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#8 of 108 Re: 2012 Hyundai Elantra Released [carfreak09]
May 19, 2011 (3:04 pm)
It's not that I require a GDI engine, I would just like to have the latest technology since that seems to be the way the auto mfg's are going. I would think you would get better mpg's with DI vs. multiport injection any day or the car mfg's would not be going in that direction. The 1.6L is putting out 138 hp vs. 148 hp with the 1.8L. I realize they both claim 40 mpg hwy., but what do they really get? I was watching the video on Youtube on the new Gamma 1.6L and it really seems like a well engineered motor. I've always been a avid Honda owner and my 2007 Civic coupe automatic was rated at 30/40 and the best I could get out of it was 33 mpg. and my wife has the exact match but a 2009 and she can't get no better than 32 mpg. So until Honda changes their engine technology to GDI I think I'm going to be switching brands.
#9 of 108 Re: 2012 Hyundai Elantra Released [sivicman]
May 19, 2011 (11:19 pm)
That 30/40 rating must have been before the EPA revamped how they rate fuel economy because the 2011 Civic coupe with automatic is rated at 25/36 and there is nothing different about the 2011 from your 07. Taking that into account, your gas mileage looks closer to normal. My 2010 Accent is rated at 27/36. I've never been able to get higher than 33. I don't think having a GDI engine will change our inability to achieve mileage at the top end if we continue driving at speeds in excess of 65. The only times I've heard owners achieving the magical 36 and above mileage on the Accent is by going a steady 60-65 mph on the highway and I simply don't have the patience for that.
GDI does improve mileage but it's main claim to fame is better power. Prime example is the 1.6 in the Accent. 2011 model was rated at 110 hp and 106 lb ft of torque. 2012 is rated at 138 hp and 123 lb ft, which are significant power gains without resorting to turbos. And yet it's mileage is no better than the larger non GDI 1.8 in the Elantra. I have a feeling they could have come out with a 1.6 version of the Nu engine and it would have the same mileage as the Gamma GDI, but the higher hp figures for the GDI engine is so enticing and sounds better on paper.
#11 of 108 Re: 2012 Hyundai Elantra Released [carfreak09]
Jun 12, 2011 (9:41 am)
In regards to the Elantra 1.8 L Nu non GDI engine and your (feeling) that Hyundai may eventually convert that same engine sometime in the future to comply with required fuel economy standards, why wait? I`m very disappointed that Ford did not incorporate GDI in their new Ford Fiesta, but that said, your right. It would have minimal effect on fuel economy as my Fiesta already gets 34 mpg city and 41 mpg highway (without) the SPE package at 75 mph highway speed. The added performance though would have been gained by the GDI but at added cost to the manufacturer which of course would be then be passed on to the consumer. I think that the Hyundai Elantra is a much better value and will have much better resale value then its new sibling the 2012 Hyundai Accent. I too wish that the Elantra had the GDI like the Accent has with its 1.6 L engine.
#12 of 108 Re: 2012 Hyundai Elantra Released [telephony]
Jun 17, 2011 (12:51 pm)
i have an 2011 elantra with a little over 3000 miles and have yet to see 40mpg hiway best i can get is 35 mpg BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ON THE 40
Jun 28, 2011 (3:19 pm)
I just bought a 2012 Elantra 6 sp manual yesterday. So far the dash says I'm getting 45 MPG. Guess we'll see what it really is when we refuel today. Of course with the wife driving I'll probably see around 25 or so.
#14 of 108 Re: MPG [mataln97499]
Jun 30, 2011 (3:10 pm)
The feedback that we're getting from our customers is that using the cruise control makes a HUGE difference.
#15 of 108 Re: MPG [im_brentwood]
Jul 01, 2011 (6:50 pm)
Yep, you are correct...the cruise control does in fact make a huge difference. I got my 2011 Elantra three months ago, and I had a hard time seeing the 29 MPG city. But then about a month ago, I started using the cruise control ALL the time. I mean...ALL the time. My MPG went way up, and now it's about 28-30 city. Last weekend, I drove about 2 1/2 hours away to visit my folks, and my average speed on the highway was 70-75. Sure enough, I got 40 MPG...it even went up to 41! On my way home, I drove about 80MPH, and I averaged about 36-38 MPG.
Jul 03, 2011 (9:28 am)
I have an 2012 elantra gls. Is there a blinking light on the dash cluster to indicate the anti theft system is armed?
Jul 03, 2011 (9:36 am)
I just returned from London,Ontario from Cowansville, Quebec. Round trip was 1750 kilometers. I tried to drive most of the time on cruise at about 110 kilometers an hour. My fuel consumption was 6.4 litres per 100 kilometers. This translates to 44 mpg using the canadian imperial gallon. I was happy with this as my car was only one week old a the beginning of the trip and only had 300 kilometers on the odometer.