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Hyundai Elantra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#646 of 657 2013 Elantra GLS-PZEV
Nov 02, 2012 (12:15 pm)
I just purchased my Elantra last week, and averaged 31.9 mpg. Please note that the majority of my driving is hwy - 60-65mph and I do use the cruise control, as well as have it in ECO-mode. I've read alot of the posts and reflect back when I purchased my '06 Civic, which at the time EPA MPG 30-City and 40-Hwy, and I too was disappointed in the beginning when I wasn't achieving that mileage that had been posted on the window sticker. Several factors played into: 1. City driving - living in San Francisco, with it's many hills and numerous signal lights, I was achieving 23 mpg. 2. The break-in period for the car's engine. One has to take that factor into consideration. Once my car had acquired close to/over 10k miles, I noticed the mpg improved. I sold it to a friend of mine earlier this year and he liked the fact that I was getting mid-30's city/hwy combined driving, and achieved as high as 47.8 mpg straight hwy - driving from Sacramento to San Francisco, Bay Area - not bad for it not being a hybrid or diesel. Lastly, if you keep your car cleaned (washed regularly and waxed a couple of times a year), as a smooth finish allows the air to flow smoothly over the vehicle, thus reducing drag, keep your oil changed on a regular basis, clean air filters and proper tire inflation, will all contribute to improvement to your mpg. Heck, I got 31.9 my first week, and its only got a little over 200 miles on the OD, I'm anticipating continued improvements in my mpg as my car ages. I'm quite please with Elantra; quite the car for the small price - nice standard features that aren't usually found in this class of car. Best of luck to everyone!
Nov 03, 2012 (1:05 pm)
congrats on yer new Hyundai Elantra! Sounds like you done well. Nice car!
Nov 05, 2012 (2:53 pm)
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#651 of 657 Re: Elantra owners [steve_]
Nov 06, 2012 (9:41 am)
I sold my 2010 Elantra Touring to the dealer and purchased a 2013 Elantra GT and I feel so cheated! My 2010 was such a lemon but was not told by service how to turn it in as such. Then it broke down on me after the 60,000 mile warranty went off and all I could do is get rid of it. I wanted the 60,000 mile warranty so went back to Hyundai. BIG MISTAKE!!!! The MPG is such a joke! Because I had a 2010 and moving into a 2013 driving the same route same type of car they can't blame it on the driver!!!! The average combined driving 90-95% is freeway (I drive 90 miles rt to work/school 3 times a week) the 2010 Elantra was averaging 27MPG when I did all freeway 30MPG only a few times in 62,000 miles. My 2013 Elantra GT is getting 29-31 and all freeway the couple of times I did it is only 32. I would have thought it would be over 35MPG on a regular basis but never have been over 33 which was briefly.
where do we go for help their reimbursement for me is only $43 dollars what a joke that is about what I lose every month I drive the car and since I bought the 10 year warranty I didn't plan to sell anytime soon.
#652 of 657 Re: Elantra owners [stacy25]
Nov 06, 2012 (11:28 am)
stacy: what was wrong with your 2010 model ET? I have mine in for a new transmission as we speak. Otherwise, I think it is an impressive car. I have 42,000 miles on mine.
#654 of 657 Re: Hyundai Elantra Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Nov 25, 2012 (1:57 pm)
I will get $66 back on 16,500 miles.driven on my 2011 Elantra that I leased. That is about 1.5 tanks of gas. I like the car, but feel I was misled, I probably would not have leased the car if the true mileage was advertised. When driving a combo of city and highway driving, I seldom average more than 26 mpg. Based on manufacturer's claims, I would have expected 32 mpg on average. For those driving more highway miles, they probably do better. On a trip to the eastern shore, I got 39 mpg. However, when averaging all miles driven, the car calculates efficiency at about 24.5 miles per gallon. How did they come up with the number of miles for calculating the refund? Does anyone know?
#655 of 657 Re: Hyundai Elantra Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [jlm53]
Nov 25, 2012 (5:27 pm)
I think basically because they only had to lower their mileage estimates by 2 mpg (rather than 15), they only have to pay people the difference in 12 miles per tank of gas (roughly a 12 gallon tank). Its more cover up from them. I hope every state takes them to court in class action lawsuits. I want my money back. I never ever would have even looked at this car with the lousy mileage I get.