2017 Kia Optima vs 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Gas Mileage

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Hybrid, Kia News, Kia Optima on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 9:26 pm
Close Up of 2017 Kia Optima badge on maroon Exterior

Differences Between Kia Optima and Kia Optima Hybrid MPG

Both the 2017 Kia Optima and the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid are known for their excellent fuel-economy numbers. In fact, each car is only getting better gas mileage with each passing year. All of the constant improvements between each model year can make it difficult to understand the differences between the Kia Optima and the Kia Optima Hybrid mpg. That’s why we’re here – to break things down and make it all a bit less overwhelming.

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Which Kia Optima Trim Level Gets the Best Fuel Economy?

The 2017 Kia Optima has 5 different grades: the LX, the LX 1.6T, the EX, the SX, and the SX Limited. While each of these builds have their own advantages and specific features that set themselves apart from their siblings, the LX 1.6T has the best fuel-economy ratings with 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, courtesy of its turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-4 engine. While this specific model is indeed the most fuel efficient, we also hope you’ll take a moment to consider the other engine options for the 2017 Kia Optima.

Summer 2017 Kia Optima Exterior on Highway
Closeup of 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Exterior badge

What Are the Fuel-Economy Ratings for the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid?

As impressive as the Optima’s fuel economy may be, it is still surpassed by its greener, younger brother, the Optima Hybrid with an incredible 39 miles per gallon in the city and a jaw-dropping 46 miles on the highway. For those of you counting at home, that’s 11 more city miles and 9 more highway miles than the Optima! Not only does the 2017 Optima Hybrid leave the Optima in its tracks, it is also a significant improvement from the fuel economy of the 2016 Optima Hybrid, which offered 36 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

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While the Optima Hybrid is the clear winner for gas mileage, any car buyer will know that gas mileage is only one of countless features to consider when purchasing a vehicle. We at Moritz Kia are dedicated to helping you, the customer, find the car that best suits your needs. We hope that you found this summary of the differences between the 2017 Kia Optima and the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid mpg helpful and insightful. If you are interested in further researching our available models of the Optima, Optima Hybrid, or any other Kia model, then we encourage you to explore our Moritz Kia Inventory today!

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