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Just bought a 2019 optima 1.6 diesel sportswagon gt line would like to know real world mpg
Welcome to the forum, 'Qpr'.

As you have already bought the car, you will very soon discover the real-world mpg from the Optima over your typical driving profile, in the manner that you normally drive.

It's never a smart move to ask that question on a car forum as you are likely to attract responses from braggarts who will provide ridiculous numbers, unachievable to 99% of motorists in the real world. The Optima Sportswagon is quite a big, heavy car and those with the DCT produce a very relaxed drive once the process of getting the best from the transmission has been learned and mastered.

That said, with reasonably careful driving you should achieve satisfactory mpg from the car but perhaps you could return to the thread once you have had a chance to measure your fuel consumption and let readers know your average fuel consumption. The instruments may or may not be particularly accurate so brim-to-brim checks and simple arithmetic, along with your credit card or bank statement will reveal to you the truth about the car's economy.

I drive an earlier 1.7 diesel but the difference in performance and economy between that and the later 1.6 models is marginal rather than significant.

Good luck with your choice of car and I hope you enjoy the model as much as I have enjoyed mine over the last 4.5 years.
 

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It was when I read on one of the posts the 16mpg then I was concerned hence my post.
Good Lord! I must have missed that post but had I read that, like you, I would have had grave concerns.

There is a handful of 1.6 litre owners in the forum and 'Tommo21' springs to mind as an occasional contributor. If he reads your post, he may well be able to confirm that you will probably average in excess of 40mpg unless you are particularly heavy-footed. When I say average, I mean exactly that as it is pointless to claim 50, 60, 70 or whatever mpg the instruments display on a steady speed A-road or motorway trip in light traffic in midsummer.

Although the 1.6 engine is slightly 'greener' than the older 1.7, I understand that the performance and economy are broadly similar in practice. In my hands, since new, mine has returned 43mpg in round numbers over the piece and that includes quite a bit of heavy load-carrying on a fairly regular basis - that's what estate cars are for!

You may wish to play around with the drive settings but I was happy to settle for the regular, normal setting after some experimentation with mine. Any advantage of the Sport setting is spoiled by the increased engine noise in the cabin due to the DCT frequently being in a lower gear than necessary with higher engine RPM. ECO in mine may save a pint of fuel every 1,000 miles 🙄 but it dulls the accelerator response and I prefer it the way I have it set up.

The suspension is quite firm on the GT-Line S but rewards the driver with good handling through bends with little body roll, even with the top-heavy body, due to the panoramic sunroof.

Those are just some of my thoughts and having owned quite a few estate cars over the years, all things considered, I put KIA right up there with the best of them. It isn't the quickest by any means; it isn't the most comfortable but it has proved extremely reliable with decent fuel economy, allied to a relaxing drive. I hope you are not disappointed.
 
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