Last post on May 01, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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Hyundai Santa Fe, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#502 of 506 Re: 2103 Sante Fe 2.0T AWD Gas Mileage [jdixson]
Jan 18, 2013 (1:30 pm)
That is my average mileage by dividing miles driven by gallons added. My trip computer is off by about 2.4 or so miles per gallon every week. This vehicle takes a bit of getting use to in getting the best mileage. We just recently took it on a trip to Virginia and averaged 28.9 for one tank full and 26.8 for another. I like to use the fuel gauge with the instant sliding bar in the center message area in between the steering wheel. It helps you to keep a light foot. I also always drive with the eco coach on. That eco does indeed work. The responsiveness of the engine is a little slower but still very adequate. I really enjoy the Sante-Fe. I have driven several times in heavy snow with no problems at all. I liked it better then my former full size 4 will drive truck.
#503 of 506 Re: 2103 Sante Fe 2.0T AWD Gas Mileage [pzopfi]
Jan 25, 2013 (10:25 am)
I have a 2010 Limited, FWD with a 4 cyl. Bought it new and now have 32k miles on it. I just got back from a round trip to San Antonio from southern New Mexico. We were lightly loaded, 2 people with 2 suit cases. 90% highway driving, posted speed limit 80 mpg most of the way. Going I averaged 21.3, coming home with a slight headwind I averaged 19.8. I played with the transmission some, using manual mode and auto mode. Didn't seem to make a difference except the tendency to downshift at the slightest hill was eliminated in manual mode.
Although I am unhappy with the fuel mileage, I do like the Santa Fe very much. Not a speck of problems with it. By the way, I average around 23 mpg when just driven around town.
#504 of 506 Re: How long does it take.... [dlm820]
Feb 26, 2013 (7:03 pm)
I know your post is old, but just bought an 07 based on how it rode, handled and looked. Was a trade-in at a toyota dealer.
In one week, have only put 136 miles, gone through half a tank, and am guessing based on what's shown, will get 13 miles to the gallon.
.... what was I thinking.
fast talking salesmen... ugh.
Thinking of trading it in, after ONE week, taking the hit, losing a few grand, and think about a brand new Elantra GT or Tuscon 4cyl.
Love the ride, the feel, but that mileage is revolting.
#505 of 506 Re: 2103 Sante Fe 2.0T AWD Gas Mileage [190e]
Feb 26, 2013 (7:08 pm)
I am new to the Santa Fe realm, but it's an 07.
Have only had it a week.
Gone 220 clicks.
Half a 75litre tank gone.
Did some quick calculations.
Figured I'm going to get about 18l/100 (or 13mpg)
... and I thought my old 97 subaru was bad at 14l...
never again with the V6s. Asked the toyota where I bought it about a 1 week buyers remorse return.... no go. Live and learn. May take a hit, trade it in to Hyundai and try a new manual 4cyl Tuscon. With the gas savings, I doubt it will be any more per month, even with financing payments vs all paid off with the 07
#506 of 506 outrageous fuel consumption
May 01, 2013 (1:21 pm)
I got a usded Sanata fe 2009 limited v6 3.3 l a few month ago. my major criteion was gas consumption. After a week of driving I was shocked to see my tank was empty after driving in city for 300 km. After that I measured my fuel consumption very carefully and after a few times of measurements for strictly highway and strictly city I found that the actual rate is 30% above the car sticker rate. This happens all the time no matter how you drive. I complained to Hyundai but they say it's normal and the sticker rate is only for driving at 77 km/hr and not for real driving and so on. I have been measuring my gas consumption on all car I have had so far and they have been within 5% of the sticker rate. I feel that I have been cheated. The car is still under warantee but Hyundai says there is nothing they can do and it's very norma. I am so frustrated and will never buy a Hyundai car and will never be silent if I see someone has an intention to buy one.