Last post on Nov 04, 2013 at 5:25 AM
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Hyundai Sonata, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#927 of 955 Thanks for the reply
Jun 06, 2013 (7:54 am)
Thanks for the quick reply guys. I will def try the ECO boost button recommendation and keep it off in local. Hunday12, I wish my fuel remaining gauge showed 550 miles after filling up. It showed me 368 after filling up, and I didn't even get that much out of it (only got 330 miles). Dgolly, I tried talking to my dealership and hyundai, but they both told me that its because the car haven't been broken in. I think they're trying to stall me because they're afraid I might ask for an exchange or something (not even sure if thats possible with me already putting in nearly 400 miles so far). My cousin who bought the exact same model gets 23 local and 35 highway. I guess some of us just happen to drawn up the few bad ones of the batch. Its also funny how they're reimbursing almost every other 2012/2013 models for low mpg, except the sonata.
#928 of 955 Getting 27 mixed and 34 on only highway
Jun 12, 2013 (11:55 am)
I have 2013 Sonata with 5k miles on it.
I have been using eco boost all the time thinking it would choose mpg-friendly acceleration in city. May be I am wrong. I should try turning it off.
Overall I am getting 28 mpg but I drive mostly highway (2 miles to get on and off the highway and 15 miles on highway at 65-75mph). I drive well never using accelerator when not needed and turn AC off unless it is super hot.
When I went on longer trip 60 miles I got 34+ mph.
Overall the car is meeting my expectations but I expect more.
#929 of 955 Re: Getting 27 mixed and 34 on only highway [michellej87]
Jun 12, 2013 (12:06 pm)
How can you expect more when it's meeting your expectations?
#930 of 955 Re: Getting 27 mixed and 34 on only highway [michellej87]
Jun 16, 2013 (5:43 pm)
It's rated at 28 overall and you're getting 28 overall. Not sure why you'd expect more.
#931 of 955 Re: Getting 27 mixed and 34 on only highway [michellej87]
Jun 26, 2013 (8:34 pm)
When you drive on the highway, try setting your cruise control on 60-63 mph. You should hit 40+. I noticed that if you go consistently at a lower speed of 50-55 mph, you ll get an even higher mpg. While it was fun watching the mpg number go up, thats just not a realistic speed you could make a habit of driving on a highway. Overall, you certainly beat the heck out of my average mpg of 18-21.
#932 of 955 Re: Getting 27 mixed and 34 on only highway [fushigi]
Jun 27, 2013 (8:56 am)
It is always the city driving that has the greatest impact, however I should be able to drive the legal speed limit and acquire the printed results. If not the manufacture should make the necessary changes. They are suppose to reflect realistic fuel mileage right?
#933 of 955 Re: Getting 27 mixed and 34 on only highway [cpeny]
Jun 27, 2013 (8:58 am)
Depends. In some areas, the legal speed limit is 75 or even 80 mph. Those are far beyond the EPA test speeds. So IMO you should not expect to hit the EPA highway estimate at such speeds, given FE drops off a LOT after about 60 mph.
#934 of 955 Re: Getting 27 mixed and 34 on only highway [cpeny]
Jun 27, 2013 (9:06 am)
They're totally full of crap. I barely get 27 overall. The town performance is stunningly poor. My 1995 Camry wagon did a little better. The car has no power. Climb a hill or put some bags and bikes in the back and mpg plunges. Even when you roll down a hill the transmission resists acceleration. Slip it into neutral. You'll pick up speed. THEN you'll get better mileage. The people claiming to get 40 mpg are lying. Probably the guy who sold me my car, went back to selling subprime mortgages. More prestigious than selling Hyundais.
#935 of 955 2012 Limited 2.4L MPG
Jun 28, 2013 (11:35 am)
recently made a round trip from Boston to Toronto with 2 additional passengers, 2 hockey bags and luggage.
Filled up in Buffalo and home both ways. Averaged over 35 MPG (my calculation, not car's reading which is always higher) both ways driving 75 with cruise control and A/C on most of the trip.
In general I get around 25-27 around town. (Not city, but not highway) and around 28 in a mix of driving on most tanks.
I got sick of lack of acceleration with ECO button on, so I turned it off a few months ago. But I do drive relatively easy most of the time.
#936 of 955 Re: 2012 Limited 2.4L MPG [matherson]
Jun 28, 2013 (7:08 pm)
Hate to say I don't believe you, but I really, really don't. Thanks for playing.