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Top 5 Most Fuel Efficient 2019 Kia Vehicles

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According to a report by the Center for Microeconomic Data, Americans owed more than $1.23 trillion in auto loan debt in quarter one of 2018. On top of this, the average monthly auto loan payment rose to a new high of $523 thanks to increased interest rates. With many consumers looking to save money wherever they can with their new vehicle purchase, one of the top factors considered is fuel efficiency.

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Gas prices have fluctuated over the years, with the average cost currently sitting at more than $2 per gallon. Along with searching for the gas station with the best prices, drivers want to know that the hard-earned money they put towards their vehicle’s fuel tank is going to last. Kia has an excellent lineup of versatile models, including a handful of hybrid and plug-in options. However, for those sticking with gasoline-powered vehicles, the following offer the best fuel efficiency.

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The 2019 Kia Forte tops the list, getting 34 mpg combined

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The quality of these vehicles is further extended by the collection of awards they’ve won. Both the 2019 Forte and Optima earned the Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS. The 2019 Rio, Rio 5-Door, and Soul round out the IIHS winnings with Top Safety Pick awards, while the Rio and Rio 5-Door models were awarded “2018 Highest Ranked Small Car in Initial Quality” for having the lowest rate of reported problems among small cars in a study of new vehicle owners. And just recently, the 2019 Soul earned the Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award, besting competitors like the Hyundai Veloster and Elantra.

These fuel-efficient Kia vehicles are also affordable, with four of the five having a starting MSRP of under $20,000; the Optima is barely an outlier, with an MSRP of $22,990.

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of New York