Kia Optima FE Information

Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Fuel Efficiency

Kia has manufactured models of Optima FE for 5 years. They average 28.3 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Optima FE above average at 29 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Optima FE to be $1,350 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $500 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Optima FE consumes about 11 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Optima FE emits 311 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 4,665,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 222 trees would offset these emissions. The Optima FE does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Kia Optima FE 29 35 25
2019 Kia Optima FE 29 35 25
2018 Kia Optima FE 29 36 25
2017 Kia Optima FE 29 36 25
2016 Kia Optima FE 29 36 25

MPG breakdown by model options

The Kia Optima FE has 6 different model options on record with the EPA since 2016. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 29 35 25
2019 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 29 35 25
2018 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 29 36 25
2017 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 29 36 25
2016 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 31 22
2016 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 29 36 25