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Kia Forte Fuel Economy Data

4dr Sedan 156-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD

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
flat lead none 20 20 40 20 68 23.500
flat light none 15 45 20 20 62 23.300
flat light light 11 56 0 33 68 25.800
flat med none 18 18 36 27 68 23.400
flat med hvy 5 85 0 10 62 23.600
flat med none 20 20 40 20 74 23.600
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flat light none 10 20 30 40 68 27.500
flat med none 10 45 25 20 68 24.100
flat light none 10 60 0 30 62 26.200
flat light none 5 65 0 30 68 24.800
flat med none 5 65 0 30 56 26.400
flat med none 20 25 35 20 74 23.400
flat light light 5 55 0 40 68 27.500
flat med light 5 85 0 10 62 24.900
flat light none 30 20 30 20 68 21.500
flat light none 0 10 20 70 62 25.700
flat med none 10 40 30 20 68 21.500
flat light light 11 56 0 33 68 26.500
flat med hvy 5 75 0 20 74 25.300
flat med none 20 20 30 30 74 24.300
flat light none 5 25 30 40 62 24.500
flat lead light 5 85 0 10 62 22.700
flat med none 15 15 30 40 74 28.400
flat light light 10 30 50 10 68 25.200
flat light hvy 30 30 10 30 68 24.600
flat light none 10 80 0 10 68 21.600
flat light none 5 75 0 20 56 23.200
flat light none 20 20 50 10 62 24.100
flat lead none 5 75 0 20 56 24.100
flat light none 10 30 50 10 68 22.200
flat light none 20 30 20 30 68 26.200
flat light none 10 70 0 20 68 22.300
flat light none 10 30 40 20 68 25.100
flat light light 10 30 50 10 68 25.500
flat med none 10 30 50 10 68 24.100
flat med none 20 55 5 20 68 24.800
flat light none 10 70 0 20 62 25.200
flat med none 5 65 0 30 62 23.500
flat med none 5 75 0 20 62 23.400
flat light none 20 30 30 20 68 23.700
flat light light 30 30 10 30 68 26.800
flat light none 10 70 0 20 62 23.600
flat med none 5 65 0 30 68 24.000
flat light none 10 50 0 40 68 26.200
flat med none 10 70 10 10 68 20.000
flat light none 10 70 0 20 62 23.100
flat med none 5 65 0 30 68 23.100
flat light none 10 30 30 30 68 25.700
flat med none 5 75 0 20 62 22.900
flat light none 30 30 10 30 68 27.400
flat med light 10 30 50 10 68 24.800
flat light hvy 30 30 10 30 68 24.600
flat light none 10 80 0 10 68 24.200
flat med none 5 75 0 20 68 22.700
flat light none 10 30 40 20 68 25.900
flat med none 10 30 40 20 68 23.700
flat med none 20 55 5 20 68 24.100
flat med none 10 45 25 20 68 23.800
flat light none 10 50 0 40 68 25.700
flat light none 5 65 0 30 68 26.100
flat med none 30 30 20 20 74 22.900
flat light none 10 30 30 30 68 26.200
flat med light 5 85 0 10 62 24.600
flat light none 10 70 0 20 62 22.700
flat light none 5 35 0 60 62 26.600
flat light none 15 15 35 35 74 26.600
flat light light 10 30 50 10 68 27.100
flat light light 20 30 40 10 62 24.200
flat med none 10 70 0 20 68 24.200
flat med none 5 75 0 20 56 24.400
flat light none 40 20 20 20 74 23.300
flat med none 10 40 0 50 68 24.300
flat light none 0 15 0 85 74 25.400
flat med none 10 60 0 30 68 22.200
flat med light 10 70 0 20 68 26.200
flat med light 5 85 0 10 62 24.800
flat light none 40 20 20 20 68 19.900
flat light none 20 40 20 20 68 24.700
flat light none 20 60 0 20 68 23.900
flat med none 10 30 50 10 68 23.700
flat light hvy 20 30 20 30 68 25.900
flat light none 10 60 0 30 68 24.400
flat med none 5 75 0 20 56 23.400
flat light none 10 70 0 20 68 22.500
flat light none 20 30 20 30 68 26.300
flat med none 5 75 0 20 56 24.200
flat light light 40 20 30 10 62 21.800
flat med none 10 30 50 10 68 23.600
flat light none 10 70 0 20 68 22.800
flat light none 20 40 20 20 68 23.200
flat light none 10 30 50 10 68 24.200
flat med none 20 30 20 30 74 24.900
flat light none 10 70 0 20 68 23.300
flat lead none 5 75 0 20 56 24.300
flat light none 10 70 0 20 68 25.500
flat light none 20 40 20 20 68 24.800
