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#12 of 71 2007 Entourage MPG is TERRIBLE
Jan 18, 2007 (9:50 am)
I just recently purchased the brand new Hyundai Entourage Limited fully loaded with all the bells & whistles. I was bragging to all my buddies about how im never gonna have to fill the tank & all about the 18 city & 25 highway MPG it advertised. After a few fill ups I started to record the millage & gallons. It came out to be that the first few fill ups were averaging 13.5-14.3 mpg city driving, then I took a trip from Bloomingdale, IL to Indianapolis, IN, its about a 300 mile trip. I was running on empty at about 245 miles to the full tank of gas. After calculated the MPG it came out to be 16.4 MPG highway. I called my Dealer & told him the story & that the car only has 1,800 miles on it & his excuse is that the advertised 18/25 mpg is false & its not their problem, " there's nothing he can do". So I called the Hyundai 800 number & now someone is supposed to get back with me from Hyundai about this problem. I am very upset with the false advertising & sales pitch given to me by Hyundai & the sales staff at the dealer. They all boasted about what GREAT MPG the car gets. After searching my problem out on the internet I come to find out that I am not alone in this area of problem. So here goes a fight against the mfgr, I can already see it comming.
#13 of 71 Re: 2007 Entourage MPG is TERRIBLE [tonykeas]
Jan 18, 2007 (8:34 pm)
A fight against the manufacturer on this is a non-starter. It is the government which sets the estimated mileage ("your mileage may vary"). Second, if you have been keeping up with automotive news, you have seen that the EPA is changing its rating methods, effective with 2008 model cars, and it is widely accepted that all mileage estimates for 2008 vehicles are going to drop across the board. Third, at 1,800 miles, your engine is nowhere close to being broken in. The engine in my VW Passat did not really get broken in completely until 50,000+ miles. Finally, I just took a trip of 200 miles each direction and got 20 - 23 miles per gallon with a fully loaded Entourage with less than 1,500 miles on it (driving 75 mph on the highway). I think if you look at the boards for the Odyssey, Sienna, and DCX vans you will find people with those new vans also complaining that, regardless of how they drive, they are not immediately getting the full mileage estimates listed on the window sticker.
#14 of 71 Re: 2007 Entourage MPG is TERRIBLE [tonykeas]
Jan 18, 2007 (8:53 pm)
Remember, your driving a big six ( 3.8 ) and its close to 4000 lbs. Mpg WILL vary based on the elevation of the trip, weather conditions, average speed and most importantly your driving habits. I have the SE with 3700+ miles and get 15 city/22 highway. Pretty close to spec. IMO if you purchase a 7 passenger, 4000lb, 3.8 liter $30k minivan ( small bus IMO ) fuel economy was not high on your list. With such a long list of saftey features and creature comforts backed by an outstanding warranty, I have chosen to overlook the mpg issue. With that said this does not mean you dont have an issue. I would continue to monitor it and give it another few kmiles...
#15 of 71 Mileage Display
Jan 29, 2007 (10:33 pm)
I have noticed that the mileage computer in the Entourage reads advertised mileage when stops are few or infrequent. For example, after resetting the computer and traveling 100 miles on flat highway my display reads 26 mpg. If I don't reset the computer, I see the mileage display dwindle away. Either the car is sucking gas when it is cold or started, or the computer is using nonexact miles among short trips (e.g., perhaps rounding miles up to 1.0 when only 0.6 miles have been driven).
So to determine onger term gas mileage (one tank or more) with the Entourage, owners cannot rely upon the comnputer. Of the few gizmos in the Entourage, the trip computer needs redesign.
#16 of 71 Re: Mileage Display [bayfamily]
Mar 28, 2007 (11:40 pm)
If the computer gets stuck on a constant number, don't hesitate to re-set it every now and again.
#17 of 71 gas milage of 26 MPG pretty standard on KIA model
Apr 30, 2007 (7:56 pm)
If you check the KIA SEdona posts you will see milage of
26 pretty standard for trips.
I have some tricks to help keep that up, but even towing a house trailer I got 17 MPG in mountains.
#18 of 71 Re: Hyundai Entourage: MPG - Real World Numbers [claires]
May 01, 2007 (11:30 am)
Disappointing. We are only getting 13.9 - 14.0 around town (which includes several highway jaunts.) Highway mileage is about 18 mpg. In either case, we are generally running with a minimal load of passengers. I was so excited to get this car. (We drove a '96 Elantra over 200,000 miles with no major problems. In fact, it is only 1 malfunctioning light that causes it to not pass CA smog this year.) We got the customer loyalty discount, but we we did not get the manufacturer loyalty gas mileage we need. At 3,000 miles, the $500 we saved has been burned in gas. Also, had I known of the poor gas mileage, I would have spent a few thousand more to get a more fuel efficient vehicle. Even if the government creates these bogus estimated mpg's, the manufacturer should refrain from tauting the figures in big print for potential buyers to see. Come on, we are being deceived.
#19 of 71 Re: Hyundai Entourage: MPG - Real World Numbers [yomarymo]
May 02, 2007 (6:11 pm)
Early on my wife and I were getting around 11city/18hwy.
Now at 11,500 miles we get 16city/21hwy. Its getting better. You should start seeing an improvement. Also, watch your octane. With current gas prices what they are it can be realtempting to go with regular. Lower octane equates to less performance. Use at least 89. We do and include an octane booster additive every other fill-up.
#20 of 71 Re: Hyundai Entourage: MPG - Real World Numbers [yomarymo]
May 02, 2007 (7:37 pm)
With gas prices the way they are, that's exactly why we ARE using regular. I get 20 - 22 miles per gallon on the highway (driving 75 miles per hour and using the cruise control whenever possible), depending on how hilly the terrain is, and I can get 16 - 18 around town if I hit most of the lights green. We have the heaviest Entourage they make--a Limited with the ultimate package--with only about 6,000 miles on the van.
Basically you have to use your gas pedal as your brake more than your brakes. Follow at a proper distance so you can let up on your gas pedal to slow down rather than following close and having to use your brake when traffic slows; take your foot off the gas as you approach red lights; etc.
You bought a big van. It's not going to get the mileage of a small sedan (but it holds a whole lot more). Also, engines don't get broken in in the first thousand miles or so. I don't understand how people can wring their hands and claim deception and threaten lawsuits because they don't get Kia Rio mileage out of a large van with a few thousand miles on the engine.
#21 of 71 Re: Hyundai Entourage: MPG - Real World Numbers [hrngffcr]
May 03, 2007 (5:51 pm)
I agree 100%. The van rings in well over 2 tons and has a 3.8 liter engine. Anything above 12mpg around town is GREAT IMO.