2016 Kia Optima: Fuel Economy Update for February - Benefit of the Doubt
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on March 3, 2016
Our 2016 Kia Optima is barely broken in, so we'll give it the benefit of the doubt for now. We say this because it's still returning mileage numbers well below its EPA ratings.
With barely 2,000 miles on the odometer, our turbocharged Kia is returning just 25.2 miles per gallon. Considering its EPA city rating is 28 mpg, that's not great.
It's hard to tell if this is an anomaly so early in our test. Most of our long-term cars deliver significantly improved mileage numbers once they start building up more miles. We'll keep a close eye on this one to see if the trend moves in a positive direction.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 2,066 miles