flat light none 10 70 0 20 68 24.400
flat med none 5 75 0 20 56 24.300
flat light none 40 20 30 10 68 23.000
flat med none 11 22 33 33 68 22.500
flat light light 20 30 40 10 62 24.300
flat light none 10 30 50 10 68 24.900
flat light light 30 30 10 30 68 26.000
flat light none 10 80 0 10 62 22.800
flat med none 5 71 0 24 68 22.400
flat light none 10 30 30 30 68 26.200
flat light light 10 30 50 10 68 26.200
flat light light 10 30 40 20 62 25.900
flat light light 30 30 10 30 68 26.000
flat light none 10 60 0 30 68 24.400
flat med none 5 75 0 20 56 23.400
flat light none 20 40 20 20 68 22.800
flat med none 10 60 0 30 68 22.700
flat med none 20 25 35 20 74 24.000
flat med hvy 5 85 0 10 56 24.800
flat med none 30 20 30 20 68 22.900
flat light none 15 45 20 20 62 25.100
flat med hvy 5 65 0 30 56 25.200
flat med none 30 20 30 20 68 22.300
flat med none 20 20 40 20 68 24.300
flat light none 15 45 20 20 62 23.500
flat light light 11 56 0 33 68 26.900
flat light light 10 50 0 40 68 26.900
flat med none 10 40 30 20 68 22.300
flat light none 20 30 40 10 68 22.600
flat med none 10 70 0 20 68 27.300
flat lead light 5 75 0 20 62 25.300
flat light none 40 20 20 20 68 23.800
flat med none 10 60 0 30 68 25.700
flat light none 15 45 20 20 62 23.800
flat med light 5 55 0 40 68 26.800
flat med hvy 5 85 0 10 62 23.900
flat light none 40 20 20 20 68 21.300
flat med none 10 30 50 10 74 24.400
flat light none 30 30 10 30 68 25.300
flat med light 5 60 0 35 68 26.900
flat med none 5 85 0 10 68 25.500
flat light none 40 20 20 20 68 23.100
flat light none 20 20 40 20 62 25.000
flat med none 10 40 30 20 68 22.500
flat light none 10 50 0 40 68 28.000
flat med light 5 85 0 10 56 24.200
flat light none 30 20 30 20 68 23.000
flat light none 15 65 20 0 N/A 20.500
flat med none 10 60 0 30 68 24.500
flat light none 0 15 0 85 74 26.200
flat light none 10 50 0 40 68 27.200
flat med none 5 75 0 20 56 23.500
flat light none 40 20 30 10 68 23.400
flat med none 10 10 50 30 68 25.400
flat light none 20 40 20 20 74 24.300
flat med none 10 50 0 40 68 23.800
flat med none 10 70 0 20 68 24.100
flat lead light 5 75 0 20 62 24.500
flat med none 40 20 20 20 74 21.700
flat med light 5 65 0 30 68 26.300
flat med none 30 20 30 20 68 20.000
flat med none 10 45 25 20 74 25.800
flat light none 10 50 0 40 62 27.500
flat light none 5 65 0 30 62 25.000
flat med none 15 15 40 30 68 25.500
flat light none 10 40 30 20 68 26.000
flat med light 5 75 0 20 62 24.400
flat light none 10 70 0 20 62 23.200
flat light none 5 65 0 30 68 24.200
flat light none 10 30 30 30 68 26.200
flat med light 5 85 0 10 62 26.200
flat med none 10 20 40 30 68 24.700
flat med hvy 5 85 0 10 62 26.100
flat med none 20 20 40 20 68 23.200
flat med none 15 45 20 20 62 24.000
flat light light 11 56 0 33 68 25.700
flat med none 20 25 35 20 74 23.100
flat med none 5 65 0 30 68 25.000
flat med none 30 45 5 20 62 22.200
flat light none 5 50 0 45 68 26.000
flat med none 20 25 35 20 68 22.900
flat med hvy 5 85 0 10 62 24.500

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2013 Kia Forte

2013 Kia Forte Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
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
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2013 Kia Forte

2013 Kia Forte Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
After many trips up and down the eastern USA coast (NY-FL and back) It has proven itself reliable and seems to do very well on the highway. Available power is decent, and fuel mileage is really good. It's unusual f we don't get at least the rated 33MPG but usually are between 35 and 38 with a full passenger load and moderately filled trunk. see full Kia Forte review
 

2013 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.

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