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Has anyone experienced filling up their sportage with more than what the supposed tank capacity is? Today according to the pump i put 61.5 litres in, while the spec says 58 litre capacity. computer was showing 40 miles to empty and i filled it to the brim. could it be fuel in the pipe leading to the tank??
 

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That, and it may have a reserve tank that does not feature on the capacity figures. Alot of vehicles do now.

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Yup, I have experienced the same.
I like to brim the tank when I'm in Luxemburg cos it's cheap
 

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Hi there.

Just got my Sportage the other day and filled it up. It's a 1.7 Diesel. I only got 47 litres in and that was full. Showed up 342miles in my full tank, but I was expecting much more to be honest.

Specs say I should be getting 58 litres in there. And Tank capacity says 600+ miles on the spec but I'm only getting half that.

What are people able to get in theirs? Concerned something is not right.

It's a brand new Sportage as well. Delivered on Monday.

Thanks
 

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In my experience (and this goes for the previous Titan I had) to brim the tank is a bitch!
Because diesel froths so much the pump keeps cutting out, so the last ~ 8 litres or so takes a while.
In some petrol stations the pumps have an auto cut off, so there you are trying to squeeze the last few litres in and the pump cuts off!
One thing I have found is that the more expensive diesels like Shell V Power or Total Excellium etc does not froth as much and makes filling easier... I only tank up with this stuff in Luxembourg, toooo expensive in the UK.
 

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Thank you.

Yes, it did start cutting off when filling, but I just stopped after it clicked a number of times thinking it was done. Not having a diesel before, I was unaware you should keep filling until it froths!

Can you, or any other 1.7 Sportage owners tell me what their full tank mileage is please? Like I said, the trip computer told me after I had filled up that I had 342miles. That's way too low isn't it? My old Clio could fit in 465 miles. So I was a bit shocked that this bigger vehicle only went up to that figure.

Maybe if I can squeeze those extra litres in it'll get above the 400 mark, but I was expecting a larger figure for a full tank.

Also, something that I found interesting. I did a 13 mile journey from my house to the airport this morning. Looked at the mileage and it seems that I had only used 6 miles? This would imply that for every 2 miles I drive, only one mile is used. Anyone else noticed this? Is this standard?

Interested to hear others thoughts. It's not a massive issue, I just don't want to feel like I'm not getting the correct mileage or a full tank for my money.

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The miles to tank display is worked out on how you drove the vehicle before fill up. So if you drove at high speed or brisk acceleration then your tank mileage to next fill up will show low figs. If you drove sedately then it will be the opposite you will have a higher mile figure. Now if you drive sedately now the mileage fig will increase because of your driving style. But go the other way as in brisk driving and it will drop.
In all honesty I dont think you will achieve the same mpg figs of your old clio as the Sportage is a bigger heavier car.
 

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Ah right. Thanks for explaining that, Davy.

I think I may have been a bit over zealous with it as I was just happy to have a bigger, faster car than my old Clio. Probably a bit to keen to see what it could do.

The drive this morning was extremely sedate which I guess is why a 13 mile journey only registered 6 miles on the trip. I do need to alter my driving style anyway so I'll see how I get on with that.

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I have to agree with Davy, the range always starts at 300 & something and the climbs or reduces depending on how you drive or road conditions motorway, A roads, speed etc.
I'll have to have a look at my indicated range next time I tank up.
 

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Yep mine starts about350 and increases if I ake it easy on on a good constant run. I ignore this reading and try to get the best mpg.

As for filling the first couple of times I filled my Sportage I was only getting 50 litres in when there was only enough fuel to do 28 miles (according to the computer).

I have the knack now I spend a little more time filling and ease the nozzle out when it starts to cut off. Diesel frothing will cause the nozzle to cut off
so I let the froth die down and let the nozzle fill slowly watching the level just inside the tank.

With a little patience I can now get 57 litres in when I have 60 miles to go :)

I'm a bit of a saddo and collect the stats for my car and they are as follows:


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<col style="width:48pt" width="64">
<col style="width:48pt" width="64">
<col style="width:48pt" width="64">
<col style="width:48pt" span="4" width="64">
<col style="width:48pt" span="3" width="64">
<col style="mso-width-source:userset;mso-width-alt:3328;width:68pt" width="91">
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<td ="xl63" style="height:15.0pt;width:57pt" height="20" width="76">Fuel</td>
<td ="xl65" style="width:48pt" width="64">ltrs</td>


<td style="width:48pt" width="64">Mileage</td>
<td style="width:48pt" width="64">Distance</td>
<td style="width:48pt" width="64">Est MPG</td>
<td style="width:48pt" width="64">
</td>
<td ="xl67" style="width:48pt" width="64">m to go</td>
<td ="xl67" style="width:48pt" width="64">mpg</td>
<td ="xl67" style="width:48pt" width="64">ave speed</td>
<td ="xl67" style="width:68pt" width="91">Time running</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20">
<td ="xl63" style="height:15.0pt" align="right" height="20">15-Jan-11</td>
<td ="xl65" align="right">50.04</td>


