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Kia Rio, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan, Wagon
#20 of 101 Rio5 MPG Update
Feb 17, 2006 (10:22 pm)
Just wanted to fill everybody in on the MPG I have been getting. I drove over 1K miles this week doing about 60% highway and 40% city. It's been hot again so I had the AC on the entire time. I averaged 28.6 MPG. I am quite satisfied with that #! Maybe without AC and the Fog lights off I could have done better but 28.6 is pretty darn good.
My grandfather did 600 miles this week in his 2006 Spectra, he averaged 24.8 MPG doing mostly city, not bad at all! Compared to the 12 or 13 he got in his old Grand Marquis the 24.8 is a blessing!
I read an article online that stated that anytime an automaker redesigns a model the newer version seems to hold a significantly higher resale value then the older version. The article mentioned 2006 Rio as an example of projected resale value improving during the near future. Sounded very encouraging, I will try to relocate that article and post the link.
Saw 2 2006 Rio LX sedans on the road today but I am still waiting to see another Rio5. I figure the American public would prefer the Sedan over the hatch 4 to 1. It's a shame because the hatch is so versatile and sportier looking. Well as long as people are buying Kia I can't complain over which model they purchase!
#21 of 101 Kia Rio MPG...
Feb 23, 2006 (6:17 am)
Can you guys please tell me how much MPG you are getting city and highway? thanks because i have mix reviews on the Kia's some say they are getting great MPG and other say the opposite.My mother as a Kia Rio sedan 2004 and she is only getting 25 MPG combined.
#22 of 101 Re: Kia Rio MPG... [lightout]
Feb 23, 2006 (11:13 am)
I now have 1900 miles after just 3 weeks. We took a few long trips, we are really enjoying the car. In fact I enjoy it more then any other car I ever owned including 2004.5 Spectra and 1998 Sportage (just to name a couple). I am getting an average of 28.6 MPG (60% highway and 40% city). I always have my AC on medium. I am very satisfied with the average. If I did not use AC 100% of the time and if I drove 60 instead of 75-80 I would easily get 32-34 MPG. But I would rather drive fast and use AC and fog lights at night which the Kia owners manual says burns up gas as well. Anyway my co-workers 2005 corolla says 38 MPG, he is lucky if he gets 28!
#23 of 101 Re: Kia Rio MPG... [lightout]
Feb 23, 2006 (12:33 pm)
Ok, I have a spread sheet I'm keeping so I can track my mileage. I'm currently averaging 25.5 mpg on my normal usage. I live in a rural area and drive 55-60 mph with very little stop and go to work (ten miles each way). That is probably 80% of my driving. Then there are short hops into town (30 mph and stop signs)for the other 20%. Of course it is winter and there is some warm up time, etc.. On a pure highway environment I get 44.5 mph. I'm very happy overall. My only issue is that the type of daily driving I do should net me about 32 mpg based on the pre-purchase hype. Gas is down to about $2.43/gal here now so I'm still on the good side of the ledger on that score.
Like I said, overall I'm pleased with the mpg and I'm certainly very pleased with the car.
#24 of 101 Re: Kia Rio MPG... [frandaman]
Feb 24, 2006 (5:53 pm)
I just did my first 250 miles on my new kia rio 06 and i got 27.6 MPG i did about 75% highway 25% city? is that good ?
#25 of 101 Re: Kia Rio MPG... [lightout]
Feb 24, 2006 (7:14 pm)
Not bad at all! It will get better too, they say the first 600 miles is a breaking in period. Were you using heat or AC? Considering you are freezing your rear end off in Canada probably heat? Anyway Expect to get 28-30 on average. And dont forget the most important thing is to enjoy your Rio!
#26 of 101 Re: Kia Rio MPG... [lightout]
Mar 01, 2006 (5:15 am)
Hi just filled my tank up for the second time only on my new kia rio sedan 2006,the first tank i did 27.6MPG that was mostly highway but this time mostly city 80% and i only got 20.5MPG,is that normal?? just 20MPG even if its more city then highway that is LOW no?
#27 of 101 Re: Kia Rio MPG... [lightout]
Mar 01, 2006 (9:56 am)
I did about 75% city driving last weekend in my Rio5 (automatic) and got 26.1 MPG with AC on. Remember there is a breaking in period of approximately 600 miles. This is as per the owners manual. Anyway it should get better with every fill up!
Mar 06, 2006 (8:42 pm)
Ok my car just passed 600KM, I have only filled it once, and now I am just over 200KM on my trip after my first fill and I am wondering ifI am going to get much over 400KM per tank? Does my engine need to be 'broken' in more? Will I get over 500 or maybe 600KM per tank? I know it depends on the kind of driving you do city vs hwy.
#29 of 101 Re: Gas mileage [newquestcanuck]
Mar 07, 2006 (4:31 am)
So far my Kia Rio as 950km and the best i did up to now with a tank is 410km it was my first 400km and now i am just over 150km on my present trip and my fuel gage is just below the 3/4 mark so maybe i will do more this time.