Throwing Up Big Numbers - 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS: Throwing Up Big Numbers

October 01, 2010

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While updating the Sonata's fuel log today, I had an eyebrow-raising moment. We all know that Hyundai has promoted the hell out of the Sonata's "35 Highway MPG" EPA fuel economy estimate. Even the notebooks they gave us at the Sonata's press event touted this best in class number.

a) The ominpresent crush of the "worst in the nation" traffic.

b) Our staff's collective leadfoot tendencies.

Turns out Hyundai has very good reason to boast:
Against the EPA numbers of 35 highway and 26 combined, we've gotten a best tank (all highway) of 33.9 and are averaging an impressive 26.2.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 7,214 miles

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