What is the 2020 Kia Optima Gas Mileage?

October 16th, 2019 by

White 2020 Kia Optima on Highway

The 2020 Kia Optima mpg makes it the perfect choice for your Mehlville and Fenton drives, and you don’t just have to take our word for it. The official specs are in, and for the new year, the Kia Optima gas mileage tops out at 27 mpg city / 37 mpg highway, according to EPA estimates.

Finding a new Kia Optima with great fuel economy and a comfortable interior for those long drives, is far from difficult, but we here at Suntrup Kia South want to make it even easier! Compare all of the available Kia Optima engines below.

Kia Optima MPG & Engines

  • Kia Optima LX
    • 185-hp 2.4L 4-Cylinder
    • EPA-estimated 25 mpg city / 35 mpg highway
  • Kia Optima S
    • 185-hp 2.4L 4-Cylinder
    • EPA-estimated 24 mpg city / 32 mpg highway
  • Kia Optima EX & EX Premium
    • 178-hp 1.6L 4-Cylinder w/ Turbocharger
    • EPA-estimated 27 mpg city / 37 mpg highway
  • Kia Optima SX
    • 245-hp 2.0L 4-Cylinder w/ Turbocharger
    • EPA-estimated 21 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

Although many of the available Kia Optima mpg ratings remain unchanged from the year before, the optimized 1.6-Liter turbocharged engine has made this model more efficient than ever! The 2020 model also includes a new 18.5-gallon fuel tank, so you can go farther with fewer pit stops as you drive around Oakville.

Fuel-Saving Features in the New Optima

A full suite of powerful, efficient engines helps to distinguish the Kia Optima from its competitors, but these aren’t the only features that set it apart! You’ll also receive each of the following:

  • Kia Optima Transmissions
    • Depending on the model you choose, you’ll either receive a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The latter comes standard on the EX and EX Premium trim levels to push the Kia Optima gas mileage even higher.
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
    • Cruise control can help to conserve fuel by limiting unnecessary accelerating and braking. In select Kia Optima trim levels, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go maximizes the benefits of this feature, even in traffic!
  • Available Hybrid Configurations
    • In 2020, the Kia Optima is offered as a Hybrid, or as an even more efficient Plug-In Hybrid! With the former configuration, you’ll enjoy up to 42 mpg in combined city/highway settings. With the new Plug-In version, you’ll have an all-electric range of up to 28 miles, and up to 101 MPGe.

White 2020 Kia Optima Going Around Track

Get Behind the Wheel at Suntrup Kia South!

If you really want to know what the Kia Optima gas mileage can do to improve your daily drives, you’ve got to get behind the wheel! Visit us in St. Louis to put any of our new Kia Optima models to the test! Contact us or call us at (314) 356-9388 to spend some time in the driver’s seat.

Ready to learn more? Check out the 2020 Kia Optima safety ratings! Curious about how the Optima stacks up against the competition? Closely compare the Kia Optima vs. Honda Accord with Suntrup Kia South. Hoping to save even more on your monthly costs? Claim your Kia Optima lease deals today!

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