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#18 of 108 HIGH MPG NON BELIEVERS
Jul 06, 2011 (5:19 pm)
2012 elantra mt 480 miles on odo.first tank of fuel averaged 39.83 miles per gallon.These are real calculations not on board computer calculated. The first tank had only about 60 miles hwy.On the highway i was getting between 48 and 49 with hills.Granted these hwy miles were done alternating between 60 and 62 miles an hour as to break the car in and not maintain a constant speed for too long as recommended by the manual for the first 600 miles.
So far this car has been a commuter and that is where my mpg experience has been garnered thus far.My commute is 34 miles round trip it is 11 miles rural 4 miles suburban and 2 miles city with NO HWY.
almost every day are 2/3 mile shopping or appointment side trips around town on the way home.At the beginning of my drive every morning i reset my trip cmptr and then check it when i get home.my lowest average mpg was 39.4 and my highest was 44.1.I have been driving thus far according to hyundais breaking in suggestions i.e. vary speeds keep the rpms between 2000 and 4000 and i have not been using the cruise.Once the break in period is complete i will cruise at a lower rpm and use cruise.I am accelerating slowly shifting when prompted and looking ahead to time lights.I hope these real world numbers can put to bed the high mpg non believers and i expect these numbers to improve once the break in period is complete.
#19 of 108 Re: MPG [sarah2175]
Aug 01, 2011 (9:00 pm)
Am I understanding correctly that you already traded in your 2010?? Did you just like the 2011 that much or had no confidence in your 2010 after the tranny issue? Did you get a decent deal? I'd also like to trade up from my 2010 Accent to either a 2012 Accent or Elantra, but doubt I can afford the switch.
#20 of 108 Re: MPG [carfreak09]
Aug 02, 2011 (3:22 pm)
Yep, you are understanding correctly! I got my 2011 Elantra on March 25th! The tranny issue was fixed and everything was working great. The bottom line is, I just absolutely loved the 2011. I had never traded in a car that early before, so I wasn't sure, but I did get a great deal. My payments only went up about $50. In February I quit smoking, and I was saving about $120 a month so I figured I'd buy the car as a reward to myself.
#21 of 108 Re: MPG [sarah2175]
Aug 02, 2011 (10:08 pm)
Congrats! The new elantra is really a sweet car. My best friend also just purchased a 12 Elantra and he let me drive it. I positively love the shift quality of the new 6 speed auto! Leaps and bounds better than the old 4 speed. I would love to get one myself, but alas, I need a better paying job to be able to get one
#22 of 108 Re: Alarm system [frankbailie]
Aug 07, 2011 (7:28 am)
I don't think there is a blinking l.e.d. w/the alarm system on the 2011-12 model. The salespeople couldn't answer that question for me though when I put $ down on a 2012 gls in the color I want - since there are no models on the lot and they sell before they arrive. Since I park on the street in an urban area I have put aside $ to have an aftermarket system (viper) installed once I take possession of the car. The blinky light absolutely deters break-ins in my neighborhood. I hope this helps.
Aug 08, 2011 (2:37 pm)
I read the 2011 Elantra did not have a spare tire. I can't find anything on line if the 2012 has one or if its an option. Does anyone know?
#24 of 108 Re: Spare tire [gunther2]
Aug 08, 2011 (3:37 pm)
the 2012 does not have a apare tire it has a place for one but instead of a tire there is an air compressor that hooks int the cigarette styl power outlet and a can of fix a flat.there is no option for a tire from hyundai you would have to purchase one from a third party
#25 of 108 Re: Spare tire [svensmor]
Aug 09, 2011 (3:32 am)
Other cars are adopting the practice. The Chevy Cruze, for instance, also doesn't include a spare though Chevy will sell you one for $100.
I understand the desire to shave cost & weight but IMO this is a bad move for customers. Not all flats can be temporarily patched via fix-a-flat; motorists will wind up stranded.
#26 of 108 Re: Spare tire [fushigi]
Aug 09, 2011 (7:11 am)
I totally agree I would rather have the tire with me than get one more mile per gallon. Does the Elantra come with a jack? I currently have a Honda civic, would you know if I kept the tire and jack would it be universal on the Elantra?
#27 of 108 Re: Spare tire [gunther2]
Aug 09, 2011 (8:11 am)
Sorry, I wouldn't know. But if the tires are the same size (diameter; width shouldn't matter) and have the same # of lug nuts then it'd probably work. Heck, donut tires often have a slightly smaller diameter than the regular tires so many even that doesn't matter.
Chevy is reporting that ditching the spare in the Cruze saves 26 pounds ( http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/20/business/la-fi-autos-spare-tires-2011062- 0 ) and the same article says Hyundai is saving $22/vehicle (which is interesting since the spare on the Cruze is a $100 accessory .. profit margin much there, Chevy?)
So 26 pounds on a 3000-ish pound car is under 1%. So ditching the spare probably nets no more than 0.2-0.3MPG. Not bad but not significant & other things like driving style will have far greater impact. And the weight savings will impact city MPG more than highway since weight is more of a factor in acceleration v. cruising (where aerodynamics matter more).
Here are 100 tips for better fuel economy: http://ecomodder.com/forum/EM-hypermiling-driving-tips-ecodriving.php