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Kia Rio, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan, Wagon
Jan 18, 2007 (5:24 pm)
how's your '04 Kia Rio been for mechanical performance and reliability? Reasonable cost to operate and keep the car maintained, etc.? I like the new '06 Rio5 and Rio LX sedans.
I'll bet you can really get that little car to scoot with the turbocharger, eh?
#53 of 101 re: danharris
Feb 07, 2007 (8:16 pm)
Reliability has been perfect, It doesn't use the stock ECM anymore.. It runs a MegaSquirt fuel/spark managment. No broken parts due to the turbo.. I had a throw out bearing exlope in the tranny but that's it.. The car goes like a scared rabbit.
#54 of 101 MPG 08 Rio5
Dec 23, 2007 (6:10 am)
I just bought an '08 Rio5, 5 speed manual. For a 70/30 highway/city driving my mileage on the first tank was 33.2 MPG, second tank 32.1 MPG. I've heard that you can't expect the really high mileage until 10k. But for a new engine, the initial indications are good I think.
#55 of 101 Re: MPG 08 Rio5 [max43]
Mar 06, 2008 (10:08 am)
Same as the previous message, bought an '08 Rio5 LX w/ 5 spd, clocked in over 3800 on the odometer already, no frills basic car. Do about the same amount of driving 70/30 (hwy/city) because of work, about 340 miles a week. Even though its a small tank, 11.9 gal. - averaging 350 - 370 miles per tankful. Pretty happy with the numbers, I'm sure it will only get better. Not bad for a "puddle-jumper".
#56 of 101 Re: danharris... [iluvmysephia1]
Mar 14, 2008 (7:42 am)
well guess wat i got a GMC 1500 WITH 256HP 4WHEEL DRIVE I HOOK MY TRUCK TO A IMPORT GUESS WHO WON THE MADE IN THE U.S.A 1
AND I GET 10MPG
#57 of 101 If anyone can translate the above post
Mar 15, 2008 (2:04 am)
for all of us have at it. Doesn't even start to make a lick a sense to me.
#58 of 101 Re: Kia Rio MPG... [lightout]
Mar 21, 2008 (10:06 pm)
there are several factors that govern your city mileage.. First off, if you have an automatic transmission, it doesnt shift into the higher(od) gear until you reach 38miles per hour, keeping that in mind, if your always at 25-35 you never reach the optimum operating rpm range for fuel effeciency.(watch your rpms, thats the tachometer.) If you have a 5 speed tranny, you must be shifting it incorrectly, maybe winding the engine up to hi, before you shift from , 1st to 2nd, to third etc..check also your tire pressure make sure its at the manufactors specs. I have a 2008 Rio with automatic tranny and consistantly been getting high 20s city and mid 30s hiway,, remember for every 5miles per hour over 60 miles perhour, you get app 5-10% lower fuel economy, that being said, If you drive at 75 mph, youll probably only get 28 miles on the hiway, If you take it down to 60 mph, youll probably end up getting around low 30s.
#59 of 101 Re: Kia Rio: MPG-Real World Numbers [pf_flyer]
Mar 26, 2008 (10:05 am)
Just bought a new 2008 Base Rio.
Checked the milage this morning. 30mpg, mostly highway. mostly 70 mph
The overdrive (5th gear in my standard transmission) is geared too low. I'm tach'ing 3500 rpm at 70 mph. Should be between 2500 rpm and 3000 rpm.
I don't see how I will ever get 38 mpg out of this ride?
On the other hand, the Rio has much more torque with the 1.6L I4 than my 95 civic 1.5L I4.
#60 of 101 Re: Kia Rio: MPG-Real World Numbers [my_burg]
Mar 26, 2008 (11:27 am)
Yea MY automatic 08 Kia is running about 2600 rpms 70 mph.. the factory sticker even suggests that the manual is 3 miles a gallon thirstier than the automatic in hiway mileage..but you should get upper 20s in city,, I get almost 30 mpgs city
#61 of 101 Re: Gas Mileage [danharris]
Apr 30, 2008 (7:51 pm)
Could you please tell me where you got the turbo from? I have an '03 Rio and would like to speed it up.