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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback, Sedan
Sep 13, 2008 (6:43 pm)
I have the 5-speed manual and on my first two tanks I've gotten 36MPG on both. The first was mostly highway miles with little city driving. I'd say 90% Hwy, 10% city. The second was probably 80% city & 20% Hwy. The second tank was with 10% ethanol.
I've driven pretty normal, nothing too speedy and not too slow. Just my normal driving style. The tires have the dealer 30 PSI and I plan to max them out up around 42 PSI. After break-in I'm going to run a high fuel efficiency Mobile 1 synthetic and see what impact that has on fuel economy. The Accent only holds 3.5 Qts of oil so a synthetic change is only an extra $6 per oil change compared to using the generic Walmart oil I'm also thinking of indexing the plugs to see if that provides any additional economy.
I doubt anything but changing my driving habits will have much over 1-2 MPG difference. I'm very happy with 36 MPG though and it seems to do great in my city driving (most of my long term driving will be city). If I can average anything over 35 MPG that will be 5 MPG better than I anticipated based upon the sticker EPA rating.
Sep 18, 2008 (7:10 am)
I went on a 500 mile trip yesterday down to Portland. It was mostly driving on I-5 with A/C, one passenger and 70mph the entire way. I managed 37.4 MPG for the trip. I filled the tires to 42PSI before the trip.
I'm pretty consistent. All three tanks so far have been 36-37 MPG with my 5-speed Accent. That is a good 6-7 MPG better than EPA estimates and I've driven in my normal manner, not slow and not fast and no hyper-mile techniques. The vehicle has just over 1000 miles on it now so it should be past any potential break-in.
One other note, I drove for about 30 miles past when the fuel light came on. I filled the tank and it only took 9.9 gallons so there is a pretty good buffer once that light comes on.
#79 of 95 Re: Tank #3 [kevperro2]
Sep 18, 2008 (7:25 am)
Actually I've found Hyundai engines tend to keep improving in FE as they add miles. For example, I owned a 2001 Elantra for 5.5 years and the FE seemed to keep getting better, with pretty significant gains to about 16k miles then slight improvements into 40k miles+. So your Accent may still get better with the gas!
#80 of 95 Re: Tank #3 [backy]
Sep 18, 2008 (12:43 pm)
Hey... that would be good news. I'm pretty happy with what I'm getting now so I don't want to get greedy.
#81 of 95 Re: Low MPG [islandlady1975]
Nov 02, 2008 (4:53 pm)
I saw this forum and thought I would add my data. I drive a 2006 Accent 4-speed auto. I put quite a bit of miles on my vehicle for work, sometimes up to 2,000 a month for work. I have kept track of all my fill-ups except the first one. I really like using fueleconomy.gov's site for that purpose.
My lifetime average is right at 36.1 mpg. I have over 71k miles on the car. The vast majority of that is highway. But I like to keep it slow, going 60mph for the most part on the interstate. I also try to accelerate gently and ease up to red lights. I had an aftermarket cruise control installed but didn't see a difference in mileage. My main reason for the cruise was all the highway driving and I was so tired of keeping a steady speed with my foot. The highest full tank mpg I recorded was 42.7 and the lowest was 28.4. With over two years' of data, there is a definite effect from the hot weather of summer, even using the AC against winter temps.
Nov 09, 2008 (2:42 pm)
Ok... I've had my car for 3 months and about 2400 miles. I've kept track of every single drop of fuel put in the car with a log on the fueleconomy.gov site. Most of my driving is in-town. I don't even live near an Interstate and our house is 1100 ft above sea level. I drive down to sea level every day for work so my driving is in town and mountain driving in shot trips, the worst possible situation for efficiency.
To date, I'm averaging 35.5 MPG overall. My break-down is 70% city, 30% HWY overall. My lone highway trip was a 3-4 hour trip to Portland down I-5 with 70mpg & A/C blowing. I averaged 37 MPG on that trip. Most of my 100% city tanks come in at 35-36 MPG.
My worst tank was 31.2 MPG and my best tank has been 37.3 MPG. Not too shabby.
#83 of 95 Re: Update MPG [kevperro2]
Jan 27, 2009 (12:27 pm)
Update: I now have 3500 miles on her. With winter driving and fuel my new "worst tank" is 29 mpg and my overall average since day 1 has dropped to about 34.6 mpg. Still well above my expectations for the car.
Most of my driving is short trips with very little highway use above 50mph.
#84 of 95 accent gas comsuption
May 03, 2009 (1:13 pm)
my hyundai accent 2002 spends too fast the gasoline, last weekend i fill tank with 2 or 2.5 gal, but i just stayed in the city it last just one day, a week ago the workshop changed the oxygen sensor but it seems the consumtion is still fast,
any ideas what can i do to stop fast gas spend?
Jan 09, 2010 (6:51 pm)
I got a 2009 SE and for such a little car even with a auto trans. I should be getting better then 30 mpg but thats the best i have gotten and have tried every thing !!!! . 35 mpg is what it said on the sticker !!!!!!!, but after 12000 miles even going 50 mph on the hwy. the best i gotten is 30mpg and my norm is 28 mpg. If you are thinking about getting one count on around 30 mpg .
thanks a lot Hyundai