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#112 of 163 Re: 18 MPG in the hot sun [lavrishevo]
Jul 02, 2007 (7:50 pm)
PR? What state is that? Or country? Puerto Rico?
#113 of 163 Re: 18 MPG in the hot sun [joe131]
Jul 03, 2007 (2:22 pm)
Yeah I am down in Puerto Rico, hot sun all the time. I have driven the van once without the A/C pumping.....lol
Jul 03, 2007 (7:36 pm)
My '06 Sedona EX has just hit the 12,000 mile mark. I just completed a round trip from Central NJ down to the the Waynesboro, VA area (PA Turnpike and then down I-81) and around the top half of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline drive and back.
I reset the trip computer before leaving home and before leaving for home (tank was full before leaving) and averaged 26MPG on the way down and on the way back. I also reset it before pottering around the Blue Ridge Parkway and averaged 20MPG up and down the hills.
I'm really happy with the mileage, I'd be even happier if Kia could fix the passenger Power Sliding Door (which didn't work properly for approx 90% of the time). I'll write some more about that in another post.
#115 of 163 very disappointing milage
Jul 13, 2007 (9:55 am)
well, we bought out kia sedona last friday, a 2006 LX with about 25000 miles on it. filled it up then and went 275.4 miles before the gas light came on. filled it up with 17.252 gallons of gas.
that gives us 15.96 MPG. that does not sound bad, but the first 100 miles (roughly) on this tank was ALL highway driving. that used up less than a 1/4 of a tank (on the guage). so the city milage sucks, but highway is good.
now we are still getting used to it, so I hope it will increase as we adjust to driving this instead of the 1999 suburban we traded in on it. but right now, the suburban got way better milage in the city than this van does.
#116 of 163 Re: very disappointing milage [mlburgoon]
Jul 13, 2007 (12:18 pm)
I don't do all stop and go city driving so I can't tell you what mileage I would get, butI get approx. 200 miles on the first half tank of gas then it drops pretty fast. unlike my truck that drops fast for the first 1/4 tank and then it goes slow after that.
#117 of 163 600 mile trip -- 22.7 mpg
Jul 19, 2007 (3:12 am)
Recently did a trip in our 2006 Sedona EX. Broad mix of vehicle speeeds - some 75mph highway cruising, mostly 60-65 mph backroad country cruising (with infrequent stoplights), and some in-town driving. 2 adults + 500-700 lbs gear. A/C running most of the time. Flat terrain.
My calculations showed around 22.7 mpg. I was hoping to do a little bit better, but I think the approx. 50 miles of city driving dragged it down a little.
#118 of 163 Re: Varying gas mileage [hrngffcr]
Aug 03, 2007 (4:25 am)
Sounds like you're describing my wife Hrngffcr,
#121 of 163 4000 mile average
Sep 16, 2007 (5:30 am)
I write down all gas and miles.
2006 LX, driven gently, but mostly city and short trips with the occassional 500 mile RT to my parents. The long trips probably account for 50% of the miles.
4208 miles since we bought in (Febuary, during those great deals, got it for 16k) 230 gallons of gas. Thats 18.3 mpg
City is worse, sometimes as low as 14-15, road is better at 21-24. I think the Sedona doesn't like frequent short trips. It takes a while for the computer to switch over to more efficient settings (when the engine is warm) and I wonder if that is what kills some users mileage.
I wish it were better, but all it all, its probably acceptable.