2012 Kia Sorento Consumer Review: Horrible gas mileage

2012 Kia Sorento - Consumer Review

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LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic w/Convenience Pkg)

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Horrible gas mileage
By b99munson on


2012 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV w/Convenience Pkg (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


I enjoy owning this car, and I'm satisfied with it in every way, except for the giant gas mileage ripoff.
I paid an extra $1700 to buy the "Convenience Package" with the 22 city/32 highway sticker.
Now those numbers have been readjusted down to 21/30, which is a big laugh.
I drive like an old lady (actually I AM an old lady) and the ECO light is on almost all the time, supposedly reflecting the fact that I don't do any jackrabbit starts, stomp the brakes, etc.
My normal driving is a mix of city and highway, and I don't get 21 mpg.
I took it on the highway, completely unloaded, with the A/C turned off, and got up to 28 mpg going 65mph on cruise.
Big woop.
Kia should be closed down!

Best Features

The interior is very comfortable and spacious. I enjoy the greater visibility gained by sitting in a taller vehicle. That's why I bought the car.

Worst Features

The only thing that would turn me into a satisfied Kia customer is a $1700 refund, as well as the silly little gas payback program.
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