Kia Sephia Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Kia Sephia Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 1 recall, 1 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 211 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
1997 1997 Kia Sephia 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 2 1 Not Rated
1995 1995 Kia Sephia 4-DR. Not Rated 3 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Kia has manufactured models of Sephia for 7 years. They average 24.4 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 1999 Sephia below average at 24 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 1999 Sephia to be $1,600 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 $750 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Sephia consumes about 14 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.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
1999 Kia Sephia 24 28 21
1998 Kia Sephia 24 28 21
1997 Kia Sephia 24 29 21
1996 Kia Sephia 24 27 22
1995 Kia Sephia 24 30 21
1994 Kia Sephia 26 30 23
1993 Kia Sephia 27 30 24

MPG breakdown by model options

The Kia Sephia has 22 different model options on record with the EPA since 1993. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
1999 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 29 20
1999 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 28 21
1998 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 28 21
1998 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 29 20
1997 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 29 21
1997 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 28 21
1997 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 27 21
1997 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 31 24
1996 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 28 21
1996 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 27 22
1996 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 21 26 18
1996 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 31 24
1995 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 26 21
1995 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 30 21
1995 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 31 22
1995 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 30 22
1995 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 32 25
1995 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 26 20
1994 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 26 30 23
1994 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 27 22
1993 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 28 22
1993 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 30 24