2015 Hyundai Sonata: Fuel Economy Update for October: A Little More Led in Our Step
by Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor on November 5, 2015
October proved to be another uneventful month with our 2015 Hyundai Sonata. While most of us have always found the Sonata a capable companion, Dan Frio and Carlos Lago got busy picking some nits. Far from heavy criticism, but still relevant, are things like slightly lackluster audio system, clattery engine sounds and a still not-as-refined as-we'd-like suspension.
Meanwhile, Carlos found out the hard way that our Sonata lacks the rear passenger air vents we've come to expect from many midsize sedans.
Once you're done clicking those links, click the one below to see what kind of mileage we wrung out of this thing.
I don't know if it was the late summer heat, but our shoes were a little more lead-y than usual in October. For the month, we averaged 23.26 mpg and — this should go without saying — we didn't set any new distance or mileage records for the month. We're still 2 mpg shy of the EPA rating, but we've got a little more time with our Sonata to see if it can do better.
Worst Fill MPG: 12
Best Fill MPG: 35.7
Average Lifetime MPG: 26.0
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (24 City / 35 Highway)
Best Range: 429.8 miles
Current Odometer: 18,115 miles
Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 18,115 miles