Short runs - 3 to 5 miles in traffic - about 25mpg. Longer open road/motorway runs 33- 35 ish. Driving my last Audi A3 I was archiving 44 - 47 mpg. As said above it's a big (relative) heavy AWD car. If your main concern is fuel consumption then this is not the car for you. That said there's a lot to like about the Sportage!