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Disappointed in MPG
By lanshi on
2012 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV w/Convenience Pkg (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
I have had my KIA for a month now.
The dealer stated that the big reason they are selling so much is because of the MPG up to 32.
I am not seeing it.
I drive about 120 miles a day and am averaging around 27.
I bought it from Southeast Kia in Rockwall, TX.
Traded in a Nissan Altima and was getting 32mpg. I hope I didn't make a great mistake with the gas prices would love to get 30 to 32.
Overall love the interior, miss my temp gauge.
The backup signal and camera are very useful as I am in a parking garage. Like the room in the front as you are not on top of your passenger.
*What is your average speed at the 27/28 MPG consumption rate?
I get ~ the same consumption rate when driving at 70mph, with the same equipped and year Sorento. I have to drop the speed to ~ 60mph to get the EPA highway rate of 32MPG, on flat highway and no headwinds. Like you, I hoped to get more also. (Though my Sorento is still fairly new; so it is too early to really say.) However, I am still happy with the compromise between the size of the vehicle and what MPG it does get.
*I understand you were comparing it to your Nissan, and assume you drove at the same speeds between the two.