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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-29-2018, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Touring Highway MPG

Hello! What mpg are you getting in the highway?
Curious as I saw a 17’ touring with 3k at 25,599... and I’m intrigued!
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-30-2018, 03:39 AM
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My 2018 Touring Fuelly numbers are in my sig. The Touring has 18Ē rim/wheels so I donít know how youíre finding a Touring with 17ís. I wish Kia did that since I liked that size on my Ford C-Max

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[QUOTE=tonepad;64329]My 2018 Touring Fuelly numbers are in my sig. The Touring has 18” rim/wheels so I don’t know how you’re finding a Touring with 17’s. I wish Kia did that since I liked that size on my Ford C-Max[/QUOTE

It’s a 2017 Niro.
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Oh, a '17 Niro! I've averaged a bit over 52 mpg so far with 16,000 miles, but expect that to drop over this winter (bought end of Jan). I limit my speed to 65 mph and drive carefully for best mpg. It is a 2018 with 16" wheels. The models with 18" wheels get about 20% lower mpg. I think most owners with 16" wheels get high 40's or low 50's, at least the ones who actually calculate a running average.

Significant difference between summer and winter driving results. I had several thousand miles this summer with 59 mpg when temps were over 80. Currently at about 35 degrees, I'm getting 49/50. This happens with all cars and the percentage drop is similar at around 18-20% but in whole numbers it is larger than ordinary cars because the starting point is so high.

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My 17 Touring gets only highway miles, between 60 and 100 miles a day.

In the summer, I get around 48 mpg and in colder times, closer to 43 mpg.

Thats with my cruise control set to 62 mph.
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Averaged around 41 mpg with our 18 Touring in the summer/early fall, with > 90 % highway driving. Currently down to about 36 mpg with the colder weather and snow tires on the vehicle.
One of these days if I find a deal I would love to give it a whirl with some 16" wheels off of a base model Niro, just to see if there's any significant difference in mpg.

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All owner reports say you get a big hit with 18" wheels, and the EPA mpg ratings reflect the same. Change your wheels to save gas, no need to experiment. Since you have winter tires, another set of rims is justifiable.

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Iím pretty happy with my 2018 Touring mpg which you can see by my Fuelly sig. I like the feel of the larger wheels and the suspension is well tuned for them. The math on Fuelly is 2 to 3 mpg lower than the Kia computer tells me but I use numbers from my gas receipts so it is accurate and is a running average. Even tho Iím in SoCal I expect it to go down a bit since weíre in our cooler months as well. A bitter 60ish degrees :}=

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If you drive normally it will be under 40. If you drive like you have all day then it'll go up. 35 on the interstate at best.
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If you drive normally it will be under 40. If you drive like you have all day then it'll go up. 35 on the interstate at best.
And use your brakes as little as possible. Braking = wasted energy. If you must brake, try to keep it in the battery regeneration zone, don't press so hard that it uses the actual brakes. Plan for slowdowns far enough in advance that you can make use of as much the the car's momentum as possible. You spent gas getting up to speed, don't waste it all by slowing back down.

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