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Old 03-09-2012, 07:06 PM   #21
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Kia make some pretty efficient cars now. They actually produce the most fuel efficient car on the market at the moment (excl dodgy stats from plug-in hybrids) - the Rio 1.1TDI. May not be available in the US, though.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:20 AM   #22
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That TDI Rio will never come out in the US. Other than VW, auto companies have been reluctant to make a diesel option.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:15 PM   #23
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Ciderbarrel tells the truth, although Mazda IS looking to bring over their Skyactiv-D engine to North America which consists of a 2.2L Diesel with a boatload of torque.
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:14 AM   #24
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This really doesn't apply but I'll note, my wife recently bought a Kia Rio5. Automatic.



Her first fill up got her 36 mpg.
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I was seeing this same problem with my 2012 Subaru Forester. I was under 17MPG at first and then all of a sudden I was in the high 20's. Give it time.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:23 PM   #26
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I m glad your mother likes her car, but KIA Soul is not a bad small car at all. Happens to have a 5 star crash rating...which means a lot more to me than a few mpg since the mpg won't matter if I am dead. With a 3 star side crash rating on the mazda 3 I would have to already have my casket picked out.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:46 PM   #27
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There's a nice Happy post for you!
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:15 PM   #28
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I work for a Kia Dealership in the UK. Kia as with all new cars need upto 10K miles to loosen up and get more economical. But remember all manufacturers official MPG figures are done on a rolling road over 8 mins so they are just a guide.

All are subject to driving style, temperature outside and if its motorway or town driving.

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Old 02-09-2014, 01:18 AM   #29
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Hi Cam, can you tell us when the new Soul is being released this year? It looks fantastic!
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Old 02-06-2015, 06:54 PM   #30
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My 2014 Kia Soul Base mileage is also terrible

I have had my 2014 Kia Soul Base Automatic for 8 months. I now have just over 11,000 miles on it. I'm working on entering all my fill ups on here. When I go on road trips and drive mostly highway, I get around 30-31 MPG, but in city driving, I get anywhere from 16-18 MPG. The city Rating for this car is supposed to be up to 24 MPG. To me a 33% reduction in city driving (Where I drive 80% of my miles) really sucks. I asked my dealer when I had my 7,500 oil change and they said I'm the only person they have heard of having such bad city mileage. Any suggestions? I drive very short distances.. From work to home is only about 5 miles.
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