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Hyundai Tucson, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#40 of 185 Re: Hyundai Tucson: MPG - Real World Numbers [steve_]
Sep 17, 2006 (1:10 am)
Brand new Tucson owner here... 2006 V6, about 1100 miles at the 3 week mark. Bought it with 310 miles already on it.
I've seen my mileage steadily increase point by point, from a starting point of 20.1 to the 22.9 I'm currently pulling. Most of that is highway driving (or, if you're familiar with the Phoenix area freeways, parking lot driving) with the air conditioner firmly fixed in the ON position for self-preservation.
LOVING the car so far. Huge step up from my trade-ins.
Oct 08, 2006 (6:54 pm)
Have seen a low of 8MPG city and a best of 16. Avg for hwy- 19MPG. Unfortunately, this is less than a friends' Escalade which averaged 20.8 hwy on a recent trip and has averaged 16.2 urban driving in first 28k. In an effort to obtain maximum mileage out of the Tucson, I drove 125 miles (all flat land), never exceeding 55MPH, coasting to all stops (very few at that) and delicately accelerating (proverbial egg under the accelerator driving) and could do no better than 24MPG. It's disappointing when friends with larger, more powerful SUV's (not to mention roomier- especially cargo with back seat up) get better mileage.
#42 of 185 poor gas mileage
Nov 19, 2006 (6:35 pm)
help i am so unhappy with my 2006 tucson what a rip
i average 13-18 mpg
i need help getting better mileage
the thought of owning this car for 5 more years while i pay it off and spending so much time in a gas station
i have never seen 19 mpg cant even get 300 mile tank
how do you go anywhere or take some weekend trips
this is what this car should be for
instead of enjoying my new car bought sept 3, 2006 my eye is constantly on gas consumption
what can i do do you have this problem?
#43 of 185 Re: 2006 tucson mpg [vegito1971]
Nov 29, 2006 (11:31 am)
why not change your differental fluids to synthetics oils? what about a transfer case.( not sure it has one) i did all this with my tracker and i get above what my sticker said i should be getting plus i get better protection and smoother shifting. just a thought
#44 of 185 Re: 2006 tucson mpg [tenpin288]
Nov 29, 2006 (11:38 am)
today i test drove a tucson V6 awd and i drove it up laurel highlands my self. up rt40 towards the summit. with the gas pedal pressure completlely to the floor i could only get 55-60mph. this was the 2.7litre engine. i must say i expected a little more power than this. i thought it rode very nice and was quiet. but for a V6 with NO extra weight in the car. Im a little concerned about the lack of MPG im reading and after driving one and what i called the lack of power on the up hill climb this worries me. i wasnt thrilled with the radio either but that is not a sale breaker. i also noticed in the maintance booklet they want you to replace the timing belt at 60000 miles $$$$. when i asked what this would cost the salesperson changed the subject, so i brought it up again and he said Over $600!! and it is not a warranty item it is a maintance item and if it is not done your warranty for a engine problem could be voided.. he also said it is a timing BELT not chain. he claims they are going to change it to a maintance free timing chain in the future. but that does me no good for now if i got this suv...
#45 of 185 06 GL V6 Auto mpg
Jan 02, 2007 (11:15 am)
My Tucson got averagely 19(winter) and 23 (summer) with mixed city and highway driving(about 50% -50%)
The best I got was 25 with all highway driving and A/C on.
#46 of 185 Re: 06 GL V6 Auto mpg [jay07]
Jan 05, 2007 (11:14 am)
As an update, I have a 2005 Tucson V6 AWD. It has 26K on it already as I drive it at least 60miles a day to work and back. When I first bought it I drove from Washington, DC to far western Va. On that trip I averaged in the summer with air, approximately 24mpg. Over Christmas I drove it from Washington, DC to Louisville, Ky and back (approx. 600 miles each way) on this trip, even with the mountains and highway speeds I got 22-23mpg. While I am not discounting the claims of sub-par mileage, I would point out that provided that the car is in good tune, it would seem that driving style and trip length may be the biggest factor contributing to low mileage, but please don't jump on this statment, this is only an observation and an update on my mileage for the purposes of this discussion.
#47 of 185 07 GL v6 awd/4wd
Jan 22, 2007 (10:43 am)
hello all, I'm a new tucson owner and i must say there are some things i really like and some things that have me concerned. I did not expect great mileage buying this thing, but i'd kill for 20mpg right now. I bought new and the vehicle now has 1800KM (1120miles) so far my mileage ranges from 12-15mpg calculated on miles driven / gallons consumed not trip meter this is probably 80% city, 20% highway. People in this thread have said mileage gets better through the break-in period but most seemed to have started off better then 12-15mpg.
I test drove the 06 and noticed the delay in the electronic pedal so waited for the 07 and it seems to be better.
I live on the east coast of Canada and it can get pretty cold and a few things have me concerned with the potential longevity of this vehicle. When you turn the defrost on the a/c automatically comes on, well the a/c compressor really doesn't like the cold weather, makes some awful noises. Also if you put the fan on full (level 4) the fan motor really struggles so you have to back it off until the car is warmed up (but once its warm you don't want it on full anyway). The door beeper sounds terrible in the cold, doesn't make a crisp ding noise more of a doingggggg and the lcd on the cd player sometimes isn't visible.
#48 of 185 2006 GLS V6 2WD
Feb 07, 2007 (4:12 pm)
I've had my Tucson now since the beginning of December.
Just went past 1,300 miles about three days ago.
When I fill her up my range reads 343 miles till empty. That number changes though depending on my driving. The faster I drive, the lower it dips; conversely, when I drive at normal speeds it goes back up.
I average 19-25 mpg in the city, depending on how fast I drive. I usually drive around 45-45 mph here in town and get on average 22-23 mpg. When I get around 60 mph it dips to 19-20 mpg
On the highways I get from 25-30, depending on the speed. Normally I'm travelling 65-75 mph at a constant speed and get on average 27-28 mpg.
I've not been on the interstate yet, so I can not account for that.
Also, it is worth noting that I always have either the A/C or the heat on, and lots of time the radio is on too.
I love my little Tucson and have been very happy with it!
#49 of 185 2006 GLS V6 2WD
Feb 08, 2007 (8:40 am)
Sorry, I put 1,300 miles when I meant 1,400.