2016 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test - Wrap-Up

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edited February 2017 in Kia
image2016 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test - Wrap-Up

Our long-term test of the 2016 Kia Optima is complete after one year and 20,133 miles. Kia's midsize sedan was a highway stalwart but less efficient in the city.

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  • charltoncharlton Member Posts: 21
    ~30% depreciation as I had predicted in the earlier post. Surprised that Sonata had far higher under similar testing.

    The con mentioned about DCT isn't unfixable. A small reprogramming makes it behave like a good ole automatic. Mine was fixed similarly and I've noticed no negative effect on the fuel economy. Drive-ability has become more pleasant, though!
  • gslippygslippy Member Posts: 514
    While we really like our 13 Optima Hybrid, this car sounds better, especially in the comfort department. However, after 50k miles, the lowest fuel economy we've gotten is about 28 mpg in the dead of winter. Otherwise, we average about 35 mpg.
    Nice summary; this has to be one of the better cars you've tested in a while.
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