Kia Optima MPG and Fuel Economy

Kia have been manufacturing models of Optima for 20 years, with the latest vehicle in 2020 having a combined MPG of 24.

The estimated fuel cost for the 2020 Kia Optima is $2,600 per year.

Government regulators have estimated that value based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

💵 Compared to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $1,500 more on fuel driving a 2020 Kia Optima.

🛢 The Kia Optima will consume roughly 12 barrels of petroleum per year, using the standard estimate of 15,000 miles per year.

💨 For every mile driven, the Kia Optima will emit 371 grams of CO2, which is about 5,565,000 grams of CO2 per year.

🌳 To help you understand the impact of this, a normal tree will absorb around 21,000 grams of CO2 per year. This means that roughly 265 trees would be needed to offset emissions from the Kia Optima.

The table below is a complete list of the 57 Kia Optima fuel efficiency specifications we have data for.

Click any vehicle link to see a more detailed breakdown of the car, miles per gallon, emissions, and more.

Vehicle Combined MPG Fuel Cost
2020 Kia Optima 24 $2,600
2020 Kia Optima 27 $2,300
2020 Kia Optima 31 $2,000
2019 Kia Optima 24 $2,600
2019 Kia Optima 27 $2,300
2019 Kia Optima 31 $2,000
2018 Kia Optima 25 $2,500
2018 Kia Optima 28 $2,250
2018 Kia Optima 31 $2,000
2017 Kia Optima 25 $2,500
2017 Kia Optima 28 $2,250
2017 Kia Optima 31 $2,000
2016 Kia Optima 25 $2,500
2016 Kia Optima 28 $2,250
2016 Kia Optima 31 $2,000
2015 Kia Optima 24 $2,600
2015 Kia Optima 26 $2,400
2014 Kia Optima 24 $2,600
2014 Kia Optima 26 $2,400
2013 Kia Optima 26 $2,400
2013 Kia Optima 27 $2,300
2012 Kia Optima 26 $2,400
2012 Kia Optima 27 $2,300
2011 Kia Optima 26 $2,400
2011 Kia Optima 27 $2,300
2011 Kia Optima 27 $2,300
2010 Kia Optima 23 $2,700
2010 Kia Optima 25 $2,500
2009 Kia Optima 23 $2,700
2009 Kia Optima 25 $2,500
2008 Kia Optima 23 $2,700
2008 Kia Optima 25 $2,500
2007 Kia Optima 23 $2,700
2007 Kia Optima 25 $2,500
2006 Kia Optima 21 $3,000
2006 Kia Optima 22 $2,850
2006 Kia Optima 23 $2,700
2005 Kia Optima 21 $3,000
2005 Kia Optima 21 $3,000
2005 Kia Optima 22 $2,850
2005 Kia Optima 23 $2,700
2004 Kia Optima 21 $3,000
2004 Kia Optima 21 $3,000
2004 Kia Optima 22 $2,850
2004 Kia Optima 23 $2,700
2003 Kia Optima 21 $3,000
2003 Kia Optima 21 $3,000
2003 Kia Optima 22 $2,850
2003 Kia Optima 23 $2,700
2002 Kia Optima 18 $3,500
2002 Kia Optima 19 $3,300
2002 Kia Optima 20 $3,150
2002 Kia Optima 21 $3,000
2001 Kia Optima 19 $3,300
2001 Kia Optima 20 $3,150
2001 Kia Optima 21 $3,000
2001 Kia Optima 21 $3,000

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