Got my Sorento 4 cyl GDI eng 4 months ago and I have around 3800 miles on it.
I purchase the vehicle for fuel effeciency.
Well after driving almost 4000 miles I can see that what Kia advertise is not
really true.. most of my driving is on highway I keep the speed from 65 to 70 on flat road and the best I can get is 24 to 25 MPG on the hwy... First time trusting KIA and last... I'm going back to Totoya after I drive this vehicle for another 12 months. I went to the dealer and I was told that "I will get this kind of miliage after the engine get some more additional miles".... What 30,000 miles????
Fuel mileage is going to depend on the quality of gas you put in your vehicle.
You buy the cheapest gas you can find and you will see the reduction in mpg.
I am not just picking you out, but this is directed to all complainers who want 50 mpg from their SUV's...it's simply not going to happen.
Compare the cost of higher quality gas to the mpg increase and keep your perspectives realistic.
HAVING SAME PROBLEMS WITH OTHER MANUFACTURERS
HAVE 2009 TOYOTA VENZA RATED FOR 36 MPG, NOW WITH 22000 MILES ON IT, CAN ONLY GET 28 MPG ON INTERSTATE 75 WITH CRUISE
SET AT 65 DURING THE SUMMER, IDEAL TEMPERATURES.
TOYOTA CHECKED AND SAID IT IS WITHIN THE EPA PERAMETERS OF WITHIN 20 % OF + OR -
GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE MORE SAY ON THIS FALSE ADVERTISING. ALL THE COMPANIES, IF YOU READ MANY REVIEWS, ARE POSTING HIGHER MPG THAN MOST PEOPLE ARE RECEIVING. MOST PEOLE SEEM TO BE GETTING ABOUT 20 % LESS THAN THE ADVETISED MPG (which by the way would be under ideal condition, forget winter calculations)
I feel that the EPA would serve the car buyer better by posting a range of the average mileage not CITY/HWY...It will vary on my
Sorento the minute I leave the gas pump as it "resets"...if you "jump on the freeway" it will end up better at the end of the tank use...conversely drive it around town "only" for the first 20 miles or so and you will see a "reduction"
in overall gas mileage
as you near empty. Buy a new truck if you really want to "complain"....they still get pathetic gas mileage no where near
estimates. Occasionally cars will actually do better than estimates
but it is RARE.
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