Fuel Economy Update for July - 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Long-Term Road Test
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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Long-Term Road Test

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Fuel Economy Update for July

August 6, 2013

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

It's early days for our new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe long-term test vehicle. After all, the first time we poured any gas into it was July 2nd. This is its first fuel economy update.

So far it has been pretty popular. After some four weeks I'm staring at an odometer that reads 2,496 miles. And we're already seeing a good spread of high and low MPG readings.

Our observed average of 18.4 mpg trails a bit behind its 20-mpg Combined rating, but it's way too early to read much into that. This month included break-in miles and a trip to the track to run the numbers. The months to come should settle into a more normal routine.

Worst Fill MPG: 15.1
Best Fill MPG: 23.0
Average Lifetime MPG: 18.4 (5.4 gallons per 100 miles)
EPA MPG Rating: 20 Combined (18 City / 24 Highway)
Best Range: 314.0 miles
Current Odometer: 2,496

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 2,496 miles


Comments

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Huh. Erin Riches always tells us that track test mpg numbers are deliberately left out of your official lifetime mpg average. Who is correct here?

  • reminder reminder Posts:

    I'm guessing very few of the drivers take it easy on any of the long-term vehicles. Anything in the low 20's would be pretty good IMO.

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