2013 Kia Rio with terrible gas mileage?

Asked by Aug 25, 2015 at 12:48 PM about the 2013 Kia Rio LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently bought a 2013 Kia Rio
sedan 4d from a car rental location in
Burien, WA. It had roughly 49k miles
on the odometer and i bought it
because i heard it had good gas
mileage. But as soon as i bought it i
noticed that after filling up the tank 3
days ago, i've used up about almost
half. I travel roughly 20 miles a day.
I'm wondering if i'm just being overly
critical or there really is a problem. I
need opinions and knowledge from
people who actually know a thin or
two about cars.

5 Answers

20,175

next fill up top it off and not the mileage..drive it for a half a tank and top off again and do the math and check back here...depending on the shape of tank..some will stay up full for a long while and others will stay on e-half a long while....>>>> http://www.folgerkia.com/kia-fuel-economy.html

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
7,720

Does the car seem to "Bog down" when you accelerate? The easiest thing to do is to remove the air filter to access the MAF sensor ... they get dirty and can cause bad performance/gas mileage. A spray is available at most auto supplies

20,175

and check the air filter,is it new/clean.. if mileage is not up to the specks..i sent you then like tom said is the next step..

No performance issues. I do hear a rattling sound at random moments while driving. Most usually when i'm accelerating.

Also. I've had the eco mode on the entire time since i last topped it off 3days ago.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • new kio rio 1.4 hatchback engine ticking noise 28 answers

    I just bought a new kio rio ex and ticking noise comes from engine until it heats up, is this normal .

    2012 Kia Rio EX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Poor Fuel Mileage and running rough 2 answers

    I have a 2012 Kia Rio that gets really poor gas mileage,runs rough when idling, and engine pings and rattles, any ideas as to what it may be?

    2012 Kia Rio EX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • ideling issues 1 answer

    Ok. I have my 01 kia rio for two years and it has had its fare share of kia problems. Last night i went to crank my car and it just clicked and lost all power, the battery cable was loose. So i cl...

    Kia Rio

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Does my car really need servicing yet. 5 answers

    I brought my Kia Rio from New Zealand 2013 to Ireland to take up residence there. I had it serviced last year. At present 12000 kl clocked. Bearing in mind my warrenty has run out. Once brought to Ire...

    2012 Kia Rio EX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Gas mileage 2013 Kia Rio 4 door sedan 1 answer

    I don't seem to be getting the average gas mileage that is mentioned in the 2013 Kia Rio 4 door sedan. I am only getting around 16 miles per gallon city and that's with the eco button engaged at all t...

    2013 Kia Rio

    -

    General

Rio

Looking for a Used Rio in your area?

CarGurus has 7,317 nationwide Rio listings starting at $1,399.

ZIP:

Search Kia Rio Questions

Kia Rio Experts

#1 abcdef8
abcdef8
Reputation 630
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 470
#3 flippinthemadstyles
flippinthemadstyles
Reputation 460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Forte
175 Great Deals out of 17,071 listings starting at $2,900
Used Hyundai Accent
185 Great Deals out of 12,573 listings starting at $150
Used Honda Civic
667 Great Deals out of 77,417 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
873 Great Deals out of 74,424 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Optima
516 Great Deals out of 31,026 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Focus
697 Great Deals out of 58,722 listings starting at $995
Used Hyundai Elantra
565 Great Deals out of 55,000 listings starting at $1,000
Used Kia Rio5
9 Great Deals out of 1,184 listings starting at $4,999
Used Kia Soul
316 Great Deals out of 29,203 listings starting at $2,999
Used Nissan Versa
243 Great Deals out of 18,360 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Fiesta
162 Great Deals out of 16,581 listings starting at $2,999
Used Nissan Sentra
603 Great Deals out of 52,958 listings starting at $1,799
Used Mazda MAZDA3
234 Great Deals out of 28,937 listings starting at $895
Used Kia Sportage
230 Great Deals out of 19,987 listings starting at $795
Used Toyota Camry
1,091 Great Deals out of 96,268 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Kia Rio LX For Sale
1,790 listings starting at $10,200
2016 Kia Rio LX For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 1,889 listings starting at $7,977
2015 Kia Rio LX For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 455 listings starting at $6,995
2014 Kia Rio LX For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 332 listings starting at $6,445
2013 Kia Rio LX For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 439 listings starting at $4,995