2013 Hyundai Elantra Consumer Review: Real life fuel consumption far

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Real life fuel consumption far lower than EPA ratings
By marc_bar on


2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


There are a lot to like on the new Elantra 2013 but fuel consumption is certainly not one.
I've always paid attention to the gas mileage I would get on my cars compared to the EPA ratings and I've always notice close proximity among them. In my new Elantra 2013 however, the actual gas mileage on a combined 70% street / 30% highway can not get above 23 mpg. It is way too far from the claimed 29/39/33 EPA ratings. To my disappointment though, the fuel consumption I am getting seems to be pretty much in line with the Consumer Reports testing experiencing 20mpg on city driving.

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By marisacar
on 09/17/12 00:41 AM (PDT)

I agree about the fuel consumption. I consistently get 23.5 miles per gallon. My previous car was a Honda Civic Hybrid and it promised 44 mpg but got 28. For 3 weeks I rented a Sonata, and it only got 18 mpg. So I was mentally prepared for the lower mileage. Overall, however, I love the car. =)

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