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Kia Rio vs. Ford Focus 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 and Ford Focus's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Array's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

Reported MPG

Chart is based on 122 fuel economy reports for the Kia Rio and 665 fuel economy reports for the Ford Focus.

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 27.0  
2009 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 1 32 10 57 70 27.8  
2009 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 60 40 60 37.1  
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
4-speed automatic FWD
hills v.lt none 0 25 25 50 65 32.9  
2008 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 29 57 14 0 0 21.7  
2007 4dr Sedan 96-horsepower 1.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 15 10 75 130 27.9  
2007 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 13 12 76 73 36.5  
2007 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med hvy 0 20 40 40 70 30.7  
2006 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 70 10 15 5 120 29.0  
2006 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 80 0 20 60 26.9  
2006 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 37 27 36 119 31.1  
2003 4dr Sedan 104-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 5 40 20 35 55 29.3  
2001 4dr Sedan 96-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 20 10 5 65 60 36.1  

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Ford Focus 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
2013 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med hvy 3 3 31 64 75 31.6  
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 9 45 14 32 69 24.4  
2013 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 15 80 0 5 75 25.6  
2013 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 85 15 65 25.4  
2013 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 8 23 69 73 35.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 75 20 5 60 31.9  
2012 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 8 17 39 36 71 40.0  
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 13 17 70 82 34.0  
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 4 20 21 55 68 32.3  
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 6 20 14 60 68 31.2  
2011 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 45 8 10 38 78 28.7  
2010 4dr Sedan 143-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 65 0 25 120 33.6  
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 15 13 34 40 90 29.7  
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 3 32 30 36 63 30.0  
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 4 7 15 74 69 34.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 9 24 13 55 72 34.4  
2009 2dr Coupe 143-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 3 58 40 70 32.9  
2009 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 19 24 25 32 60 27.0  
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 8 21 35 35 64 36.2  
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 4 15 36 45 72 30.9  
2008 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 4 21 26 49 69 36.8  
2008 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med light 0 0 18 82 68 33.2  
2007 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 1 52 0 47 105 26.4  
2007 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills lead none 10 13 15 63 70 26.8  
2007 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 22 4 74 60 32.6  
2007 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 5 95 70 33.8  
2007 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 31.5  
2007 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 8 18 7 67 64 35.4  
2006 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 15.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 80 19 1 70 22.3  
2006 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 6 10 47 38 64 29.4  
2006 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 12 16 26 47 83 27.7  
2006 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 15 30 15 40 65 32.2  
2006 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 15 10 71 70 29.8  
2006 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 15 15 30 40 70 25.0  
2005 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 20 30 40 110 26.9  
2005 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 5 0 0 95 73 30.0  
2005 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 7 14 28 51 63 29.4  
2005 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 9 11 27 54 60 34.6  
2005 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med light 8 24 24 44 77 26.4  
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 13 4 25 58 96 26.3  
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 23 25 33 20 65 22.0  
2005 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 2 37 57 72 27.9  
2004 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 0 5 90 65 32.8  
2004 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 5 35 0 60 75 26.5  
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 80 31.0  
2004 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 9 27 25 39 60 23.3  
2004 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 0 29.3  
2003 4dr Wagon 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 6 8 20 66 68 29.2  
2003 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 3 58 40 75 30.5  
2003 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 1 6 23 70 57 27.5  
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 7 11 25 57 98 31.4  
2003 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 30 10 10 50 102 26.5  
2003 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 1 14 25 60 65 28.8  
2003 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 30 60 75 29.0  
2003 2dr Hatch 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 40 60 65 34.0  
2002 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 40 10 0 50 120 29.4  
2002 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 8 36 42 14 86 22.5  
2002 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 14 17 23 48 70 31.4  
2002 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 13 3 83 65 32.1  
2001 4dr Wagon 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 0 20 80 120 21.2  
2001 4dr Sedan 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 50 0 0 50 75 30.0  
2001 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 1 67 23 9 66 31.8  
2001 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 8 15 78 75 31.8  
2001 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 7 33 33 27 75 32.6  
2000 4dr Wagon 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 8 2 0 91 68 28.7  
2000 4dr Sedan 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 70 0 30 60 27.3  
2000 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 10 10 10 70 80 32.0  
2000 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 50 0 50 90 28.9  

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

Kia Rio Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
really good on fuel for daughters commute to school
2009 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The vehicle was rated at 35-41 MPG. Very good economy for a non-hybrid.
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed 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-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Fuel economy stays above 30 MPG, even during fast (75 MPH+) highway driving.
2007 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I get 35mpg with it on the highway.
Kia Rio Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed 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-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed 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
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Ford Focus

Ford Focus Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Have never managed to achieve the posted fuel economy average for this car (26), even with extremely careful driving,70% highway. Driving it hard nets only a few mpg worse than hypermile type driving.
2012 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
It has more horsepower, torque and is quieter than my other car, but gets 4 mpg higher fuel economy in the same driving.
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
Decent fuel economy. Hitting over 30mpg and occasionaly above 35.
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Very good highway mileage; city mpg average at best
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Hard driving - stop and go on the highway gets me 30+ mpg.
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Three days of extensive driving only burned up 1/4 of a tank.
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Good fuel economy, getting 30 MPG in town
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
With manual, w/o cruise, highway mpg 40+, average 30+
2009 2dr Coupe 143-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
35 mpg will save $ in the long run.
2009 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The rated 27 mpg is on the money. I have gotten as high as 37 on the highway. Nice feeling to pass the gas station more often without having to buy gas.
Ford Focus Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
It's relatively easy in the other Focus models to average low to mid 30's for economy. This matches the EPA estimates. But the ST struggles to achieve anything close to EPA estimates in the real world. Mileage is more like a minivan than a small sedan. They should have included better engine management (like stop/start) or even separate fuel maps for economy and Sport modes.
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Great fuel economy. Abt 30 mpg with hard highway driving and abt 26-27mpg with all suburban driving.
2007 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
30+ mpg really is not nearly good enough.
2005 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Fuel economy at 30 mpg (average) was OK but not spectacular. I blame the 4 speed automatic for that and suspect I might have done better with the 5 speed manual.
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It was only rated at 24mpg by Consumer Reports - and with a smaller, less powerful engine than the 3 (which was rated at 25)
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Poor in town and highway. Extremely disappointed. I would not mind the 20mpg if this was translated into 0-60 times of 6 seconds - but it is not. I have no idea where the fuel goes - it is certainly not converted into power.
2005 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Economy is somewhat disappointing for a compact - I average 22 mpg around town.
2004 2dr Hatch 145-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Lower than expected (23-24mpg avg), but performance makes up for it.
2003 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I wasn't personally very focused on fuel economy, but the SVT wasn't very fuel efficient for a fairly light car with a normally-aspirated 2.0-liter engine. The original EPA ratings were 21 mpg city, 25 mpg highway. Using the 2008+ adjustments, they'd be 18/23 if the car was available today.
2003 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Suburban fuel economy is acceptable, at nearly 30 mpg. But on the highway, with the engine spinning well over 3,000 rpm, fuel economy also struggles to crack 30. Many much larger, much more powerful cars achieve better highway fuel economy. Some owners have fitted the fifth gear from the related transmission in the Mazda6 to get more of an overdrive.