Kia Optima MPG Rating

Kia Optima MPG Rating

The car-buying process is an exciting time, you get to test drive vehicles you’re interested in and learn about the latest technology and safety features. A major part of the vehicle-buying journey involves a bit of research. Here at Sussman Kia, we want to make the research process as easy as possible, which is why we’ve created a Kia Optima MPG rating guide to help the drivers of Jenkintown, Rydal, and Glenside, PA, decide if it’s the right car for them.

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Exploring the Kia Optima MPG Rating

To understand MPG ratings you first need to understand what they mean. The ratings calculate how many miles you’ll be able to travel per gallon of gas, and the higher the rating the more fuel-efficient the vehicle is.

Here we’ll dive into the various MPG ratings for the four different Kia Optima trim levels

Optima Trim Level

City MPG Rating1

Highway MPG Rating1

Combined MPG Rating1

Optima LX

25 MPG

35 MPG

29 MPG

Optima S

24 MPG

33 MPG

27 MPG

Optima EX

27 MPG

37 MPG

31 MPG

Optima SX

21 MPG

30 MPG

24 MPG

In the LX trim level you’ll get a 25 city, 35 highway, and 29 combined MPG rating.1 In the S trim level you’ll get a 24 city, 33 highway, and 27 combined MPG rating.1 Over in the EX you’ll have a 27 city, 37 highway, and 31 combined MPG rating.1 Finally, in the SX you’ll get a 21 city. 30 highway, 24 combined MPG rating.1

Standard in each of the trim levels is an 18.5-gallon fuel tank, that capacity combined with the MPG ratings for the Optima means you won’t have to worry about constantly wasting your time at the pump and stopping to fuel up on gas.

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Powertrain and Performance Specs

Kia Optima MPG RatingFinding a fuel-efficient vehicle that doesn’t compromise when it comes to performance features is important, and luckily the Kia Optima is a sedan that can deliver on both aspects.

In the Optima LX and S trim levels, you’ll find the standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. This engine produces 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque capabilities. You’ll also find the 6-speed automatic transmission within these trim levels.

Moving on to the Optima EX, you’ll find a 1.6L w/ turbocharger engine which provides 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque capabilities. This trim level comes with the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Finally, over in the Optima SX trim level, you’ll get a 2.0L w/ turbocharger engine that will give you 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque capabilities. This trim level comes with the same 6-speed automatic transmission found in the LX and S.

Test Drive The Kia Optima!

If you think the Kia Optima is the right car for your commute around Jenkintown, Rydal, and Glenside, PA, then come on down to our showroom for a test drive. Here at Sussman Kia, we’re happy to help you through each step of the car-buying process, from the research to finally purchasing your new vehicle and confidentially driving off the lot.

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1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

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