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Hyundai sent out a letter and an email stating that this model's mpg was posted incorrectly and that you can get a credit voucher for the difference. Call your dealer to inquire about the voucher if you haven't already registered for it. We've been able to get our mpg up to 38 mpg and learned that you have to wear in the engine a few months before it'll start producing the better mpg. We're in the Austin area, so we drive Toll speeds on a regular basis and this little car handles the 80-85 mph effortlessly and the ride is smooth.Report it
Don't know why Hyundai caved on this MPG issue. Every test of this car on the highway, got better mpg's than the posted sticker. If you do some looking around at the problem and get past the whiners that have no clue how to do a proper mpg test, you will find that if you pull off the freeway and gas up, set the miles to zero, drive at freeway speeds for at least a couple of hours, then pullback into a roadside station and re-fill. Divide the number of gallons into the miles driven and I think you will be quite surprised to find you have a great number. That's "highway" mpgs. Now, when driving back and forth in city traffic all bets are off on what you will get with ANY car. Stop, start, race to the next set of lights or get tail gated by some red neck in a lifted 4x4, city bus or Kamakazi bicycle messenger. (a major publisher did a side by side mpg test of an airport rental Elantra and a demo Honda Civic over hundreds of miles of highway driving in one day, and found that BOTH got over the posted highway mpg numbers and the Hyundai Elantra mpg beat the Civic by a cupfull)Report it
Tho it has 148 HP, Elantra only has 131ft-lbs of torque. You have to drive careful(nothing over the speed limit & slower if possible) or mpg goes down the drain......fast. Use any brand 100% gasoline(non-ethanol), which gave my last 3 cars 8%, 7%, & 5% better mpg. My four tanks of fuel for auto tranny Elantra averaged 37.6mpg.Report it
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