On Sun, 14 Jul 2013 10:04:34 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I have the 2.0 Turbo., My driving is half light city and half highway
at 70 to 75 mph. My average is about 27 in winter with ethanol crap
and 29 in the summer. I've done over 30 on straight hiway driving.
You will get slightly better once the engine and wheels loosen up a
bit. Mine improved a good 2 mpg over brand new.
Keep in mind, it is extremely rare to get the EPS rated mileage. I
also have no idea of your driving habits and type of traffic.
When I use the remote start a lot (both winter and summer temperature
extremes) it drops 1 to 2 mpg also. I'm willing to pay for comfort
Check again in a few months and let us know if it has improved.
There may be something wrong with your car or your calculations.
I don't own one but rent a Sonata about once per month for
several days. I have never gotten less than 24 mpg city
driving and usually 31-35 mpg freeway. I am not easy on cars.
Something's not right. I have manual 2010 GLS which I understand
gets slightly less MPG than the 2011-2013 version. I drive exclusively
in the city and do it rather aggressively. Consistently get 22.5-23.5
MPG in winter and 24-25 MPG during summer.
That number should be higher if you factor out A/C, waiting at red
lights, stop signs, accelerating from standing still, any extra weight
you're carrying, tire PSI, etc. While I don't have a Sonata, in my
2013 Elantra GLS rated 28-38, I was getting 44.5 on the highway the
other day @66MPH no A/C and windows 1/2 open (read: drag). In city, I
am averaging about 29MPG so it's about right and I am a bit of a
leadfoot. Of course, I only fill my tank about 1/2 way when I put gas
in it. Less weight = better mileage. Just sayin'.
- Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]
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