Thanks for the report and comparison. Your FE should improve as the weather warms up and the engine breaks in. 53.7 is a great start!
I think it is typical that HYBRIDs do better in town than on hwy.touring, the trip back MPG was 43, a little better, but not as good as around town. I was surprised, thought it would be higher than around town. Guess I will look at the glass half full, and be glad it gets such great milage around town.
Keeping in mind I'm coming from a VW Diesel.....set the cruise at 80 and it would push you back into the seat from 60.....The Niro asks " you want to do 80...like Today???" I'm really liking it though...Mine is a touring. Today the Advanced Emergency Braking saw a white car with no lights stopped in the fog before I did and beeped and I THINK applied the brakes a split second before I did. Stopped me in time (I was doing 45mph) though everything on the seat was on the floor! With roof racks on I'm getting 37mpg on the freeway at 72mph, and with the board on the roof for my around town stuff I'm getting 42mpg. The handling isn't German road car feel but pretty darn close.....I'm taking 25mph cloverleafs at 40 - 45mph just like I did with my sportwagen!When you say it is working hard at 70, do you mean it is laboring? I have had 4 Kia's, first bought one in 1995, and am seriously looking at the Niro. Just have not read much overall opinions of the car in general, just what kind of mileage your getting. How is everyone liking the car overall? Good things and bad. Is it sluggish or peppy? Presently driving a Optima with 260,000 miles and looks and drives great, but eating gas.
Cloverleaf is the very self-descriptive term for the shape of full exits and entrances when two (usually) limited access highways cross. You have them in Southern California, and it is common vocabulary everywhere. Generally all full exits/entrances on such crossings are called cloverleafs, even when they don't take the shape. As in exits that do a ninety degree left turn (plus a bit) versus 270 degree turn. The former is far faster and smoother than the latter, but much more expensive to construct.Thanks for the information. Being in Southern California, had never heard the term cloverleaf before. Guess you mean a hard merge into new freeway traffic. How are you liking the Harman Kardon Stereo System? Does Air Conditioning work fine in an Hybrid and does it affect performance in general? Still working on gaining as much information as possible on this Touring. Thanks!
The air conditioning works better than any vehicle I've owned.....I live in FL! The air cooled front seats are really something!!! Unfortunately after paddling I usually am quite wet so I have a seat cover I throw on. What is amazing to me is sitting in traffic, air is running but on the battery! The touring doesn't get as good mileage....I didn't want the sunroof, or the 18" wheels but wanted the HID lights and the cooled seats....but I'm happy with my around town average of 42mpg with the roof racks and the board on the roof!Thanks for the information. Being in Southern California, had never heard the term cloverleaf before. Guess you mean a hard merge into new freeway traffic. How are you liking the Harman Kardon Stereo System? Does Air Conditioning work fine in an Hybrid and does it affect performance in general? Still working on gaining as much information as possible on this Touring. Thanks!