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“The Kia Optima comes with plenty of equipment and the company’s excellent seven-year warranty”

Kia Optima Owner Reviews: MPG, Problems & Reliability | Carbuyer (2)

by Richard Ingram

25 Aug 2016

  • 1Verdict

Carbuyer Rating

3.3 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.8 out of 5

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Kia Optima Owner Reviews: MPG, Problems & Reliability | Carbuyer (4)100%of people would recommend this car to a friend

Common Problems

  • Electrics (1 case)

Review 1 of 7

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

''4' 1.7 CRDi 139bhp 7-speed auto DCT IS 4dr

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36

Tell us what you think about your car?

We have the KIA Optima 1.7 CRDi 139bhp 7-speed auto DCT IS 4dr, very nice car to drive, full of spec , specious car, automatic gearbox works very good and smooth at the eco drive mode, but at the sport mode is very powerfully, I am very surprise of power from 1.7 diesel engine. but: I do not understand, we did so far 210mil at the city and we get 35.6mpg and up to 46mpg on motorway. !! so how do they get up tu 60mpg? any way car worth the money.

Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Tell us what you think about your car?

Absolutely brilliant , nothings gone wrong but if it does I've got a 7 year warranty!!!!!

Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

3 ISG DCT

Year

2017

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43

Tell us what you think about your car?

I bought an Optima to replace my sports car, as a new job position meant a V8 and a heavy manual weren't viable anymore on such a long journey with horrendous stop-start traffic twice a day. I wanted something cheap, stylish, safe and loaded with kit, the Kia seemed to fit the bill. There are a few niggles, like the drive computer not remembering my Auto Hold settings the next time I start the car, but nothing has been a deal breaker. Fantastic car. For the money it's no contest if you want a big family car.

Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.7 diesel automatic 5dr

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51

Tell us what you think about your car?

Brilliant car. Smooth, quiet, spacious and efficient. It has Android Auto which is great for using Google Maps via my smartphone. I travel about 700 miles a week, a mixture of motorway and inner city driving and after 6500 miles am at 51 mpg. Seen as high as 58 mpg some days. My only complaint is a bit of turbo lag.

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5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.7crdi

Year

2014

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Tell us what you think about your car?

Fantastic car. Higly Recommended

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5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.0 hybrid

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

80

Tell us what you think about your car?

I have the KIA Optima hybrid 2.0 150 hp in Jordan and it is a great car overall amazing fuel economy as well as its stylish looks both inside and out. Apart from one minor problem in the start stop system, it didn't disappoint me at all. I drive the car for over 850 km each week and never had a single problem. It is actually very comfortable on long distances and it has great legroom and headroom even for tall people. Moreover it has high spec options and safety kits.

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5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50

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