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Kia Rio MPG-Real World Numbers

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  • rioownerrioowner Posts: 45
    Hey Van, what exactly do you drive, year, model, etc.??? I didn't mean to carry on about politics and such, but it is true, the American people cannot do anything about the situation we are ALL in. My kind of toilet paper hasn't gone on sale in over two months now. And I buy the same everytime. It is usually a couple of dollars less than normal, so I stock up on it, but here recently, with the jump in prices on just about everything, I have to wait until it does go on sale, or just pay up. That example is just one of many, and the strangest I could think of. One thought I had, was all the stations that sell gasoline, all stations, not just a few here and there, but all stations across the country, turn their pumps on, leave them on, let whomever pump into their private vehicles as much as possible and leave. The stations owners would in turn not pay their gas bills. Drastic, huh??? Well, what is it going to take to get the gov's attention to what is being done to us??? I know that will never happen. I don't know where you are from, but we had bussing back in the 70's, early 80's and really still have it, but it has calmed down. But, the point is, people would not stick together then, and they won't stick together now. My child didn't get bussed, so I am sending him to school. My child does get bussed, so I am keeping him/her out of school. That is the way it is. If it doesn't burn your butt, you could care less. Oh, you care, just won't stick together to do anything about it. I am not talking about you or anyone in particular, just remembering what had gone on and was said. United We Stand, Divided We Fall. Ever hear of that one??? That is so true. Wait till the 14% get "In GOD we trust" off our money and out of our lives. Ever think this is the way to break America??? One gallon at a time. The third world countries could not love it more. We as the greatest nation of all time, borrowing from China, going broke by driving gasoline prices. I stopped at Kroger yesterday driving my grandson around and got gasoline. I got 2.6 gallons and drove 106.4 miles. I checked trip odometer, (is that one word) "B" and it was the same mileage as the odometer, actually, it had 476 miles on it, and subtracting the starting mileage on the odometer, it was the same as the trip odometer. I am watching it. I really don't see how it could be any different, as long as you keep good charts. If word got out about filling up every 100 miles, you might see a difference in the price of gas. It went down three days ago, now back up. It is 3.73 here and you can watch it across the country if people spot and dot down on line what the price is at several stations. It is gas watch on line. GPW. Gas price watch is what it is. Go there, put in your zip and small it down to the fifth mark and it may show station prices. Go to any state and see what Arizona is paying, New York, etc. What a difference. It is .28 cents cheaper per gallon 91 miles to the south of me. Louisville is ripping off people as we speak. Outside of Louisville it is always cheaper, as much as .30. And that is just the companies doing that, not the oil companies. That oil company is fueling this station for 3.25 and that station for 3.25 and they both sell completely different prices when it goes into your tank. And that is not gouging??? Anyway, good luck on filling up sooner, and let me know what you are driving. It may be I have a new vehicle and you don't. My driving habits may be different, but it shouldn't make that big a deal. I'll talk to ya's.
  • rioownerrioowner Posts: 45
    Ok, like I said, I ran out running my grandson around yesterday. Stopped and put gas in before coming home, and put about 38 miles on the car by the time I got home. I had to get to the post office this morning for a registered peice of mail, so I drove to the post office that services my area, which is longer than to go to the one closest to me. Anyway, got almost back home, wife had to drive out this morning so I filled the tank up behind the house, which is a Marathon, and cheaper than the city. I didn't need much gas, but filled it up anyway. I clicked it one time more after it filled up, which usually puts one to three tenths more of gas in the tank. I don't like to do that often because it generally hurts the engine to top it off. But topping it off is not what I do. Sometimes the gas will start to fill the neck up and turn itself off. I make sure it is full by clicking one time. Now, I drove 58.8 miles total since filling up last night. The tank took 1.16 gallons of gas, and after clicking once, it stopped at 1.25 gallons. Figure that one up. Here, I will do it for you. 58.8 divided by 1.25 = 47.04 miles per gallon. Guess what??? I have plenty of time, so I am going to start stopping every 60 miles. A waste of time??? Maybe. Maybe not. I will do this three more times and let you know. Not just you Van, but everyone reading.
  • rioownerrioowner Posts: 45
    Here's the deal. My wife filled up at a Kroger gas station about four weeks ago. She got 30 miles per gallon. She was disappointed in the fact something was not right. You don't go from 38 to 43 mpg to 30 miles per gallon after one fill up. I was going to do some research further by filling up every 60 miles or so. We had a rehearsal for a wedding today, all day, and did a bit of driving. Actually, we drove 106 miles and filled up at the same Kroger. I put the gas in this time, and did most of the driving today, and put 3.4 gallons in the tank. About 31, just barely mpg. Only at Kroger has this been this bad. Is this the day of heat driving? Or is the heat eating up the gas in my tank??? Something is not right in Fern Creek. Only at this station at Kroger has my gas mileage gone so low that it makes my blood boil. After getting 47 this morning, then 31 this evening, something is not groovy. Well, I am going to write, as I do this well, to the station that troubleshoots these problems that arise where you think you are being taken for a ride, with no wheels. As of right now, I will not buy Kroger gas, well actually, it is not the gas, but mainly the pumps. I think maybe the pumps are ripping off people as they pump. What other solution can there be??? Help me out here someone. Get my blood to cool. Tell me something I am going to love to hear. later
  • Howdy again, well for the most part I drive a 2006 Hyundai Sonata LX V6, but I also have a 2002 Mercury Sable Wagon also V6.. and basically don';t get very good mileage with either one of them. But then again I drive mostly short trips in town, and have averaged less than 7500 miles total last year counting them both. Anyway the Sonata gets an overall avg of 18+mpg for the total 15000miles since new. On the hwy it gets in the mid 20's.driving about 65-70mph. Again, the mileages for hwy are for trips of aprx 150mi each way, or a 950 mile trip each way to Key West and back. On those trips I did a couple of times kick it up to a little under 80mph., so that affects the mileages too. I have used the cruise control most of the time, and keep the A/C on all of the time. I live in Florida, and can't take the humidity, or heat very well. I have been hoping to get over 20 in town, and over 30 on the hwy, but just haven't made it yet. The wagon is generally a work vehicle now, and doesn't get used all that much about 2500 miles last year, but the gas mileages are about the same. I have been thinking that the 4 cyl might do better for me, but I certainly enjoy the ride, and the quiet of the 6 over the 4. I did try them both when I bought the Sonata, but decided I could live with the difference in the mileage, for the overall comfort. My opinion, of course. Regardless, I am really amazed at the differences in mileages that I see reported throughout these forums. Well, regarding the various comments ...."I love my country, but I fear my government".

