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#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.
#43 of 306 Re: Mileage best with Sunoco [ennui101]
Oct 30, 2011 (5:23 am)
This is my point, you have a 6cyl, I have a 4 cyl and I get 16 to17 mpg...
Somethings wrong..I got better mileage with 03 merc 6 cyl
#44 of 306 Re: Mileage best with Sunoco [joehick]
Nov 01, 2011 (2:05 pm)
2011 v6. average about 22mpg. highway only 24 to 27. has 20k miles on it now. it does take a few thousand miles before you should worry about mileage. also in real life many cars with v6 get similar mileage to 4 cyl. always has been that way because 4 cyl has to work harder. epa mileage numbers and real life mileage arnt the same thing.
#45 of 306 2012 MPG Sorento
Dec 14, 2011 (9:39 am)
I am looking for anyone that is getting the mileage out of their 2012 Sorento LX. They say up to 32 mpg. I am wondering when this should kick in. I have 6300 mile on it and I am getting 26 whenever I do the math. Funny how their computer states one thing and you do the math boy is it alot lower. I drive all highway miles everyday and if I was not informed by the salesman that it gets 32 I would have never bought this vehicle as I drive 120 a day to and from work. Sad the dealer tells you one thing and you really find out afterwards. They tell me to look at it past 5000 and I am past that. Any one out there would like to hear from you.
#47 of 306 KIA Sorento 2012 V6
Dec 14, 2011 (10:10 am)
I just bought KIA Sorento 2012 a week ago and it has wonderful drive and power and most amazing thing is its millage - which is almost 31 MPG mix withing city and highway ! that sounds perfect with 6 cylinder engine. Am sure I will get better than this after service and couple of thousands.
#48 of 306 Re: KIA Sorento 2012 V6 [decent]
Dec 14, 2011 (10:26 am)
Hate to intrude on your euphoria, but in my 2012 SX I get 26-27 highway on long trips. Around town closer to 20 and I do not have a heavy foot. I doubt your 31 is going to last. Have you calculated it yourself?
#49 of 306 Re: KIA Sorento 2012 V6 [ennui101]
Dec 14, 2011 (10:15 pm)
I agree with ennui101..This is very unlikely to happen to have mix 31mpg with 6 cyl...I'm also wondering if it's your computer or your calculations...
I've bought mine Sorento EX 6 cyl FWD a week ago and have on it 300 miles so far making city 19-20mpg and today I was driving really economical (easy and 55-65mph) on full highway 30 miles and did 29.7mpg which I consider as great if it goes about 6 cylinders
...but honestly I'm done checking mpg every 3 seconds cause it's make a little bit paranoic ...on highway for 6 cyl I would say it's going to be more around 25-26mpg...
Anyway it's a 7 passengers SUV so guys don't be so picky - Travers, CX-9, Highlander do much worse mpg..Enjoy your Sorento...