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Fuel Capacity & Consumption Of A Kia (All Models)

In spite of Kia cars’ relatively low popularity, some buyers are mostly attracted to the brand’s generous 7-year market-leading warranty.

However, most do not know that Kia cars are among the most fuel-efficient as well, resulting in significant fuel savings. So, what are the fuel capacity and consumption of Kia cars?

The average Kia car has a 15.8 gallon fuel-tank and the average fuel consumption for driving on city roads is 28.4 miles per gallon and 32.6 per gallon on the highway. The most fuel efficient Kia model is the Kia Sorento Hybrid FWD.

Below we will look at the statistics of the various Kia models individually and determine whether the fuel capacity and consumption of Kia cars are good.

Fuel Capacity & Consumption Of a Kia – All Models

The tables below present Kia’s current models’ fuel capacity (in gallons) and fuel consumption.

The Fuel Capacity Of Kia Vehicles

Kia ModelFuel Capacity (Gallons)
Kia Telluride FWD18.8
Kia Telluride AWD18.8
Kia Seltos FWD13.2
Kia Seltos AWD (AV-S8)13.2
Kia Seltos AWD (AM-S7)13.2
Kia Rio11.9
Kia Niro Touring11.9
Kia Niro FE11.9
Kia Niro11.9
Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid11.4
Kia K5 AWD15.8
Kia K5 1.6L, 4 Cyl Automatic (S8)15.8
Kia K5 2.5L, 4 Cyl Automatic (AM-S8)15.8
Kia Forte 2.0L, 4 Cyl Automatic14.0
Kia Forte 1.6L, 4 Cyl Automatic (AM-S7)14.0
Kia Forte 1.6L, 4 Cyl Manual 6-Speed14.0
Kia Forte FE14.0
Kia Carnival19.0
Kia Soul 2.0L, 4 Cyl Automatic14.3
Kia Soul 1.6L, 4 Cyl Automatic (AM-S7)14.3
Kia Soul Eco Dynamics14.3
Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid12.4
Kia Sorento Hybrid AWD17.7
Kia Sorento Hybrid FWD17.7
Kia Sorento FWD (S8)17.7
Kia Sorento FWD (AM-S8)17.7
Kia Sorento AWD (S8)17.7
Kia Sorento AWD (AM-S8)17.7
Kia Sorento Hybrid FWD17.7
Kia Sorento Hybrid AWD17.7
Kia Stinger RWD 2.5L, 4 Cyl15.9
Kia Stinger RWD 3.3L , 6 Cyl15.9
Kia Stinger AWD 2.5L, 4 Cyl15.9
Kia Stinger AWD 2.5L, 6 Cyl15.9
Kia Sportage FWD 2.4L, 4 Cyl16.4
Kia Sportage FWD 2.0L, 4 Cyl16.4
Kia Sportage AWD 2.4L, 4Cyl16.4
Kia Sportage AWD 2.0L, 4Cyl16.4

The Fuel Consumption Of Kia Vehicles

Kia ModelMPG (City)MPG (Highway)Combined MPGGallons/100 Miles
Kia Telluride FWD2026234.3
Kia Telluride AWD1924214.8
Kia Seltos FWD2935313.2
Kia Seltos AWD (AV-S8)2731293.4
Kia Seltos (AM-S7)2530273.7
Kia Rio3341362.8
Kia Niro Touring4640432.3
Kia Niro FE5348502.0
Kia Niro5146492.0
Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid4844462.2
Kia K5 AWD2533283.6
Kia K5 1.6L, 4 Cyl Automatic (S8)2938323.1
Kia K5 2.5L, 4 Cyl Automatic (AM-S8)2432273.7
Kia Forte 2.0L, 4 Cyl Automatic2939333.0
Kia Forte 1.6L, 4 Cyl Automatic (AM-S7)2735303.3
Kia Forte 1.6L, 4 cyl Manual 6-speed2231263.8
Kia Forte FE3141352.9
Kia Carnival1926224.5
Kia Soul 2.0L, 4 Cyl Automatic2833303.3
Kia Soul 1.6L, 4 Cyl Automatic (AM-S7)2732293.4
Kia Soul Eco Dynamics2935313.2
Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid3533342.9
Kia Sorento Hybrid AWD3633352.9
Kia Sorento Hybrid FWD3935372.7
Kia Sorento FWD (S8)2429263.8
Kia Sorento FWD (AM-S8)2229254.0
Kia Sorento AWD (S8)2325244.2
Kia Sorento AWD (AM-S8)2227244.2
Kia Sorento Hybrid FWD3935372.7
Kia Sorento Hybrid AWD3633352.9
Kia Stinger RWD 2.5L , 4 Cyl2232254.0
Kia Stinger RWD 3.3 L, 6 Cyl1825205.0
Kia Stinger AWD 2.5L, 4 Cyl2129244.2
Kia Stinger AWD 2.5L, 6 Cyl1724205.0
Kia Sportage FWD 2.4L, 4 Cyl2330263.8
Kia Sportage FWD 2.0L, 4 Cyl2028234.3
Kia Sportage AWD 2.4L, 4 Cyl2226234.3
Kia Sportage AWD 2.0L, 4 Cyl1924214.8

Are Kia’s Fuel Capacity & Fuel Consumption Good?

There is no doubt that Kia might not be anyone’s first choice when purchasing a vehicle because most people stick to what they know and are attracted to well-known manufacturers such as Volkswagen, BMW, Audi, etc.

