2011 Hyundai Elantra Consumer Review: Misleading MPG Advertising

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Misleading MPG Advertising
By m_aaslam on


2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


Have a 2011 Elantra GLS for 6 months now. Very, Very, Verify, disappointed with MPG not even close to advertised 40 mpg. I drive 80% highway, the best I got was 30mpg @ about 70-75mph. In the city I get 18-19mpg. VERY disappointing about the misleading advertising. Will NOT recommend this to anyone.

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Honest advertising.
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By gman4911
on 02/26/12 08:04 AM (PST)

There are many factors that reduce fuel efficiency. Driving at 70-75 mph with A/C on is one of them. Your driving habits must be terrible. Go to cleanmpg.com and read up on how to improve your driving habits.

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By gman4911
on 02/26/12 08:23 AM (PST)

Popular Mechanics did real driving tests and not lab tests like the EPA and exceeded the EPA numbers. http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/news/fuel-economy/mileage-moment-of-truth-we-put-40-mpg-claims-to-the-test-6651300

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By orangelebaron
on 11/13/11 12:31 PM (PST)

aside from the mileage, what do you think of the car?

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By lilmm23
on 10/27/11 13:43 PM (PDT)

You must drive with a lead foot because all of the reviews I have read state that there getting around 34-38 combined

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By jtm12180
on 12/04/11 09:42 AM (PST)

you either slam the throttle every single time your foot touches it, or something is terribly wrong with your Elantra!

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By orangelebaron
on 11/13/11 12:31 PM (PST)

do you own one?

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By litewerk
on 01/31/12 20:07 PM (PST)

You also might want to check your tires air pressure.

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