Last post on Sep 14, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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Hyundai Genesis, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#17 of 24 2009 3.8L Mileage @ 47,000 Miles
Jul 27, 2011 (10:49 am)
I have recorded the $$ & amount of each fill up since I purchased my Genesis 3.8L in July, 2008. After slightly over 47K miles, I am averaging 24.7 mpg with approximately a 55 / 45 mix (highway / city miles). Highest mileage to date -- 31.0, lowest 17.7.
#19 of 24 Mileage???
Aug 18, 2013 (1:07 am)
Really? 22+ in town? 28+ on the highway? hhhmmmmmmmmmmm
#20 of 24 Re: Mileage??? [shagnat]
Aug 20, 2013 (1:25 pm)
Everytime I take a trip to Alabama to see my mom, I average about 28-29mpg for the 370 mile one way trip. I average around 26-27 going back and forth to work.
#21 of 24 real mieage vs trip computer calculation
Sep 13, 2013 (10:27 am)
I am a fanatic for record keeping of my car expenses, so I record each fill up, range and gallons used. Much to my dismay, I discovered that my actual mpg from fill up to fill up runs about 0.5 to 1 MPG less than what the trip computer says I achieved on that tank. I bought my 2011 Genesis Certified used with 17K on odometer and have record every tank so far( now 24K and the pattern is the same. I called Hyundai to see if my model qualified for the MPG overstatement settlement and they told me my model was too new. They said I could bring it to the dealer to have the trip computer calibrated and validate my claims. I hate to take my car to dealer for anything so I will wait until I HAVE to go for something else.
Anybody else validate this subtle exaggeration. I am getting 22-23 MPG but trip computer says I'm getting 23-24mpg.
#22 of 24 Re: real mieage vs trip computer calculation [megabrooke1]
Sep 13, 2013 (11:14 am)
If I remember correctly the "fine print" when I bought my Genesis new in 2009 says that this is a estimate.. +or- a certain percent .One mile per gallon on a 15 gal fill up may be acceptable to the manufacturer..... maybe not for me or you but it is 4them I suppose it can be put in the category of the lies they always tell us, for example a computer doesn't have the amount of storage it says on the specs. A 2GB thumb drive empty has way less than 2GB,build your house and buy a 2X4 and its really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2. For sure this doesn't make it fair or right but its just they way it is and the government allows this and a whole lot more BTW if this is your only problem it ain't that bad as far as cars go. If you enjoy your Genesis half as much as I have in the past 5 years your in good shape. My car has been almost free of problems except for a accelerator part when it was less than a year old and was fixed for free of course.
P.S. Please don't think I'm not taking your problem seriously, if we buy something it should work as advertised. Good luck.
#23 of 24 Re: real mieage vs trip computer calculation [miklo]
Sep 13, 2013 (4:25 pm)
You're right. Manufacturers are allowed to inflate (or deflate) numbers w/out regard of the effects to the consumer. Maybe we should all start paying "approximately" what a total would be.... say if the total is $98.59 we should pay "approximately" $94.14. After all we're being deceived (cheated) at every turn, so why can't we put it back on them....... lol
#24 of 24 Re: real mieage vs trip computer calculation [shagnat]
Sep 14, 2013 (9:55 am)
shagnat.... I like the way you think and I'm in complete agreement, the only problem is they get away with it and we go to jail. LOL