December 05, 2013
Our long-term 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe continues to rack up the miles. We've driven it over 11,000 miles since it joined our fleet in June, including an additional 1,100 in November. And the crossover's fuel economy continues to impress.
November 5, 2013
We drove our long-term 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV 1,805 miles since its last fill up at the end of September. Its lifetime average has increased to 20 mpg, or 0.2 mpg better than we achieved in October.
October 3, 2013
We drove the Santa Fe 2,236 miles since its last fill up at the end of August (on the 26th). Its lifetime average of 19.8 mpg is .4 mpg better than we did in September (19.4 mpg). The EPA estimates the Santa Fe's combined fuel economy at 20 mpg.
September 4, 2013
We added about 3,200 miles to our 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited during August. Much of that mileage came from Dan Edmunds' family road trip from California to Oregon.
For the month, we averaged 20.9 mpg. That's pretty much right on with the EPA's 20 mpg estimate for combined driving. We also saw our best range from a tank so far: 424 miles.
August 28, 2013
Unlike my semi-esteemed Edmunds colleague, Dan Frio, I haven't found the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe's 3.3-liter V6 to be overly raspy. In fact, I think it's pretty smooth and its 290 horsepower does a decent job of moving this heavy rig down the road.
And there's an aspect of the six-speed automatic transmission that I recently noticed is a refreshing change from the norm.
August 6, 2013
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.