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By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, June 15th, 2020 at 2:19 pm
A photo of a gas gauge on empty with a low fuel light activated.

How far can a Kia vehicle drive on empty? 

Each new Kia vehicle in the Team Gunther Kia showroom ranks among the most efficient models of its respective automotive industry class. This is certainly an excellent feature and an important reason people continually choose Kia vehicles. However, the question people actually want to be answered is, ‘How far can a Kia vehicle drive on empty?’ Team Gunther Kia is in the customer service business after all and some of our product experts did a little research during their precious little free time. The answers they found came from the website, It uses crowd-sourced data to provide a broad overall picture of what each model can do. Since it uses input from several model years, it may differ from your vehicle’s performance. 

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Kia Forte 

Avg. Distance: 31.75 miles 

The 2020 Kia Rio offers a sleek exterior that borrows from the high-performance Stinger. It is available with two engine options, a 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder engine that can make 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque or a turbocharged 1.6-liter, four-cylinder power plant that will make 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.

Kia Optima 

Avg. Distance: 34.89 miles 

Buyers have been taking the Kia Optima home for a long time. It has served as the automaker’s entry in the midsize sedan class for a long time. The manufacturer produces the 2020 Optima with three powertrains. Entry-level versions use a 2.4-liter, inline four-cylinder engine, producing 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. Higher trims employ a turbocharged 1.6-liter, inline four-cylinder that makes 178 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Top-of-the-line models use a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

Kia Soul 

Avg. Distance: 36.75 miles 

Not many vehicles so faithfully represent their manufacturers as the Kia Soul has. This unique platform started out as a wagon but has become a top competitor in the diverse crossover SUV market. Team Gunther Kia shoppers will have two engines to choose from for the 2020 Kia Soul. Most trims will have a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that will make 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. For more power, the 2020 Kia Soul can also be equipped with a turbocharged 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that will make 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. 

If you would like to schedule a test drive with any of these vehicles or any car, truck or SUV on our sales lot, make an appointment with a Team Gunther Kia product expert today.