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Real world fuel efficiency of the Kia Seltos 1.5 petrol MT

The salesman said 16 kmpl in the city and 19 on the highway. I know a lot depends upon the driving style, but owner insights would be useful.

BHPian abhi9044 recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

One of my friends is planning to go ahead with the HTK+ variant of  the 1.5 petrol Kia Seltos. However, I would like to request owners to respond to some of my queries:

  • Has the brake issue been rectified by Kia? I can't see any new entries in the brake problem thread of the Seltos since 2020.
  • What is the fuel efficiency that the 1.5 petrol MT will give? The salesman said 16 kmpl in the city and 19 on the highway. I know a lot depends upon the driving style, but owner insights would be useful.
  • Any other issues I should be aware of?

Here's what BHPian jthomas had to say on the matter:

My HTK 1.5 petrol gives 14.8 kmpl on Kerala's state highway using tankful to tankful method. This is during night driving when there is not much traffic. However, roads are windy and requires lot of gear shifting. On the MID it shows 16.1 kmpl. So there is atleast 1.2-1.5 kmpl gap wherein the MID shows more always.


I have seen 20.3 kmpl on the MID display while driving from Chennai to Trichy at 80-90 kmph speed. So factoring the MID gap, it would be close to 18 kmpl on sedate highway driving.

Here's what BHPian papr23 had to say on the matter:

To answer you first question, I never faced the infamous hard brake pedal problem.

Coming to the fuel efficiency, the least I managed in city is 10.68 kmpl. I usually get 11.5 to 13 in Hyderabad's b2b traffic. On highways the best I got is 19.4kmpl over 770km. I usually get 17-18kmpl on most highway drives. All numbers are from tank to tank measurement:

Rear AC: Absolute bummer. Most of the time only my little one is seated at the rear and she is too young to complain if it is blowing warm or not so cool air. I frequently feel the temperature to see if she is comfortable. But this warm air from the rear AC does not happen always.

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