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NannaAL

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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2012 5:26:15 PM

We just purchased a 2013 Elantra about a month ago. As well as liking the overall vehicle, we were also purchasing it for the gas mileage that they estimated we would get. BOY, were they ever over estimating! They claim that on the highway we would average 40 MPG. Heck we are lucky if we get 34. That is driving 65 MPH and straight interstate. When we question service department about this, they told us that the vehicles would not get that except occasionlly. That it is more in the upper 20's and low 30's! Why in the heck advertise otherwise. Seems to me that is deceptive advertising. Has anyone one else came across this problem?
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metalhat73
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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 11:22:30 AM

Had a Nissan Versa in 2007. Sticker stated 35mpg highway. 30mpg was my best. Also went to dealer. Dealer said 35mpg based on 55mpg driving. Drove 55mph and to my amazement, 36mpg.
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giwan
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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 9:08:42 AM

It was due to how the testing was done. Terminology if you will.
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streetirsx
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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 5:39:03 AM

also if you look at how the sticker MPG is computer, you will see how they came up with that number. the tests are based on a 1975 test where the speed limit was 55mph and now a days nobody drives that slow anymore but people dont realize that the MPG on their car is based on OLD speedlimits.. so yeah at 70+ MPH now, your NOT going to get near that mark, gotta slowdown or not complain about it..
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drydem
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 10:06:21 AM

NannaAL:
1) Reduce your highway speed to somewhere betwen 50 to 60 mph.
2) Increase the the tire pressure from the recommended level by 5 psi.

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gvan
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2012 6:28:58 PM

Whoops. The EPA changed terminology. It's Show Details rather than View Individual Estimates. Show Details is right under the mpg figures.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2012 6:26:12 PM

rick evans,

When you go to fueleconomy.gov and find the 2012 Elantra click on View Individual Estimates. That will get you to the graph. On the bottom you will see Show Details that will show all of the individual driver info. However, you have to scroll down to find it.
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2012 12:16:54 PM

@gvan -- "For some unknown reason it appears the Elantra mpg figures are a bit optimistic compared to the actual users mpg figures. 2012 Elantra MPG"

How did you get the graphical display of the user data? I assume the feg in the refers to 'fuel economy graph' but I can find no obvious link to it on fueleconomy.gov

[Edited by: rick_evans at 7/5/2012 12:19:55 PM EST]
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gvan
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2012 9:04:12 AM

For some unknown reason it appears the Elantra mpg figures are a bit optimistic compared to the actual users mpg figures.

2012 Elantra MPG
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gvan
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2012 8:59:51 AM

"They claim that on the highway we would average 40 MPG."

I have been able to exceed the EPA highway mpg ratings on every car I have owned. Seems like you should be getting 42-44 mpg at 65 mph.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2012 8:55:28 AM

"Those Hyundai engineers were probably drafting behind an 18-wheeler to boost their MPG estimate."

The EPA is the organization that determines the official mpg ratings, not Hyundai.
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dagherrera
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2012 7:57:55 AM

Car makers will do anything to sell their cars. I have to say, I own a 2005 Hyundai Elantra, and on my last trip driving only on the highway I got 40mpg. I was not speeding or passing cars, I just set my cruise control at the speed limit and maintain constant speed. I had the AC on and lights as well as music, which affect the fuel consumption.It all depends on the condition of your car.
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CobraJ
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2012 11:47:41 AM

Those Hyundai engineers were probably drafting behind an 18-wheeler to boost their MPG estimate.
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PCollen
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2012 10:22:27 AM

..and it doesn't even come with a spare tire !

I rented an Elantra last year, and was impressed by both the mileage and the handling of the car. As I recall, we were getting high 30's mpg with two adults in the car. Then we had a FLAT TIRE and all that was in the trunk was an air pump and some sealant that is injected into the tire. Avis didn't tell us about this 'feature' of the car at the time of rental. Well, we tried using the pump, but the tire would not hold air. Luckily, I was about 5 miles from Avis and we did a repetitious "inflate and drive" routine and limped back into Avis on the third inflation. Could have been much worse, as we were returning from a 60-mile distance when the flat occured. Avis was apologetic, gave us full credit for the tank of gas I had added that day, and upgraded us to a Sonata for the duration of our stay at no extra charge.
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cheapmonkee
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2012 10:51:25 PM

I think the hwy estimate is at a 55 mph velocity. Try that, or even 50 mph. Best mileage is generally whatever speed is needed to keep OD engaged. For my car that would be about 35 mph
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2012 3:24:59 PM

40 is the EPA estimate which Hyundai is allowed to use in its ads. However, if you had checked fueleconomy.gov you would have seen Hyundais routinely fall way short in real world conditions.
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