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#33 of 306 No problems with MPG on 2011 Sorento
Aug 10, 2011 (8:23 pm)
I bought my 2011 Kia Sorento in Feburary 2011 brand new no miles. I currently have 9000 miles and realized at certain gas stations I get less MPG, the average was about 25. Some gas stations use a cheaper quality gas which effects all vechicles MPG. I found a local Marathon gas station, and I average between 32-35 MPG highway. Street I average 27 MPG. If you are getting a lower MPG try different gas stations and test them like I did.
#34 of 306 2012 4cyl GDI sorento
Sep 03, 2011 (3:33 pm)
have a new 4cyl gdi and getting mileage lower than expected. dealer says let it break in of course, but the gap seems too large. car has 500 miles now. i had the dealer check the computer and they say its functioning to spec.
when resetting the trip computer at 70-75mph, flat road, etc it will pretty consistently get 24ish. oddly, putting the AC on Max, rather than the normal setting seems to make a slight improvement. turning ac off makes a difference too - gets 26ish. car is rated for 32hwy.
drove a 6cyl for a couple of days and doing the same resetting at highway speeds was easily getting 26ish with the AC on. so more inline with rating and better than my 4 cylinder. it had 700 miles on it. (the 4 works for my commuter needs but the 6 was MUCH nicer to drive, btw)
i'll be checking by filling up the tank. also thinking i might go ask to drive another 4cyl on the lot.
what are others experiencing?
Oct 10, 2011 (7:30 am)
What engine do you have, a 4 or a 6?
#36 of 306 Poor MPG
Oct 20, 2011 (6:27 am)
We just bought a 2012 Sorento 4 cyl. GDI...Has 190 miles ( 120 of them highway 65mph ) on it now and the avg. mpg is 20.6!
Wow, the truck I traded for it was almost this good and it was a 10 year old V6. The main reason we traded was for the mpg.
If this doesn't get better, we'll be looking back at the Equinox. I mean I expected maybe 24-25 but 20? Sad.
#38 of 306 2012 kia sorento mileage
Oct 21, 2011 (8:41 am)
Just bought a 4cyl 2012 sorento 4 tanks of gas driving both city and highway on different tanks of gas and getting lousy mileage.
city two tanks= average 16.5 mpg
highway two tanks=average 19 mpg
Dealer says the advertizing is just averages and they way you drive, I say BS. I had this car on cruise contrtol for the majority of the way, and still got lousy mileage
NOT HAPPY, got better mileage in my 2003 6cyl merc
#39 of 306 Re: 2012 kia sorento mileage [joehick]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 21, 2011 (9:06 am)
Some people get good mileage right from the start but on my last new car, the mileage didn't approach the EPA ratings until 4,000 miles or so, and didn't really settle in until 10,000 miles.
I'd give it at least another 4 tanks, and keep a log of fill-ups.
#40 of 306 Re: 2012 kia sorento mileage [joehick]
Oct 21, 2011 (5:34 pm)
i feel your pain. i don't know why the dealer and customer service help line don't have a ready answer for this, but they certainly didn't with me. dealer tried to convince me it was my lead foot.
in any event, my early experience was like yours. then at 3000 miles i took my first road trip - 200 miles without much of a stop. around that time my mpg stepped up a notch. the dealer made a big deal of the car's 'learning computer' which makes me wonder if it needed the long trip to get something through its thick head, or if that was just coincidental timing with getting over some hump in engine break-in.
so early on i was averaging 21ish combined driving and now its more like 24. i'll see moments of 30 mpg on the computer when going 70 with ac on and a fair amount of 27 in same condition. i had to go 60 with the ac off to get a glimpse of 30 in the early days.
#41 of 306 Re: Poor MPG [beeh]
Oct 22, 2011 (4:29 am)
My brand new Sorento GDI is getting between 23 and 24 mpg in mixed driving with less than 1,000 miles on the odo. I had the same engine in a 2011 Sonata and was getting around 30 in mixed driving and 36 mpg on the road. I was expecting better mileage on the Sorento than I'm getting now, but maybe it will improve as time goes by. It is becoming doubtful that we'll be able to get to the 32 mpg highway mileage advertised, however. More likely will be around 30 mpg at best.
#42 of 306 Mileage best with Sunoco
Oct 29, 2011 (8:19 pm)
I have a 2012 SX with 3.5t 24 Valve DOHC CVVT V6 Engine
6-Speed Automatic Transmission w / Sportmatic
I get 19-23 "around town" on short trips (.5 mile to 3 miles). More like 26-27 on highway driving depending on a/c, open/closed windows and sunroof, load in car, etc. SUV is approach 5000 miles on odo. One thing I have noticed is that when I fill up at a Sunoco station (there is one close by but it seems to be true of Sunoco in general), I get about 2 mpg better gas mileage. My theory is that Sunoco uses less ethanol than other brands (not sure if that's true) but whatever it is it seems consistent.