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#1 of 752 Hyundai Elantra Real World MPG 2012
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Nov 15, 2011 (6:57 am)
2012 owners... let us know how you're doing!
#2 of 752 Re: Hyundai Elantra Real World MPG 2012 [kirstie_h]
Nov 15, 2011 (12:47 pm)
The 2012 Elantras will likely not have enought miles on them to provide a meaningful MPG result. We have already had this discussion on 2011 models. It seems that we will be repeating the problem and discussion here. Since 2011 and 2012 models are the same design, there should be a 2010 and earlier grouping and a 201 and later grouping.
#3 of 752 POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA
Nov 15, 2011 (1:05 pm)
Posting this message out of much and disappointment and frustration....
In July, I traded my 2009 Mitsbushi Eclipse for a 2012 Hyundai Elantra. The decision to trade-in my eclipse was for the soul fact that the car was not getting the ideal gas milage (~24 mpg out of EPA range of 20-28 mpg) for my long (all highway) commute to work and back. After much research, I decided to purchase the Elantra due to its (claimed) great gas milage, features, and price versus that of the competitors. BIG MISTAKE!
After owning the vehicle for a little over a month and putting 2000 miles on it, I notice the vehicle was averaging about 26 mpg on each tank. After contacting the dealership about my concerns, I was told to wait till my first oil change to reflect the change in gas milage. The first oil change came and I did notice an improvement in my gas milage between 2-3 miles, put definitely nothing in the CLAIMED 29-39 range. I decided to contact Hyundai about my concerns regarding in which I was told to wait till the car was broken in at about 5000-6000 miles.
After 6000 miles I was still averaging about 27 mpg (all on ECO mode). I, again, contacted Hyundai customer service about my concern. Their response was to do have a fuel MPG test and to have the vehicle inspected by a local dealership. The fuel MPG test, released by Hyundai, requires you to have record the miles traveled and amount of fuel used five times while going to the same gas station and using the same pump. Again, I was still consistently getting between 25-27 mpg. I had the dealership, also, inspect the vehicle for any issues and run a diagnostic test for any issues--- none were found. All this information was then faxed over to Hyundai customer service.
So... I just got off the phone with Hyundai customer serivce and they are saying that the car is in working order and there is nothing they can do to assist me.
So why am I getting such poor gas milage that isnt even in the working range of the EPA estimates? I have tried every recommended way to enhance mpg and nothing seems to improve it. I was getting decent gas milage (in the EPA range) for my Eclipse so I really dont think it is in my driving style.
I see that forum that others are having the same problem. I dont see how so many people are driving this vehicle 'wrong' .
I am so disappointed in my purchase and wish I would have gone with a competitor that lives up to its ratings. Hyundai is doing nothing but false advertising this vehicle. I hope to see a class action lawsuit in the future.
If you are thinking about buying a 2012 Elantra and want great gas milage... DONT!
#4 of 752 Re: Hyundai Elantra Real World MPG 2012 [oldburbnewcx9]
Nov 15, 2011 (1:05 pm)
Just wondering, would those 201's be rated at something like... 2 horsepower (if there's 2 horses pulling the chariot/wagon)? And would it be Miles per Bushel (of oats) vs. Miles per Gallon?
I agree on your point, but Kirstie explained her reasoning... and she's the Host.
#5 of 752 Re: Hyundai Elantra Real World MPG 2012 [backy]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Nov 15, 2011 (3:56 pm)
Yes, good point... BUT, at some point it will be more relevant, and it will be interesting to see if 2012 MPGs improve after a realistic break-in period. Sometimes break-in *is* the only issue.
#6 of 752 Devil in Details
Nov 16, 2011 (7:25 am)
Any information offered here is only as good as the detail provided. So posters need to provide all the pertinent information. Which specific vehicle they have (e.g., base manual transmission versus loaded Limited with automatic transmission). How many miles they have driven? What type maintenance they have done? Things like the type of fuel they are using, esp. if using any ethanol (which will decrease fuel economy). Are they buying branded fuel or the cheapest gas they can find? And lots of info on the type of driving done. How much is highway vs city? What type city driving (a lot of stop and go, lots of idling, etc.)? How much of time using AC? Are they using the Eco feature? Are they religious about ensuring proper tire pressure? Are they routinely driving with heavy loads (e.g., mostly just driver vs driver & 2 or 3 passengers)? Etc.
#7 of 752 Re: Devil in Details [g2iowa]
Nov 19, 2011 (2:43 pm)
You're correct. The devil is in the details.
My car is a 2012 Elantra Limited - 17" wheels with automatic transmission
Current Odometer Reading: 3400
Last calculated mpg: 29.7
# of people in the car other than the driver: 0
tow package: no
any other additional weight in the car: no
driving trips: commuter - 70% highway / 30% local
# of stop signs for round trip: 2
# of stop lights for round trip: 4
# of inclines for round trip: 4, which means that there are 4 downgrades for round trip.
air pressure in tires: 32 psi all around
Fuel: Mobil or Shell, 87 Octane w/ 10% ethanol
A/C use: not since the summer, and used only on return trip home from work
ECO: Always On
Maintenance done so far: None, dealer recommendation of 5000 miles for 1st oil change
Did I miss anything????
#8 of 752 Re: Devil in Details [majorben]
Nov 20, 2011 (6:34 am)
I get better mileage with the eco off and the car is much more fun to drive.
#9 of 752 Re: Devil in Details [majorben]
Nov 20, 2011 (7:43 am)
For your highway miles, how fast are you driving? Are you using cruise control?
#10 of 752 Hyundai Elantra Real World MPG 2012
Nov 21, 2011 (9:45 am)
I bought my 2012 GLS on June 28 and have almost 9000 miles. I am driving every day to work 40 miles one way (36 highway and 4 citi). I am using the same gas station and the same pump and getting between 32 and 33 miles. I was expecting around 35-36 but even with these numbers I completly satisfied. Nice car and fun to drive. My friend is getting the same mpg on 2011 Honda Civic.