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Hyundai Elantra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
#581 of 745 Re: MT's Elantra struggling with FE, just 26.8 mpg [bpizzuti]
Aug 06, 2012 (10:06 pm)
Not necessarily. My Civic runs at between 3,000 and 4,000 RPM on the highway in 5th gear. In the four years I'v owned it (it's a 1995 EX Coupe 1.6L) I'v never had a tank of gas lower than 34 MPG. When my trips involve 90% highway I get over 40 easily doing the speed limit and about 36-38 doing 10-15 over the limit.
Not to mention my car only put out 106 ft/lbs of tq at 5,200 RPM and that was when it was new in 1995, now that I'm close to 200,000 miles it's probably lower.
By everything you say, I should be getting awful mileage, but I'm not.
#582 of 745 Haters? get real!
Aug 12, 2012 (9:43 am)
Its absurd that some posters call others that post real world numbers haters...I will state one more time, this is my 3rd Hyundai in a row, I love the car, it looks great, drives good, I WOULD BUY IT AGAIN...BUT...the gas mileage is no where close to what hyundai states...I may average 25-26 (the computer says 2 mpg better but it is not accurate), I do not drive the best I admit, however...on the highway driving 70 I have never done better than 31 mpg, the computer says 33 but do the math...that is also with 2 passengers and a spare tire...my 2010 elantra got better gas mileage than my 2012....
#583 of 745 Re: Haters? get real! [aptman]
Aug 13, 2012 (12:35 pm)
With 16K miles on my2012 i would agree with aptman. This is also my 3rd Elantra and i also love the car except for the poor suspension. I just did a 280 mile round trip ,average speed 70 and a full trunk of luggage and one passenger and got 36.5mpg. This car does not get what was advertised but i am totally ok with the all highway mpg. City driving is no where near 29mpg but i don't think there is any car except the hybrids that can get good city mpg. Over all after 1 year of driving i would rate it a B plus. If the suspension was better not rocking when going over road imperfections i would give it an A-. I still think its one of the cool est looking cars in its price range and would probably buy another.
#584 of 745 Re: Haters? get real! [elantra4]
Sep 02, 2012 (3:12 am)
. . . . but i don't think there is any car except the hybrids that can get good city mpg.
Not true. There are non hybrid cars out there that are capable of outstanding city mileage, but only with a manual transmission. I average 40 in the summer months with my 05 Corolla. Driving is about a 50/50 mix, but not much of a city MPG penalty with proper driving techniques & light AC use. Pure highway driving only yields low 40's.
Original 2005 Corolla EPA estimates
32 City/41 Hwy
2008 Revised EPA estimates
27 City/35 Hwy
The original estimates were more accurate, Just more proof that the government can't do much of anything right!!
#585 of 745 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA [ynglegend]
Sep 10, 2012 (11:55 am)
It's hard for me to believe you're getting that kind of milage. My 2011 has 13,000 miles and has averaged 24 MPG since it was new. I did put Michelin tires and alloy wheels on the car when it was purchased. That should have INCREASED the MPG not decreased it. I can only drive 250 miles before I need to stop for gas. My '96 Camry has averaged 21.5 MPG for the past 14 years. So, I don't know what the problem is w/ my Elantra. I purchased it for the "great" MPG. I drive with the ECO light on. I'm a 67 year old lady so not a "hot rodder." Jack rabbit starts are not my style and I drive the speed limit.
#586 of 745 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA [sandiegolinda]
Sep 10, 2012 (12:31 pm)
Please post the avg MPH (not MPG) as reported by your car's computer.
Is the 24 MPG reported by the computer or manually calculated?
#588 of 745 Re: Hyundai & Kia admit false fuel economy [aviboy97]
Nov 02, 2012 (8:30 am)
More information here;
I won't have a chance to call them right away but did some simple calculations and figure I should get about $60.
Some articles are saying this is being refreshed every year, can anybody verify this?
#589 of 745 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 02, 2012 (8:57 am)
If you are a Hyundai or Kia owner and have a reaction to the company’s announcement today re: EPA fuel economy ratings, please email PRedmunds.com today to talk with a reporter.
#590 of 745 Re: Hyundai & Kia admit false fuel economy [stevens5882]
Nov 02, 2012 (9:13 am)
How incredibly stupid.
This will cost Hyundai/Kia billions... in lost sales. Krafcik will lose his job over this... or should.
If it were Toyota or Honda, people would forget about it in a year or so. But Hyundai/Kia doesn't have that kind of loyalty.
Great opportunity for Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, and all the rest to pick up share from Hyundai/Kia.