2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Long-Term Road Test

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Fuel Economy Update for May

June 6, 2014

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

In the month of May, we drove more than 1,500 miles in our long term-term 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. Most were highway miles, including a 600-mile road trip.

During this time, we averaged 18.0 miles per gallon using 87-octane fuel. May's mileage is below our lifetime average of 19.4 mpg, and well under the EPA's combined estimate of 20 mpg.

Worst Fill MPG: 14.1
Best Fill MPG: 25.0
Average Lifetime MPG: 19.4
EPA MPG Rating: 20 Combined (18 City/24 Highway)
Best Range: 424.5 miles
Current Odometer: 21,917 miles

Matt Jones, Senior Editor


  • reminder reminder Posts:

    14 MPG! Might as well be driving my 2005 Trailblazer. Right in line with the EPA combined though.

  • legacygt legacygt Posts:

    The Santa Fe is basically getting the same mpg I get on my AWD CX-9 which I got in 2009 but is essentially a 2006 vehicle. I've never achieved 25 but I also never did as poorly as 14 on a tank. I'm surprised that, with all the fuel economy gains in other segments, 3 row CUVs are doing about the same as they were 5+ years ago. Maybe the new Highlander will raise the bar.

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