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


  • I'm guessing it is the software that won't allow you to do a general fuel economy post like the good old days but this format of flooding the blog with separate posts for each car is too much. It was fun skimming a chart of what each car got and commenting on them but no way am I going to click on each post to find out what each car got.

  • darthbimmer darthbimmer Posts:

    Okay, you're nailing the EPA combined rating, but 28mpg in a compact car with a small engine seems like a low bar to hit.

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    @zimtheinvader Separate pages lead to more "click-throughs" that are the metric for a succesful website. Yes, I hate it too. No in month economy number? What's up with that?

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