Monthly Update for December 2016 - 2016 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

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edited January 2017 in Kia

imageMonthly Update for December 2016 - 2016 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

An update on fuel economy, maintenance and places we've been during the month of December in Edmunds' long-term 2016 Kia Optima LX.

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  • charltoncharlton Member Posts: 21
    edited January 2017
    > the drive-off hesitation that's been mentioned numerous times is still there

    You can ask the dealer to reprogram the DCT. Per hyundai-forums.com quite a few Hyundai Tucson, which also has same 7spd transmission, owners have got it done. I got it done on my Optima too. It feels just like an auto transmission now, making the ECO mode a pleasure to drive both in city traffic and on long open highway stretches. I rarely, if ever, come out of ECO mode as I'ven't felt the need to.

    So no need getting used to the hesitation!
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