Last post on Nov 25, 2008 at 6:55 PM
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Hyundai Elantra, Sedan
#1632 of 1634 Re: Watch out for ....what...in the 07 Elantra [backy]
Sep 22, 2008 (10:46 pm)
Did a little reading on the Sonata. I'm surprised by the statement from backy re mpg. Sonata at 23 and Elantra at 27. And appears that Elantra has capability for much higher. (see the realworld mpg forum). Am I mis-reading the info in CR?
#1633 of 1634 Re: Watch out for ....what...in the 07 Elantra [leonfam]
Sep 23, 2008 (7:01 am)
The difference in EPA ratings is pretty small, especially on the highway rating. I think the 2008 Elantra is 25/33 and the 2009 Sonata I4 is 22/32. So especially on the highway there is little difference. If you drive a lot of miles in town, it could be a significant difference.
Note also that to my knowledge CR has not yet tested the 2009 Sonata, which has improved fuel economy for both the I4 and V6. For example, the 2009 I4 has a 5AT vs. a 4AT on the 2006-8.
#1634 of 1634 So far mostly good
Nov 25, 2008 (6:55 pm)
I bought a 2007 Elantra 5-speed w/ XM just about a year ago. I just hit 10,000K and have had no problems. My only issue is that the ride is not as smooth as I would like. I live in a small city with some bad streets, and I feel every bump. Shifting also seems like it could be smoother. Otherwise it's been quite nice.