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Hyundai Elantra, Future Vehicle, Sedan
Nov 10, 2011 (10:56 am)
A reporter is interested in talking with owners of a 2011 or 2012 Kia Optima, Kia Sorento, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus, Honda Fit, Honda Odyssey, Mazda 5, Subaru Outback, Dodge Durango, or Toyota Sienna. If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to predmunds.com no later than Friday, November 30, 2011 and include your city and state of residence, the model year of your vehicle and the age of your child/ren.
Jan 03, 2012 (10:07 pm)
As I arrived at the airport to pick up my neighbors, the thought suddenly struck, "OMG they have SKIS with them!!" Well I hadnt had a chance to fold down the seats yet, and said a little prayer that they had a split. They do! So, in went 2 pairs of skis, 2 giant suitcases, 2 very large carry on bags, and a 2 full paper shopping bags. And the 2 extra adults. No problem. No laps or footspace needed. Wow what a great little car.
Just had to post this as all I hear lately is gripes about the mileage. (me included).
#547 of 590 2011 Hyundai Elantra oil change indicator
Feb 05, 2012 (10:06 am)
Hi, I lost my manual. Anyone knows if 2011 Hyundai Elantra has an oil change indicator from dashboard? Change oil every 3k, 7k?
#548 of 590 Re: 2011 Hyundai Elantra oil change indicator [ondaman]
Feb 06, 2012 (7:39 am)
Edmunds has a page here that directs you towards the Hyundai site where you can download the pdf.
#549 of 590 Re: 40mpg [hhr06]
Apr 29, 2012 (2:02 pm)
It is very irritating when my 2011 Elantra Limited doesnt get 40MPG on the highway. The biggest killer of MPG performance on this car is the defrost. It can cost me as much as 10 mpg when I use the defrost for my vent settings. Apparently the defrost triggers the a/c compressor and you can guess what happens from then on no 40 mpgs and money out of your pocket.
Apr 29, 2012 (2:04 pm)
Do not use your defrost vent setting on the highway if want to get 40mpg. This turns on the a/c compressor and down go the mpgs and money out of your wallet.
#551 of 590 Re: 40 mpgs [hyundai12]
Apr 30, 2012 (12:39 pm)
Very interesting! I had no idea "defrost" used the compressor. I often use "defrost" as here in the NW, we get so much cold rain. I'm one of those elantra owners that used to get great mileage from a 10 year old Corolla and poor mileage on my 2011 Elantra. (av 21-23 mpg/city) Same commute, etc.
Will keep you posted on my attempts to drive without "defrost".
Apr 30, 2012 (6:44 pm)
I think *all* manufacturers turn the AC on with defrost (for a long while...maybe 15 years or so). Some let you turn off the AC as a stand-alone option.
The new EPA ratings take AC usage into affect when performing their calculations.
#553 of 590 2011 Elantra Exhaust Smoke
May 03, 2012 (5:28 am)
Wanted to see if anyone has had this issue.
My 2011 Elantra (around 19,500 mile and less than 1 year old) has on 2 occasions blanketed the road with very dark grayish smoke. I say blanketed because I couldn't see anything behind me on a 4 lane interstate due to the amount that blew out of my exhaust. The car has only had maintenance done at Hyundai dealers and always on time. The first time the Hyundai tech couldn't find anything wrong and left it at that. The second time, the tech said it is the ethanol blended gas causing buildup in the engine and the smoke is due to that buildup being burned off.
I'm trying to find if there is any truth to this statement and if anyone has heard of this before.
#554 of 590 Re: 2011 Elantra Exhaust Smoke [flyingv82]
May 03, 2012 (7:51 am)
Never heard of it on a 2011...
On older cars we (when younger...) used to give them the "Italian tune-up"...take it on the highway and floor it to get the carbon build up removed.
Were you just getting on the highway giving it a large amount of gas...or just cruising along.