2014 Kia Cadenza Limited Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Cadenza: Fuel Economy Update for May

June 5, 2014

2014 Kia Cadenza

Thanks to a day-trip to Palm Springs, about 220 miles round trip, we added a total of 1,634 miles to our 2014 Kia Cadenza in May.

Due in part to a lot of highway driving, the lifetime MPG nudged up a little from 20.4 to 20.5 MPG. This is still below the 22 combined MPG observed by the EPA. Here are the rest of the numbers on the Cadenza.

Worst Fill MPG: 16.3
Best Fill MPG: 24.8
Average Lifetime MPG: 20.5
EPA MPG Rating: 22 combined (19 City/28 Highway)
Best Range: 390.2 miles
Current Odometer: 8,424 miles

Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 8,424 miles


  • dg0472 dg0472 Posts:

    Wow, you must really stay on it. My best tank has been 29.1 and best range 472 and worst ever 20.9.

  • dg0472 dg0472 Posts:

    Correction: my best tank is now 30.1. This was a fill-up in Gulfport where I was near I-10. I drove into downtown Gulfport via US 49, drove via the Interstate into downtown Biloxi, went back to Gulfport, then to my room in Biloxi, then to Pascagoula, then back to Biloxi, then non-stop to Montgomery the next morning. But definitely nowhere near all highway.

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