2003 Accent engine rpm for mph

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by sam, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. sam

    sam Guest

    Appreciate any info on correlating engine rpm with mph for my 2003 Accent.
    What I am interesting in is a good safe "high" rpm for climbing hills before
    shifting into the next gear (manual transmission).
    Perhaps someone with a tach could respond.

    BTW, my great little car gets 43 mpg on flat roads at a steady 65 mph. Love
    sam, Dec 15, 2005
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  2. sam

    sam Guest

    To clarify, what I am looking for is mph figures that reflect safe rpm as I
    do not have a tach.
    sam, Dec 16, 2005
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  3. sam

    hyundaitech Guest

    Anything short of the red zone is safe. But once you near there, it may be
    more beneficial to shift into the higher gear. For the most part, choose
    whatever moves you up the hill best.
    hyundaitech, Dec 16, 2005
  4. sam

    sam Guest

    Anything short of the red zone is safe.

    What are the mph figures for each gear for the red zone for a manual
    I do not have a tach.

    sam, Dec 16, 2005
  5. sam

    Mike Marlow Guest

    You don't need a tach. Red line rpm's are high! Unmistakably high.
    You'll hear the car racing at a noticeably high rpm which you would never
    drive at. Don't go that high and you'll be fine. There is no fixed shift
    point for normal driving. You shift where the car will comfortably handle
    the next gear and before it is screaming. It's a common sense thing. You
    really don't need a tach and you don't need to be worrying about where to
    precisely shift. Just drive the car sensibly. Enjoy it.
    Mike Marlow, Dec 16, 2005
  6. sam

    Jody Guest

    dont u have a tachometer? long as your not in the red...
    i dont have a tach, i have to go by engine sound, i been up to 140 kph in
    Jody, Dec 16, 2005
  7. sam

    hyundaitech Guest

    The engine computer will cut fuel if you begin to overrev the engine. It's
    a failsafe built in to the programming.

    I think the only way to actually overrev the engine is to shift into too
    low a gear for engine braking.
    hyundaitech, Dec 16, 2005
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