2014 Kia Forte EX: Fuel Economy Update for November
December 05, 2013
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