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Hyundai Sonata, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
Nov 11, 2012 (6:06 pm)
I bought my 2013 Sonata in June. It is NOT the turbo. It was rated at 25 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway. I haven't had it on a trip yet but will soon. I have about 3500 miles on the odometer. I am averaging about 22.5 mpg in the city and am not a hard driver and am not in much traffic. I live near an expressway so some of the miles are red-light, and stop sign free. I'm not seeing much difference whether I use ECO or not.
This is my second brand new Sonata. The first was a 2003 with a V-6 and in the past few years was getting 21 in town and about 28 on trips.
And I agree, Hyundai should have had this on the list as well.
#870 of 955 Re: Sonata mpg [jimsatexas]
Nov 12, 2012 (5:34 am)
Jim: We have ~11000 on our 2012 GLS. Same MPG in town as you are getting. Choosing route with intown xway ups the mileage to high 20's. Real upside is highway. Reset the trip computer and test it on the highway at diff. speeds. We get 33 75+ and 37+ 65-70, so the car is speed sensitive. Also our MPG seems to be increasing at same speeds as it is broken in. so far, so good. Hybrid did not work for us with mostly highway miles and cost to buy and we prefer NOT the ultra small cars with 1.5-1.8L engines required to get ultra MPG. for teh size, service, cost vs. value and our needs we got the perfect car for oue needs. Good luck.
#871 of 955 Re: My new 2013 Sonata Limited [targettuning]
Nov 14, 2012 (9:57 am)
I kind of thought my post was pretty non-threatening and thoughtfully written if I say so myself but it proves only one thing as far as I can tell by many of the replies and that is the old adage "you can't please all the people all the time" is absolutely true!!! I personally have a 2012 SE and while I admit we don't have a proper city or big city traffic the MPG readout consistanyly shows 24-26 MPG city/or in my case medium town driving and 34 highway. I consider that good and am not about to camp out at my dealer demanding a refund as many of you seem to want. i.e."The car is great EXCEPT we don't get the ADVERTISED fuel economy". "This is the last Hyundai product we will buy"." Hyundai should buy it back", "Can we instigate a lemon law claim?" etc. Simply buy a Volt, a Leaf, a Prius, a C-Max, a diesel Jetta or Golf, all noted for great overall fuel economy (and in the case of the Leaf no fuel used) and maybe just maybe the economy will be acceptable to you, but then again, maybe not.
#872 of 955 Re: My new 2013 Sonata Limited [targettuning]
Nov 14, 2012 (12:05 pm)
Another Sonata apologist. Whenever I post I get the same crap from Mr. Hyundai.
#874 of 955 Re: My new 2013 Sonata Limited [targettuning]
Nov 14, 2012 (10:03 pm)
I just read this post and wonder..what is the "advertized mpg" for a Sonata? I don't have a Hyundai but 34mpg's on the highway from a big sedan sounds pretty damn good to me.
(I can't get that from my Nissan Versa!)
#875 of 955 Re: My new 2013 Sonata Limited [larrys1352]
Nov 15, 2012 (6:08 am)
I apologize for nothing, I am satisfied with my car, fuel ecomomy included. I simply tried to offer some reasonable explainations for differing fuel economy from the EPA, alternative driving styles to improve ones personal economy (if you are the type who drives like a moron at 80 mph passes everybody then slams on the brakes at the next traffic red, then starts over) and other things that I consider common sense. If something there touches a nerve oh well....I try, really try, to steer clear of these stupid "I don't get the ADVERTISED fuel economy" posts but every once in a while I get fed up with the idiocy and reluctantly reply. I'll try harder.
#876 of 955 Re: My new 2013 Sonata Limited [longo2]
Nov 15, 2012 (6:13 am)
It is 24 city/35 highway per the EPA (mileage may vary according to your driving style and other variables), and you are right for a large relatively powerful sedan it is great...but apparently not good enough for some.
#877 of 955 Re: My new 2013 Sonata Limited [targettuning]
Nov 15, 2012 (8:58 am)
Actually I am 65, drive very conservatively, take great care of the car, no jack rabbit starts, stop slowly at red lights and focus on fuel economy. The MPG is over-rated and you are the moron.
#878 of 955 Re: My new 2013 Sonata Limited [targettuning]
Nov 15, 2012 (12:20 pm)
Really strange that all the posted results vary so much by driver. 22-24 in city and 33-37 highway on our 2012 GLS is pretty close to EPA estimates and we don't have an EPA driving route so we are pleased. Car is also great in all other aspects - so far. Buyers remorse is common with all large purchases and negative views are generally more supercharged so maybe the world is not perfectly round after all.