Kia Forte 5 Information

Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Fuel Efficiency

Kia has manufactured models of Forte 5 for 5 years. They average 25.9 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2018 Forte 5 below average at 25 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2018 Forte 5 to be $1,550 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $500 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Forte 5 consumes about 13 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Forte 5 emits 353 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 5,295,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 252 trees would offset these emissions. The Forte 5 does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2018 Kia Forte 5 25 29 23
2017 Kia Forte 5 25 29 23
2016 Kia Forte 5 28 33 25
2015 Kia Forte 5 24 28 21
2014 Kia Forte 5 27 33 24

MPG breakdown by model options

The Kia Forte 5 has 16 different model options on record with the EPA since 2014. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2018 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 29 23
2018 Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 30 25
2018 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 34 25
2017 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 29 23
2017 Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 30 25
2017 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 34 25
2016 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 28 21
2016 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 29 21
2016 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 25
2015 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 28 21
2015 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 29 21
2015 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 25
2014 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 28 21
2014 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 33 24
2014 Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 33 24
2014 Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 29 21