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You are in the Kia Rio
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Kia Rio, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan, Wagon
#86 of 101 Re: 08 kia rio [rioowner]
Aug 03, 2008 (1:06 pm)
Howdy again, well for the most part I drive a 2006 Hyundai Sonata LX V6, but I also have a 2002 Mercury Sable Wagon also V6.. and basically don';t get very good mileage with either one of them. But then again I drive mostly short trips in town, and have averaged less than 7500 miles total last year counting them both. Anyway the Sonata gets an overall avg of 18+mpg for the total 15000miles since new. On the hwy it gets in the mid 20's.driving about 65-70mph. Again, the mileages for hwy are for trips of aprx 150mi each way, or a 950 mile trip each way to Key West and back. On those trips I did a couple of times kick it up to a little under 80mph., so that affects the mileages too. I have used the cruise control most of the time, and keep the A/C on all of the time. I live in Florida, and can't take the humidity, or heat very well. I have been hoping to get over 20 in town, and over 30 on the hwy, but just haven't made it yet. The wagon is generally a work vehicle now, and doesn't get used all that much about 2500 miles last year, but the gas mileages are about the same. I have been thinking that the 4 cyl might do better for me, but I certainly enjoy the ride, and the quiet of the 6 over the 4. I did try them both when I bought the Sonata, but decided I could live with the difference in the mileage, for the overall comfort. My opinion, of course. Regardless, I am really amazed at the differences in mileages that I see reported throughout these forums. Well, regarding the various comments ...."I love my country, but I fear my government".
'nuf for now
#87 of 101 Re: 08 kia rio [lightfootfl]
Aug 04, 2008 (5:08 am)
My father bought a hundai, or however you spell it. It is a four door something. About the size of the sonata, but has a four cylinder engine. He drives to MickeyDees and back every morning. He drives it under 6k miles a year. He says he gets about 19 mpg. That is pitiful for that size engine. The car is heavy. I have noticed that Kia, Hundai, and others weigh their vehicles down more than Chev, Honda, Ford, etc. I traded a Kia Sportage for the Rio. It weighed over 3200 pounds, was a four cyc. two door convertable suv type. It was only about 14 feet long, two wheel drive, auto, air, etc. etc. and got 20 mpg city and 24 highway. That is it. That is all I could get out of it. It was a 2002 with only 68k miles on it. Yeah, we didn't drive it much because of the lousy gas mileage.
Oh, I have no problem with this country, and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. The gov is so involved with itself on how to screw the tax paying people, that they are killing this country with their greed. And the foriegn countries know that>>>
I wrote to Kroger and told them my findings and I have to assume something is wrong with their pumps. I can not be so dumbfounded as to not know how to calculate mileage, and what I get from the two Kroger readings is not actual. It can't be. Something is wrong there and I am pressing to find out. I have yet to fill up again, but will behind my house, a Marathon, much cheaper than Kroger anyway, but will start a new chart on how my car does. Will inform the reading public, if interested. I am. I am saving, or was saving money.
#88 of 101 At 60 miles
Aug 05, 2008 (4:06 am)
Is it so dumb to stop every sixty miles to get more gasoline, if you have the time to do so??? After that fiasco with the Kroger pumps, I figure I will try something a little bit different. Last night, 57.7 miles on the trip 'A'. I filled the tank. I watched the gas start in the neck, put a second of gas in, looked at the meter, and it had .2
So, the meter starts when the gasoline starts dispensing. I wanted to check that so that the meter doesn't start clicking off before the gas actually comes out of the hose. Anyway, I put .27 gallons in the tank. That is all it would hold. Figure that out. I am going to fill every sixty miles and see what I have used, and spent over the next 14 days. So, sorry to say, you may not hear from me till I get precise calculations. I know, some of you will miss me, but heck, suck it up. I'll be back.
#89 of 101 Kia Rio and motorcycle
Aug 12, 2008 (5:35 am)
White Kia Rio ran over a motorcylist yesterday, killing the bike rider.
People need to watch those bikes, regardless of what they drive.
The bikes are out there, they are seen, just some don't care, won't
slow down and are always in a hurry.
#90 of 101 New to the Rio dimension.
Sep 02, 2008 (9:41 pm)
I traded in my 2003 Chevy Impala on sunday for a 2007 Kia Rio.
I was on the "ehhhh" side about getting a car that small, but i am 20, dont have any kids, and needed better gas milege.
So the kia was the cheapest (money wise) and easiest way to go.
Turns out i love the car. It is actually pretty comfy, and drives extremely well. I am still getting used to driving it. I am not used to the gas peddle and such yet, but its getting better.
I need to start writing down what i get per mile, etc. and let you guys know.
I know it depends on how you drive alot. (speeding, taking off slowley from a stop, how often your city/highway driving, air conditioner/windows down, and probably what octane you get.
I will fill up my tank tomorrow and see what i can come up with.
#91 of 101 Re: New to the Rio dimension. [iamninja41]
Sep 03, 2008 (6:42 am)
I anticipate your findings on miles per gallon. I did see the news where the Kia Rio will only be worth around 2500.00 in five years, and that is on a 12000.00 vehicle. That is ok. They are anticipating alot of repairs and it's past performance with maintenance. I don't give a rats butttttttt! I like the car, get great gas mileage, and it is easy on the wallet, so far anyway. You people that own Kia Rio's need to step up and state your likes and dislikes, your mpg, and whatever else is on your mind. It is boring here and I need some talkability to smoothe my day out. My wife works all day, and I am here wanting someone to chat to, related to the Rio, of course. If you are not a chatterbox, fine. Someone out there likes to chat. I just hope they own a Rio.
#92 of 101 Re: Post your new Rio and Rio5 real-world MPGs on here! [boufr02]
Nov 26, 2008 (9:02 pm)
I have a 2008 Rio5, manual trans with over drive. On the average, I am getting 38
to 41 mpg, depending on my speed and load in the vehicle. When I am alone
I get the best and when I have other people in the car with me, I get the bottom
number which is 38.
#93 of 101 Miles per tank on a Rio 2008
May 29, 2009 (8:42 am)
I don't know if I am wrong or what but my Kia Rio 2008 is just giving from 210-220 miles per tank. I really think that it should be more at least 280 miles per tank. How much miles per tank are your Rio's giving.
#94 of 101 210-220 miles per tank?
May 29, 2009 (8:46 am)
I will really apreaciate a response.
#95 of 101 Re: 210-220 miles per tank? [dissapointing]
Jun 07, 2009 (12:25 pm)
I have a 08 Rio5, and have never had better than 33 mpg highway and 29 mpg city. I do drive about 70 mph highway. I have tried driving very conservatively in the city but it is still never better than 29 mpg I expected better, but thought I had to live with it until I met a guy who owns the same type car and he said he always gets 33 mpg or better. I will try the technique of fueling more often but I don't like the idea of never having completely fresh gas in the tank.