mpg on a Sonata 2006 GS

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by Nellie, Apr 8, 2006.

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    Nellie Guest

    1800 miles, 4th tank of gas averaged 20.3 mpg, mostly local driving, trips
    of about 5 miles at a time. is that about right?
    Nellie, Apr 8, 2006
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    Eric G. Guest

    Seems a bit low to me. I get in the 22-23 MPG range with the GLS V6.
    Eric G., Apr 9, 2006
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    Rob Guest

    Seems a bit high to me. I'm getting 19-20 mpg in town on my LX.

    Rob, Apr 9, 2006
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    Bob Adkins Guest

    What does your trip meter's average speed show? At 39mph, which I estimate
    to be about 85% highway and 15% city, my GLS V6 gets 26.1 MPG measured.

    Be aware that the trip meter is not real accurate in varying conditions.
    Mine is always within 1 mpg in general driving, but city driving can confuse
    Bob Adkins, Apr 9, 2006
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    zigipha Guest

    I have a LX and get about 18 mpg on my commutes. As they say..ymmv

    My avg speed is 24 mph, but max speed is like 40. Quite a few stops and
    some hills
    zigipha, Apr 10, 2006
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    Bob Adkins Guest

    Your average speed is awfully low. Sounds like 60% city, 40% highway, but
    hard to tell.

    Have you tried tuning your ESC off for a tank of gas? Some owners are saying
    it drags down their mileage. I really doubt this, but it's possible.
    Bob Adkins, Apr 10, 2006
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    Deck Guest

    justfinished a 2200 mile trip with my V-6. averaged 21.5 to 29.5 on various
    legs of the trip. at 68 mph average mpg was about 22 at mostly 80MPH in
    Arizona dna NewMex. car with two peole amd ALLLL our luggage. Back seat
    and trunk completely full. best was in Okla with average speed of 55MPH
    and usually going about 65 MPH. YMMV and I wish it was more!
    Deck, Apr 10, 2006
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    Matt Whiting Guest

    How is it possible?

    Matt Whiting, Apr 11, 2006
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    Bob Adkins Guest

    ESC acts on throttle and brakes. I think either could *possibly* have an
    effect on mileage.

    Hey, I'm with you Matt. I've tried mine with ESC off, and can't notice 1
    iota of difference. Others are saying it adversely affects their throttle
    action and general performance. I suppose it's possible that the ESC could
    be glitching, causing it to apply a little braking or impeding throttle
    input. Dunno!
    Bob Adkins, Apr 11, 2006
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    zigipha Guest

    REgarding my 24 avg mph..the driving is through towns, etc. my peak
    speed is 40 mph, and spend a bit of time at lights.

    As a test, I tried some short term tests on the highway, using the trip
    comuter. I was able to get 34 mpg going level at 55 mph, drops to 29
    mpg running close to 70. This was level road for approx 2 miles. 2400
    zigipha, Apr 11, 2006
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    Matt Whiting Guest

    Only if you are driving such that ESC is activating often. I've only
    had mine activate a couple of times during the past winter and I really
    had to work to make it engage. The one time it did unexpectedly was
    when I pulled onto a major highway that was covered with ice one
    morning. I hit the throttle a little after shifting into second and the
    engine started bucking like a bronco. I let off and it stopped. I did
    it again and noticed the ESC light and put 2 and 2 together. I was
    somewhat disappointed in how abrupt the ESC was. Nothing subtle about it.

    I guess anything is possible if it is malfunctioning, but in normal
    driving it shouldn't be doing anything other than monitoring.

    Matt Whiting, Apr 11, 2006
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    Bob Adkins Guest

    Or the ESC is activating a lot more than it should.

    The people are experiencing something. They say the car feels peppier and
    handles better in normal driving when the ESC is turned off.
    Bob Adkins, Apr 12, 2006
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    Matt Whiting Guest

    Then they should certainly have it checked out. They shouldn't just run
    with it turned off. Then again, I know lots of people who are very
    susceptible to the power of suggestion. I can't tell you how many
    people tell me that since they (switched to Amsoil, used STP fuel
    additive, insert your favorite snake oil product here...) they are
    (getting 20% better gas mileage, their engine/transmission/differential
    runs 30 degrees cooler is much quieter, etc.) and all other sorts of
    magical things.

    Matt Whiting, Apr 12, 2006
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