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Hyundai Elantra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#2 of 657 2002 Elantra
Sep 02, 2005 (7:58 am)
My wife has a 2002 Elantra GLS, automatic, with 65,000 miles on it. Back in July, I drove it for a straight week back and forth to work, along with some errands on the side while she was out of town. I filled up at the beginning of the week, and again at the end. My commute to work is 22 miles one way. It consists of about 14 miles on back roads at 45mph (some stop and go), 5 miles of city driving 25-35mph (stop and go), and 3 miles at 55-60mph on an open road (cruising). At the end of the week, after doing this commute for 5 solid days, and running some errands in the evening, I managed to get 32 mpg. Not too bad considering that this was mid July, and the a/c was on.
#3 of 657 Re: 2002 Elantra [1racefan]
Sep 02, 2005 (8:23 am)
'01 GLS, 5-speed, 35,000 miles, purchased October 2000, EPA 25/33: Lifetime average about 28 mpg (I don't track every tank anymore). Most driving is short (less than 10 miles) trips in town, city/suburban streets and urban freeways, some stop-and-go. Best mpg: 41 mpg on 300-mile roundtrip, mostly rural highways at 60-70 mph, no A/C, two passengers + luggage.
'04 GT 5-door, automatic, 13,000 miles, purchased March 2004, EPA 24/32: Fuel economy varies widely depending on whether my wife drives it or I drive it. DW gets 20-22 mpg in city driving, short trips, lots of stops and idling, combination of city/suburban streets and urban freeways, A/C on all the time, heavy foot. I get 26-32 mpg in around-town driving, mostly short trips under 10 miles, on city/suburban streets and urban freeways, A/C on in hot weather. Best mpg: 38 mpg on 150-mile trip, mostly rural highways at 60-70 mph, A/C on for about half of the trip, full load (five passengers + luggage).
#4 of 657 GT Mileage
Sep 02, 2005 (3:45 pm)
01 Elantra GT Hatchback:
33 mpg (out of state trips highway)
20 mpg (around town, work, etc)
24 mpg (lifetime average...i.e. leave the trip computer alone for months and let it average).
Related Mods: 1) K&N
2) Bosch +4
#5 of 657 Re: Hyundai Elantra Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Sep 03, 2005 (3:09 am)
2004 GT Hatchback - Automatic Transmission
I am providing descriptions of my "city" and my "highway" because I think that varies widely from person to person. I live in the congested Washington D.C. suburbs (Virginia).
City (trips of about 5 miles and less, so the engine barely warms up, many, many stoplights here at least 2 or 3 per mile of driving on the major roads and they aren't well synchronized, so lots of idling at red lights or in back-ups on my commute if I drive during rush hours): ~21, best is probably about 23 or 24 if I catch an unusual number of green lights.
Highway (55-70 and cruise control when possible): 32-34, best 36
#6 of 657 5speed manual
Sep 11, 2005 (3:25 am)
GLS sedan w. 5 speed manual trans.
On 3 tanks of gas. All Highway driving.
Average just under 39 mpg.
Round trip to work is 172miles. 1/2 on interstate w. 65 limit, other half on parkway w/ 55 limit.
Tank #1 37mpg
Tank #2 41mpg
Tank #3 38mpg.
These numbers seem too good to be true. Is anyone else getting this milage w/ the manual trans.
#7 of 657 Re: 5speed manual [banjoec]
Sep 11, 2005 (9:32 am)
No, these aren't too good to be true. I think you have hit the "sweet spot" for fuel economy for the Elantra. When I drive my GLS 5-speed under the kinds of conditions you mentioned, I get comparable numbers with it, and close to them (mid-upper 30s) with my automatic GT.
#8 of 657 GT 2002 Auto
Sep 13, 2005 (7:16 am)
Non highway driving - 18- 23 MPG -usually about 21.5 I live in very hilly and curvy area, so this affects MPG (and tire wear unfortunately - Luck to get 20K out of tires)
Highway - average about 35. Consistenly get 33-37
Total miles 34,000
#9 of 657 2005 gt manual 4 door
Sep 13, 2005 (2:03 pm)
purchased new november 2004, has almost 20,000 miles, mainly highway driving 60-80 a/c on, try to use cruise control, average 35-38.
Oct 10, 2005 (3:40 am)
Charlotte to Pittsburgh and back this weekend. Averaged 35mpg going up with 2 adults, and a trunk full of luggage. It was raining, and that was without using the cruise control much, and with the defroster (using the a/c setting) on. On the the way home, I used cruise control for most of the trip, and no a/c, and averaged 39mpg.