Fuel Economy Update for March - 2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte EX: Fuel Economy Update for March

April 4, 2014

2014 Kia Forte EX

We put 1,416 miles on our long-term 2014 Kia Forte EX in March. With a healthy dose of open highway travel to balance out the Southern California gridlock (plus Brent's Active Eco mode experiment), the Forte managed a 30.3 mpg average for the month.

Its lifetime average crept up to 28.7 mpg, which surpasses the EPA combined fuel economy rating of 28 even.

In addition, we actually matched the 36 mpg EPA highway rating on one tank in February.  We didn't come close to that in March, but the Kia's tanks were all pretty consistent, ranging from 28.4 to 32.1 mpg. As a reminder, the Forte EX sedan comes with a 173-horsepower, directed-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 15,565 miles

Worst Fill MPG: 15.2
Best Fill MPG: 36.3
Average Lifetime MPG: 28.7
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (24 City/36 Highway)
Best Range: 381 miles
Current Odometer: 15,565 miles


  • mattyhoops1 mattyhoops1 Posts:

    What happened to the Forte updates? Haven't had one in a while.

  • gslippy gslippy Posts:

    Uh, 25 days with no Forte update? This is beginning to smell like the Dart scenario, although the Forte has been trouble-free. Edmunds, what's going on over there?

  • mattyhoops1 mattyhoops1 Posts:

    I'm wondering too gslippy. I bought a Forte exactly like their test vehicle 2 months ago. I've really enjoyed the blog. I'm anxious for an update.

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