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Hyundai Tucson, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#97 of 185 Re: Hyundai Tucson: MPG - Real World Numbers [tucsonstar]
Feb 25, 2008 (4:22 am)
Well i'm in the same boat as tusconstar above, but i've had my tucson for over a year. I get worse gas mileage (v6, awd, cold climate) but i felt it was ok since the truck is really quite comfortable and nice to drive. But things have started going wrong with my 1 year old tucson and the dealership is a royal pain in the butt to deal with. So this weekend i started shopping around, unfortunately it looks like after a year of driving the vehicle has depreciated by $10,000.
I'm looking at the 2009 toyota matrix, hopefully it will be greener pastures.
#98 of 185 Re: Hyundai Tucson: MPG - Real World Numbers [content]
Mar 01, 2008 (7:46 pm)
I traded in my 2006 tucson for the mileage issue and gas prices these days. I just made a trip of over 500 miles and averaged 36 mpg on the trip and got 40.26mpg in a 285 mile leg of the trip. I really liked my tucson but I am glad I got the 2007 elantra for the mileage that im getting.
#99 of 185 poor gas mileage
Mar 03, 2008 (8:28 am)
Haven't calculated that for a long time. But mine (05 v6 GLS FWD) had only around 20 mpg after 5000 mileage. It sucks and won't buy any more Hyundai.
#100 of 185 Re: poor gas mileage [greatcars]
Jul 10, 2008 (11:15 am)
I recently drove across Canada from Kingston Ontario to Vancouver BC in a brand new Tucson GL 4cyl auto 2wd. The vehicle was found to be very comfortable (great seats), quiet, has good driving dynamics & excellent brakes. I found 4 things that I disliked -- just-adequate power, racous engine at full throttle, slightly odd accelerator position & poor fuel economy. The vehicle load was 450 - 500 lbs including passengers & we cruised at the highest tolerable speed that policing would ignore (10 - 20 kph above the posted limit).
We did not drive with economy as a priority, but neither did we try to beat the hell out of the car. We simply drove as circumstances required to get "there" from "here". The absolute best milage we noted was right on 25 MPG (Imp gal. --- about 21 MPG US gal), with 22 - 23 being more common & less than 20 as we ground our way through the rockies. My Chrysler 300C is better than that & my 3.2 L Chrysler Concord is a bunch better!! We didn't notice any particular improvement in performance or economy as the trip progressed over the 5000 km total, so I'm not convinced that break-in is an issue.
There is ample cruise power at any sane speed, but passing on 2-lane roads requires planning & care. While it climbed the mountains without becoming a mobile road block (1 vehicle passed us in the Kootenay Pass), it sure worked hard at continuous full throttle in 3rd gear for many km in the passes. We were able to maintain at least 80 kph (50 mph) in all passes, except for 2 brief drops back to 70 kph at the 2 steepest points in the mountains.
I came away from the trip with considerable respect for the beast & I am considering buying a 6 cyl Tucson to replace my Concord which is nearing the end of its economically viable life. However, with gasoline at >$1.30/L I might buy a used 300C for the same price -- it's cheaper to run than the Tucson.
#101 of 185 Hyundai Tucson below average fuel efficiency
Jul 30, 2008 (3:22 pm)
My 2007 Hyundai Tucson, which I bought new, is only six months old. I only have 1800 miles on the car and drive mostly in town. The literature estimates 22 mpg for city driving. My car is getting a deplorable 12 mpg. Has anyone else had this experience?
#102 of 185 Re: Hyundai Tucson below average fuel efficiency [luvtoscrab]
Jul 30, 2008 (7:18 pm)
1800 miles in six months???!!!
The problem is that your engine is probably never getting to full operating temperature, and as such is running rich. May I suggest an oil change first, because I would bet you have fuel in the oil by now. Then, at least once a week, get the thing out on the road and cruise above 50MPH for at least 30 minutes. What you are doing will not only cause the car to get miserable gas mileage, you will shorten the life of the engine by constantly running it cold and with a rich fuel mixture.
Another point is that your engine will need at least 6000 miles on it to fully "break it in". After that point you should see your gas mileage steadily increase.
I really don't mean to sound rude, but NO CAR will get decent mileage if only driven for short trips at in-town speeds.
#103 of 185 Re: Hyundai Tucson below average fuel efficiency [luvtoscrab]
Aug 03, 2008 (5:02 pm)
Your vehicle is still in the break inn period. You will not see normal milage until about 5000 to 10000 miles. My 2007 Tucson V6 is getting 21 to 22 mpg regularly in the city and 24mpg highway and has 9000 miles on it. Be aware that it you frequently use hard exceleration on these vehicles, the milage will plumet quickly.
#104 of 185 any gas mileage report for 2009 4cyl AT 2wd
May 14, 2009 (12:06 pm)
I'm seriously considering getting a new Tucson 4cyl AT 2wd, can someone comment on the gas mileage of this vehicle and also, does it have enough power (trying to avoid the V6 for better fuel economy).
#105 of 185 Re: any gas mileage report for 2009 4cyl AT 2wd 
May 14, 2009 (6:45 pm)
I have a 2007 Tucson, 4 cyl front wheel drive and am getting 23/24 mile per gallon consistently. I drive a combination of highway and city and most of the roads are pretty flat. I have all the power I need. I do have to push the pedal down some if I want some quick acceleration and it is a noticeable difference than a 6 cylinder. But my husband was surprised by its power when he first drove it. I am very happy with the vehicle.
#106 of 185 2007 Tucson V6 Poor Gas Mileage
Jul 01, 2009 (11:13 am)
I got a 2007 Tucson V6 in Nov. 2007 and have about 16K miles on it now. The MPG has never been better than 15 mpg. My wife usually drives it local so I understand the "city" range, though 15 is terrible. Is this common? Any ideas to boost it?