<td align="right">77</td>
<td>
</td>
<td>
</td>
<td>
</td>
<td ="xl67">
</td>
<td ="xl67">
</td>
<td ="xl67">
</td>
<td ="xl67">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20">
<td ="xl63" style="height:15.0pt" align="right" height="20">31-Jan-11</td>
<td ="xl65" align="right">50.00</td>


<td align="right">470</td>
<td align="right">393</td>
<td align="right">35.73234</td>
<td>
</td>
<td ="xl67">28</td>
<td ="xl67">33.2</td>
<td ="xl67">21</td>
<td ="xl68">16:15</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20">
<td ="xl63" style="height:15.0pt" align="right" height="20">16-Feb-11</td>
<td ="xl65" align="right">51.00</td>


<td align="right">834</td>
<td align="right">364</td>
<td align="right">32.44667</td>
<td>
</td>
<td ="xl67">36</td>
<td ="xl67">32.4</td>
<td ="xl67">21</td>
<td ="xl68">16:44</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20">
<td ="xl63" style="height:15.0pt" align="right" height="20">04-Mar-11</td>
<td ="xl65" align="right">42.00</td>


<td align="right">1162</td>
<td align="right">328</td>
<td align="right">35.50287</td>
<td>
</td>
<td ="xl67">92</td>
<td ="xl67">34.5</td>
<td ="xl67">25</td>
<td ="xl68">12:50</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20">
<td ="xl63" style="height:15.0pt" align="right" height="20">23-Mar-11</td>
<td ="xl65" align="right">52.00</td>


<td align="right">1542</td>
<td align="right">380</td>
<td align="right">33.22149</td>
<td>
</td>
<td ="xl67">45</td>
<td ="xl67">34.6</td>
<td ="xl67">24</td>
<td ="xl68">15:24</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20">
<td ="xl63" style="height:15.0pt" align="right" height="20">06-Apr-11</td>
<td ="xl65" align="right">59.09</td>


<td align="right">1970</td>
<td align="right">428</td>
<td align="right">32.92825</td>
<td>
</td>
<td ="xl67">50</td>
<td ="xl67">36.7</td>
<td ="xl67">25</td>
<td ="xl68">16:30</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20">
<td ="xl63" style="height:15.0pt" align="right" height="20">14-Apr-11</td>
<td ="xl65" align="right">58.00</td>


<td align="right">2484</td>
<td align="right">514</td>
<td align="right">40.28784</td>
<td>
</td>
<td ="xl67">48</td>
<td ="xl67">38.9</td>
<td ="xl67">41</td>
<td ="xl68">12:20</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20">
<td ="xl63" style="height:15.0pt" align="right" height="20">04-May-11</td>
<td ="xl65" align="right">59.00</td>


<td align="right">2968</td>
<td align="right">484</td>
<td align="right">37.29342</td>
<td>
</td>
<td ="xl67">43</td>
<td ="xl67">37.7</td>
<td ="xl67">31</td>
<td ="xl68">15:20</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20">
<td ="xl63" style="height:15.0pt" align="right" height="20">02-Jun-11</td>
<td ="xl65" align="right">60.00</td>


<td align="right">3451</td>
<td align="right">483</td>
<td align="right">36.5961</td>
<td>
</td>
<td ="xl67">42</td>
<td ="xl67">36.9</td>
<td ="xl67">26</td>
<td ="xl68">18:06</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20">
<td ="xl63" style="height:15.0pt" align="right" height="20">02-Jul-11</td>
<td ="xl65" align="right">57.00</td>


<td align="right">3907</td>
<td align="right">456</td>
<td align="right">36.36879</td>
<td>
</td>
<td ="xl67">59</td>
<td ="xl67">35.7</td>
<td ="xl67">25</td>
<td ="xl68">17:44</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20">
<td ="xl63" style="height:15.0pt" align="right" height="20">28-Jul-11</td>
<td ="xl65" align="right">57.00</td>


<td align="right">4373</td>
<td align="right">466</td>
<td align="right">37.16635</td>
<td>
</td>
<td ="xl67">72</td>
<td ="xl67">38.2</td>
<td ="xl67">31</td>
<td ="xl68">14:36</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20">
<td ="xl63" style="height:15.0pt" align="right" height="20">18-Aug-11</td>
<td ="xl65" align="right">48.00</td>


<td align="right">4831</td>
<td align="right">458</td>
<td align="right">43.37736</td>
<td>
</td>
<td ="xl67">103</td>
<td ="xl67">38.4</td>
<td ="xl67">34</td>
<td ="xl68">13:20</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20">
<td ="xl63" style="height:15.0pt" align="right" height="20">28-Aug-11</td>
<td ="xl65" align="right">52.35</td>


