Just went on my first trip with my 14 GT, and I was quite happy with
the average fuel mileage of 36.3. NY to VA, about 350 miles. Trip was
mostly highway, but I did sit in a lot of traffic, and I also did use
the a/c some (101 in DC as I drove through). Total trip was about 1K
miles, local driving was mostly rural, not too many lights I guess.
My 07 Elantra GT never came close to the stated mileage and I was
never happy with the gas mileage even though I liked the car a lot. A
full highway trip would barely break 30MPG if I was lucky.
So I am happy!
Nice! Is that with an automatic transmission? I have an 03 Elantra
with a standard 5-speed and get >30mpg during exclusive freeway driving,
but about 27mpg with a typical city/highway mix. I wonder if it's the
6-speed transmission that makes for the better mgp, and if the standard
does a little better than the automatic?
Automatic, I was happily surprised. My 14 GT has the 2.0L engine too
which I wanted. They had gone to or were going back to the 1.8 or
something or other and I didn't want that.
I'm really surprised that's all you get with the 03 especially with a
manual...my 03 would get probably 35 or more, the 07 used to get
apprx. 37/38 on a highway trip....both automatics. BUT the 03 was a
more solid feeling car than the 07 even though they were virtually the
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