Kia Sportage MPG

Kia Sportage MPGSearching for a ride that offers great space? Still need your daily driver to provide an efficient commute? Well, you may want to turn your attention to the Kia Sportage. The Sportage is a sizable and sporty Kia SUV, which comes ready to provide an all-around driving experience with its comfortable cabin and proficient powertrain.

In this Kia Sportage MPG review, our team here at Feldman Kia will dive into the model’s fuel efficiency figures and how it is able to earn them. That way, you can get a better feel as to whether or not it could be a fit for you around Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, MI.

Kia Sportage Engineering

Before we get into the weeds with the Sportage’s MPG figures, we thought it would first be important to cover the engineering under the hood. So, that is where we’ll start.

When you pop the hood on the Sportage, you will find a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine at work. This engine will arm you with 187 horsepower as well as 178 lb-ft of torque. Plus, this engine also comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. You can expect an efficient ride thanks to this setup.

Diving into Fuel Economy

So, what are the exact MPG figures that the Kia Sportage is able to earn? Well, you will be delighted to know that the Kia SUV comes ready to earn an EPA-estimated 25 city and 32 highway MPG.1 So, whether you are traversing the open road or navigating tight downtown corners, you can count on a fuel-efficient ride.

Available Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Powertrains

Kia Sportage MPGNow, in addition to a traditional gas-powered powertrain, the Sportage also offers Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid setups. These, of course, will alter the fuel economy figures that you are able to earn behind the wheel.

  • Sportage Hybrid: Looking at the Kia Sportage Hybrid, you will find an engine that comes ready to arm you with 227 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Perhaps more impressively, though, is this Kia’s ability to earn an EPA-estimated 42 city and 44 highway MPG.2
  • Sportage Plug-In Hybrid: The Kia Sportage Plug-In Hybrid, of course, is also quite efficient. With it fully charged, it will offer you an EPA-estimated 84 combined MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent).3

Other Ways to Improve MPG

No matter which powertrain you pick, you can count on an efficient ride behind the wheel of your Kia Sportage. There are some ways you can help it further prioritize fuel economy, too.

For example, the Kia boasts a 39.6-cubic foot cargo area. This will prove helpful for storing a number of different items. When you no longer need an item in the Kia SUV, though, it is best to take it out. This is because added weight can make the engine work harder, burn more fuel, and decrease MPG.

So, removing unnecessary weight can be a great way to ensure you max out your fuel economy figures.

Learn More About the Kia Sportage and its MPG

Impressed with the Kia Sportage thus far? Get in touch with our team here at Feldman Kia, and we’ll be happy to help you learn more.

We’re proud to serve Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, Michigan, area drivers and hope to assist you soon!

1 MPG: Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.

2 MPG: Combined MPG based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition. See FuelEconomy.gov for more details.

3 MPGe based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle maintenance, charging practice, battery age, weather, temperature, and your vehicle’s condition. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. For more information on range, please see FuelEconomy.gov.