2014 Kia Forte EX: Fuel Economy Update for March
April 4, 2014
We put 1,416 miles on our long-term 2014 Kia Forte EX in March. With a healthy dose of open highway travel to balance out the Southern California gridlock (plus Brent's Active Eco mode experiment), the Forte managed a 30.3 mpg average for the month.
Its lifetime average crept up to 28.7 mpg, which surpasses the EPA combined fuel economy rating of 28 even.
In addition, we actually matched the 36 mpg EPA highway rating on one tank in February. We didn't come close to that in March, but the Kia's tanks were all pretty consistent, ranging from 28.4 to 32.1 mpg. As a reminder, the Forte EX sedan comes with a 173-horsepower, directed-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission.
Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 15,565 miles
Worst Fill MPG: 15.2
Best Fill MPG: 36.3
Average Lifetime MPG: 28.7
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (24 City/36 Highway)
Best Range: 381 miles
Current Odometer: 15,565 miles