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#7 of 59 poor Kia milage
Jun 28, 2006 (5:44 pm)
last winter I wrote sevral articles about how lousy my 2006 4wd Sportage was ....I estimated about 10 miles to a US gallon at the worst of it in -20F temp.
at mid point on my gas gauge I was hitting 100 km (60 miles with 25 liters or 5 imp. gallons gone in the tank !!
Summer is here now I can get 200km on a half tank or...
about 24 miles to one imp. gallon (19.2 miles to a US gallon)
City driving issue was closed shut when I did a 100KM run with Kia mecanic he did 50 km I did Km we both refilled to the top and total consumed was 13.5 liers
(within kia spec for city driving) except I never drive 100km straight in twn... I go to walmart and back, i get groceries and come back etc...
The kia test met he specs So I stopped complaining although the issue ...doing 10mils per US ga;llon in twon in winter will come back next winter !
pretty lousy if you ask me,
right now...24miles to a Imp. gallon highway driving well what Can I say it is not so bad but by dodge Caravan gave me 30-32 miles to an Imp. gallon going to Florida.
But hey!! In snow on 4wd... it is a real safe car to drive !! it just sucks a lot
#8 of 59 Re: poor Kia milage [1jacques]
Jul 02, 2006 (4:56 pm)
That's surprising. My '05 Sonata with the 2.7L engine averages about 18 mpg year round in mostly "city" driving. Lowest I've gotten was 16.something when it was very cold and the highest was 19.something in warm weather. If I do even a little as 50 miles on the highway, the increase in mpg is noticable. I drive 2.7 miles to work, up & down hills, with 2 stop signs the 2 traffic lights (usually only have to stop at one light) and the last 1/2 mile is stop & go due to a traffic light 1/4 mile after my office's parking lot. With 40% highway adn 60% city I've gotten 23+ mpg. The last time I drove a full tank of gas on the highway I got 28+, and that was with only 1100 miles on the car and having to stop for tolls on the Garden State Parkway.
Don't estimate your milage based on the gas guage reading...you'll likely be way off. Maybe you're heavy on the accelerator, maybe you spend a lot of time stopped in traffic (which gives you ZERO mph when stopped).
#9 of 59 Re: poor Kia milage [bhmr59]
Aug 16, 2006 (6:36 pm)
been using the same foot since I was 20.. now 56
been driving the same roads in the same city for 36 years
Been enduring winter after winter
the only vatiable is a awd 2.6L v6 Kia Sportage
I use the odometer to calculate the miles (KM) and the meter on the gas pump to calculate gas quantities and my wallet says OUCH ! everytime I fuel up
#10 of 59 poor mileage
Aug 28, 2006 (11:26 am)
I have an '05 EX auto w/ 5,300 miles and get 14 mpg in city driving. I just use the computer in the dash to figure it out. If I'd known, I wouldn't have bought the car.
#11 of 59 Re: poor mileage [14milo]
Sep 01, 2006 (10:11 am)
I have an 05 EX 4WD 2.7.
I too, thought it got bad gas mileage early on.
Now, the car has about 16,000 miles on it. I have had the computer traction control recall work done.
The mileage has gotten noticably better: I do a combination of city/highway, and it gets about 21 MPGs. My feeling is that the EPA rating is right on: if all I was doing was going to get grocercies, errands, etc (lots of stop and go parking lot driving) i think it would get about 19 MPGS. On the highway, it can get 23 or so.
One change I have made that I would recommend is getting a different air filter. I went with the K&N air filter after I looked at the stock air filter that came with the Sportage: The design is poor: the dirt spots on the air filter indicate that most of the air is being forced through only part of the filter, thus probably restricting air flow.
I have been really happy with the sportage. I also own a 2001 Optima that has about 130K miles on it. Mostly, it has needed only regular maintenance.
#12 of 59 2005 Sportage MPG
Sep 03, 2006 (9:27 am)
My wife's 2005 V-6 4 x 4 Sportage has about 17,000 miles. She averages 19 city, 21 highway. The MPG has not changed much since she bought the car new in April, 2005.
#13 of 59 Re: 2005 Sportage MPG [artgpo]
Sep 29, 2006 (8:21 pm)
Hey gang, I'm new to the Kia site. Today I drove home my new 06 Kia Sportage LX 4 WD with the 2.7 6 cyl. Olive green paint with the beige interior. Options that we got are keyless entry, mats, and the tonneau cover with an out the door price of $21,000. According to the research that my wife and I did prior to purchase, this seemed like a good deal. Any thoughts from the members? Is there a break-in period for the vehicle? Any other tips you guys can pass on would be appreciated.
#14 of 59 Sportage Mileage
Oct 04, 2006 (4:21 pm)
2005 Kia Sportage EX 4x4. I use this vehicle for meter reading with lots of stops and idling. I got about 18 MPG during the time that I read meters with it. When my wife drives it she gets about 20-21 MPG with about 50/50 city/highway driving. Currently has about 15,000 miles on it.
#15 of 59 Re: 2005 Sportage MPG [crazedcommuter]
Oct 13, 2006 (8:41 am)
Hey Craze, That's the color, and model I wanted!,,, But, after looking at a new 2005 last year, I told the salesman I had to have the heated leather seats, & sunroof, with it, he said it wasn't available in that color combo, only dark grey, or black cherry, I told him good bye,,, I chose a 2005 Nautical Blue Tucson LX instead, with all the options I wanted, I'm very happy, except for poor gas milage, 24mpg is the best I've ever got, but I still have a soft spot in my heart for that Olive green, & Tan, Sportage
By the way, I was quoted close to that figure on the Sportage LX a year ago, so I think you did good! Mike
#16 of 59 Re: 2005 Sportage MPG [crazedcommuter]
Oct 13, 2006 (7:03 pm)
June of last year I bought an '05 LX 4WD 2.7L Olive Green Sportage with the black interior. Still love it except for the mileage. Hovering right around 20 mpg with 50/50 driving. I paid $20,000 out the door, but don't have the keyless or the tonneau cover. So the price sounds about right. I would try not to go much over 65 mph for the first 1200 or so miles. But you should vary your speed when you can and try to avoid the cruise control for awhile. It's in your owners manual I believe.