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Kia real fuel consumption

According to aggregated user reports, the average real fuel consumption of Kia cars is approximately 14% higher for gasoline engines and is approximately 25% higher for diesel engines compared to the advertised consumption. Average fuel consumption difference for Kia vehicles manufactured in the last ten years is about approximately +28%, while older Kia cars consume approximately 22% more compared to the manufacturer's claimed consumption.

Year-to-year deviations of actual owner-reported average fuel consumption from advertised values

YearGasoline carsDiesel cars
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2000 +4%+6% +5%+12%
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2001 +5%+5% +6%-
2002 +6%+7% +7%+14%
2003 +6%+7% +8%+14%
2004 +7%+15% +9%+18%
2005 +8%+18% +10%+18%
2006 +9%+20% +11%+20%
2007 +11%+21% +12%+20%
2008 +12%+20% +13%+20%
2009 +14%+24% +14%+22%
2010 +16%+26% +16%+24%
2011 +19%+32% +19%+28%
2012 +21%+32% +23%+28%
2013 +23%+31% +27%+30%
2014 +26%+31% +30%+29%
2015 +27%+29% +33%+33%
2016 +28%+24% +36%+37%
2017 +28%+24% +38%+34%
2018 +28%+18% +39%+34%
2019 +28%+18% +37%+32%
2020 +27%+18% +37%+32%
2021 +26%+18% +37%+31%

Among the recent Kia gasoline models, the Kia Optima, Kia XCeed and Kia Carens come closest to meeting the manufacturer's fuel economy ratings. Regarding recent Kia diesel models, the Kia Stinger, Kia Carnival and Kia Sportage correspond most accurately to advertised fuel economy figures.

Select an Kia model to see the real fuel consumption of specific engine versions.

Kia Carens Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: +19% Diesel: +27%
Kia Carnival Real fuel consumption difference:
Diesel: +17%
Kia Ceed Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: +23% Diesel: +30%
Kia Cerato Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: +21% Diesel: +28%
Kia Clarus Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: insignificant
Kia Magentis Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: +3% Diesel: +18%
Kia Opirus Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: +3%
Kia Optima Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: +13% Diesel: +36%
Kia Picanto Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: +33% Diesel: +13%
Kia Pride Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: insignificant
Kia RIO Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: +22% Diesel: +38%
Kia Sephia Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: +5%
Kia Shuma Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: +6%
Kia Sorento Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: +27% Diesel: +25%
Kia Sportage Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: +22% Diesel: +22%
Kia Stinger Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: +20% Diesel: +13%
Kia Venga Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: +24% Diesel: +28%
Kia XCeed Real fuel consumption difference:
Petrol: +17% Diesel: +34%
User-reported fuel consumption may not accurately represent all users' experiences due to variables such as driving conditions, driving style, technical condition of the vehicle, and other circumstances. Thus, it should not be relied upon as a representative indicator.