Last post on Dec 10, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#18088 of 20239 Re: Speaking of MPG: Hyundai owners getting $$$ [cski]
May 07, 2013 (7:02 am)
Do you have the 2.4L or the turbo? Recently on a 180 mile round trip with some city driving, but most at 65-67 mph on cruise, I got 36.5 mpg with my wife's 2013 Sonata. And got 38.5 mpg on the all-highway trip to the destination. That was at mid-30s for temps, so not ideal weather but not too bad.
I have no idea how you could get only 26.9 mpg on a new Optima at a steady 60 mph with no stops. My only conclusion is there must be something terribly wrong with your car. I can get mid-20s mpg IN TOWN, in winter, on my wife's Sonata.
#18089 of 20239 26.9 highway on 395...2.4 Optima
May 07, 2013 (7:50 am)
I think it is the hills. The stretch between West Springfield to the State Dept in DC. has some pretty major hills. Actually the whole route is up and down....and I don't think the downhill stretches make up for it. With the cruise on, it makes the tranny downshift, sometimes two gears in order to maintain speed. Heck, here is the route: https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=home&daddr=23rd+and+F+street+NW+DC
I can't wait to get going on vacation, as the more rural parts of my trip are very flat.
#18090 of 20239 Re: Speaking of MPG: Hyundai owners getting $$$ [thegraduate]
May 07, 2013 (7:58 am)
What Hyundai did was lie and fudge the EPA test. The SAE ratings change does not signify a lie by the manufacturer, but rather different guidelines to rate engines by. There is a difference.
#18091 of 20239 Re: 26.9 highway on 395...2.4 Optima [cski]
May 07, 2013 (9:16 am)
I would avoid using cruise on hills severe enough to ask for more than one downshift..actually even one downshift FTM. That is certaiinly one reason behind the low number. But given your description and coasting down those same hills, it does sound especially low.
On a different note...
"Potbelly Sandwich Shop"
If I lived in your neighborhood, why do I have this sense I'd put weight on??
Hey..cski...maybe that's where your fuel mileage has gone?? lol
#18092 of 20239 Re: 26.9 highway on 395...2.4 Optima [gimmestdtranny]
May 07, 2013 (12:39 pm)
I assume those are fine french dining establishments in my area, which of course I frequent daily. There is a classical harpist at "Magic Gourd" from 11 to 2. LMAO.
#18093 of 20239 Re: Speaking of MPG: Hyundai owners getting $$$ [aviboy97]
May 07, 2013 (12:43 pm)
That's it exactly.
#18094 of 20239 Re: 26.9 highway on 395...2.4 Optima [cski]
May 07, 2013 (12:58 pm)
That's not really the route you drive right?
Most cars now shut the fuel off when coasting, so shifting into neutral doesn't really buy you anything.
#18095 of 20239 Re: 26.9 highway on 395...2.4 Optima [explorerx4]
May 08, 2013 (4:39 am)
Sorry man....not following your logic.
Yes, it is the real route I drive.
No, cars do not shut off fuel in neutral, especially with a manumatic transmission. I have never even heard of a regular ICE car that shuts off fuel at idle/neutral, except for hybrids.
May 08, 2013 (4:55 am)
He said (implied) coasting in gear not neutral. Cars shut off fuel while coasting in gear.
#18097 of 20239 Re: Speaking of MPG: Hyundai owners getting $$$ [cski]
May 08, 2013 (8:46 am)
I have a '12 Sonata 2.0 T...average mid 20s for my mix of driving around town... and have gotten as high as 37 on the highway.
Ive read plenty on the poor mileage from both 2.0 and 2.4 owners- so dont take this as me saying its not happening...Im just providing an example of where its not.
For those that have the turbo- inconsistent/out of spec spark plug gapping has been discovered for many that have that model. Better mileage and performance resulted once that was taken care of.