Fuel Economy Update For January — Just Getting Started - 2016 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Kia Optima: Fuel Economy Update For January — Just Getting Started

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on February 29, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Our long-term 2016 Kia Optima is just getting started with its time in our care. So far we've noticed some powertrain idiosyncrasies, praised its backseat and run it through our testing regimen.

Likewise, the Optima's fuel economy tally for January got a late start. It consists of only two fills, whereupon the silver sedan covered 617 miles and used just under 24 gallons of fuel.

Considering that its EPA combined rating is 32 mpg, is our 26.1 mpg January result a harbinger of things to come? We shall see. It's way too soon to start drawing conclusions.

Worst Fill MPG: 23.0
Best Fill MPG: 28.5
Average Lifetime MPG: 26.1 
EPA MPG Rating: 32 Combined (28 City/ 39 Highway)
Best Range: 380.5 miles  
Current Odometer: 1,895 miles

Note: Cars are sometimes refueled well before their fuel tanks approach empty. As such, "best" and "worst" fuel economy entries above are not necessarily the result of an entire tank's worth of driving.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor @ 1,895 miles

 

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