Kia Rio MPG – Gas Mileage And Fuel Economy Figures
Gas mileage figures of 2016 / 2017 Kia Rio.
There isn’t usually a lot of excitement to be found in a small car that delivers 37 mpg while driving on the highway.
The 2017 Kia Rio, however, may well be the exception to that rule, as it is a fun ride that will save you money at the gas station!
The big question is how Kia Rio is able to deliver such great fuel economy figures whilst also providing a fun ride
The answer to that question can be found under the hood, where the sporty 1.6L 4-cylinder engine packs a pretty nice boost of power for a sub-compact car.
The engine generates 138-horsepower and 123 lb.-ft. of torque.
That is a lot more power than you would expect for a vehicle that tips the scales at about 2,500 pounds, and it is certainly enough for those drivers who want a little bit of a thrill when they drive.
While it is the engine that is the main provider of the great fuel economy, you also have to give some props to the great transmission, too.
No matter whether you choose the 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual, you will get a smooth shifting transmission that helps keep those gas station stops to a minimum.
Both transmissions are able to deliver the EPA estimated 37 mpg fuel rating on the highway, as well as a gas sipping 27 mpg in the city.
2017 Kia Rio fuel economy ratings:
6-speed manual gearbox (mpg): 27 / 38 / 31
6-speed automatic gearbox (mpg): 27 / 37 / 31
6-speed automatic gearbox with ECO package (mpg): 28 / 37 / 31
Rio ECO package
If you add on the available Eco Package with the automatic transmission, that city rating can be boosted to 28 mpg.
A slight fuel economy boost is achieved by the fuel-savy ISG – idle stop and go system.
Find more details on latest Kia mpg figures here.