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Hyundai Tucson, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#116 of 185 Re: Hyundai Tucson: MPG - Real World Numbers [steve_]
Sep 19, 2010 (4:54 pm)
I purchased a 2010 Tucson base model with the 2.4 engine and 6 speed auto. I have 6500 miles on it since June 1st. Do mostly city driving and easily get 24/25 mpg without trying. Have gotten 31 on highway loaded with 4 large adults and vacation luggage. Had great passing exceleration and high speed driving. Comfort a plus with roomy interior and no back aches with the lumbar support in seats. Handles great with small turning area needed. I love this vehicle! great price, great comfort good millage for vehicle size and weight.
#117 of 185 Re: 2007 Tucson V6 good Gas Mileage [mikdee]
Oct 26, 2010 (6:08 am)
I have a 2005 Tuscon and am getting over 21 mpg city. They did a recall on my car soon after I bought it and adjusted the esp sensor. The mileage went up after. It's hard to prove, but I know that was causing the low mpg at the beginning.
#118 of 185 Re: Hyundai Tucson below average fuel efficiency [luvtoscrab]
Oct 26, 2010 (10:34 am)
i have a Rondo 2.4L which has similar EPA rating as the 2.0L Tucson, in the city, according to the trip computer, the first mile (from a cold engine) gets about 12mpg, as the engine warms up, the overall FE will improve to around 21mpg after 5 miles. if you only drive short distance, 12mpg is reasonable (it could be worse in colder weather) and it is same with any vehicle.
#119 of 185 Re: any 2010 tucson gas mileage reports [suetalk]
Nov 01, 2010 (12:44 pm)
The EPA does the testing, independent of the manufacturer, and puts the numbers on the Window stickers.
#120 of 185 Re: any 2010 tucson gas mileage reports [sporin71]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 01, 2010 (1:12 pm)
It used to be that the EPA published the specs and the manufacturers did the testing, and the EPA did some spot checks to keep them honest. The EPA does more testing now, but manufacturers can still submit their own test data to EPA, with oversight by the EPA.
EPA's website isn't specific on how much testing is done in house and how many manufacturers submit results.
Same difference though - mpg numbers are "certified" by the EPA, not the automakers. If you're getting less than the sticker, check out some of these tips to try to rule out some things:
What Really Saves Gas? And How Much?
We Test the Tips Part II
As the first link says though, "Our tests showed that the most significant way to save gas is: you".
#121 of 185 Re: any 2010 tucson gas mileage reports [steve_]
Nov 01, 2010 (2:28 pm)
According to my observation (with the help of trip computer), the traffic condition has a much higher impact on fuel economy than driving habit (i'm not talking about the extreme cases like weaving through traffic and flooring the gas pedal just to get 2 cars ahead in the line) and other factors like tire pressure...etc. On the same route, same driver and same driving habit, but different time of day (peak vs. off peak) the difference on fuel economy can be up to 50%. (Hybrid and electric excluded)
The other factors that can affect fuel economy are:
-driving short trip all the time
-snowy, icy conditon
The EPA testing is done in a controlled lab environment so the result is usually optimal.
#122 of 185 Re: any 2010 Tucson gas mileage reports 
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 02, 2010 (6:43 pm)
Interesting observation and yeah, I could see heavy traffic hammering the mpg pretty good.
So, did you wind up with a Tucson then or are you still shopping? (Don't see a recent post of yours off-hand saying whether you got a Tucson or not).
#123 of 185 Re: any 2010 Tucson gas mileage reports [steve_]
Nov 02, 2010 (9:19 pm)
we bought the Rondo a year ago because the wife insisted 7 passenger is a good thing. my cousin just bought the Santa Fe, V6 mated with the 6 speed tranny and it has the same EPA FE rating as my 2.4L Rondo (but the V6 has 276hp), that's when i got interested in the new Tucson (also with the 6 speed tranny).
if i lost my company van (i wouldn't be surprised with all these budget cuts), i would definitely test drive the new Tucson first.