Last post on Apr 08, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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Kia Rondo, Wagon
#214 of 219 Re: MPG update [bgw]
Apr 20, 2011 (9:48 am)
A Rondo is like a little station wagon,no? I think that is excellent for a V6.
I hope this continues for you.
#215 of 219 Re: MPG update [bgw]
Apr 20, 2011 (11:29 am)
many new Hyundai/Kia models are mated with the new 6 speed tranny, when Rondo gets this new tranny, i'm sure it will become the best FE in its class (7 passenger wagon).
my cousin's new Santa Fe has the same FE as my Rondo, but his 3.5-V6 got 100 more horses than my 2.4-I4.
#218 of 219 Re: MPG update [bgw]
Apr 08, 2012 (5:42 pm)
Update to my MPG post of April 20/11. Today (April 8/12), with 15,500kms on our V6 Rondo now, I made a 350km trip. With one passenger (I usually have 3 besides myself), a load of luggage, and running on studded winter tires, I decided to see what fuel economy a V6 Rondo could achieve. At a steady 100km/h cruise (62mph), I was getting 7.5 litres/100km, or 37.5 miles to the Canadian gallon. At 110km/h, I was getting 7.7 litres/100km, or 36.7 miles to the Canadian gallon. Since the last 50 or so km of my trip involved a lot of hills, the final fuel economy overall was 8.0 litres/100km, or 35.3 miles to the Canadian gallon. I am quite pleased with the results. And I should imagine that with all-season tires and just myself, I can probably break 7.2 or even 7.1 litres/100km (40 miles to the Canadian gallon).
#219 of 219 Re: MPG update [bgw]
Apr 08, 2012 (6:29 pm)
not bad for V6,
the best highway mileage i can get is 7.5 LHK (31 mpg) on my 09 Rondo 2.4L