Road Trip MPG and Range - 2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

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imageRoad Trip MPG and Range - 2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte Road trip Range and fuel economy.

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  • yellowbalyellowbal Member Posts: 234

    300 miles at 75MPH is about 4 hours of driving. That's probably good enough for most people before taking a break.

  • mattyhoops1mattyhoops1 Member Posts: 2

    I have the same exact Forte as your long-term car, even down to the Crimson Red paint, and I have achieved 400+ miles several tanks. My furthest was 432 miles with a 37.5 MPG on the trip computer. That was on a vacation at the beach so I was just cruising and in no hurry. Most of my normal driving is highway.

  • darthbimmerdarthbimmer Member Posts: 606

    My experience has been that all American cars, and most Japanese and Korean cars in the US, have at least 2 gallons of gas left when the fuel gauge is on 'E' or the computer states "0 miles to Empty". Evidently they assume drivers here are too lazy to fill their gas on time and will try to stretch extra miles out of the tank, so they factor in extra gas as a safety measure. Of course, for many consumers this just reinforces the behavior of running tanks past empty. I prefer the precision of German cars where when the computer says 5 miles to empty, there really is only about 1/2 gallon left.

  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454

    I did a 450 mile tank yesterday and wound up putting in 17.8 gallons in a 20 gallon tank, to take advantage of cheap Texas gas before crossing the state line. The computer said I had 50 miles to empty. Lots of people say the "reserve" is in the tank to help cool the fuel pump. I haven't run out of gas in my own car since 1999, and that was intentional.

  • nagantnagant Member Posts: 176

    @darthbimmer said:
    My experience has been that all American cars, and most Japanese and Korean cars in the US, have at least 2 gallons of gas left when the fuel gauge is on 'E' or the computer states "0 miles to Empty". Evidently they assume drivers here are too lazy to fill their gas on time and will try to stretch extra miles out of the tank, so they factor in extra gas as a safety measure. Of course, for many consumers this just reinforces the behavior of running tanks past empty. I prefer the precision of German cars where when the computer says 5 miles to empty, there really is only about 1/2 gallon left.

    GAG.....you are the one that "assumes" too much. First you assume the reason car makers have the low fuel lite come on. Then you assume German car computers are more accurate. I would like to see some FACTS to back up your assumptions.

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