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Kia Forte MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
20 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 22 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 26 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 19 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 25 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2013 2013 4dr Sedan 156-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 24.36
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With the 148-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Kia Forte has been averaging 24.36 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Kia Fortes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 34.8 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 109 miles per hour (24.5 percent), in heavy traffic (17.1 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2013 Kia Forte in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2013 Kia Forte

2013 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
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2013 Kia Forte

2013 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
 

2013 Kia Forte Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Kia Forte's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.