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the only way to get true MPG is with full tank fills, never go by notches, 1/4 this and 1/4 that will not work. full tank refills only then drive until almost gone, miles div by gals put in, example you drive 285 miles and your fill up gals ( US gal 128 oz per gal ) maybe it takes 14 gal, you would get 20.36 mpg, lets say you drove 325 miles off the full tank and used 14 gal, 325M/14G=23.21 MPG, 350M/14G=25, now I would never run it that low, but close sometimes, it not good to run that low you could hurt the fuel pump, it might over heat, the gas keeps it cool. so to answer your ? no you don't get the high of MPG to get your true MPG do the full tank test a few times, you could run it until the fuel light comes on, but only a few times, then take the ave between the 2
Yes bombardj1 is right. You need to measure it off a full tank. If you drive for only a 1/4 tank and then fill up and calculate, you will usually get a higher than normal mpg reading. I get about 20.5mpg around town and about 22 hwy on a 2000 Sportage 4wd. I'm not sure if the 2wd get better mpg. It may go up slightly now that I've put on a new manifold and O2 sensor but nowhere near 35mpg. If you are getting that good of mileage have you checked to make sure it's a KIA and not a Honda?
And thank you for at least answereing.
Yes,,i did i reserch,so to speak.My Kia here in Canada takes $10.00 each noch,on the dial on the dash...,ok?
I drove 300 miles the other weekend and it took $20.00 .I valued this trip in miles as we here in Canada go by Klms,
Anyway,,my brother figured out that i was getting agood 34.+..miles per gallen.
What do you think?..........this good or bad..??
Its just a question that all can relate to,..and a thing people shoud know about Kias,,this is a Kia site????
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