2008 Santa Fe FWD 6C Mileage Issue

Discussion in 'Hyundai Santa Fe' started by Slim, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Slim

    Slim Guest

    I have a 2008 Santa Fe with FWD, 6 Cylinders, Auto...and get 12 MPG in
    the city and 18 on the highway.

    The sticker said 18 city and 24 highway...the service manager told me
    that car is still "breaking in" at 3000 miles and that mileage should
    improve over time.

    I think he is full of shit....as most Stealers are.

    Any thoughts/comments?

    Slim, Sep 4, 2008
  2. My Sonata picked up about 1.5 mpg after a break in period. The 12 mpg city
    may be good, may be bad. Depends on traffic in what city. When creeping
    along in heavy traffic the best of cars may be 2 or 3 mpg. As for the
    highway, I'd guess you should get a little more but I don't know how fast
    you drive
    Edwin Pawlowski, Sep 4, 2008
  3. Slim

    Bob M Guest

    FWIW - I purchased TWO '07 SF LTD/AWD and have been averaging a combined
    21.5+. If I do more highway driving (several hours) I can achieve 24+ at
    speeds of 75. I don't know what your type of city driving entails but 18
    would disappoint me as well.

    Bob M, Sep 4, 2008
  4. Slim

    Matt Whiting Guest

    I think it is a waste of time to reply to trolls.

    Matt Whiting, Sep 5, 2008
  5. Slim

    Mike O. Guest

    Not knowing your exact driving conditions and habits, but those numbers
    sound a little low. I've got basically the same care (2008, FWD, 6 cylinder
    2.7l) that we purchased the end of August. It has just over 1,100 miles on
    it, probably about 2/3 highway, 1/3 city. It started out around 17MPG but
    the last couple of weeks has been hitting around 21 consistently.

    My previous vehicle was 2003 AWD 6C 2.7 Santa Fe, and I averaged about
    20MPG with the same driving mix.
    Mike O.
    Mike O., Sep 6, 2008
  6. Slim

    Striker Guest

    I agree with you Slim. Most Steelers are full of shit....
    GO RAVENS !!!!!!!!! : )

    My wife has a 2004 3.5L Santa Fe and 12 MPG seems a little low.
    Striker, Sep 15, 2008
  7. Slim

    Slim Guest

    Matt, just what about my post says "Troll" to you?

    I am speaking the truth about my experience with my new car and am
    asking for comments from others.

    Whats wrong with that?
    Slim, Oct 20, 2008
  8. Slim

    Bob M Guest

    Can you describe exactly what your city driving is like? Mileage is based
    on time and distance traveled. If you're driving in NYC or LA then 12 mpg
    might be good. If you live in Wyoming or Montana I can see where your
    vehicle moves all the time so mileage would be much greater.

    I purchased two '07 Santa Fe's with 3.3l but most of my driving is highway.
    As a result I average 22 combined. Perhaps we can try to analyze your
    driving habits to help somewhat?

    Bob M, Oct 20, 2008
  9. Slim

    Voyager Guest

    Using broad stereotypes like "stealers" is indicative of someone who
    isn't serious and is just trying to stir the pot. Your troll was one
    very obvious.
    Voyager, Oct 20, 2008
  10. Slim

    Voyager Guest

    And taking 6 weeks to respond to the thread you started is also a strong
    troll sign.
    Voyager, Oct 20, 2008
  11. Slim

    Slim Guest

    Since I live in NYC, my city driving is sloooow.

    But I do take frequent trips of 50-100 miles each way, fill the tank,
    check the tire pressure and drive at 70-75 and get 16 mph on those
    It reall galls me that Hyundai had TV commercials saying 24mpg!!! I
    would accept 18-20 as reasonable.
    Don't get me wrong, I love this vehicle...its the mileage that galls me.
    Slim, Oct 22, 2008
  12. Slim

    Slim Guest

    Sorry that you feel you have to NetCop.

    While you may have a nice warm and fuzzy relationship with your dealer,
    most people get screwed by thiers.
    Slim, Oct 22, 2008
  13. Slim

    Slim Guest

    I don't spend my life on Newsgroups.

    I was not "trolling". There are thousands of complaits about dealers
    out there as opposed to the very few who praise them.

    I posted exactly what the dealer told me, and I am in my rights to
    think his answer was bullshit.

    At the time of my post, there were no others dealing with the issue of
    poor mileage in 6cyl FWD 08 Santa Fe's, so I asked.

    Sorry I did not check with you first and ask permission to use the
    language I did...no one put you in charge of this newsgroup (other than

    Your NetCopping is a strong sign that you are making up for your
    shortcomings in real life.

    Its hypocrotical that you think its perfectly OK to whine about your
    ISP in this newsgroup "My new ISP sucks (Frontier) and apparently
    decided to change news servers without telling their customers." while
    getting your panties in a bunch over my post.

    Have a nice day.
    Slim, Oct 22, 2008
  14. Slim

    Bob M Guest

    For comparison - I drive highway most of the time with little city stop and
    go. The trip computer displas 22.? - 23.high MOST of the time. If I
    calculate gallonage and distance to derive fuel mileage it comes out almost
    exactly the same.

    Now, my daughter lives in Brooklyn NY. When I drive to visit her, about 120
    miles each way, my trip computer will average 18 mpg. That's averaging so
    in traffic, the BQE, Flatbush Ave, I must be getting <12.

    So, as you can see, driving type makes a significant difference.
    Unfortunately that's true with virtually every car. I also have an '02 PT
    Cruiser 4-Cyl, 5 Sp and I can't even get as good mileage with it than I can
    with the Santa Fe.

    Hope this helps somewhat.
    Bob M, Oct 22, 2008
  15. Slim

    Voyager Guest

    Voyager, Oct 24, 2008
  16. Slim

    Slim Guest

    I agree 100%.

    None of the other cars I have owned have had such a difference between
    the "sticker" MPG and actual I was getting.

    My Santa Fe does not have a mileage calculator, so my analysis is based
    on my miles on the tripmeter and gas pumped at fillups.

    I am not happy getting only 2/3% of the stated MPG when on all my other
    cars its been closer to 3/4%.

    All I wanted was to ask if others were getting poor MPG on their Santa Fe's.

    Thanks for your time.
    Slim, Oct 28, 2008
  17. Slim

    Slim Guest

    Funny how I the ONLY person I have not had a civil discourse with in
    this forum is.....YOU!

    Consider yourself *PLONKED*....Troll. ;-)

    Have a nice day.
    Slim, Oct 28, 2008
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