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Hyundai Elantra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
#313 of 774 I love my Hyundai but....
Mar 22, 2012 (8:08 pm)
Look, I read peoples comments before I bought my 2012 Elantra Limited, I saw that many were not pleased with the gas mileage, I have had 2 hyundai's before so I ignored those comments...here is the truth as I experienced it...first, I do totally love my car, and I would buy one again...BUT...the is definetly a gas mileage issue...I have 1800 miles on my Elantra and I DO drive with a lead foot, but here is the thing I dont understand...my 2010 Elantra averaged 26-27 mpg and I also drove that with a lead foot...my 2012 gets 23-24 mpg, the computer always reads a couple miles per gallon more than actual mileage...I admit to having a lead foot and driving mostly city driving, but am puzzled by the fact that my 2010 got much better mileage, it also seems that my 2010 had more power...I would have expected the same mpg as my 2010
#314 of 774 Re: I love my Hyundai but.... [aptman]
Mar 23, 2012 (8:34 am)
Not sue why you're having less mileage under same driving conditions. Was there an engine change between 2010 and 2012? Even if there was, would expect a bit peppier acceleration with the new engine. I only have one tank on my new Elantra and computer says about 25 mpg. Should have stayed with my 2008 Sante Fe. I could believe the computer and was a much nicer drive.
#315 of 774 Fuel System Recommendation
Mar 23, 2012 (8:53 am)
Do you have any thoughts of the Hyundai recommended $15/20 ounce container of fuel system additive at oil changes? Previous post (thank you) directed me to a site that showed high detergent gasoline which would not necessitate the additive. Have over past few years few years felt a shot of injector cleaner once every 5K miles would not hurt.
#316 of 774 Re: Fuel economy & Flash(?) [islandtractor]
Mar 23, 2012 (7:11 pm)
Checked the website and this report is not there yet. I will check the print copy as I am curious how they got their MPG figures. It's funny, I checked the test from Consumer Reports and they averaged about 29MPG overall (which is closer to what I am getting). And, to respond to some others on this forum, I understand the cause and effect of RPM and 'Lead Foot' on fuel economy. What I don't understand is that my 11 year old turbo-charged 4 cylinder with a 5 speed manual transmission (which is turning over 3000 RPM at highway speeds) uses premium fuel and has almost 130k miles on it gets almost the same MPG as the Elantra with a 6 speed AT (and turns just over 2000 RPM at the same speed). The best MPG I have seen so far (33MPG) is just 73% of the EPA estimate (and just about the same as reported 70MPH in Popular Mechanics. As a matter of fact, they are getting better MPG in city driving than I am on the highway.
Although I have not read all the posts on this forum, from what I have read, most are in the less than advertised MPG situation.
#317 of 774 Re: Fuel economy & avg speed [g2iowa]
Mar 23, 2012 (11:36 pm)
Fuel prices traditionally go up in the spring time, but it is only March and the nation's pump figures are at near-record highs. It sure makes it tough for a driving fanatic to enjoy feeling the asphalt rushing underneath his or her feet. Still, it is clear that modifications have to be made in support of gas mileage. But there are approaches to be smart, save fuel and still get some time behind the steering wheel. You will need low car loans interest rates in case you are going to be able to pay for to cover gas costs.
#318 of 774 disappointed in false advertising on mpg's but love the car
Mar 24, 2012 (6:23 pm)
i am a hospice chaplain and drive between 150-300 miles a day. i purchased my 2012 elantra because of the advertised 40 mpg.... and - of course - like the rest of you..... i get nowhere near that more like 31 mpg. very disappointed. other than that i do like the car, but disappointed in the mpg. is there a class action suit out there that i can be a part of?
#319 of 774 Re: disappointed in false advertising on mpg's but love the car [jcrubysmom]
Mar 25, 2012 (12:08 am)
Of the 150-300 miles, how many is city and how many is highway? What is the avg MPH as reported by your computer?
#320 of 774 Avg. MPH and MPG RE: [jcrubysmom]
Mar 25, 2012 (8:33 am)
Think it is absolutely critical to track average MPH when looking at MPG. I, like many others, tend to overestimate highway miles and seriously underestimate both time and miles in city driving.
Just filled up again. Now have 2528 miles on odometer. Computer estimated 29.7 mpg. Went 176.0 miles on 6.281 gals of regular (nonethanol) unleaded. Gets 28.02 mpg. BUT avgeraged a meagre 21.0 mph. So I know I was spending the vast majority of time and distance on city driving.
#321 of 774 Re: disappointed in false advertising on mpg's but love the car [gman4911]
Mar 25, 2012 (12:02 pm)
most of my driving is country roads... so a lot like highway driving
#322 of 774 Re: Avg. MPH and MPG RE: [g2iowa]
Mar 25, 2012 (12:03 pm)
I always check the miles i drive between fill ups with the gallons i put in