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Kia Forte MPG

 

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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2015 2015 4dr Sedan 173-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27
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With the 173-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2015 Kia Forte has been averaging 27 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Kia Fortes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 120 miles per hour (about 20 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (0 percent), in the city (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2015 Kia Forte in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2015 Kia Forte

2015 Kia Forte Real Gas Mileage: Cons
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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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2015 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.