However, Kia vehicles are extremely underrated, and they deserve more recognition.

Kia’s priority when manufacturing vehicles is fuel economy. With this, Kia has produced some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market today.

The following are Kia’s most fuel-efficient models:

Kia ModelFuel CapacityCombined MPGGallons/100 Miles
1. Kia Sorento Hybrid FWD17.7 gallons352.9
2. Kia Niro FE11.9 gallons502.0
3. Kia Soul 2.0L, 4 Cyl Automatic14.3 gallons303.3
4. Kia K5 1.6L, 4 Cyl Automatic15.8 gallons323.1
5. Kia Seltos AWD (AV-S8)13.2 gallons293.4
6. Kia Forte FE14.0 gallons352.9

Kia Sorento Hybrid FWD

ModelFuel CapacityCombined MGPGallons/100 Miles
Kia Sorento Hybrid FWD17.7 gallon352.9

The Kia Sorento Hybrid FWD has a 1.6L AM-S6 Turbo engine and a 17.7-gallon fuel tank. It is a great choice for those seeking a mid-size SUV that is fuel-efficient, as it gives you 39 MPG on city roads and 35 MPG on the highway.

The total range that one can drive with a full fuel tank with the Kia Sorento Hybrid FWD is 655 miles.

This mid-size hybrid SUV only consumes 2.7 gallons of fuel per 100 miles.

Kia Niro FE

ModelFuel CapacityCombined MGPGallons/100 Miles
Kia Niro FE11.9 gallon502.0

The Kia Niro FE is a hybrid vehicle that currently offers better fuel economy than other available Kia models we have looked at.

The Kia Niro FE has a 1.6L AM-S6 engine and an 11.9-gallon fuel tank. This hybrid vehicle can get 53 MPG when riding on city roads and 48 MPG on the highway. The combined MPG (city/highway) is 50MPG.

The Kia Niro FE also offers a total range of 595 miles on a full fuel tank, with the vehicle only consuming 2.0 gallons of fuel for every 100 miles driven.

Kia Soul 2.0L 4-Cylinder Automatic

ModelFuel CapacityCombined MGPGallons/100 Miles
Kia Soul 2.0L 4 Cylinder Automatic14.3 gallon303.3

The Kia Soul has a 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder engine and a 14.3-gallon fuel tank. The Kia Soul is the most popular and smallest model in Kia’s SUV range.

With this vehicle, you can get 28 MPG when riding on city roads and 33 MPG on the highway, and a combined MPG of 30.

The Kia Soul consumes 3.3 gallons of fuel per 100 miles. This model offers an astounding 429 miles on a full fuel tank despite its small fuel tank.

Kia K5 1.6L 4-Cylinder Automatic (S8)

ModelFuel CapacityCombined MGPGallons/100 Miles
Kia K5 1.6L 4-Cylinder Automatic (S8)15.8 gallon323.1

The Kia K5 is a sporty mid-size sedan with a 1.6L Turbocharged engine and a 15.8-gallon fuel tank. Among the most stylish and prestigious models, the Kia K5 looks not just great; it is extremely fuel efficient.

This Kia model gives you 29 MPG on city roads, 38 MPG on the highway, and a combined MPG of 32.

The Kia K5, specifically with the 1.6L Turbocharged engine, is extremely generous with the total range it offers on a full fuel tank, which is 506 miles. This model only consumes 3.1 gallons per 100 miles.

Kia Seltos AWD (AV-S8)

ModelFuel CapacityCombined MGPGallons/100 Miles
Kia Seltos AWD (AV-S8)13.2 gallon293.4

Just like the Kia Soul, the Kia Seltos AWD is also a very fuel-efficient SUV, but just bigger.

Rated as one of the most fuel-efficient Kia SUVs, the Kia Seltos has a 13.2-gallon fuel tank and delivers MPG ratings of 27 MPG on city roads and 31 MPG on the highway. The combined MPG of this vehicle is 29.

The Kia Seltos AWD offers a total range of 383 miles on a full fuel tank, using 3.4 gallons per 100 miles.

Kia Forte FE

ModelFuel CapacityCombined MGPGallons/100 Miles
Kia Forte FE14.0 gallon352.9

The Kia Forte FE is a newly designed sedan with a 14-gallon fuel tank that has also earned a reputation for being one of the most fuel-efficient Kia cars.

This vehicle offers 31 MPG when driving on city roads and 41 on the highway, with a combined MPG of 35.

The Kia Forte FE is extremely light on fuel as it uses 2.9 gallons of fuel per 100 miles and offers a total range of 490 miles on a full fuel tank.

Conclusion

With all that said, we can see that Kia certainly prioritizes fuel economy when manufacturing its vehicles.

With the fuel capacity of the current Kia models averaging 15.8 gallon, the average fuel consumption of 28.4 miles per gallon on city roads and 32.6 miles per gallon on the highway, it is safe to say that Kia deserves recognition for its fuel efficiency.

If we compare these numbers to one of their competitiors – BMW, they have the upperhand when it comes to both fuel capacity and consumption.

BrandAverage Fuel CapacityAverage MPG (Combined)
Kia15.8 gallon30.5 MPG
BMW21.0 gallon28.4 MPG

However, BMW cars are usually way more expensive to start with. From a saving-money perspective, getting a Kia car is still (in most cases) the cheaper alternative.

I listed the weight of all the available Kia models here and the horsepower of all their cars in this post.