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Hyundai Elantra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
#11 of 774 Interesting Data
Nov 22, 2011 (4:32 pm)
Take a look a fueleconomy.gov. Real world miles as shared by drivers for 18 of the 2005 model and 18 of the 2012 models.
2005 Hyundai Elantra, automatic: Rated 24MPG City, 29MPG HWY
average combined as reported by 18 drivers: 28.3MPG
2012 Hyundai Elantra, automatic: Rated 30MPG City, 40MPG HWY
average combined as reported by 18 drivers: 28.8MPG
That extra 11 miles per gallon highway seems to be missing from everywhere but the sales pitch.
#12 of 774 Re: Interesting Data [mb21784]
Nov 22, 2011 (4:39 pm)
How long have the 2005 Elantra owners been driving their cars? How many tanks are their data based on?
Same question for the 2012 Elantra owners.
#13 of 774 Re: Devil in Details [rudy66]
Nov 23, 2011 (11:13 am)
Thank you... I've tried turning ECO off a couple of times during the past week, and I did notice a difference in engine response, but I have yet to turn ECO off for a whole tank. I think that I will try it on my next fill up.
If it is true that one does get better mileage with ECO off, could it mean that something is wrong with ECO or should ECO be used only in certain trips, i.e. ECO off for highway driving, and ECO on for local driving? Just curious...
#14 of 774 Re: Devil in Details [g2iowa]
Nov 23, 2011 (11:25 am)
For about 11-13 miles on my highway commute (one way), the speed limit is 65, so I've been doing between 65-70. For the remaining 4-6 miles (one way), the speed limit is 55, so I've been doing between 60-65. Any slower would be dangerous because with the way people drive here in NY, you run the risk of being driven off the road, if you know what I mean.
For the whole highway part of my commute, I do not use cruise control. There are just too many hills (one of which is too steep). I do not believe cruise control would help in improving my gas mileage because cruise control does not and cannot adjust for hills until you are already on those hills. And in those cases when cruise control does kick in going uphill, the engine rpms are increased dramatically, thus reducing gas mileage.
Just so you know, I have tried cruise control in my Elantra during the late summer months this year, and the same thing happens, and I did not see an improvement in mpg.
#15 of 774 mpg on a recent 400 mile roundtrip
Nov 25, 2011 (11:27 am)
hi folks,i just returned from a over 400 mile roundtrip from where i live in hallandale beach,fla to orlando and back and thought i would give a mpg update for my 2012 elantra gls base model.the car has currently 2000 miles on it..with about 90% highway driveing on this trip and with the a/c going full blast and according to the trip computer on the car i averaged 46 mpg. better than the highway mpg estimate on the sticker which is 40...by the way,this car just floats down the highway and is one of the best rideing and handleing cars i have ever driven.i realize that some people are not getting the advertized mpg but i think it probably just depends from car to car and how you drive it as well.
#16 of 774 Re: mpg on a recent 400 mile roundtrip [steven39]
Nov 25, 2011 (11:54 am)
What was your speed on that trip? Also did you use cruise and/or Eco on the trip? Is this automatic or stick? Thanks.
#17 of 774 Re: mpg on a recent 400 mile roundtrip [backy]
Nov 25, 2011 (4:54 pm)
i was doing about 65 mph on the highway with the cruise control and eco mode switched on.my highway mpg are very good on this car however,the best city mpg i have achieved thus far is about 26 mpg which isn't that far off from the advertised 29 mpg.Also keep in mind that my city driveing is 90% within 5 miles from where i live and it's mostly stop and go all the time.by the way,it's a auto tranny.
#18 of 774 Re: mpg on a recent 400 mile roundtrip [steven39]
Nov 25, 2011 (4:58 pm)
Thanks for the info but I am tired of suggestions that those of us who get bad mileage don't know how to drive. I get over 40 on pure highway driving as well. Now you should drive in traffic similar to New York or any big city and see how you do.
#19 of 774 Re: mpg on a recent 400 mile roundtrip [steven39]
Nov 26, 2011 (9:39 am)
Are you just going by the trip computer to come up with the mpg number? What was the mpg number using the actual number of gallons of gas pumped into your Elantra and the total miles driven on that gas?