December 8, 2014
November was a busy final month for our long-term 2014 Kia Cadenza (it returns home early this December). We put a bit more than 2,500 miles on the Cadenza this month, mostly on road trips to Las Vegas, Monterey and Palm Springs, ending up with a tick more than 21,000 miles on the odometer.
December 3, 2014
Sometimes as we near the end of the year with a long-termer, we need to make a final push to get the miles past the 20,000-mile mark. This was the case with our 2014 Kia Cadenza, but not by much. In the last update, I hit the milestone about 200 miles outside of L.A. Honestly though, I would have gladly taken the Cadenza either way because I really wanted something comfortable and quiet because I had a lot of driving ahead of me and it was a quick turnaround.
November 4, 2014
We set no fuel economy milestones in our 2014 Kia Cadenza in October. We did, however, put roughly 1,600 miles on the sedan last month thanks mostly to a road trip from Southern California to the Bay Area.
November 3, 2014
After a quick side trip from Berkeley to Oakland for a fantastic Sunday brunch (yeah, that's right, I said Oakland. I was shocked, too), the four of us climbed into the 2014 Kia Cadenza Limited to head back to southern California to close out the weekend road trip.
Even with four on board for the trip home (we only had three on the way up because my buddy's wife had flown up for school on Wednesday), everyone had plenty of room to stretch out and relax.
Round trip from my palatial, imitation apartment building in Orange County was 864 miles. The Cadenza averaged 25.9 mpg, with plenty of 70-75 mph driving. The best tank was 27.1 mpg, the worst was 25.1.
October 17, 2014
Each time the driver shuts off the 2014 Kia Cadenza (our long-termer is the Limited trim), this screen pops up in the instrument panel on the dashboard. It's a useful bit of info to help you keep track of your driving efficiency, or lack thereof. This photo shows how I did on an unusually traffic-free commute to the office. According to the EPA's estimates of 22 mpg combined (28 mpg highway), my 26.8 mpg trip was pretty efficient and far better than our running average of 21.7 mpg.
October 3, 2014
We added nearly 700 miles to our 2014 Kia Cadenza's odometer in the month of September. Our lifetime MPG average remains essentially flat at 21.7, as does our best fill of 29.9 mpg and our best range of 441.3 mpg.
September 9, 2014
Our long-term 2014 Kia Cadenza has racked up some miles in August, due in no small part to Senior Editor Matt Jones taking it to Colorado to drop his son off at college. That trip combined with our normal commutes added another 3,449 miles for the month with an average of 24.4 mpg.
August 8, 2014
Our long-term 2014 Kia Cadenza had a busy and fuel-efficient July thanks to quite a bit of highway time. Over the course of the month we drove the Kia 2,532 miles and averaged 24 mpg.
July 03, 2014
We added on about 1,400 miles to our 2014 Kia Cadenza during the month of June. Nobody went on any big trips last month, so we accumulated those miles just commuting around Southern California.
For the month, we averaged 21.7 mpg.
June 5, 2014
Thanks to a day-trip to Palm Springs, about 220 miles round trip, we added a total of 1,634 miles to our 2014 Kia Cadenza in May.
Due in part to a lot of highway driving, the lifetime MPG nudged up a little from 20.4 to 20.5 MPG. This is still below the 22 combined MPG observed by the EPA. Here are the rest of the numbers on the Cadenza.
May 8, 2014
During the month of April, we added 1,300 miles to the odometer on our long-term 2014 Kia Cadenza. The Kia used 67 gallons 87-octane fuel during that time and the average lifetime MPG moved down just a bit, from 20.6 to 20.4 mpg. Here are the rest of the numbers on the Cadenza.
April 3, 2014
We added 1,000 miles to our long-term 2014 Kia Cadenza in the month of March. That came out to four tankfuls of 87-octane fuel. During that time we averaged 20.4 miles per gallon, which is how most months are averaging with our Cadenza. This left our overall numbers pretty much unchanged.
March 4, 2014
February was a fairly quiet month for our 2014 Kia Cadenza as we added only about 900 miles. Our lifetime fuel economy dropped a little, as well.
February 7, 2014
We added over 1,500 miles to our 201 Kia Cadenza's odometer in January. Our MPG numbers have started to improve slowly with a lifetime average that's climbed from 19.9 to 21.1 mpg. Our best range improved too, from 367 to 390 miles.
January 6, 2014
Our 2014 Kia Cadenza Limited is rated by the EPA to earn 22 mpg Combined (19 City/28 Highway). The first fuel entry was on Dec. 2, 2013, so this month's report is also its running total.