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2017 Kia Sorento: Running on Empty

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author photo by Tara Trompeter January 2017

I'm not exactly what you would call a "risk-taker." I like schedules and predictability. So, naturally, when the gas gauge in my car starts to creep closer to "E," I typically head straight for the nearest gas station, not wanting to take any chances that I'll get stuck on the side of the road with two small children and not enough Goldfish. But something came over me the other day ... I was driving our long-term 2017 Kia Sorento, and I noticed that the gas tank was very close to empty, but the low-fuel light hadn't come on yet. I thought it was strange, as the range listed on the instrument panel in front of me was already down to 28 miles. So I wondered ... at what point would it finally come on? I had to find out. So I passed the BP and Shell stations on the corner and kept driving. I'm not going to lie: When I was driving my son to preschool that morning, I was freaking out a little inside. Also, I brought extra bottled water and snacks just in case. We made it to school, and then off to work I went, watching the range continue to tick down without the light coming on. Could it be broken?? I have to imagine that's very rare, especially on a brand-new SUV like the 2017 Kia Sorento. Finally, FINALLY, just as I drove into the Autotrader parking garage, the low-fuel light turned on...right at 21 miles of range remaining. I feel like that's a little low for my personal level of comfort. I'd rather the light come on at 40 miles to remind me to get gas ... but with enough padding that I don't feel stressed about doing it right that minute. Honestly though, it could be worse. My mother-in-law (whom I adore) stops for gas the second her tank reaches the halfway-to-empty mark. Makes me feel a little less crazy.

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