    'nuf for now
    Van
  • rioownerrioowner Posts: 45
    My father bought a hundai, or however you spell it. It is a four door something. About the size of the sonata, but has a four cylinder engine. He drives to MickeyDees and back every morning. He drives it under 6k miles a year. He says he gets about 19 mpg. That is pitiful for that size engine. The car is heavy. I have noticed that Kia, Hundai, and others weigh their vehicles down more than Chev, Honda, Ford, etc. I traded a Kia Sportage for the Rio. It weighed over 3200 pounds, was a four cyc. two door convertable suv type. It was only about 14 feet long, two wheel drive, auto, air, etc. etc. and got 20 mpg city and 24 highway. That is it. That is all I could get out of it. It was a 2002 with only 68k miles on it. Yeah, we didn't drive it much because of the lousy gas mileage.
    Oh, I have no problem with this country, and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. The gov is so involved with itself on how to screw the tax paying people, that they are killing this country with their greed. And the foriegn countries know that>>>
    I wrote to Kroger and told them my findings and I have to assume something is wrong with their pumps. I can not be so dumbfounded as to not know how to calculate mileage, and what I get from the two Kroger readings is not actual. It can't be. Something is wrong there and I am pressing to find out. I have yet to fill up again, but will behind my house, a Marathon, much cheaper than Kroger anyway, but will start a new chart on how my car does. Will inform the reading public, if interested. I am. I am saving, or was saving money.
  • rioownerrioowner Posts: 45
    Is it so dumb to stop every sixty miles to get more gasoline, if you have the time to do so??? After that fiasco with the Kroger pumps, I figure I will try something a little bit different. Last night, 57.7 miles on the trip 'A'. I filled the tank. I watched the gas start in the neck, put a second of gas in, looked at the meter, and it had .2
    So, the meter starts when the gasoline starts dispensing. I wanted to check that so that the meter doesn't start clicking off before the gas actually comes out of the hose. Anyway, I put .27 gallons in the tank. That is all it would hold. Figure that out. I am going to fill every sixty miles and see what I have used, and spent over the next 14 days. So, sorry to say, you may not hear from me till I get precise calculations. I know, some of you will miss me, but heck, suck it up. I'll be back.
  • rioownerrioowner Posts: 45
    White Kia Rio ran over a motorcylist yesterday, killing the bike rider.
    People need to watch those bikes, regardless of what they drive.
    The bikes are out there, they are seen, just some don't care, won't
    slow down and are always in a hurry.
  • I traded in my 2003 Chevy Impala on sunday for a 2007 Kia Rio.
    I was on the "ehhhh" side about getting a car that small, but i am 20, dont have any kids, and needed better gas milege.
    So the kia was the cheapest (money wise) and easiest way to go.

