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Kia Forte vs. Chevrolet Cruze MPG

Chart is based on 263 fuel economy reports for the Kia Forte and 380 fuel economy reports for the Chevrolet Cruze.

Kia Forte MPG

Kia Forte Kia Forte 2015 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Kia Forte Kia Forte 2013 24.4 MPG Highway Percentage 24 percent Kia Forte Kia Forte 2012 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Kia Forte Kia Forte 2012 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Kia Forte Kia Forte 2011 31.3 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Kia Forte Kia Forte 2011 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Kia Forte Kia Forte 2011 28.4 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Kia Forte Kia Forte 2010 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Kia Forte Kia Forte 2010 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Kia Forte Kia Forte 2010 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 23 percent Kia Forte Kia Forte 2010 28.3 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Kia Forte Kia Forte 2010 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Kia Forte Kia Forte 2010 23.1 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Kia Forte Kia Forte 2010 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Kia Forte Kia Forte 2010 32.1 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Kia Forte Kia Forte 2010 32.6 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 0 80 20 120 27.0  
2013 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 17 35 24 24 110 24.4  
2012 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 30 0 70 90 28.1  
2012 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 8 22 18 52 68 27.1  
2011 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 28 32 39 72 31.3  
2011 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 70 30 70 27.9  
2011 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 16 9 72 72 28.4  
2010 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 10 20 25 45 60 28.0  
2010 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 7 29 5 58 112 26.4  
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 1 57 20 23 68 25.6  
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 2 40 10 48 68 28.3  
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 4 25 12 59 91 27.6  
2010 2dr Coupe 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills lead light 28 15 5 53 100 23.1  
2010 2dr Coupe 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 3 7 17 73 67 27.9  
2010 2dr Coupe 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 20 13 68 73 32.1  
2010 2dr Coupe 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 5 9 30 56 65 32.6  

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Chevrolet Cruze MPG

Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze 2015 48.0 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze 2014 29.6 MPG Highway Percentage 74 percent Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze 2014 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze 2013 32.2 MPG Highway Percentage 77 percent Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze 2013 37.1 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze 2012 34.0 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze 2012 33.5 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze 2012 27.5 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze 2012 33.4 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze 2011 28.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze 2011 42.0 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze 2011 28.6 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze 2011 34.6 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 5 8 17 69 60 48.0  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 11 10 74 65 29.6  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 20 30 50 90 27.3  
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 3 13 7 77 67 32.2  
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 17 29 55 70 37.1  
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 4 30 64 71 34.0  
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 5 60 34 75 33.5  
2012 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 80 20 65 27.5  
2012 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 5 15 10 70 65 33.4  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 2 16 33 50 69 28.7  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 11 15 18 57 67 42.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 26 15 27 33 75 28.6  
2011 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 50 50 110 34.6  

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Kia Forte vs. Chevrolet Cruze MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Kia Forte

Kia Forte Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
I've made it through the top reasons to buy a Kia Forte SX, but no mention of performance and handling (the reasons to upgrade from lesser trims) yet. But neither is the top reason not to buy one, either. Okay, maybe handling is. I'm trying to decide as I write this. Handling definitely isn't the car's largest weakness. That would be fuel economy. With a manual transmission, the Kia Forte SX achieves worst-in-class EPA ratings: 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. (The automatic goes a mile farther on each highway gallon.) Mind you, the Civic doesn't do much better, with 22/31. But the big-engined Mazda achieves 25/37 with a manual, and a lofty 28/39 with an automatic. And the much quicker Volkswagen GTI scores 25/34 and 25/33, respectively. The Forte EX, with its larger but non-turbocharged engine, is more competitive: 24/33 with the manual and 25/36 with the automatic. Maybe the Forte SX just doesn't test well. In my suburban driving the trip computer reported averages between 25 and 40 (depending on the frequency of stops and the heaviness of my right foot), with most in the low 30s. The trip computers in the Honda, Mazda, and Volkswagen all reported about the same. The Kia's trip computer also reported better-than-EPA averages on the highway, but not by as wide a margin. Short gearing restricted 70-mph-highway averages to about 33, well short of the high 30s observed in the others. see full Kia Forte review
 

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Kia Forte Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
After many trips up and down the eastern USA coast (NY-FL and back) It has proven itself reliable and seems to do very well on the highway. Available power is decent, and fuel mileage is really good. It's unusual f we don't get at least the rated 33MPG but usually are between 35 and 38 with a full passenger load and moderately filled trunk. see full Kia Forte review
2011 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I was able to get 33 on my first tank going 75 on 90% highway driving and 27 with more mixed driving and highway driving at a highr speed. see full Kia Forte review
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Seemed rather impressive, especially given its acceleration relative to others in the class. see full Kia Forte review
2010 2dr Coupe 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
even with a lead foot i get 20-24 mpg and on a long road trip 600 miles easily achieved 33 mpg, while still being fun to drive see full Kia Forte review
 

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