2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Long-Term Road Test

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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.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Could Use More Range

June 2, 2014

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

I'd like our long-term 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe to have more range. It's there on paper. With its 18.8-gallon gas tank and an EPA fuel economy rating of 18 city and 24 hwy, the Santa Fe could go 338.4 miles around town and 470 miles on the interstate if you run her dry.

But in the real world the numbers are much different.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Could Use More Range

June 2, 2014

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

I'd like our long-term 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe to have more range. It's there on paper. With its 18.8-gallon gas tank and an EPA fuel economy rating of 18 city and 24 hwy, the Santa Fe could go 338.4 miles around town and 470 miles on the interstate if you run her dry.

But in the real world the numbers are much different.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Fuel Economy Update for April

May 6, 2014

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

April was a fairly busy month for our 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe as we added about 1,600 miles. In addition to our usual driving, Travis Langness used our Santa Fe for a Joshua Tree camping trip. For the month, we averaged 20.5 mpg.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Joshua Tree Camping Trip Part 3

May 5, 2014

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

Our last morning in Joshua Tree National Park was mostly spent packing up. We made a trip to the local grocery store for supplies during our long weekend of camping, so we had some extra items in the back of our 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe on the return trip. Even with the additional cargo, there was plenty of room left for three passengers, and since packing up went so quickly, we had extra time to explore the park on the way home.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Fuel Economy Update for February

March 7, 2014

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

For February, we added close to 1,350 miles to our long term-term 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. Most were highway miles, but no long road trips.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Fuel Economy Update for January

February 4 , 2014

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

In the month of January we drove about 1,832 miles in our long-term 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. It didn't go on any road trips, but it saw its share of highway time.

In that time, we refueled seven times with 87-octane gasoline and averaged about 19 mpg, just a tick under the combined EPA estimates. This is pretty consistent with our lifetime average of 19.4 mpg.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Fuel Economy Update for December

January 6, 2014

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

Since the last fuel economy update in November, our long-term 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe has logged 1,643 miles. In those miles, one of the more notable events was as a Christmas tree hauler. Otherwise, it's been tackling the usual commute and people transport duties without any hassles.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Fuel Economy Update for November

December 05, 2013

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

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.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Fuel Economy Update for October

November 5, 2013

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

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.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Fuel Economy Update for September

October 3, 2013

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

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.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Fuel Economy Update For August

September 4, 2013

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

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.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited AWD: Transmission Doesn't Mind a Few Revs

August 28, 2013

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited AWD

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.

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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.

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