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Kia Rio, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan, Wagon
#62 of 101 Re: Gas Mileage [radascuta]
May 23, 2008 (7:06 pm)
Everything for the turbo was custom fabricated in my garage.
#63 of 101 8500 mile update
Jun 19, 2008 (4:46 pm)
Just made a run up north, 5 hours running at 65-75mph, I got 38 mpg. In 60/40 highway/city I'm consistently hitting 35mpg. Tracking it over the last couple of months it's been a steady but gradual improvement.
#64 of 101 Re: Kia Rio: MPG-Real World Numbers [pf_flyer]
Jun 30, 2008 (6:43 am)
I posted in the other category about mpg. I am getting, well, the other day I got 45 mpg, filling up after using 2.8 gallons. I fill up before I go below 3/4 of a tank, that way, you get better mileage. I thought I was going nuts, doing the figuring wrong, but hey, it is getting that much. A few days ago I got 39 mpg. It goes from 38-45 at times. And yes, I am filling it up each and everytime. If I wait till a half tank, I only get about 36 mpg. I stop more for gasoline, but for three or four up to 7 more mpg, I will stop everyday. I spend about 55 dollars a month going one hundred miles back and forth to work. Some of you nuts, and I mean that nicely, are spending that in one fill up. Try filling up more often and take note of what you are getting mpg. It works, really. 5 speed, base model, no air, never liked it, too good to pass up.
#65 of 101 Re: Kia Rio MPG... [mnourse1]
Jul 15, 2008 (6:23 am)
Excuse me, but that is not entirely correct. I ran to Gatlinburg at 62 mph and got worse mileage than coming back at 72 mph. Yeah, I paid attention because I had about 4k on the new 08' Rio. I now consistantly get over 38 mpg, and mainly because I don't let the fuel get below 3/4 tank. You need gas. Whether you fill up at 1/4 tank, empty, or 3/4 tank, you will need gasoline in your tank. If I am getting better mileage filling up more often, then why wouldn't I stop more often? I have time, if I am getting six to eight more miles to the gallon, and I am. I ran the tank down and only got a high of 34.6 mpg. Now, I fill up more often and get steadily over 38 or so mpg. Try it. You'll like it. Mikey does.
#66 of 101 Re: Kia Rio MPG... [rioowner]
Jul 21, 2008 (7:41 am)
Please tell me how you are figuring your mileages. Do you have a meter, or do you calculate your miles, and divide by the gallons used over each filling, or longer? Thank you,
#67 of 101 Re: Kia Rio MPG... [lightfootfl]
Jul 21, 2008 (4:46 pm)
This is real easy..
Start by filling the gas tank as full as a couple clicks will allow.. there is a TRIP meter with a and be settings for 2 trips. Use either one.. RESET it back to 0 miles.. either drive consistantly hiway or city depending on what milage you want to calculate. after you reach 200 miles, refill, the tanks as you did the last time,, this may or may not be a couple clicks of the nozzle. DIVIDE the MILES (200) into the gallons it took to refill. As EG, 6.5 gallons divided into 200 miles =30.76 Miles per gallon.. NOW to make sure your calculation was fairly accurate, REPEAT the procedure again for 200 miles, .. YOu can do this for CITY, or Hiway driving.. Im not sure about the VALIDITY of the last poster who says he gets BETTER milage by filling up at certain tank levels. That makes NO sense at all...I consistantly get 35-36 HIWAY only mileage and 28-32 MIXED city &hiway and 25-28 City only... This should be elementary,, M BTW I have an automatic and 65 mph the engine is barely revving at 2200 rpms..( tachometer)
#68 of 101 Re: Kia Rio MPG... [mnourse1]
Jul 22, 2008 (4:09 am)
The validity of my usage is very simple. After owning this Rio, an 08' since January 08', I have tested this vehicle at all levels of gasoline usage. The statements I made are accurate and cannot be tampered with, unless you are a dummy, no harm meant to any posters, but it is simple math and understanding. You tell me why it isn't so that I get the numbers I get. I have filled up at 200 miles, got right at 35.7 mpg. I have filled up at 328 miles and got right at 34.6 mpg. I have filled up at 125 miles and got right at 39.8 mpg. I have filled up at 90 miles and got 43.4 mpg. After doing this a number of times, I mean, many, many times, because I thought I may be doing it wrong. Nope. It just gets better mileage when you drive less miles and fill up. All you have to do is try it to see for yourself. I am not on this discussion board to argue my point. I am here telling you what I have experienced and after six months of doing so, I think I can attest to the authenticity of my findings. I use the trip meters and do not put more than one click on the pump, to make sure it is full. I repeat exactly each time I fill up the same way. I have yet to get 46 miles per gallon, but that is possible I am sure. But I haven't stopped for less than 1.8 gallons. It has always been under 3 gallons and more than 1.9. If you don't believe me, try it. What have you got to lose? I am 55 years old, and don't rabbit take off, nor swirve in and out of traffic, don't pedal down and up, down and up, and don't speed other than keeping with the traffic. If you want to improve your mileage in these Rio's, fill up more often. Or, maybe it is the oldness of your Rio. My 08' gets it and I approve this message.
#69 of 101 Re: Kia Rio MPG... [mnourse1]
Jul 22, 2008 (9:12 am)
Just got back in from running my route. I went a little over on my mileage to show you what is going on with my 08' Rio. I put 147.0 miles on it and pulled into the station. I filled up, clicking once, which gave me about a .1 on the meter. I put, which I don't like to go that much at one time, but I put 3.8 miles into the tank. If you would rather not figure that out, it is 38.6 miles per gallon. I usually get a little better than that because I usually only put about 3.0 or less in at one time. Sticker shock I do not get each time I fill up. Sticker shock is showing over 40 dollars on one fill up. And, you will get way less mileage going that empty, my opinion, anyway. Like I said, won't hurt to try it. Heck, if it is true for your vehicle, then come by and see me. I have cake.
#70 of 101 Re: Kia Rio MPG... [mnourse1]
Jul 23, 2008 (8:35 am)
Thank you for your reply. I use that method (mileage divided by gallons, not the meters) of checking my mileages too, and just can't imagine differences like we see posted from various persons. I would think that going by only the meters would eventually show a discrepancy of overall mpg . I can see avoiding the "sticker shock" at refill by doing so every little while, but in the end don't think it really accomplishes better mpg. There must be something more that we aren't getting.
#71 of 101 Re: Kia Rio MPG... [rioowner]
Jul 23, 2008 (8:47 am)
Sir, I am at a loss to fully understand your outstanding mileages, unless you are only going by the trip meter indications, and not the the true mileage. May I suggest that you consider checking your actual speedometer mileage say for the last dozen or so refills, and recheck using the mileage divided by the gallons and see what that shows as mpg.. I would truly like to think we would be able to get better mpg by refilling every 100miles or so, but do not think realistically that is accurate. Would you try looking at it from the overall speedometer mileage, and see what those results show? I am really interested, and not trying to argue the point, just to understand it. Thank you,