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

2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte: Fuel Economy Update for September

October 3, 2013

2014 Kia Forte

Though Kia and its parent company Hyundai have come under fire for their cars missing EPA fuel economy estimates, our long-term 2014 Kia Forte EX is essentially meeting its combined estimate of 28 mpg. With 6,707 miles on the odometer, we're averaging 27.9 mpg.

The best we've been able to do is 35 mpg accomplished during our standardized 116-mile Edmunds test loop, which falls short of the 36 mpg highway figure. As we're always quick to point out, however, it's EPA combined you should care about. Our Forte is nailing that.

Worst Fill MPG: 20.3
Best Fill MPG: 35.0
Average Lifetime MPG: 27.9
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (24 City / 36 Highway)
Best Range: 377.2
Current Odometer: 6,707

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 6,707 miles

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