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

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Kia Sportage 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
2014 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 0 0 100 0 N/A 9.6
2014 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 0 0 100 0 9.6  
  Averages hills med none 0 0 100 0 9.6
With the 182-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Kia Sportage fuel economy has been averaging 9.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the city (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Kia Sportage in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 5 95 68 26.9
  hills med light 10 20 55 15 65 21.0
  hills med hvy 20 10 55 15 65 22.5
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 10 10 38 42 66 23.5  
  Averages hills med light 10 10 38 42 66 23.5
With the turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Kia Sportage has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (38 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Kia Sportage in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2012 4dr SUV 176-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 20.5
  flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 19.9
  flat light light 0 0 2 98 70 26.4
  flat light light 0 0 100 0 N/A 20.9
  flat light light 0 15 45 40 70 21.6
2012 4dr SUV 176-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 3 69 28 70 21.9  
  Averages flat light light 0 3 69 28 70 21.9
With the 182-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Kia Sportage gas mileage has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (28 percent), in the city (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Kia Sportage 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
2011 4dr SUV 176-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 45 45 5 75 20.5
  flat med light 10 10 50 30 60 24.9
2011 4dr SUV 176-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 8 28 48 18 68 22.7  
  Averages flat med light 8 28 48 18 68 22.7
With the 182-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Kia Sportage fuel economy has been averaging 22.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Kia Sportage 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
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 14 0 33 53 37 33.1
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 14 0 33 53 37 33.1  
  Averages flat light light 14 0 33 53 37 33.1
With the turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Kia Sportage has been averaging 33.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 37 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in heavy traffic (14 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Kia Sportage 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
2009 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 28 33 39 60 20.4
2009 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 28 33 39 60 20.4  
  Averages flat light light 0 28 33 39 60 20.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.7L V6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Kia Sportage gas mileage has been averaging 20.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (28 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Kia Sportage 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
2008 4dr SUV 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 2 98 74 26.4
  flat light none 0 0 60 40 74 21.5
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 68 20.6
  flat light light 0 0 50 50 74 24.1
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 74 18.6
2008 4dr SUV 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 46 54 73 22.2  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 46 54 73 22.2
With the 182-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Kia Sportage fuel economy has been averaging 22.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (46 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Kia Sportage 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 SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 25 50 20 5 60 19.4
2008 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 25 50 20 5 60 19.4  
  Averages flat light none 25 50 20 5 60 19.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.7L V6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Kia Sportage has been averaging 19.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (25 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Kia Sportage 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
2007 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 10 40 20 30 74 21.2
  flat light light 10 50 30 10 65 19.6
  flat light none 0 15 60 25 60 23.0
  flat light hvy 0 0 71 29 68 26.1
2007 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 26 45 24 67 22.5  
  Averages flat light light 5 26 45 24 67 22.5
With the 173-horsepower 2.7L V6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Kia Sportage gas mileage has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Kia Sportage 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
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 6 6 35 53 75 22.1
  flat light none 0 5 70 25 60 23.0
  flat light light 60 10 10 20 74 26.1
  flat light hvy 5 15 50 30 60 21.5
  flat med hvy 50 25 10 15 60 18.0
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 24 12 35 29 66 22.1  
  Averages flat light light 24 12 35 29 66 22.1
With the 173-horsepower 2.7L V6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Kia Sportage fuel economy has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (29 percent), in heavy traffic (24 percent), and in the city (12 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Kia Sportage 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
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 85 0 15 74 11.8
  flat med light 16 13 6 65 70 20.0
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 8 49 3 40 72 15.9  
  Averages flat med light 8 49 3 40 72 15.9
With the 173-horsepower 2.7L V6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Kia Sportage has been averaging 15.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (40 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the suburbs (3 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Kia Sportage 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 SUV 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 9 29 58 75 29.0
2006 4dr SUV 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 9 29 58 75 29.0  
  Averages flat med light 4 9 29 58 75 29.0
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Kia Sportage gas mileage has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Kia Sportage 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
2005.5 4dr SUV 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 25 28 25 22 74 24.8
  flat light none 25 28 25 22 74 21.4
  flat light none 25 28 25 22 74 26.1
  flat light none 25 28 25 22 74 25.0
2005.5 4dr SUV 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 25 28 25 22 74 24.3  
  Averages flat light none 25 28 25 22 74 24.3
With the 182-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005.5 Kia Sportage fuel economy has been averaging 24.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005.5 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 28 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (22 percent).

In addition the average 2005.5 Kia Sportage 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
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 10 40 30 20 74 23.3
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 10 40 30 20 74 23.3  
  Averages flat light light 10 40 30 20 74 23.3
With the turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Kia Sportage has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Kia Sportage 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
2005 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 5 5 90 70 17.6
2005 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 5 5 90 70 17.6  
  Averages flat light light 0 5 5 90 70 17.6
With the 173-horsepower 2.7L V6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Kia Sportage gas mileage has been averaging 17.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Kia Sportage 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
2001 4dr SUV 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 0 4 0 96 60 20.4
2001 4dr SUV 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 0 4 0 96 60 20.4  
  Averages flat light none 0 4 0 96 60 20.4
With the 130-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2001 Kia Sportage fuel economy has been averaging 20.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Kia Sportages in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 96 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (4 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Kia Sportage 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 Sportage MPG

Kia Sportage Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Better fuel economy than my BMW.
2009 4dr SUV 182-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD If it achieves the posted estimates I will be happy. Too new to rate personally.
Kia Sportage Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2012 4dr SUV 182-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Many people probably decided on a Kia, and specifically a Sportage over other makes and models because of the advertised fuel economy numbers. Since day one, this vehicle ALWAYS, I want to stress ALWAYS, underachieves advertised mpg numbers. Took 2 round trips that were 360 miles one way, ALL highway, and best mpg were 26.2. That is 6 mpg LESS than advertised, and even with new EPA ratings, still 4 less. When driving a combination of 1/2 highway, 1/2 suburbs, attain 21-23 mpg which is less than "combined" mpg rating. Haven't driven an entire tank of city driving, but after measuring MPG for mostly suburb driving, get 17-19 mpg which is 3-5 mpg less than advertised city rating. Horrible.
2008 4dr SUV 182-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD In winter ans extremely low temperature tjhe fuell consumption reaches 15 liter per 100 kilometer. Minimum in summer was 8.4 liter per 100 km