I was wondering what other Niro Touring edition drivers are getting for MPG. I drive the car pretty conservatively and take advantage of the rolling hills to engage EV mode but seems like I only get between 35-42 MPG. I have never gotten the 45 mpg like Kia says the vehicle can get.
Your gonna hate me. I'm a little "Anal Retentive" when it comes to fuel economy and I log all my fuel purchases into a spreadsheet so I know exactly what our Niro delivers. Since we live in Canada, we're using the metric system but my spreadsheet also calculates both U.S. and Imperial MPG.
We also have the LEAST efficient Niro, a loaded SX Touring with Tech Package. We purchased the vehicle in July 2018 and so far have traveled 7,377 kilometers (4,610 miles). Our average fuel economy to date is 5.103 liters per 100 kilometers. That translates to 46.336 mpg U.S. or 55.603 Imperial MPG. That is probably a mix of about 5,000 kilometers (3,125 miles city and the remainder is highway travelling at highway speeds of 110 kilometers per hour (69 mph). My wife and I are both VERY efficient drivers and we're always trying to see who can get the displayed kiloliterage down another tenth on the onboard display. We also compete to light up the ECO TREE with full foliage. The driving style gauge generally shows 96% efficient, 4% normal, and 0% aggressive. That is not to say that we hold up traffic when accelerating/cruising but we are observant about stoplights changing way ahead of us and use regeneration as much as possible. We also DO use Sport Mode if we need/want more spirited acceleration but I think I've only ever done one full throttle acceleration run. I MAY take it to the drag strip next summer to see what it can do in the quarter mile.
In the warmer months, we were always getting over 50 mpg U.S. (62 Imperial MPG)
but that has dropped off dramatically as the colder temperatures have kicked in. For the last 1,000 miles, in sub-freezing temperatures, we've averaged about 39 mpg U.S.,
so we're seeing over a 20% fuel economy hit in winter. Percentage wise, that's a bigger winter drop-off than in our ICE vehicle. However, in real terms, the Niro still returns way more than twice the fuel economy of our other vehicle. I'd be REALLY happy if the Niro actually delivered what the onboard "Feel Good Gauge" displays, but alas, like every other vehicle on the road, those gauges are always on the optimistic side of the equation!