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Kia Forte MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
12 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
13 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 18 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 42 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 57 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 46 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 44 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 28 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 18 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2015 2015 4dr Sedan 173-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 30.67
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With the 173-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2015 Kia Forte has been averaging 30.67 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Kia Fortes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 88 miles per hour (about 32.5 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (6.3 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2015 Kia Forte in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2013 2013 4dr Sedan 156-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 24.42
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch 156-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27.09
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan 156-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.1
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2011 2011 4dr Hatch 156-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.4
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 156-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 27.91
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 156-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 31.28
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 173-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp manual FWD 28
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 173-hp 2.4L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.37
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 156-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 25.64
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 156-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.27
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 156-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 27.62
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe 173-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp manual FWD 23.05
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe 173-hp 2.4L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27.93
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe 156-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 32.1
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe 156-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 32.61
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Kia Forte

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 Kia Forte

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
2011 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I was able to get 33 on my first tank going 75 on 90% highway driving and 27 with more mixed driving and highway driving at a highr speed. see full Kia Forte review
2010 2dr Coupe 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
even with a lead foot i get 20-24 mpg and on a long road trip 600 miles easily achieved 33 mpg, while still being fun to drive see full Kia Forte review
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Seemed rather impressive, especially given its acceleration relative to others in the class. see full Kia Forte review
 

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.