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Kia Rio 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 Rio's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Kia Rio Gas Mileage

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
2009 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 10 70 20 0 N/A 26.4
  hills light none 10 70 20 0 N/A 26.7
  hills light none 10 70 20 0 N/A 26.4
  hills light none 10 70 20 0 N/A 29.2
  hills light none 10 70 20 0 N/A 26.5
2009 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 10 70 20 0 N/A 27.0  
  Averages hills light none 10 70 20 0 N/A 27.0
With the 110-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Kia Rio fuel economy has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Kia Rios in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of N/A miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Kia Rio in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 5 11 5 79 70 26.7
  flat med hvy 0 10 5 85 70 30.1
  flat med hvy 5 5 5 85 70 37.1
  flat med hvy 5 25 20 50 70 25.9
  flat med hvy 0 25 25 50 70 25.7
2009 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 3 15 12 70 70 29.1  
  Averages flat med hvy 3 15 12 70 70 29.1
With the 96-horsepower 1.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Kia Rio has been averaging 29.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Kia Rios in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Kia Rio in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2009 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 60 40 60 37.1
2009 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 60 40 60 37.1  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 60 40 60 37.1
With the 96-horsepower 1.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Kia Rio gas mileage has been averaging 37.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Kia Rios in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (40 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Kia Rio in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 5 5 0 90 65 40.0
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 5 5 0 90 65 40.0  
  Averages flat v.lt none 5 5 0 90 65 40.0
With the 110-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Kia Rio fuel economy has been averaging 40.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Kia Rios in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Kia Rio in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills v.lt none 0 25 25 50 65 32.9
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills v.lt none 0 25 25 50 65 32.9  
  Averages hills v.lt none 0 25 25 50 65 32.9
With the 110-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Kia Rio has been averaging 32.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Kia Rios in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Kia Rio in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 29 57 14 0 N/A 21.7
2008 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 29 57 14 0 0 21.7  
  Averages flat med none 29 57 14 0 0 21.7
With the 96-horsepower 1.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Kia Rio gas mileage has been averaging 21.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Kia Rios in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (29 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Kia Rio in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 96-horsepower 1.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 15 10 75 81 27.9
2007 4dr Sedan 96-horsepower 1.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 15 10 75 81 27.9  
  Averages flat med none 0 15 10 75 81 27.9
With the 96-horsepower 1.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Kia Rio fuel economy has been averaging 27.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Kia Rios in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 81 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Kia Rio in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 23 77 75 36.5
  flat light none 0 25 0 75 70 36.5
2007 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 13 12 76 73 36.5  
  Averages flat light light 0 13 12 76 73 36.5
With the 110-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Kia Rio has been averaging 36.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Kia Rios in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 76 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (13 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Kia Rio in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med hvy 0 20 40 40 70 30.5
  hills med light 0 20 40 40 70 30.9
2007 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med hvy 0 20 40 40 70 30.7  
  Averages hills med hvy 0 20 40 40 70 30.7
With the 96-horsepower 1.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Kia Rio gas mileage has been averaging 30.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Kia Rios in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Kia Rio in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 70 10 15 5 74 29.0
2006 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 70 10 15 5 74 29.0  
  Averages flat med light 70 10 15 5 74 29.0
With the 110-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Kia Rio fuel economy has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Kia Rios in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Kia Rio in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 80 0 20 60 26.9
2006 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 80 0 20 60 26.9  
  Averages flat med none 0 80 0 20 60 26.9
With the 110-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Kia Rio has been averaging 26.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Kia Rios in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Kia Rio in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2006 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 30 50 20 74 30.2
  flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 30.0
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 74 30.4
  flat light hvy 0 90 10 0 N/A 26.9
  flat light light 0 20 50 30 74 33.7
2006 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 48 22 30 74 30.2  
  Averages flat light light 0 48 22 30 74 30.2
With the 96-horsepower 1.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Kia Rio gas mileage has been averaging 30.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Kia Rios in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (30 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Kia Rio in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Sedan 104-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 10 20 70 55 36.0
  flat lead none 10 70 20 0 N/A 22.5
2003 4dr Sedan 104-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 5 40 20 35 55 29.3  
  Averages flat med light 5 40 20 35 55 29.3
With the 110-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Kia Rio fuel economy has been averaging 29.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Kia Rios in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (35 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Kia Rio in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2001 4dr Sedan 96-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 20 10 5 65 60 36.1
2001 4dr Sedan 96-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 20 10 5 65 60 36.1  
  Averages flat light none 20 10 5 65 60 36.1
With the 110-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2001 Kia Rio has been averaging 36.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Kia Rios in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Kia Rio in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Kia Rio MPG

Kia Rio Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2010 4dr Sedan 110-hp 1.6L I4 4-sp automatic FWD really good on fuel for daughters commute to school
2009 4dr Sedan 110-hp 1.6L I4 4-sp automatic FWD The vehicle was rated at 35-41 MPG. Very good economy for a non-hybrid.
2008 4dr Sedan 110-hp 1.6L I4 5-sp manual FWD From a 17mpg average Chevy truck to NEVER getting less than 29mpg city, need I say more? Well okay, how about 37mpg on a freeway run. I have only got 13000 miles on the vehicle, and can imagine the fuel economy will improve still more.
2008 4dr Sedan 110-hp 1.6L I4 4-sp automatic FWD Fuel economy stays above 30 MPG, even during fast (75 MPH+) highway driving.
2007 4dr Sedan 110-hp 1.6L I4 4-sp automatic FWD I get 35mpg with it on the highway.
Kia Rio Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2011 4dr Hatch 110-hp 1.6L I4 4-sp automatic FWD Although this car is rated at 50 mi.per Imp.Gal. the best we can get is 44 mpg.
2008 4dr Sedan 110-hp 1.6L I4 4-sp automatic FWD doesnt get the mileage that they claimed it does.customer servive tried to tell me how to drive to save gas, i told them i already drive as they suggested