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#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...
#50 of 306 Re: KIA Sorento 2012 V6 [ennui101]
Dec 16, 2011 (5:17 am)
I have had similar results with my 2012 EX with the GDI engine that is supposed to get up to 32 mpg on the highway. Mine has about 1,250 miles on it and I get between 22-24 mpg in what I call "mixed" driving, which is about half on the freeway. While I know it's too early to really gauge the real mileage, I have serious doubts that I will ever get to 32 mpg. By comparison, I had the same engine in a 2011 Sonata and was getting around 30 mpg in similar driving and 35 on the highway consistently. I suspect that 28 mpg will be the best I can expect in highway driving going forward. I just think that the EPA mileage being advertised by Kia is not achievable on the 4 cyl GDI engine in the Sorento due to its weight, size and styling.
#51 of 306 Re: KIA Sorento 2012 V6 [cmuniz]
Dec 16, 2011 (2:27 pm)
if i get going 60-65 and just keep driving i get 30-31 with my v6. no one could ever drive like that in real life but as long as i dont slow down or speed up i can get that
#52 of 306 Re: 2012 MPG Sorento [lanshi]
Dec 17, 2011 (5:00 am)
I would be happy as hell with your mileage.I get 12 in the city and 18 on the highway
#54 of 306 Kia sorento MPG
Dec 18, 2011 (3:38 pm)
I have the 4 cyl and am really disappointed. Our trip to FL resulted in mileage of between 22.5 and 24. The car is underpowered as every hill caused the transmission to downshift. This car should not be sold with the 4 cyl for highway.
#55 of 306 Re: Kia sorento MPG [greped]
Dec 19, 2011 (2:34 pm)
many cars in realy life get similar mileage 4cyl or 6cyl. 4 s do much better in epa testing which is very important to the car makers but an overworked ungine doesnt get good mileage. always been this way.
#56 of 306 2012 Kia Sorento MPG
Dec 22, 2011 (6:22 pm)
Well I went in for my second oil change and asked about the mileage AGAIN and now they say you really can't judge it until after 10,000 miles. Last time was 5,000 Service says it will get better with time. I see on their computer 29 and sometimes 30 but in reality i still am at 26 on highway. I pretty much drive all highway 120 miles a day so that is why I really thought of this vehicle at 30 to 32 mpg. I traded in a Nissan Altima and should have gotten another one as the mileage was awesome.
#57 of 306 Re: Kia sorento MPG [greped]
Dec 27, 2011 (8:11 am)
That's why I must have test driven the Sorento V6 and 4 cylinders numerous times. I pretty much knew from the start that the 4 was way too weak for this vehicle and noisy too. Put any passengers and luggage in and drive through mountains forget it. That's why I went with a 2011 EX V6 with the premium package. We get about 18mpg around town and 26 on the highway. Our best mileage comes on two lane country roads where the speed limit is 55. I have gotten 27mpg at 60mph. At 70mph I get about 25mpg. You have to manually calculate the mpg on these vehicles. The computer is the worst I have ever had in a car and usually shows about 1.5 to 2mpg higher than the actual. The reason you got the poor mileage is obvious because the engine has to work so much harder than a 6 on hills and it is eating gas faster.
Jan 15, 2012 (11:39 am)
The kia has caught my eye, I seem to change vehicles every 2 to 3 years, that is why I am checking out the write up on the Kia. Now I may not change.
HAVING SAME PROBLEMS WITH OTHER MANUFACTURERS HAVE 2009 TOYOTA VENZA RATED FOR 36 MPG, NOW WITH 22000 MILES ON IT, CAN ONLY GET 28 MPG ON INTERSTATE 75 WITH CRUISE SET AT 65 DURING THE SUMMER, IDEAL TEMPERATURES. TOYOTA CHECKED AND SAID IT IS WITHIN THE EPA PERAMETERS OF WITHIN 20 % OF + OR - GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE MORE SAY ON THIS FALSE ADVERTISING. ALL THE COMPANIES, IF YOU READ MANY REVIEWS, ARE POSTING HIGHER MPG THAN MOST PEOPLE ARE RECEIVING. MOST PEOLE SEEM TO BE GETTING ABOUT 20 % LESS THAN THE ADVETISED MPG (which by the way would be under ideal condition, forget winter calculations)