
  • Entertainment
  • Usb ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Purchase cost
  • Fuel economy
  • Maintenance cost
  • Warranty

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By pdxann
on 05/12/13 23:07 PM (PDT)

I had a Prius 3 years so have a somewhat green foot as all us Prius Chat posters played the coast and drive game to see who obtained the best results. My mileage on my 2013 Optima EX is dreadful. I just commented to John from MN's more recent post about his similar exp. so won't write a novel; just say I have never obtained over 32 between PDX, OR and Seattle, WA straight highway 60 to 70 mostly flat. When the AC is on, 30 and when its summer ethanol and AD, 29 at best. In town only driving as work from home; 22 with AC and 24 without. Tried 3 different brands of gas and breaking in; no better at 10,000 miles. When the next large Prius model is introduced; going back.

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