Kia is a south Korean conglomerate operating independently even though owned by another south Korean company, Hyundai. It’s the second largest automaker in Korea, after its parent company. It was established in 1944, and currently serves in all countries except Japan and North Korea. Kia mainly focuses on cars and SUVs. Kia roughly translates to Rising from Asia. Originally established as a steel tubing and bicycle parts manufacturer, Kia has sold more than 2.8 million vehicles as of 2019.

With an impending doom (Asian Financial Crisis) during the late 90s, Kia was forced to declare bankruptcy. After the fiasco, Kia reached an agreement with Hyundai. Ford was also interested but Hyundai outbid and took 51% of the company. From the ashes of its doom, Kia rose up with help of Hyundai by diversify its portfolio. Kia had its American presence since 1992 and has a well network of dealership in the states. Kia has focused more on the cars and SUV segment, unlike other brands with hands on all segment. Kia Sportage has been the company’s running SUV, along with Kia Sephia, present from early 90s till now. Kia also invested in EVs and hybrids, with models such a Soul and Niro.

Current line-up from Kia includes cars (Rio, Forte, K5, Stinger, Cadenza, K900, Rio) and SUVs (Soul, Seltos, Sportage, Niro, Sorento, Telluride, Carnival). Kia has no vehicle for the pickup truck market.

Recent models such as Telluride and Stinger has been reviewers’ favorite. Kia stinger has been a big hit with various stories of its promising power and road presence. With an immense value for money package included in the newer models, Kia is on track to become one of the most beloved car manufacturers in USA. Kia entered the Indian market with the new Seltos model, that ate up the market due to its styling form and factor. The EV models such as Niro and Soul also garnished a promising review, with on par value on the road. With these successes, Kia is slowly climbing the ladder to be a global powerhouse of automotive industry.


To many of us, what matters more is the fuel economy of Kia cars and vehicles. Therefore, we have tried to list out the mpg figures of Kia vehicles to give you fair idea of fuel economy of Kia cars and SUV. Below is the list of Kia vehicles with their range of MPG or gas mileage.

MPG of Kia cars – 2021
Kia Cars MPG
Kia Forte 25 to 41
Kia K5 24 to 38
Kia Niro 40 to 123
Kia Rio 33 to 41
Kia Sedona 18 to 24
Kia Seltos 25 to 34
Kia Sorento 21 to 39
Kia Sportage 19 to 30
Kia Soul 25 to 127
Kia Stinger 17 to 29
Kia Telluride 19 to 26

Disclaimer: We don’t guarantee the accuracy of figures provided for fuel economy of Kia cars and vehicles in mpg.