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

2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte EX: Fuel Economy Update for November

December 05, 2013

2014 Kia Forte EX

The window sticker for our 2014 Kia Forte tells us it comes with a four-cylinder engine (which it does), as well as leather seats, a nav, sunroof (check, check and check) as well as host of other goodies. But the window sticker also has EPA MPG numbers and those, while claimed, can be much less easy to prove. Is our Kia living up to those numerical expectations?

As it turns out, it's pretty close. Over the month of November the Kia saw a fair bit of city driving. That did drop its combined average a bit, but it's still a near-as-makes-no-difference .3 (27.7 MPG) off the EPA estimate of 28.0. And while the highway claim of 36 MPG remains elusive, the Forte is holding its own while still managing to be a decent drive.

Worst Fill MPG: 20.3
Best Fill MPG: 35.0
Average Lifetime MPG: 27.7
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (24 city/36 highway)
Best Range: 381.0
Current Odometer: 9,714 miles

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 9,714 miles


  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    The combined fuel economy isn't stellar (it's around the same as the Dart, for which it shares similar performance), but the EPA #s for this car are more realistic. I guess Kia learned their lesson after the EPA slapped them on the wrists?

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