Last post on Nov 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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Kia Rio, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan, Wagon
#98 of 101 Re: Kia Rio: MPG-Real World Numbers [dratman]
May 16, 2011 (4:08 am)
I have a 2009 Kia Rio5 SX automatic and do a 320 mile trip every other weekend. Gas mileage is 26 to 39 mpg.
I top it up the same, but you should realize that there are various gas pump fuel nozzles out there that fit (into the filler neck) differently and shutoff at different levels.
Don't expect great mileage for short trips, warm up time and stop and go driving is not efficient. I bike 1.5 miles to/from work, just for that reason.
How much you depress the gas pedal makes a hugh difference with this car!
A/C drops 3-4 mpg.
The defroster turns on the A/C!
A tailwind boosts the mpg (a headwind drops mpg).
Yesterday, with a 20 mph tailwind (gusts to 30mph, no A/C) I got 38.8 mpg from Madison, WI to Davenport, IA. Lots of hills in there too.
Conclusion: I accelerate briskly, but just use some of the gas pedal. You floor it and you waste gas. The new computer controlled automatics "learn" from the driver and adjust how and when they shift. Smoothly applying gas pedal "inputs" makes a difference!
Nov 05, 2012 (2:56 pm)
A reporter would like to speak to Hyundai and Kia owners who agree or disagree with the latest controversy over MPG. If you own a Hyundai or a Kia and would like to speak to a reporter about your experience with your car's fuel economy, please send your daytime and evening contact info to predmunds.com no later than Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET.
#100 of 101 Kia Mileage and sales rep
Nov 08, 2012 (5:50 pm)
My Kia was great at first - then as you, my mileage was not where they promised - THEN the salesperson told me I was driving it wrong, and "you need to break it in".. I am trying to talk to others who were told that. Does this Forum let pe ople DD? mike at sysdisrupt Dot com
Nov 16, 2012 (12:11 pm)
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