Last post on Feb 17, 2010 at 2:54 PM
You are in the Hyundai Elantra
What is this discussion about?
Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Sedan
#1623 of 1641 Re: So quiet in here [thegraduate]
Apr 22, 2008 (11:40 am)
I own a 2007 Sonata I4 with auto. I got 32 MPG on a recent trip from NC to NY.
I had owned a 2002 Elantra (auto) and averaged 28-30 mpg on my 26 mile round trip to work. With my Sonata I had averaged 25-26 for the same trip. I try to measure my mileage each tankfull by dividing miles on trip counter by gallons.
I hope this info helps!
#1624 of 1641 Re: So quiet in here [thegraduate]
Apr 22, 2008 (1:29 pm)
Try checking the EPA numbers for the 2009 Sonata--they are improved for 2009 over 2008. I don't think they are posted yet on fueleconomy.gov yet though.
#1625 of 1641 Re: So quiet in here [backy]
Apr 22, 2008 (1:31 pm)
I believe you are right; thanks for clarifying!
#1626 of 1641 Re: So quiet in here [bpizzuti]
Apr 22, 2008 (2:32 pm)
If you want a hatch and factory nav and good fuel economy, your best bet might be the 2009 Fit or Matrix. Then there's the Prius, but it gets kind of pricey. And I read the 2009 SX4 will have nav standard, at a low price.
Personally I never much understood the value of factory nav, when the time I need it most is when I am on a business trip out of town--driving a rental car.
#1627 of 1641 Re: So quiet in here [backy]
Apr 23, 2008 (5:42 am)
Is the 2009 Fit going to have VSC/ESC/ESP/VSP or whatever other alphabet soup they use to denote traction and stability control? I haven't found out one way or the other.
#1628 of 1641 Re: So quiet in here [bpizzuti]
Apr 23, 2008 (8:18 am)
Yes, VSC will be availble on the Fit for 2009.
#1629 of 1641 Re: So quiet in here [backy]
Apr 23, 2008 (8:33 am)
Hmm, have to get in one, see if it's comfortable enough to spend 2 hours a day in. I like the seats, heh. Wonder how big the tank will be...
Oct 20, 2008 (6:58 pm)
I am looking at 2008 Elantra vs 2009 civic. The Elantra due to an Oct. promotional deal is about 3,000 cheaper.I'm a little concerned that the Hyundai dealer has about 40 Elantras while the Honda dealer has only a few civics.I have 2 old Saturns that are about to die and not much money.
#1632 of 1641 Re: Need help [ibstrat]
Oct 20, 2008 (7:57 pm)
I wouldn't base a purchase decision on dealer inventory levels. Maybe the Hyundai dealer just got a shipment while the Honda's were delayed. Maybe the Honda dealer was making better deals. Maybe the Honda dealer is going broke & can't get the credit to stock more vehicles. Maybe the Hyundai dealer is a high-volume dealer and cycles through a larger inventory. There are too many possible factors that have nothing to do with the vehicles themselves.
Both are fine vehicles. Test drive them both; they will be different when it comes to comfort & performance. Then buy the one you like best.