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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 in, bit I don't see it improving. I traded a 2015 ex with the 2.4 L and it did 35+mpg on the same roads. Not impressed so far.
 

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Rather than checking the MPG dash calculation, just fill and check mileage manually to be certain the car is in fact seeing poor mileage.
 

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I have not kept track of actual gallons and miles at the pump, but I drive about 110 mi/day to and from work and fill once every 4 days. I do put more gallons in the 2019 with the 1.6L than I did with the 2015 and 2.4L. Same driver and same road.
 

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Although the following is apples and oranges, your numbers would seem a bit odd given that I can achieve (if I'm trying to be conscious about my fuel economy) upwards of 35 MPG on the highway at speeds between 65-70 mph in my 2018 SXL 2.0T which on paper has rated MPGs much lower than that of your 2019 EX with the 1.6T engine.

Put a few more thousand miles on the engine, do an oil change, then manually check (i.e., don't fully rely on the car MPG readout) your fuel economy; I presume you also checked tire pressure, just to get that out of the way...
 

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Our 2019 hybrid epa was 40/40. When we first got it last Feb, we were hitting 38 to 39. Now we're seeing 40-44.
We love the car. Just wish Kia would ensure the PHEV was sold and serviced at all stores. We would have purchased the PHEV instead.
 
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