Hyundai Elantra MPG

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by komobu, May 4, 2008.

  1. komobu

    komobu Guest


    I have an 06 Sonata LE that only gets about 18 MPG in the city. I
    don't do a whole lot of highway driving and have put 16,000 miles on
    it over the last year. I am thinking about trading it for something
    more practical. What kind of gas mileage does an elantra get with a 4
    cylinder? I am looking for a vehicle with 30+ mpg. Thanks

    komobu, May 4, 2008
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    Victek Guest

    My 2003 Elantra GLS gets 27-30 mpg with a mix of highway and city driving.
    It will get 34 mpg highway. It's hard to estimate city driving since there
    is so much variability, but I've never gotten less then 25 mpg.
    Victek, May 4, 2008
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    Crabman Guest

    If you add in what you lose because of depreciation during the trade you
    probably won't be able to make up for that loss.
    The elantra gets 30-34 highway.

    I recommend, if you do want a different vehicle, you sell yours
    privately, and buy privately. Anything you do with a dealer will result
    in a net loss, almost guaranteed.

    Crabman, May 4, 2008
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    Matt Whiting Guest

    The only vehicles likely to average 30 MPG in the city are hybrids.

    Matt Whiting, May 5, 2008
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    Victek Guest

    Yes, and perhaps the best option is the "plug-in" hybrid that will charge
    its' battery from home AC. It was talked about in this recent episode of
    Victek, May 5, 2008
  6. 30 mpg city?? maybe better of with a you want economy or
    ecology....given how much cars cost new and depreciate, I'd stand pat or get
    a econobox beater for short money. if a body gets a 22 thousand dollar
    hybrid, do they save more than the chap that buys an old corolla? no way.
    Roscoe C. Arbuckle, May 5, 2008
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    Crabman Guest

    Crabman, May 5, 2008
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    Victek Guest

    30 mpg city?? maybe better of with a you want economy or
    You may be correct at present, but what about down the road (so to speak)?
    How much higher does the cost of gas have to go before the lifetime Total
    Cost of Ownership of an Elantra exceeds the cost of a plug-in hybrid? $6
    Gal? $10 Gal? I'm not sure how to do an accurate estimate, but it seems we
    will eventually cross that threshold.
    Victek, May 5, 2008
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    B.C. MALLAM Guest

    I have a new '08 Elantra with just over 4000 miles and it has been
    consistent at 30mpg in city driving. Haven't had a chance to try it on the
    B.C. MALLAM, May 5, 2008
  10. consider 16k miles a year.........400 gallons for hybrid, 1143 gallons for
    eEectra 225..... 743 extra gallons times $5 a gallon= 3715 extra dollars for
    lead sled gas factor in what you save on the stuff mentioned
    above....make the buick a toyota and your really cooking with gas. . not
    trying to be an ass, just having a little fun with this......
    Roscoe C. Arbuckle, May 6, 2008
  11. Still holds true down the road, at least short term, let's set all the

    Hybrid = NOT green option ... yes is NOT, think BATTERIES.
    Cost = at least $10,000 difference in price.

    So to break even between a small/low cost car (Accent/Rio) capable of
    more than 30MPG on city and a Hybrid Gas will have to be over $7 a
    gallon, just to break even!!!!.

    Get your MATH corrected, TCO also includes buy price, NOT just operating
    Vic Hyu Garcia, May 6, 2008
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    Crabman Guest

    You still need to figure manufacturing ecological cost to make a new
    car, and then actual cost to purchase.

    I heard someone read a science article that stated current manufacturing
    and life span "footprint" was currently HIGHER on a Hybrid than a full
    size Hummer.

    Crabman, May 6, 2008
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