2015 Hyundai Sonata: Fuel Update for July - Steady Gains Toward EPA Rating
August 10, 2015
In July, while doing our best not to blow our fingers off like our NFL role models, our 2015 Hyundai Sonata kept its air dam down and covered another 1,000-plus miles. And while there wasn't much to report, short of an alignment correction and surpassing 10,000 miles, that's not a bad thing as no news is usually good news.
But we did dump a bunch of fuel in our Sonata and you came here to see how efficiently it was used, so let's not waste any more time.
On the downside, the Sonata is still a not-insignificant 2.4 mpg below the EPA's rating. But on the upside, it has been clawing itself out of the hole we put it in as it's been steadily increasing that average over the last three months.
For this month, three out of the four tanks surpassed 29 mpg and I wouldn't be surprised to see the Hyundai break the 27-mpg mark by the end of its time with us.
Worst Fill MPG: 16.2
Best Fill MPG: 32.3
Average Lifetime MPG: 25.6
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (24 City / 35 Highway)
Best Range: 429.8 miles
Current Odometer: 11,288 miles
Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 11,288 miles