2015 Kia K900: Fuel Economy Update for December
January 8, 2015
December was a busy month for our 2015 Kia K900 sedan, with nearly 3,400 miles added. My annual Christmas trip to Oregon and back is to blame for half of them, but since I've only just returned this is the first you've heard of it.
The holiday miles were mostly highway miles, albeit mountainous ones, at times, and so the big Kia's trip average of 22.2 mpg was hardly surprising. Three of our six tanks came in at or above the K900's EPA Highway rating of 23 mpg despite a load of four adults, their luggage and presents. The trip's best tank of 23.8 mpg came hot on the heels of a 23.6 mpg tank that reset our K900's range record at 414.2 miles.
Those numbers could have been better, too. But there was no dawdling going on, no half-baked attempt at hypermiling. Let's just say we made good time.
The remainder of the month's miles took place in the greater L.A. basin at just over 17 mpg. All told, December's miles came and went at 19.5 mpg, good enough to hoist the K900's lifetime average to 18.0 mpg, and exact match of its EPA Combined rating.
Worst Fill MPG: 12.6
Best Fill MPG: 25.3
Average Lifetime MPG: 18.0 (up from 17.1)
EPA MPG Rating: 18 Combined (15 City / 23 Highway)
Best Range: 414.2 (new best)
Current Odometer: 8,532
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 8,532 miles