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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello, I have little concern with my MPG and I have a feeling I am getting lower MPG than it should. My car comes with 2.0 Hyundai Nu Engine (which they distribute for Asia and some Europe market I believe). Since I drive mostly on rush hours to commute to my work, the traffic is quite bad...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I bought an optima ex a few weeks ago and now have 1200 miles in it. Very disappointed in mpg so far. Best it will do is 32-33 mpg at 60-65mph on a flat open highway. Sticker says 37mpg. Has anyone else had this situation? The salesman I bought the car from tells me it just needs to break...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Brought car in to dealer at 56,000 miles for front end noise under 60,000 mile warranty. Tech found metal chunks in oil pan. Kia approved engine replacement. Dealer had cylinder head remanufactured and installed it with new Kia engine block. Car got 35-38 mpg combined before now gets 25 mpg...
  4. Engine and Technical Discussion
    My Love is Ailing - 2013 Optima Hybrid My wife and I love our Optima Hybrid. In early April I took it in at 55,000 miles before the bumper to bumper 60K warranty expired. There was a clicking noise in the front. They diagnosed the problem as some front brake parts and a control arm. They...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hi, I want to start this post by saying sorry since I believe there are many posts regarding this issue. However, I couldn't really find one for my year and trim so I am trying to ask for your help. I live in Staten Island, NYC and recently bought used 2016 Optima SX with 43000 miles on it...
  6. Hybrids
    I was just wondering if anyone has noticed a MPG reduction when using aftermarket rims?
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Does anyone know what criteria has to be met to get the computer to show mpg on a point A to point B trip? Sometimes it shows, other times it will just show dashes instead when the car is turned off like some condition wasn't met . 2014 sxl
  8. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I've always heard from pretty much EVERYWHERE that going faster than 60 leads to a big drop in MPG (faster you go the more air and rolling resistance blah blah) Anyone observe this though? On my 150 mile trip today I did both 60 and 80+ at different points. Surprisingly I actually got better...
  9. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Noticed something odd yesterday. I filled up the gas tank, reset the trip/MPG counters, and immediately drove to the airport to pick someone up. Along the way, the average MPG showed as high as 36 MPG, dropping to 34 MPG when I finally parked at the airport (as shown in first pic). Then when...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hi Guys, After months of lurking on these forums and searching for the right deal, I finally took the plunge and got a "17 SXL. I'm REALLY enjoying the car so far (2k in 2 weeks), but Ive had a few oddities with it: Most of my mileage so far has been on interstates, and I seem to be averaging...
  11. Hybrids
    Last night on my commute home, about 50 miles, I hit a new high in MPG, 57. Not bad for a car that is rated 39/46 MPG.:shocked:
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hello to all. My story is so incredible that I had to share it with some other Optima Hybrid owners after what I found out. I owned a new 2012 LX since few weeks ago when I decided to trade it for a newer looking EX with a pretty sunroof which I wanted! Now this...after driving the 2014 for...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, My name is Ken and I am in Bentonville AR.I have just sold my 2005 Prius (after 4 years of college and 1 year at work) and got my new 2016 Optima EX with both packages. I think I got a good deal (since it was the end of 2016 and I didn't get the car till beginning of 2017). I love my...
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, So I am new here and I recently bought a 2011 SX :thumbsup: I've noticed it doesn't take long for the fuel bar to start going down. Like were talking 10-15 miles. Maybe I'm exaggerating, but it seems that bad. Anyone else experience this? Also, the ECO mode is kinda driving me nuts. I...
  15. Kia Optima News, Rumors and Updates
    </span> <p class="p1">Making its global debut at the Chicago Auto Show, the Niro’s targeted fuel economy is an optimistic 50 mpg. Looking a lot like a subcompact version of the new Sportage, the Niro looks like a regular crossover, and Kia takes pride in the fact that its design doesn’t shout...
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Every so often you'll see a thread mention that someone bought a car because of it's MPG rating or they're not getting the MPG's they thought they would. What do MPG questions or discussions really amount to. Are you really saving any BIG $$$'s? Let's say you decided to go conservative and get...
  17. Hybrids
    Hey fellas/gals, New kid here. Just got into a 2015 KOH EX with Tech. Absolutely love my car. So far been enjoying my car for about 2 weeks and wanted to do a comparison test on MPG with ECO on/off with me driving as I do. I have a bit of a heavy foot. with the first fill up, I drove with...
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Well as you know I just bought a new optima. Ran the 1st tank out from the dealer. Stopped today at a Chevron station & got a tank of 87 Oct. Fuel. Drove 50 miles to kingwood & 50 miles back on interstate. Adverage fuel milage was 37.6 mpg running 70-80 mph. Is this normal & will it stay...
  19. The Service Center
    Hi, Any ideas what might be causing the car to no longer reset the average MPG value when I refill with gas? Is there an electronic signal generated or picked up by the car somewhere? I went through the dash menu to make sure the setting was on automatic reset. I even changed it to manual...
  20. Hybrids
    Hyundai shares it's hybrid drivetrain with Kia so this is what you can expect when the new Optima comes out.
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