2011 Hyundai Sonata: Road Trip Mileage
August 05, 2010
This is the only gas station I've visited since leaving Santa Monica for Vail, Colorado. It was in Cedar City, Utah, which is about 450 miles from home. Made it there no problem, gas warning never even came on.
The driving was mixed. When I started out in L.A. there was plenty of afternoon traffic that made it stop and go for the first 60 miles or so. From there on out, the speed limits were 70-75mph, so I just set the cruise control and kicked back.
When I filled up, the logbook numbers said I managed 31.1mpg for the tank. That might not sound very impressive, but keep in mind that when the speed limit was 75mph I usually set it at 80mph. That made the "ECO" light go out, so I figured it wasn't getting its best numbers.
I'll add up the mileage from the second leg shortly and provide some additional commentary on the car itself. First things that come to mind? It's very quiet, the nav system works when you're moving and the XM channels are hard to sift through.
Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com @ 4,082 miles