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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback, Sedan
#46 of 95 Re: further gas tanks [litesong1]
Feb 27, 2008 (2:17 am)
Another excellent website for keep tracking of your fuel mileage is www.GasPrices.com
There is a Fuel Log on that site that you can use.
#47 of 95 Re: further gas tanks [katmandu2]
Mar 09, 2008 (2:43 pm)
My wife's Accent has a v.consistent 30 to 32MPG since Dec.2007 on low energy winter mix gasoline going to work with a mix of city, country & highway driving. The last tank was 35 MPG! I think it probably was the higher energy summer mix gasoline...possibly a bit of warmer weather too. We'll see if future tanks stay close to 35MPG or return to 32 MPG.
#48 of 95 Where'd the MPG go?
Apr 04, 2008 (8:00 pm)
After posting the 35MPG tank, I was sure that it was higher energy summer mix gasoline & low energy winter mix gasoline was over. But since then, the Accent tanks have returned to the same MPG as all the other winter tanks of gas, around 30 to 31MPG. Well! My own Dodge Caliber is not rising in MPG either, but staying roughly about where the winter tanks have been. I wonder if winter mix gas has been extended into the spring since winter weather seems to be hanging on. Or they are adding an extra dose of bio-fuel ethanol in the gas.
#49 of 95 Re: Where'd the MPG go? [litesong1]
May 04, 2008 (12:31 pm)
I have a 2002 Hyundai Accent Hatchback and it has 61K miles on it. I just changed the spark plugs but wires did not have to be changed. Air filter is changed every 6 months and yet I am only getting 21mpg in the city and 33 on the highway.
I use my car in the city 99% of the time and I think 21mpg is very low considering how small and light the car is. I drive very slow and rarely have sudden accelerations, basically I am trying to hypermile.
I always took good care of my car and change the fluids and oil at the right time so why is this happening? Any suggestions?
#50 of 95 Re: Hyundai Accent: Real World MPG [trendmonger]
May 06, 2008 (6:56 pm)
Trendmonger you make it sound like a government conspiracy and they lied to you about your Hyundai's gas mileage. Keep in mind all the EPA does is test the vehicles in a similar manner on the same test conditions. The results should be relative to each vehicle so if vehicle one gets 20 and vehicle two gets 30, then some drivers might get 10 on vehicle one and 15 on vehicle two whereas other more conservative drivers might get 25 on vehicle one and get 37 on vehicle two.
The EPA sticker for your car based on the more accurate test reports this year show a 28 MPG average for a 2007 Hyundai and only 21 for your 93 Altima (assuming both are automatics). If you were consistently getting 21 on your Altima, and less than that on your Hyundai, then it appears there is something wrong with your individual car. Actual drivers are reporting a 27.7 average on their 2007 Accents on the EPA website, so that's pretty darn close to what the EPA is reporting.
I'd be curious to know where you drive that the traffic has remained the same over a 20 year period, I know every road I take grows an extra stop sign every few months, or an extra traffic light that wasn't there 20 years ago, and with 3 cars per household now compared to 1 or 2 twenty years ago, there are a lot more cars on my daily drive too, all of which combine for worse fuel mileage. Fortunately, my 2005 stick shift accent still gets 37 MPG each tank, so I'm happy.
#51 of 95 Amazing MPG's
May 07, 2008 (9:06 am)
I have no clue what all these other drivers have loaded in there hyundai accent hatchbacks? But I have a 2007 SE that I drive like an old lady on downers. I get 35 and sometimes 37 mpg. Yes you heard me correctly. I have to drive mostly up hill for 105 miles before getting on flat land when I drive back and forth to LA. I also must drive 40 miles up hill coming back and trust me that is not easy in this car.
I drive the speed limit here in CA. on hwy 5 and I drive from one house to the next with 1 luggage of video equipment of 2 FX1 video cameras and 1 tripod. I have another bag of Nikon D100 camera, 3 lens, another tripod, steadi cam (which weights 3 pounds) 6 boxes of mini dvd tapes. A 15” macbook pro with 2 ex drives and another big bag of pants, shoes etc. All of this weighing about 100 lbs. I weight 145 lbs. These bags are placed in the back seat left and right side and the other bag in the middle of the hatchback area. The laptop on the front seat. People are driving 80, 90 and way over 100 mpg on hwy 5 and they pass me up like I am standing still, but guess what, I get there at the most 5 minutes later and I don't waste gas and I get zero tickets.
I get amazing mpg becauae I do not drive 80 or 90 mph. I drive 65-70 mph period. People get a grip, this is not a benz, it is a small little city car that if driven under 70 mph you can get really good mpg. I have done this dozens of times and yes gas is much higher then it was last summer but still I get 35 and sometimes 37 mpg.
If you start to push this car over the limit by driving faster you will get 28-31 mpg. You have to drive this car how it was designed, s-l-o-w and do not push it to drive faster than it was designed. I used to own a E320 2001 and yes it had amazing power, but it was only getting 17/22 so if you drive like I do then you should get amazing mpg.
I also have the same car in Europe and get even better mpg because it is not gas it is Diesel.
#52 of 95 Re: Amazing MPG's [hdvideo]
May 09, 2008 (6:35 pm)
I don't know why I am getting 21mpg mine is automatic shift maybe that is why.
Or maybe that little override button is always pressed on??
What do you think?
#53 of 95 mpg a bit low for a small hatchback
May 15, 2008 (1:44 pm)
I really like the look of the Hyundai Accent Hatchback, and the price, and the warranty, etc. My biggest problem is the low mpg owners are getting.
I currently own a 2007 Yaris Hatchback, and I am please with the mpg. I am considering another new car, but the Accent mpg should be better than it is.
#54 of 95 Re: mpg a bit low for a small hatchback [fastrunner]
May 15, 2008 (8:14 pm)
The Accent is a great car and I have no idea why people are getting such low mileage. I've had mine (an automatic) for just about two weeks now and I have been getting a solid 30+ on my first two fill-ups.
#55 of 95 Re: mpg a bit low for a small hatchback [clev_accent]
May 19, 2008 (7:21 am)
I don't understand the poor mileage some Accent owners are getting either. Mine is a 3 door manual 2008. My first tank netted 33 mpg and the second got 34 mpg. Thats with about 70% highway driving around 65 mph. I expect even better results after break-in and synthetic lubricants.