Last post on Sep 23, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#78 of 107 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA [kate007124]
Dec 09, 2011 (4:18 pm)
after driving my 2012 elantra limited for 7000 miles, my mpg hovered around 26-27 mpg i just traded it in for a Prius. my first tank averaged at 44 mpg and the ride is far superior to my elantra. Yes i took a little hit, but my pain is eased every time i look at the mpg readout, + 2yrs free service. Good luck and do not put too much weight on those who minimize your complaint
#79 of 107 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA [lestrade]
Dec 09, 2011 (5:05 pm)
Enjoy your new Prius! Probably was the best choice for you from the start, given your expectations. Gotta love 44 mpg!
Interesting to note though that you are getting 6 mpg under the Prius' EPA average FE, and 4 mpg under its EPA city rating. And you are OK with that, although you were not OK with the Elantra getting 6 mpg under its EPA average FE and 2 mpg under its city rating.
#80 of 107 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA [backy]
Dec 09, 2011 (8:06 pm)
Not to mention the loss of a better warranty. Time will tell I guess, besides it's a toyota and it doesn't matter what the mileage is. He's happy with it. You said you took a little hit ???????. Bet it was more then just a little.
#81 of 107 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA [lestrade]
Dec 10, 2011 (8:06 am)
Did you consider a Sonata Hybrid? Did you test drive one? You may have gotten a lot more in trade than for a Prius.
#82 of 107 gas mileage
Dec 19, 2011 (6:44 am)
looked at the sonata hybrid but the battery takes up 1/2 the trunk the Prius hatchback design has a lot of room, especially with the rear seats down if needed.
as for falling under epa ratings, i"ll accept the usual decrease as it occurs in every car, but vast difference going from 50-44 than going from 40-27.
Bottom line is I'm happy when i drive.
#83 of 107 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA [backy]
Jan 26, 2012 (9:15 am)
I see these postings and really wonder - I purchased the 2012 Elantra in June 2011 - six speed box - and now have 12,000+ miles on the thing, on the hwy, a constant 40 to 44 - constant - measured by fill-up or the inbuilt readings - in the City 33-34.
So two options - you have a lemon and should have taken the car back - or you drive with a heavy foot - after 12,000 miles I have a lot more data than most - so I really do wonder about this - what Hyundai did so well here is use a simple basic 1.8 liter petrol engine - no weird and wonderful mods...enough said
#84 of 107 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA [zunni]
Jan 26, 2012 (1:32 pm)
Stick or automatic?
#85 of 107 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA [zunni]
Jan 26, 2012 (5:17 pm)
You silly little boy. 499 people out of every 500 complain about their gas mileage. I would guess that they are grown up and many, if not most, have a lot of driving experience. And you imply that our bad mileage is because we do not know how to drive conservately. I doubt that anyone would send notes to this forum if they not were trying to drive as conservately as possible and get good mileage. You got a lucky break - forget the hubris.
#86 of 107 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA
Jan 30, 2012 (5:37 am)
Have any of you really looked at the average miles per hour the trip computer will display??
Consider that if you dont see a number 55 MPH or above...its not likely you'll get 40 MPG as you're not really doing highway driving.
I'm convinced that many people think they do more highway driving then the actually do. My average is between 29 and 40 MPH. I'd like to get 40 MPG but dont see how I will achieve that if I am not driving in a manner that will allow that to happen.
To the prius buyer above. You got significantly less car for more money. Took a hit, yes you did and you likely gave away all of your fuel savings in the process. Also, lets not forget that the prius is a hybrid and supplements battery for fuel usage.
Historically only the prius and the civic hybrid have shown savings for the consumer over a five year period. And only if you dont pay a premium for the car.
Now I am not trying to belittle your choice to move to Prius, only put some perspective on the decision as I am not sure you will save anything in the long run.
#87 of 107 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA [eweiner]
Jan 31, 2012 (7:43 pm)
Your point about average speed is well taken. Most people think their average speed is higher than it really is.
Every week I meet a friend for Sunday lunch. 15.1 miles each way. 1.3 miles from home to expressway (with 2 stop signs & a traffic ight) and then moderately excellerate to 60 MPH & set cruise control. Then exit ramp to connect to another highway (have to disengage the cruise for a curve) which is about 45 to 50 MPH for a mile and a half to the next connecting ramp to another highway. Once on this third highway I hit the "resume" on the cruise. This section of highway is about 6 miles. Then on to a 35 MPH road(with traffic light at the end of the exit and one additional stop sign).
The trip is 3.3 miles local and 11.8 miles highway and take 22 to 25 minutes depending upon length of time at stop sign or traffic light. A lot of people would think they averaged 60 MPH and were using the cruise. They forget about the few miles of local roads with stops & starts, and the cut-off of cruise on the connecting ramps. But the best average speed for this trip is about 41 MPH according to the math.