Fuel consumption

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by AlanHo » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:43 pm

John Music wrote:I'm getting 62mpg!!! Car computer very accurate so I won't bother with logging my expenditure in future.

May I ask how you have proved that the car computer is very accurate.

I have had 5 new cars in the last 9 years - and not one of them were. My present Venga's trip recorder is 6.5% optimistic.

I always brim each tank - and I mean brim until the point of over-flowing to calculate the mpg from the distance travelled and the exact amount of fuel added.

I have also checked the accuracy of the odometer against the Kilometre boards over the length of the M5 motorway and found it reads 2.5% under. By that I mean when the odometer shows the car has travelled 100 miles - it has actually done 102.5 miles. I have a spreadsheet that automatically calculates the economy of each tank. I simply input the odometer reading and the amount of fuel added and it computes the exact mpg for that tank and the mpg since I bought the car.

I will be doing the same when I get my Niro

Currently March 2017 KIA Niro 2 Plus ADAP in Whte

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by gimball » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:50 pm

Thanks all for the great info - I only had a 30 minute test drive so it's good to see how the car fares in real world conditions.

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by Daithi » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:46 pm

In Ireland and got my Niro a week ago. Have done around 400k now and disappointed to be only averaging around 17km/l driving fairly conservatively on a mix of dual carriageway/ motorway and smaller roads in and out of traffic. I was getting this in my automatic diesel 1.6 Qashqai. Love the car and the spec we get here so hoping the consumption improves as engine breaks in and weather improves. Was hoping to get 23-25km/l. One journey came in at 20.2km/l. I'm on 16" wheels.

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by gimball » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:12 pm

Just did 500Km drive in my new Niro on the highway, the consumption was 6.5 l/100km.
This was using cruise control and trying to drive carefully with the pip never going into the 'Power' side. The car speed was 120-130 km/h most of the time, 5 degrees celsius, dry road and 18" winter tires.
On the other hand, in the city it gets about 4.5 l/100km.

Fuel efficiency for long drives so far is not stellar, but it is a super comfortable drive - with active LKAS and ACC turned on the car is practically driving itself.

If anyone can recommend some voodoo how to get better numbers on highways, I'm all ears.

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by MiguelG » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:51 pm

Wow... 6.5. definitely, you can improve a lot that figure, dude. Maybe you are getting too close to slower vehicles so your Niro CC speeds down and up. Use the button or be more anticipated.

A colleague in a Spanish forum said he got ,5 liter less by engaging sport when speed goes to 130 kph, to keep 6th always.

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by Ianb1550 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:52 am

Averaging 59.2 mpg mixed driving on my first edition, happy with that

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by Greenman » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:30 pm

I've given up monitoring the battery charging and trying to drive economically. I'm getting 55mpg on local journeys of about 10 miles. Mind you the onboard read-out says I'm driving 91% of the time time economically and 9% normally. I put my economical score down to trying to anticipate manoeuvres well in advance and using the throttle smoothly, which was how I was taught to drive.
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Niro 2 Black [no additional driving aids] Since 1 Sept 2016
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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by Dynobite71 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:58 am

Hi there,

Local stop start driving getting 49 mpg longer distances on mixed driving getting 65 very happy with this. Confirmed this from full tank to next full tank.

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by gimball » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:50 pm

Did another mainly highway drive in total of 2000km, the fuel consumption ended averaging at 4.9 l/100km.
I guess the 6.5 I was getting earlier might somehow be related to engine break-in process.

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by Suman » Tue May 30, 2017 6:07 am

My car is loosening up nicely now with 3000 miles on the clock. This morning I managed 72.6mpg on my commute from Wembley to Earls Court in London. I think that's pretty good for a First Edition :D


Kia Niro First Edition in Pearlescent White
Previously: Mercedes GL 420 cdi, Lexus LS460 SE-L, Renault Laguna Initiale 2.0 dci, Lexus LS 460 SE-L, Renault Megane 1.9 dci, Toyota Supra 3.0 Turbo

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