2016 Kia Optima: Fuel Economy Update for April
by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on May 10, 2016
Our 2016 Kia Optima's fuel economy has experienced a significant jump since we last updated you on its fuel economy, climbing nearly 4 mpg to achieve a lifetime average of 28.8 mpg. Of course, the LX 1.6T trim and its powertrain are supposed to achieve an EPA-estimated 32 mpg combined, so there is still plenty of catching up to do.
As Brent Romans reported, however, he was able to achieve nearly 40 mpg on a whopping 574.7-mile tank, besting the EPA's highway estimate of 39 mpg. A few more open road adventures like that and I reckon the Optima should creep further up to its EPA combined number.
Average Lifetime MPG: 28.8
Best Fill MPG: 39.9
Worst Fill MPG: 22.6
EPA MPG Rating: 32 combined (28 city/39 highway)
Best Range: 574.7 miles
Current Odometer: 5,030
James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor @ 5,030 miles