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2015 Kia Sedona: Fuel Economy Update for October — Average Fuel Mileage Dips Last Month

by Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief on November 12, 2015

2015 Kia Sedona

Although our year with this 2015 Kia Sedona got off the slow start with a trip to the bodyshop, the van is now finding popularity with our staff. It's starting to rack up the miles. And the mileage.

In October we drove the van just more than 2,000 miles, in mostly mixed driving but with a higher percentage of city travel. Mileage for the month ranged from a best tank of 20.1 mpg to a worst of 16.7 mpg, and the average for the time period came in at 17.9 mpg, which nicely splits the difference between the Sedona's EPA ratings of 17 mpg city and 19 mpg combined.

So far the van's lifetime fuel economy is also in line with its EPA ratings. Although its lifetime average has dipped to 18.7 mpg (from 19.2 mpg) since our last report, it remains right on with the Kia's combined EPA rating. Considering how often we exploit the Kia's big V6 and how often we drive the van packed with people and things, that performance is commendable.

It's also right in line with other long-term minivans we've tested over the years, including the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna.

Worst Fill MPG: 11.7 mpg
Best Fill MPG: 27.1 mpg
Average Lifetime MPG: 18.7 mpg
EPA MPG Rating: 19 Combined (17 City/22 Highway)
Best Range: 395.3 miles
Current Odometer: 6,215 miles

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 6,215 miles

 

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