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Hyundai Elantra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
#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.
#591 of 745 Re: Hyundai & Kia admit false fuel economy [stevens5882]
Nov 02, 2012 (10:21 am)
stevens5882, there will be a calculator up on the website this weekend: www.HyundaiMPGInfo.com.
Please check out this page for reimbursement details:
"Current owners are advised to make one claim every calendar year, though they will be permitted to make more than one per year. They may also submit a second claim in a calendar year upon the sale of their subject vehicle. Former owners may make one claim (per vehicle)."
It's really at your convenience. Some owners may want to make a claim monthly.
#592 of 745 Re: Hyundai & Kia admit false fuel economy
Nov 02, 2012 (1:48 pm)
While some complain, in my experience the vehicles that are falling the furthest behind their respective EPA ratings today include both the all-new 2013 Ford C-MAX hybrid and the 2013 Dodge Dart with the 1.4L engine. The Sonata, Elantra, and Accent can and do eat their EPA in far easier manner than those two in particular.
Having driven maybe 75 different fuel efficient vehicles within any number of segments this year alone all the while keeping very close tabs on the fuel economy including odometer offsets, aFCD offsets, temperature and wind compensations, and even elevation deltas, the 2013 Elantra GT in particular is one of the better offerings within the C-segment when it comes to ease of achieving yesterdays EPA let alone todays.
Not sure if Edmunds allows links as I just discovered this thread in a Google search?
I and a member of my team performed a head to head between a 2012 Elantra GLS with Auto and a 2012 Cruze Eco with Auto between San Diego, Death Valley, Las Vegas and back to San Diego. Nose to tail with drivers swapping cars and cars swapping positions every 50 or so miles showed the Elantra GLS achieving a higher percentage above its EPA than the Cruze ECO did.
I recently drove a 13 Elantra GT across the southwest to a fuel economy level that would scare the average Edmunds reader and I can only think of three vehicles that could best it out on the open road. The Passat TDI is one and that is the premiere Turbo Diesel in all of North America!
When I drive the vehicles available to me from the B, C and D-segment universe, the Elantra lineup always finishes ahead of the Focus, Cruze, Dart, Corolla, Jetta (even the diesel). Where it swaps positions (as in finishing 1, 2 or 3) is with the various 12 Civics (we all know about the poor interior in those ) and the Mazda3 with SKYACTIV. It sometimes finishes on top and sometimes in second or third depending on the topography and conditions but is always amongst the top three with the rest of the class falling far behind.
As for my experience and what do I do for a living? Test and review high fuel economy vehicles. Here is just a small sampling of the vehicles I have driven for tens to hundreds of miles in the past 14 days alone: The 2013 Sentra including 3 different trims, a stick and a number of CVTs, the 2013 Avalon Hybrid, the 2013 Jetta Hybrid of two different trims and I have a GS 450h that arrived in the drive yesterday afternoon.
While this may not have relevance to some, when it comes to fuel efficiency, the Elantra is at the top of a very short list of C-segment vehicles. If you are comparing EPA and MSRPs, the Elantra will always come out on top as well.
A restatement of an EPA rating is going to harm a company’s reputation but when you drive a Hyundai/Kia product and go drive a competitor at a similar price point, you will feel first hand where the value lies and the EPA is simply a number to be bested every time you turn the key.
Good Luck with whatever you currently own and drive.
Wayne Gerdes – Owner/Admin of CleanMPG.com
#593 of 745 Re: Hyundai & Kia admit false fuel economy [stevens5882]
Nov 02, 2012 (3:01 pm)
Only $60? You must not have very many miles on the car. Some models are droppng 4mpg (sticker versus actual mileage). That's up to 10%.
Some owners will be entitled to hundreds of dollars if they are high mileage drivers. And that's on mileage already covered. If they still own the car it will continue to pile up.