Optima's 15-cubic-foot trunk betters that of the big Accord and the Galant, virtually matches the Camry and Malibu, and trails the Fusion by 0. A temporary spare tire is under the floor. About the 2009 Kia Optima The Kia Optima is a mid-size car sold only as a four-door sedan. Simple six-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels on our example match the mission ideally, easy to clean no sand, salt, or snow buildup pockets and don't stick out beyond the tire sidewall where they're prone to scuffing. Driving habits will vary fuel economy far more than the choice of transmission.
In addition, you have the option of upgrading your stereo to the 7. The tilt and telescoping steering wheel on all Optima automatics has audio controls on the left and cruise on the right; on most it is covered in leather like the shift handle which makes the plastic handbrake stand out. Manual transmission versions are expected to average 24 miles per gallon under city conditions and 35 on the highway. That would be the max. My biggest cons are the fuel economy and the lack of a manual transmission on any models other than the base model. The roof is relatively flat, yielding a decent-size sunroof, headroom all around, and rear side door openings you don't have to duck under to get in. Power-adjustable pedals and four-way power for the passenger seat are optional.
If you use synthetic oil and a synthetic oil filter both are mor expensive you can go a little longer in between changes. Odometer is 12076 mis below market average! The switch panel on the left dash has stability control, dash lights and the power adjustable pedals. Safety features include electronic stability control, front-impact airbags, front side-impact airbags, full side-curtain airbags, tire pressure monitors, traction control, and antilock brakes. In keeping with that the tail is clean and uncluttered. All the competition offer more powerful V6 engines. The five-speed automatic does that too, though it is programmed like everything else to upshift as soon as possible to save fuel. An Altima may be more sporting, an up-level Camry or Accord more refined, an all-wheel-drive Fusion, Avenger or Legacy better in the snow.
This 2012 Kia Optima is for sale today in Kapuskasing. The Subaru has all-wheel drive standard and it's optional on the Fusion and Avenger, while the Camry, Fusion, Altima and Malibu offer hybrid versions. The Optima plays in a contested market that includes the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima, Mitsubishi Galant, Chevy Malibu, Dodge Avenger, Mazda6, Subaru Legacy, and sister-car Hyundai Sonata. Automatic transmission Optimas should make 24 miles per gallon in city driving and 34 on the highway. Also, why does it keep shutting down on me when i just replace the fuel pump with a brand new one? The four-cylinder Optima has more than enough power for virtually any occasion and is quicker than most in its class. On the Kia Optima, however, the manufacturer only calls for regular unleaded. This car never had been in accidents, no scratches.
Two large vents frame the stereo controls; cars with navigation use this space and integrate the audio. Click to read more about how to save fuel on your Kia Optima and how can you improve fuel economy. The trunk can be opened by a key in case your remote battery dies and you don't want to open the door first. All the competition offer more powerful V6 engines. I do it every 2000 mi. The front seats are thick and supportive, a few might say aggressive on lumbar support and offer a relatively high seating position even with the cushion as low as it goes. Antilock and electronic stability control are both standard to give better control when you should have slowed down.
Automatic transmission Optimas should make 24 miles per gallon in city driving and 34 on the highway. The car is extremely clean inside and out. Despite its relatively small outside dimensions, the Kia Optima trails only the Nissan Altima in front legroom among eight popular sedans and is mid-pack or better for other measurements, the delta usually a fraction of an inch. Safety features include electronic stability control, front-impact airbags, front side-impact airbags, full side-curtain airbags, tire pressure monitors, traction control, and antilock brakes. The 2017 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic about 30 percent of the miles driven.
Not as small as the Rio ; But it has more features than the Spectra. Broad expanses of glass front and rear add spaciousness and improve outward visibility. Find the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency information for a specific vehicle by selecting from the following information: Step 1: Select the year of your vehicle Step 2: Select the make of your vehicle Step 3: Select the model of your vehicle Tip: You can select a specific model without specifying a year to show all years of that model. These numbers don't seem particularly good? Fuel economy for the turbocharged engine should be 22 miles per gallon in the city and 34 on the highway. If this happens, however, the electronic stability control steps in to mitigate.
Body roll is well controlled. Driving Impressions The Kia Optima comes with a choice engines, a four-cylinder or a V6. Two sets of tires summer and winter are included into price. Not only does it have all of that going for it, but it also offers incredible fuel efficiency. For 2009, the steering has been tightened to remove any feeling of top-heaviness, an improvement over pre-2009 models. The 2009 Kia Optimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 kilometers per hour about 61 percent of the kilometers driven.
This is a complaint we have with a fair number of cars and reduces their attractiveness for grueling commutes in stop-and-go traffic. The leather appears rugged and long wearing rather than supple and baby soft, and a similar material covers upper door panels and armrests. I just put a new fuel pump in my car and all of a sudden when i get to 45 miles the car shut down on me for some reason, Does the gas tank suppose to stay at a certain level? Edmunds' Inside Line gave the Optima a 2011 Editors' Most Wanted Vehicle award. Much cheaper than a new motor or car. Lower doors and trim pieces are hard plastic, easy to clean, not the nicest to touch, and wholly appropriate for the market and price.
It applies significant power with just a light touch of the pedal, producing three characteristics: first, smooth takeoffs require some concentration that will become second nature over time; second, it is harder to modulate steady cruising speed and we used cruise control more than usual; and third, the sensitivity makes it downshift and upshift frequently on mild grades, where it is best to downshift one gear manually for the best smoothness. Although the first and second generation of Optimas had sluggish sales and disappointing reviews, Kia launched a third generation model in 2011. However, the Optima's V6 fuel mileage ranks above the others. So how far can the Kia Optima go on a tank of gas? Although the extra power may be useful the bigger advantage is in smoothness and refinement; if you drive hard or frequent mountain roads fully loaded, or the V6 adds notably to resale value we'd consider it, otherwise the standard four-cylinder engine is more than satisfactory. Usually max should be about 7,000 miles though some say more but its not recommended to go pass … 7,000 miles. And the flat trunk lid means an opening large enough to avoid contortions loading large suitcases or awkward cargo.