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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback, Sedan
#1 of 95 Hyundai Accent: Real World MPG
Aug 20, 2006 (4:31 pm)
Here's the place to discuss actual MPG that you( the owners ) have acheived with your Hyundai Accent. The purpose of this thread is for me to see what type of mileage that this brand of car really gets. Its time for me to get my first real car for road use, and this is a real strong candidate. If you have any advice/information/reccomendation that will benefit me in my pursuit of my first car it will be greatly appreciated, thanks!
#2 of 95 Re: Hyundai Accent: Real World MPG [79customd]
Aug 21, 2006 (10:13 pm)
Truthfully, it does pretty well for me. I drive far too much and I'm only spending $50-60 on gas a week which is amazing compared to the $100 or so when I was driving a 95 camry v6. So in terms of actual gas mileage- city- 28-30 mpg and highway- 40-50. Hope that helps.
#3 of 95 How's the accereration
Aug 24, 2006 (12:38 pm)
How good does the car accerate? In order to acheive that type of mileage do you have to ride easy on the accerator or can you just drive it normal? I est drove a 2004 Ford Taurus LX with the base 3.0L V6 and I constantly found myself stomping the accelerator to merge into traffic from an intersection. I know that most of that is probably that the car is underpowered so that mite not be the same in a car of the weight of the Accent. Do you feel that the Accent is powerful enough to keep up with traffic, or do you feel the Elantra mite be a better bet, just for safety. Anybody feel free to voice your opinion on this. Thanks for posting!
#4 of 95 Re: Hyundai Accent: Real World MPG [79customd]
Aug 28, 2006 (8:08 pm)
We just bought a 2007 accent hatchback with manual transmission. We were expecting great gas mileage right off the bat but as it turns out, we're getting somewhere between 18 and 20mpg/city. We're almost through our first tank of gas and the odometer is only at 180 miles. I know there's a hidden gallon or so, but still, the range should be much closer to the advertised 380mi. This could be an initial break in period. We're hoping for the best, but you might want to look into this a bit more if you're still considering buying one. Has anyone else had this experience?
#5 of 95 Re: Hyundai Accent: Real World MPG [flackone]
Aug 31, 2006 (7:02 pm)
Oh my gosh, yes on the first tank it always sucks....no pun intended. My first tank in my car was 24 and the car was not broken in yet. It will get better.
Sep 01, 2006 (5:38 pm)
That's what my old truck gets. I would hope that the little Accent would do a touch better than my big old truck. If not then I'm taking the truck! I really hope that this is caused by the "break in" factor. Thanks! I will definitly ask around about that before I buy one.
#7 of 95 Re: Hyundai Accent: Real World MPG [flackone]
Sep 05, 2006 (5:15 pm)
Here's an update on our gas mileage for anyone who just drove home from the dealership. They don't check the tire pressure! Ours were at 25psi instead of 30 and filling them up seemed to make a big difference in gas mileage. Also, we've got about 500 miles on it and it now seems to be getting about 30mpg with mixed city and highway driving (mostly city). I'm not sure if this is because of the tires or that the car is now a bit more broken in, but there has been a drastic improvement.
Sep 08, 2006 (4:29 pm)
Proper PSIs help mileage there is no doubt. I will definitly check that in any car that I buy from a dealer lot. You brought up a good point about the dealer lots not checking the tire PSIs, I had never thought of doing that, but it makes perfect sense, thanks for the input!
#9 of 95 Re: Hyundai Accent: Real World MPG [flackone]
Sep 13, 2006 (4:31 pm)
Just filled my first tank. I was definitely taking it easy driving (automatic) due to the break-in period. My mileage was a dissappointing 26.5 MPG.
A friend's mother just paid a couple thousand more and got a Yaris. Her average was 38 MPG!
I'm hoping that the mileage does get better. I will check the PSI also. I hope to report back with some better news.
#10 of 95 Re: Hyundai Accent: Real World MPG [flackone]
Nov 04, 2006 (4:56 am)
We just purchased the same, (2007 accent hatch SE, manual tran) however its too early to tell as well. 'Minor' issue keeping me from driving it after just 60 miles of ownership. Gear shift was occasionally kicking out of 4th gear and into neutral. Dealer was able to replicate it and now I'm the proud owner of a new tranny that is being expressed ship from Korea. Hopefully I was just 1 of the unlucky ones. Have you had any similar tranny issues?