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Hyundai Azera, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#270 of 293 Re: Hyundai Azera: MPG-Real World Numbers [ray_h1]
Apr 23, 2009 (2:48 pm)
I recently purchased a used 2007 with the 3.8 and for the past 2500 miles I've been averaging 22 MPG every tank and that's with 80% country road driving and only 20% highway driving. That's great in my opinion for a car with that type of power and weight. If I wanted better then I should have bought a smaller car.
I do notice if I have a lead foot my MPG will drop fast but since I always catch up to a car in front of me there is no reason to accellerate any faster then I do.
#271 of 293 Gas mileage
Jun 21, 2009 (12:20 pm)
2007 Hyundai Azera Limited with 25,000 miles; I average 24.7 with a combo highway and city driving. On freeway trips driving 70 it runs 25-26. It used to be around 2-4 mpg lower until I started adding 4oz of Marvel Mystery Oil to each 10 gals of gas on fill ups.
Jun 21, 2009 (4:50 pm)
Just returned from a 2800 mile trip and averaged 25.9 for the complete trip, city and highway driving much at 75-80 MPH. My car is a 2008 Azera Limited with 12000 on the speedo. I"m very pleased with the MPG and really appreciate the 19 gal tank.
#273 of 293 Re: Gas mileage [SilverBullet00]
Jun 22, 2009 (6:55 am)
On the occasion, especially if you empty the tank down to where you're running on fumes, you may find that a fill-up exceeds the "official" 19-gallon point by up to three gallons more! It's actually a 22 gallon tank which normally cuts off early, most likely to prevent overflows which can shorten the life of the fume-recovery canister.
Sometimes you'll get poorer mileage and wonder what happened. Well, on those occasions you probably managed to squeeze an extra gallon or so into the tank on a refill, making it look like your mileage had suffered. On the other hand, NEXT fill-up you'll wonder why your mileage suddenly got better!...
#274 of 293 Re: Gas mileage [gamleged]
Jun 22, 2009 (10:22 am)
2009 Limited Azera, 14,000 miles, just recently switched to Mobil 1 5W30 synthetic oil. Trip from South Carolina back home to Indiana averaged about 27.8 mpg, with speeds often near 77 mph and some highway mileage at 65 mph.
$2.65/gallon regular unleaded in northern Indiana - and $2.39/gallon in northwestern South Carolina!
#275 of 293 poor city gas mllage
Jun 24, 2009 (4:20 pm)
In my 3 month old '09 Azera LTD in a 1400 mile trip I averaged 27mpg, but in city driving I am getting about 13 3/4 mpg. I have been reading the blogs that 10% ethanol cuts down the mpg is this true?
#276 of 293 Re: poor city gas mllage [poppyj]
Jun 25, 2009 (2:11 am)
Stop and go city driving, as previously noted in these blogs, will not return good mileage in an Azera. If you're getting 27 MPG highway ( especially in new car with a somewhat tighter engine ), then IMO, your fuel is not the problem.
I'm not sure of the BTUs in ethanol ( it is less, for sure ), but even if it's 15% less than gas, and it's only 10% of the gasahol mix, then the total BTUs are down less than 2% from straight gas - not enough to affect mileage all that much.
IMO, long spells of idling at lights ( with the A/C blowing hard ) combined with constant on and off the gas is the culprit here.
Our 2006 Azera approaches 30MPG at a constant 70 MPH, but combined mileage for the last year is only 21.5 and that is with almost no " big city " driving. The driving mix is almost exclusively small town, suburban, and rural with an occasional short hop on the freeway.
A gentle throttle foot and coasting ( when you can ) will help, but don't expect a big and powerful V6 to get 4 cylinder mileage in the city.
#277 of 293 Re: poor city gas mllage [cobrazera]
Jun 25, 2009 (5:25 am)
Cobrazera...trust and believe, that ethanol mess doesn't help at all when it comes to city driving. When I first purchased my Azera, I was seeing anywhere between 17-19 mpg city, but over the last year and a half or so when ethanol infused fuel because a standard at the pump...it's more like 12-14 mpg.
My highway mileage has slipped a little bit, but not as drastically as the city mileage. On a recent trip to NY (about 4 hours one way), I managed almost 26 mpg round trip. Back in '06, a trip to Orlando (from DC) netted an average of about 28 mpg round trip.
#278 of 293 Re: poor city gas mllage [allmet33]
Jun 26, 2009 (1:46 am)
Sorry, Mike. I just can't buy that a 30% drop in your city mileage is due to your fuel only. Does your HP seem like it's down 30%?
IMO, there are a lot more variables at work here than just the fuel. Even your stated highway trip mileage comparisons are not really comparable. Different roads, speeds, traffic, hills, wind, temperature, etc.
Tires and wheels affect rolling resistance, too. Your larger wheels are heavier and wider, and will adversely affect mileage. I had a 2001 Tahoe with 20" wheels and the mileage with those wheels mounted was less than with the stock setup.
With our Azera, the largest variable in the mileage is how many miles per tank were with my wife behind the wheel. She's used to driving cars that didn't have a lot of power, so she dips into the gas pretty hard. I accelerate more gently and coast up to stops instead of going straight from throttle to brakes.
Posters here have complained about the poor city mileage with their Azeras from the car's intro back in '06, it's not a new thing.
#279 of 293 Re: poor city gas mllage [cobrazera]
Jun 26, 2009 (5:44 am)
Cobrazera...there's nothing wrong with the HP, car's running just great to be honest. There are a lot of variables, but they are roads I traverse on a regular basis, it's not like I've been suddendly taking new roads.
The mileage change I've indicated is with the OEM wheels and tires, not my 20" wheels. Those have been off the car since last year for repair. I just recently purchased new tires to replace the OEM Michelins (General Altimax HP's).
I know the Azera isn't a FE champ in the city, but to drop anywhere between 4-5 mpg sucks and the only thing that has changed in my area is the gas and the amount of ethanol being put in it.