2014 Kia Optima Fuel Economy

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The 2014 Kia Optima isn't quite class-leading for fuel economy; but it gets great ratings for such a roomy, responsive sedan.

The Optima Hybrid is of course the way to go if you value fuel-efficiency and are willing to spend a little extra for it. That model now earns 36/40 mpg or 38 mpg combined in base trim

All the Optima models get great gas mileage; but it's the Optima Hybrid that wows with its 38-mpg Combined rating.

Models with the base engine earn as high as 35 mpg; and even if you go for the Turbo you're not losing much, with EPA ratings at 22/34 mpg.

An Eco mode can help improve real-world fuel economy by up to seven percent, Kia says, by smoothing driver inputs to the accelerator.

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