<td align="right">5221</td>
<td align="right">390</td>
<td align="right">33.86778</td>
<td>
</td>
<td ="xl67">110</td>
<td ="xl67">38.1</td>
<td ="xl67">36</td>
<td ="xl68">10:43</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20">
<td ="xl63" style="height:15.0pt" align="right" height="20">04-Sep-11</td>
<td ="xl65" align="right">57.00</td>


<td align="right">5734</td>
<td align="right">513</td>
<td align="right">40.91489</td>
<td>
</td>
<td ="xl67">60</td>
<td ="xl67">39.8</td>
<td ="xl67">38</td>
<td ="xl68">13:13</td>
</tr>
</t></table>
Hope the table comes out OK


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Forgot to mention mine is a KX-2 2.0 CRDI AWD

Not getting anywhere near the KIA quoted mpg which was one of the things I bougt the car on but still enjoy it anyway. Bring on the snow.
 

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Nice table... although I'm a bit surprised that you've not added a cell for average mpg over your term of ownership.


 

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The following is the blurb provided to dealers from KIA.



This service bulletin provides information related to fuel mileage documentation to assist in determining the actual fuel mileage obtained under normal driving conditions.

How Fuel Economy Estimates Are Determined:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acknowledges that their fuel economy estimates will vary from actual fuel mileage results in 'Real World' driving conditions. Fuel Economy is not a fixed number, it differs significantly based on several variables that can affect mileage estimates.
All new vehicles are tested by the manufacturer according to guidelines outlined by the EPA, who in turn review and confirm some of the manufactures results with their own additional testing at the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The vehicle tests are conducted according to two different schedules to produce City and Highway fuel economy ratings.
City - Represents urban driving. The test starts with the vehicle's engine cold. The car is operated to represent 11 miles of stop and go traffic. The average speed is 20 mph and the top speed is 56 mph. Periods of idling are also included. The test is completed after 11 miles of simulated driving on a dynamometer.

Highway - Represents a mixture of rural and interstate highway driving. The vehicle's engine is warmed up before the test begins, an average speed of approximately 48 mph is maintained. The top speed is 60 mph, and no intermediate stops or idling is included in the test. The test is completed after 10 miles of simulated driving on a dynamometer.
From these tests, the EPA develops the fuel economy ratings. However, it is impossible for one set of estimates to predict fuel economy precisely for all drivers in all environments and driving conditions. Actual results will depend on a variety of conditions, including where you drive, how you drive and how you maintain your vehicle.
SPEED VERSUS FUEL ECONOMY
1. FUEL ECONOMY IS BASED ON MANY CONDITIONS WHICH INCLUDE:
Engine break-in (3,000-5,000 miles) and initial setting of adaptives in the vehicles computer
system.
Excessive idling in freeway traffic congestion
Stop and go driving in traffic congestion
Quick acceleration and panic stops
Driving at speeds in excess of posted limits
Cold weather (engines do not reach maximum fuel efficiency until the engine is warm)
Towing or excessive loading of vehicle
Electrical accessories
Hilly or mountainous terrain
Fuel types and fuel quality
Using 4-wheel drive system
2. WHAT THE CUSTOMER CAN DO TO IMPROVE FUEL MILEAGE:
Keep the vehicle properly tuned
Check and replace air filters as required
Keep the tires inflated to the proper pressure and rotate as necessary
Use the recommended octane of fuel per manufacturers recommendation
Remove excessive weight from trunk and cargo areas
Using cruise control on the highways helps you maintain a constant speed
TSB: General Information 01 2 June 2006
CALCULATING ACTUAL MPG:
Below are a few simple steps on how to calculate fuel mileage.
A. Fill the vehicle fuel tank completely, do not top off or allow gasoline to spill out.
1) Record the odometer reading from the instrument cluster panel.
2) Record the pump number and service station where fuel was purchased.
B. Drive the vehicle a minimum of 50 miles.
1) Fill the gas tank completely but, do not top-off. Use the same service station and gas
pump number as in Step A.
2) Record the number of gallons used to refuel the fuel tank.
3) Record the odometer reading from the instrument cluster panel. Once there are two
mileages and amount of gallons recorded, fuel mileage can be calculated.
C. Subtract the lower odometer reading (miles) from the higher odometer reading.
D. Divide the amount of miles driven by the amount of fuel it took to refill the fuel tank.
Example:

5,075 (Miles in Step B) minus 5,000 (Miles in Step A) equals 75 miles
75 miles divided by 4 gallons (amount to refill fuel tank) equals 18.75 Total miles per gallon averaged
Example:

5,075 (Miles in Step 2)
-5.000 (Miles in Step 1)
+ 75 (Miles Driven)
4 (Gallons)
18.75 Total Miles per gallon averaged.


Additional information can be found online at: http://www.fueleconomy.aov.
 

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£60 for 58l - Guernsey Tax Haven. Should last a while though not many roads to cruise around, but then it will be all country type roads I guess - not been there myself...

So on that basis I guess you will be doing about 35mpg according to you vehicle computer.

Can you not use red diesel there?
 
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