    Turns out i love the car. It is actually pretty comfy, and drives extremely well. I am still getting used to driving it. I am not used to the gas peddle and such yet, but its getting better.

    I need to start writing down what i get per mile, etc. and let you guys know.
    I know it depends on how you drive alot. (speeding, taking off slowley from a stop, how often your city/highway driving, air conditioner/windows down, and probably what octane you get.

    I will fill up my tank tomorrow and see what i can come up with. :shades:
  • I anticipate your findings on miles per gallon. I did see the news where the Kia Rio will only be worth around 2500.00 in five years, and that is on a 12000.00 vehicle. That is ok. They are anticipating alot of repairs and it's past performance with maintenance. I don't give a rats butttttttt! I like the car, get great gas mileage, and it is easy on the wallet, so far anyway. You people that own Kia Rio's need to step up and state your likes and dislikes, your mpg, and whatever else is on your mind. It is boring here and I need some talkability to smoothe my day out. My wife works all day, and I am here wanting someone to chat to, related to the Rio, of course. If you are not a chatterbox, fine. Someone out there likes to chat. I just hope they own a Rio.
  • I have a 2008 Rio5, manual trans with over drive. On the average, I am getting 38
    to 41 mpg, depending on my speed and load in the vehicle. When I am alone
    I get the best and when I have other people in the car with me, I get the bottom
    number which is 38.

    JIm Rogers
  • I don't know if I am wrong or what but my Kia Rio 2008 is just giving from 210-220 miles per tank. I really think that it should be more at least 280 miles per tank. How much miles per tank are your Rio's giving.
  • I will really apreaciate a response.
  • riotex2riotex2 Posts: 1
    I have a 08 Rio5, and have never had better than 33 mpg highway and 29 mpg city. I do drive about 70 mph highway. I have tried driving very conservatively in the city but it is still never better than 29 mpg I expected better, but thought I had to live with it until I met a guy who owns the same type car and he said he always gets 33 mpg or better. I will try the technique of fueling more often but I don't like the idea of never having completely fresh gas in the tank.
  • w9awxw9awx Posts: 3
    edited April 2010
    I just bought a 2009 Rio SX Automatic at the beginning of last month. I have been averaging about 29-30mph in combined driving.

    Here are my fill ups so far...
    New car picked up on March 15th.
    Forgot the first two fill ups
    3/25/2010 859 miles $23.58 8.24 gal
    3/28/2010 1,162 miles $29.01 10.182 gal 29.76 mpg
    3/31/2010 1,468 miles $29.00 10.361 gal 29.53 mpg
  • Wow, now I know mine is messed up. I've got a 2009 Rio 5 SX automatic, same as pf-flyer's only a hatchback. 8000 miles now and generally 22 to 24 mpg driving 9 miles each way to work with a couple miles of freeway. I've been telling the dealer from the get go that something is wrong but they only believe the computer. It's not the way I drive. My last car, a 1990 civic hatchback typically got 33 mpg driving to work although it was a stick. I don't know what to do. Apparently our government EPA doesn't enforce the mpg ratings it advertises.
  • bike1953bike1953 Posts: 3
    I have a 2009 Kia Rio5 SX automatic and do a 320 mile trip every other weekend. Gas mileage is 26 to 39 mpg.
    I top it up the same, but you should realize that there are various gas pump fuel nozzles out there that fit (into the filler neck) differently and shutoff at different levels.
    Don't expect great mileage for short trips, warm up time and stop and go driving is not efficient. I bike 1.5 miles to/from work, just for that reason.
    How much you depress the gas pedal makes a hugh difference with this car!
    A/C drops 3-4 mpg.
    The defroster turns on the A/C!
    A tailwind boosts the mpg (a headwind drops mpg).

    Yesterday, with a 20 mph tailwind (gusts to 30mph, no A/C) I got 38.8 mpg from Madison, WI to Davenport, IA. Lots of hills in there too.

    Conclusion: I accelerate briskly, but just use some of the gas pedal. You floor it and you waste gas. The new computer controlled automatics "learn" from the driver and adjust how and when they shift. Smoothly applying gas pedal "inputs" makes a difference!
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,029
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  • My Kia was great at first - then as you, my mileage was not where they promised - THEN the salesperson told me I was driving it wrong, and "you need to break it in".. I am trying to talk to others who were told that. Does this Forum let pe :mad: ople DD? mike at sysdisrupt Dot com
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