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Hyundai Tucson, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#127 of 183 2011 MPG Tucson & Sportage?
Jan 07, 2011 (1:17 pm)
I am getting discouraged at how little traffic this forum is getting....
Does anyone have REAL WORLD MPG for the 2011 2.4L Sportage or Tucson with automatic?
Every time I test drive one I make sure to "punch" the button to get the average MPG reading. So far the readings have been horrible... range of 16 to 22 mpg. Granted this includes zero turnpike travel but still the MPG reading are kind of scary. A Golf buddy gets an average of 26 with his 2010 Equinox... shouldn't I at least expect to get that many mpg?
In the past KIA's and Hyundai's have had some pretty awful numbers. I rented a 2008 Sportage for a week while on vacation and never got better than 18 mpg and that did include highway driving. I had thought the new engine was going to be better ???
Also any big difference between the Tucson & Sportage interiors???
#128 of 183 Re: 2011 MPG Tucson & Sportage? [CapeCod]
Jan 20, 2011 (9:33 am)
I have a 2010 Tucson and am highly disappointed with the gas mileage. I am only getting 17 in town and 24 on the highway. I have taken it in to be looked at and have been told three times that everything is within specs an there is nothing they can do. Anyone know where I can go to get help??
#129 of 183 Re: any 2010 tucson gas mileage reports 
Jan 20, 2011 (9:38 am)
I have a 2010 which has 8000 miles on it and am only getting 17 in town and 24 on the hwy. 25% below what the EPA says.
#130 of 183 Re: 2011 MPG Tucson & Sportage? [tulsatucson]
Jan 20, 2011 (9:46 am)
sorry to say, you're stuck with it. i have a 2007 that gets slightly worse mileage through the winter months. i'm on pace for about 14mpg this tank. my mileage is better in the summer when its warmer. there is obviously something out of the ordinary in the cold. I can smell rich fuel in the exhaust everytime i start the car in the winter, regardless of whether the car is warm or not.
I tried dealing with two different local dealers in my area and hyundai canada, their stance is no test drives or fuel mileage testing in the winter months.
In the summer i get closer to 18mpg and 22mpg.
#131 of 183 What I worried about...
Jan 20, 2011 (10:29 am)
These posts of poor gas mileage are exactly what I was worried about. Yes, all vehicles will likely get poorer mpg during the winter, but Hyundai and Kia models often seem to be outside the posted mpg... year round. I had thought the 'new' engine was going to overcome this... I guess not.
#132 of 183 Re: What I worried about... [CapeCod]
Jan 20, 2011 (11:01 am)
Well the 2011 has the direct injection engine, which, in the Sonata, apparently gets very good FE.
But the older Tucsons here we don't know if they are 4 or 6 cylinders. I suspect they are 6's and Hyundai's old 2.7 V6 was a known gas guzzler. So were the 3+ litre V6's that replaced it, even tho it is still used in the Kia Rondo. Apparently in that vehicle and with the gearing and no AWD, it does ok. So this tells me they are sensitive to the vehicle it is in, gearing, weight, 2 or 4 WD, and even exhaust configuration affects FE.
Seems to me earlier in this thread, 2011 owners were happy with their FE. Go back and check.
#133 of 183 Re: 2011 MPG Tucson & Sportage? [CapeCod]
Jan 23, 2011 (1:25 pm)
My 2011 Tuscon LTD (with under 1000 miles) gets 15 - 17 city and 21-23 highway in cruise control. Pretty pathetic. I always get 2 mpg above bold sticker price. But not with this. Its a pretty package on the outside but vacant under the hood. I expected 23 city and 29 highway at the very least. Sad to say, I traded my dream car (V8) in for this because I needed to downsize transportation & gas expenses. The ONLY way this car will get 30 MPG is downhill or on the back of a flatbed!
If enough of us disappointed owners got together, we could file a class action suit. Any takers?
#134 of 183 Wife's Tucson
Jan 26, 2011 (7:18 am)
I bought my wife a 2011 Tucson for Christmas, and she LOVES it. I have noticed with her commute (30 miles oneway) which is about 55% highway and 45% city that she's averaging about 23-24mpg. She's not overly happy about that but I think that reasonable. The one thing I noticed about her car is that it's zippy, and if you're not careful you can go well over the speed limit when on the highway. With that being said like with most Gas Engines anything over 65mph and your car stops buring gas by the gallon. So maybe this summer we will take a road trip (300+ miles) and I can really see what the MPG's are. BTW her's in the AWD model..
#135 of 183 Re: Wife's Tucson [kmw1977]
Jan 26, 2011 (6:02 pm)
My 2007 V6 front wheel drive Tucson gets 20mpg city and mid 20s highway which is perfectly acceptable for a small SUV. Good to see the mileage improving in their new model and it will get better after the break in period which can take several thousand miles. At 27,000 miles I have had 0 defect and enjoy the vehicle as much today as the day I purchased it. The only complaint is original OEM tires don't last very long.
#136 of 183 Re: 2011 MPG Tucson & Sportage? [t676236]
Jan 26, 2011 (8:57 pm)
I would not worry over gas mileage on any engine until it has at least 3K miles on it. Yes, things are built to tighter tolerances than they used to be, but you still need to give that motor time to settle in.
With regard to Tucson mileage specifically, our 2010 will only meet the EPA rating if you really soft pedal it. It is very zippy, and the wife seems to be having a lot of fun with it. She quit complaining when I drove it and immediately got several MPG higher economy.