The Kia Optima is a stylish midsize sedan that offers lots of features and packs enough power for a fun drive. Is it an efficient car though?

Maguire Kia finds out. We examined the Kia Optima MPG, so that drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton, NY will know what this sedan is capable of. 

Find Pre-Owned Kia Optima Vehicles

Kia Optima Fuel Economy

The Kia Optima offers three efficient gas-powered engines. The base engine is a 2.4 I-4 that can deliver an EPA-estimated 25 MPG city and 35 MPG highway.1 This features a 6-speed automatic transmission and can produce up to 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque.

The second powertrain offered is slightly more efficient. It's a 1.6L turbocharged I-4 engine that can get up to an EPA-estimated 27 MPG city and 37 MPG highway.1 The turbo design also helps it get up to 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. This option gets paired with a 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission.

The final option is a 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine that gets up to an EPA-estimated 21 MPG city and 30 MPG highway.1 This engine delivers extra muscle with 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. To manage this, you'll have a 6-speed Sportmatic® transmission.

2020 Kia Optima Review

Kia Optima Efficient Design

Every angle of the Kia Optima is designed to enhance your drive. It has a light curb weight of 3,230 pounds and a streamlined design.

Underneath its sleek aerodynamic appearance, each one of its engines gets clean, efficient production with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT).

With a large 18.5-gallon fuel tank, you'll be able to take advantage of its impressive fuel economy and drive further in between stops for gas.

Kia Optima Hybrid

In addition to its efficient gas-powered models, the Kia Optima is also available with two hybrid powertrains.

The Kia Optima HEV has a 2.0L I-4 engine that's paired with a 50-horsepower electric motor and a 1.76-kilowatt lithium-ion battery. Together, this hybrid electric vehicle is able to deliver an EPA-estimated 39 MPG city and 45 MPG highway.1 

The other option is the Kia Optima PHEV. This plug-in electric hybrid has the same gas engine, but pairs it with a 66-horsepower electric motor and a 9.8-kilowatt lithium-ion battery. When switching off between each other, the PHEV powertrain can get an EPA-estimated 40 MPGe and a total driving range of up to 610 miles.2

Test Drive the Kia Optima

Visit Maguire Kia to test drive the efficient Kia Optima. With lots of options under the hood, this safe and stylish sedan can deliver great fuel economy to drivers all over Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton.

To learn more about the Kia Optima MPG and each one of its exciting powertrains, contact us or visit our dealership.

Call Us Today!

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

2 EPA-estimated MPG equivalent on a full battery charge. Actual MPGe will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, vehicle maintenance, charging practice, battery age, weather, temperature and your vehicle's condition. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. For more information on MPGe, please see

Schedule Test Drive

* Indicates a required field


Maguire Kia of Ithaca

370 Elmira Road
Directions Ithaca, NY 14850

  • Sales: 607-257-1515
  • Service: 607-257-1515
  • Parts: 607-257-1515


  • Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed