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I was surprised I didn't see anything on this here considering the sometimes vehement complaints, but the EPA has decided that Hyundai/Kia erred in calculating the EPA mileage advertised for their cars, and they are going to issue debit cards to owners for the difference.

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Jeez! Is it April 1st already? April Fool!

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Seems very real:
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Wow, seems pretty legit.
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Yep, they will ascertain the mileage on each unit affected, calculate the difference in fuel costs based on historical data in each local area, and send the owners debit cards. And they will continue doing this as long as you own the vehicle.

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this is great news!!
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Someone just told me about this. Crazy.

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User Muttok above posted the kia website about the rebate.
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As one who has posted about this here and elsewhere (and taken my share of crap for doubting the "infallible" CPU in the vehicle), I will smugly take credit for this.

OK, I don't get credit, but I did complain to KIA and a few dealers about it. Even if it doesn't turn out to be real, it helps to validate my claims.

My '12 Sportage EX (2.4 2WD Auto) is rated at 32 Hwy but I maintain that could not be done on any level grade. The best I have ever gotten while hypermiling (and tires at 35PSI/no passengers) is 29. That was the CPU estimate whereas my estimate was only 28. I drive 90% highway and average 22-26 MPG (22 being the low city average rating for the vehicle.)

The CPU has always been ~1.1 MPG higher estimate than miles driven/gallons in and never have I even hit 30 MPG, much less 32, even on tanks where the filling station is 30 yards from the highway and I then drove the entire tank close to 400 miles nonstop at 65-70 mph.

I have over 20K miles in my first year of driving. I wonder when my debit card is coming and what price of gas they will use for the calculation (as well as which vehicle they will get actual MPG from -- I have a volunteer...).

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The website has an area at the bottom to see if your vehicle qualifies but it doesn't seem to actually do anything other than show the image. Anyone have any luck?
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US only

edit, canada too http://kiafuelconsumption.ca/

but no 2011 Sportage, oh well...

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