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Kia Rondo, Wagon
#170 of 219 That is outstanding mpg
Aug 24, 2008 (6:35 am)
I presume by new you meant 2008 (not sure the 2009 are around yet)? The last longish trip with our Rondo only did about 27 as I recall.
#171 of 219 Re: 2008 kia rondo [fazerider]
Aug 24, 2008 (2:37 pm)
"normally drive much smaller cars with a manual transmission so the Rondo felt unresponsive by comparison".
did you not try the steptronic feature?
#172 of 219 Re: That is outstanding mpg [garnermike]
Aug 25, 2008 (9:46 am)
Yes, by "new" I just meant it only had 7 miles on the clock when I picked it up from Hertz.
#173 of 219 Re: 2008 kia rondo [conwelpic]
Aug 25, 2008 (10:03 am)
After getting caught out by the cars' slow response when trying to accelerate away from junctions into gaps in the traffic, I did start using the sequential shift... rather liked it too.
I think I might have used it that way most of the time if I'd not had such a tiring distance to cover. (And if I was used to changing gear with my right hand!)
Oct 29, 2008 (6:04 pm)
Almost 1200 hwy miles this past week along the coasts No. and So. Carolina in my 2007 Rondo LX I-4 with 11,900 miles on her. Average mpg overall: 28.4.
#175 of 219 V6 Mileage frustration - looking for solutions
Nov 09, 2008 (4:32 pm)
I have a friend who owns a 2007 Kia Rondo (6 cylinder). Him and his wife get around 16mpg in mixed city/hwy and on a recent highway trip the best they got was 19mpg. The car has about 4000 miles and the dealer hasn't been very helpfull.
I noticed a few others complaining about horrendous MPG. Has anyone found a resolution to this problem? Thanks
#176 of 219 Re: More recent mpg
Nov 09, 2008 (6:16 pm)
700 more miles on long hwy trip to/from Raleigh, NC to Aberdeen, MD. Gas mileage for entire trip just shy of 28.7 mpg. Includes some city driving in Baltimore. Car (2007 LX I-4) has 13,000 miles on her now........
#177 of 219 Re: V6 Mileage frustration - looking for solutions [techman41973]
Dec 23, 2008 (9:20 am)
I too am getting horrendous gas mileage. Bought a new 07 EX V6 in March 08.
At first got high teens in city & low 20's highway. Figured the car wasn't broken in and it would improve over time. Well now I'm lucky if I get 15 mpg in the city (don't know how much the cold weather affects mpg). Most of my driving is city.
Does Kia have a "driver habits learning curve"? ... once had a car that would adapt to your driving habits and your mileage would be effected.
#178 of 219 Choose a premium fuel injector cleaner...
Dec 23, 2008 (5:36 pm)
and run two doses through two consecutive tanks. I have found the Rondo engine especially sensitive to carbon buildup. I am running Techron thru a tankfull every 2000 miles; my mpg spikes up each time. I have the I-4, and consistently get 28 mpg on straight interstate trips. Down to 20 in winter urban driving.....
Feb 15, 2009 (5:50 pm)
Now at 15,300 miles on the odometer on the '07 Rondo LX I-4. Am consistently getting 24 mpg on my all-purpose (suburban driving) tankfuls. I do believe that running synthetic oil in the crankcase and using the K&N cotton/oil treated air filter helps in that regard. Long sustained hwy trip tankfuls get 28 mpg.