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Hyundai Elantra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
#688 of 774 I finally feel vindicated and Screwed
Nov 27, 2012 (7:31 pm)
I have been posting the gas mileage issue for months here, haters all around always with an excuse, this was my 3rd Hyundai in a row and this will be my LAST ONE...its much worse than they admitted.
#689 of 774 Great MPG!!
Nov 27, 2012 (7:48 pm)
Just did a 1000 mile trip this past weekend.
L.A.-Las Vegas-Grand Canyon-L.A.
We drove our 2013 Elantra. And got 42.8 mpg. going about 70-80 m/h.
When I drive all city no freeway I get about 29-30 mpg. And that's in Los Angeles......
If you pay attention to the way you drive, it's easy to get that kind of mpg.
The A/C is a mpg. Killer... And if you get up 10 min late every morning trying to get to work on time, you'll kill you mpg. to.
We love our Elantra
#690 of 774 Re: Great MPG!! [tcb74]
Nov 30, 2012 (9:08 am)
Lucky you.. thanks for the driving tips, but even the tips won't help my combined 24 mpg. You wanna buy mine?
#691 of 774 Re: my mileage [rld72]
Nov 30, 2012 (11:57 am)
Yeah after every fill up for the first 30-50 miles my dash says 44-47 MPG. Come time to fill up again though the real number for the tank is 29-30. I drive almost entirely highway as well back and forth from work. I find myself coating to stops for long distances when nobody is behind me just to squeek out higher dash numbers which never match what I actually get per tank.
#692 of 774 Re: my mileage [koller2012]
Nov 30, 2012 (12:51 pm)
Say.....do you suppose Hyundai's onboard trip computer misstates MPG like the original sticker did?
#693 of 774 Re: my mileage [koller2012]
Nov 30, 2012 (1:01 pm)
If your tank result is 29-30, you're driving way more stop & go than you realize, which is pulling your average down. Your avg MPH calculation will confirm that.
#694 of 774 Re: my mileage [gman4911]
Dec 01, 2012 (7:15 am)
I purchased my 2012 Elantra in June of 2011 when they first came out and paid full sticker price as it was the hottest car on the market. The reason it was the hottest car was the 40/29 mpg that was advertised. From the very beginning I noticed that I was not getting anywhere what was advertised and started posting on this web site. I got the usual story from the dealer as others had posted that the mileage would get better as the car got more mileage on it. Well with 19500 miles on it it has only gotten worse. Latest all city is 19.5 I can still get about 36mpg on an all highway but as the cold weather has started the mileage will drop as others have mentioned. I have owned two other Elantras 2003 and 2004 and got about the same mpg 32/24mpg. I traded in the 2004 when I heard about the supposed 40/29.If I knew what I know now I never would have traded it in for the 2012 and would have gotten a Civic. I do love the styling but am sorry that I went for the Elantras again. I will keep it for now but will be looking to trade it in the future.
#695 of 774 Received the debit card letter and??
Dec 02, 2012 (11:47 am)
Is there any way to refuse this debit card offer and demand more of a compensation? I've been disappointed in the mileage that my 2011 Elantra has gotten from the beginning, and find their statement "estimates on affected vehicles were overstated by one or two MPG" as insulting. It's closer to 5-10 mpg. in my experience. Had I known this, I would have bought the Jetta I really wanted. I bought this car for the supposed great mileage.
#696 of 774 Refuse debit card?
Dec 02, 2012 (4:40 pm)
Selmam: I don't know if there is another way. Probably not since they are not being truthful about any of it. Check with the dealer you bought it from. Hyundai sales in NC have dropped greatly. There is an Elantra GT I have been looking at, sitting in front of the showroom, for the past six weeks. The dealer won't budge on his $999 administration fee (pays the little lady in the back room to type up the bill of sale) and the $399 mud guards. They say they will give the buyer $500 when he signs the contract. What a bunch of nuts.
Dec 02, 2012 (8:36 pm)
Mine gets pretty close to the updated estimates but this is simply unacceptable behavior by ANY company.
There is no way they could have honestly made a mistake on how they test their cars. Not only is it a black-mark on the company but they should be punished with a tariff. This amounts to unfair trade practice, dishonesty in the marketplace and for me and my kids... it is my last Hyundai (after buying four). It is simply unacceptable for a company to lie to me and get away with it.
Goodbye Hyundai Kia... never again!