2018 Kia Niro Trip and Average MPG Displays
Seems I have Posted several topics; given my vehicle is less than than 30 days old, I have questions/comments for discussion.
I also would hope that Staff from Kia Motors monitor this forum for valuable feedback and to read Owners inquiries.
The Trip A and B Menus. While I very much like having 2 Trip displays, 1 I reset at every Gas Fill-up (Manually) the other from day 1 of taking ownership of my 2018 Kia Niro EX, I don't see the value of the information programmed into these Trip displays. Of what value is the average Speed based on Time vehicle has had the ignition on? Mine shows my average speed a 14 MPH....because the Ignition must have been left on during shipment...as the Hours on are considerable higher than the hours I have driven the vehicle since taking ownership.
Perhaps more useful Trip A and B information would be,
* Total Miles driven since last reset (which is what it has)
* Miles Per Gallon since last Reset
* Miles driven on EV and Miles Driver on Gas Engine.
Realizing that it is a personal preference of what information is of value to others, again, I will write, the above would be my preferences. I would than use Trip A as my per Gas Tank Fill-up information and Trip B as my date taking ownership forever....
I realize you can use the "Average Fuel Economy" as one or the other Per tank fill-up or since taking Ownership.... I set this display to Manually Reset rather than when Filling Gas tank and will use it on a per Tank Fill-up Basis. So an Average Fuel Economy from taking Ownership...forever...will need to be done by me manually if I want to know that figure.
I would like to know total hours running on EV vs Gas.....and the Grading display....Normal\Economy\Aggressive Mile Display....may or may not be giving the EV\Gas breakdown...I don't think so.
Lastly, may as well list all the things on my mind; the display that comes on as you turn off the Car; shows Miles per gallon, etc, Resets only after 4 hours of Non-running vehicle or only if your trip is greater than the factory Mileage reset (was it 11 miles or more, don't remember)? I saw a Note in manual that reads you can reset it after every vehicle turn off if you press ENTER w/i 1 second of turning vehicle off..... I have tried that many times without success. I don't have an ENTER Button on any buttons on steering wheel so I press the OK button....(thinking that is what the Kia Manual meant by pressing Enter). I would like this Display to reset every time I turn off engine. My wife and I like to play this game, each time we use vehicle we like to tell each other how well Mileage we did.
2018 Kia Niro EX; Crimson Red