2015 Hyundai Sonata: Fuel Economy Update for May — Overall Mileage Improves
June 8, 2015
After a slow April, our 2015 Hyundai Sonata racked up nearly 1,800 miles in May. Scott Jacobs gets credit for many of those miles thanks to a trip to northern California. He found that he liked the manual shift feature even if the engine wasn't always strong enough to make a pass.
The extra miles helped out the Sonata's overall mileage number as it climbed from 24.7 to an even 25.0. That's still a few cry from EPA number of 28 mpg in combined driving. We're not surprised by that number as most of us drive the Sonata in its "sport" mode more often than its "eco" mode. Editor Dan Frio tried the latter and got some anecdotal evidence that it works.
Other than its mileage-related posts, the Sonata didn't make too many waves. Editor Kelly Hellwig found that its trunk hinges aren't kind to groceries while I noted that it has one of the better navigation systems when it comes to user-friendliness.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 7,820 miles