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Kia Sorento Fuel Economy (MPG)

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Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 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
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 30 20 10 40 43 21.700
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 30 20 10 40 43 21.7  
  Averages flat med light 30 20 10 40 43 21.7
With the turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2004 Kia Sorento fuel economy has been averaging 21.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 43 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 12.8 MPG Highway Percentage 58 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
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat light hvy 0 42 0 58 60 12.813
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat light hvy 0 42 0 58 60 12.8  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 42 0 58 60 12.8
With the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive w/low range, the 2004 Kia Sorento has been averaging 12.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (42 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 15.2 MPG Highway Percentage 38 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
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med hvy 0 50 0 50 75 16.500
  flat med none 0 50 0 50 75 15.000
  hills v.lt none 0 0 5 95 70 20.128
  flat med light 0 50 50 0 N/A 15.842
  flat light light 2 68 5 25 62 12.700
  flat light none 2 18 5 75 62 18.400
  flat light none 2 68 5 25 62 14.600
  flat light none 5 80 5 10 62 11.400
  flat light none 5 80 5 10 62 12.500
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 2 52 9 38 66 15.2  
  Averages flat light none 2 52 9 38 66 15.2
With the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2004 Kia Sorento gas mileage has been averaging 15.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (38 percent), in the suburbs (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 64 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
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 0 50 20 30 65 16.038
  mtns med none 0 2 0 98 85 16.807
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med none 0 26 10 64 75 16.4  
  Averages hills med none 0 26 10 64 75 16.4
With the 192-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2004 Kia Sorento fuel economy has been averaging 16.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2004 Kia Sorento

2004 Kia Sorento Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Put simply "It sucks"
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Getting 14-15 MPG out of a V6. Wish it were closer to 20 MPG.
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Not great but we knew that going in. I try to drive as economically as possible and can usually squeeze 18-19 mpg in mixed driving (70%/30% split between highway and local).
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
15MPG - not good
 

2004 Kia Sorento Gas Mileage (MPG)

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