2015 Hyundai Sonata: Fuel Economy Update for June: New Records for Best Range and MPG
July 10, 2015
June was a busy month for our 2015 Hyundai Sonata as we added close to 2,000 miles to the odometer. A good chunk of that came from Phil Reed's road trip to Mount Whitney plus some long-distance driving of my own. The result was a rise in our lifetime fuel economy average and a new fill-up mpg record.
For the month of June, we averaged 25.5 mpg. That helped bump our lifetime average to 25.4 mpg. Last month, we were at 25.0 mpg. We also posted a best fill of 32.3 mpg after 429.8 miles of driving. Both are new records.
Granted, our lifetime average is below the official EPA estimate of 28 mpg. But considering that the majority of our long-term cars come up a little short of EPA, I feel that is 25.4 mpg a pretty solid figure, provided we can keep it there for the car's remaining months in service.
Worst Fill MPG: 16.2
Best Fill MPG: 32.3
Average Lifetime MPG: 25.4
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (24 City/35 Highway Combined)
Best Range: 428 miles
Current Odometer: 9,919 miles
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 9,919 miles