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Hyundai Tucson Real World MPG



  • virgochamvirgocham Posts: 1
    edited November 2011
    Hi - I am also in the same position - the gas mileage is pretty horrible (~17 MPG city, 22-23 MPG Highway). I took my car to the dealer and they just looked at what the computer reading states and said that everything appears to be fine. The computer reading (for average MPG) has never been correct and I calculate gas mileage by actual miles driven and the total gas filled for the same. Were you able to do anything about your car? Please give some tips to how to deal with the dealers.

  • I've just passed 5000 miles, still getting very poor mpg. Around 17/20 city/hwy the comuter has shown 24 on highway for short times, but once I hit a hill or some wind the mpg suffers major. I have noticed that this car is extremely sensitive to wind and terrain and speed. On a flat road with no wind going 60mph I could maybe get 26, but how often does that happen. AllI know for sure is I will not be buying another hyundai, I've even considered cutting my losses and trading in on a chevy equanox. FYI, I also calculate by miles driven and gallons used, Ibe found the computer to be close enough for my taste, but never accurate. I truly am getting better mph with my colorado truck, 5cyl and much less areodynamic. All in all, not a hyundai fan.
  • i too was conned on the gas mileage to expect. I rarely go over 50 mph (80 kms) mostly highway driving and have never got over 25 mpg and I have had car two months now and about 2400 miles on it....
    The 2.4 l lacks power on long hills and pulling power with 4 adults.
    the exterior finish is ok and other then the polished alluminum inside finish is ok also.
    the sun roof is extremely noisy at any speed
    For the price......$340000 canadian it isn't worth is just a glorified roller skate with poor rear visibility....
    The current trade in value is only $25000 so I have lost big bucks in two months...They don't hold their value like Toyoto and Honda.....
    Never again Hyundai.....
  • It's pretty silly how many people never talk to their dealers and get emotional very quickly. The new Hyundais are known for extremely long break in periods, mine took well over 6000 before it broke in properly and started getting near correct mileage (both reading and calculation). Don't judge an engine so quickly, especially after 2400 miles.

    The 2.4l should be around 176 horsepower and 170 ft/lb of torque, I don't know what you are expecting, but that is definitely on par or better than the competition and will definitely get up hills quick enough. It's no sports car, but it's definitely not sluggish. Again, you are judging an engine that's only 2400 miles old, and the new Hyundai's have extremely long break in periods.

    Don't judge an engine until it has at least 6000-7000 miles. If you traded it in, you made a sore mistake and cost yourself 10000 for no good reason. Patience is a virtue, and unfortunately for you, it cost you big bucks.

    Even Toyotas and Hondas would lose similar amount in trade in value. Cars have a massive drop in price after the first year, and then lose slowly afterwards. Of course the Toyota/Honda's hold value a bit better than Hyundai, but in the first year everyone takes a similar hit. The reason being that buyers will not buy a car price that is close to a new car price, so the first year drop is always huge.
  • My Tucson has been driven for 11,400 miles.In all the time since purchasing the car(even after the 6000 miles) my mileage has remained in the 18/24 mpg range calculated by mileage run and gasoline consumption.Forget computer generated data.It has never been completely accurate.Even during long freeway driving in great conditions ie no wind,rain,65mph etc... the best has been 24mpg.I have been patient and today took the car to the dealer! They fed me the story that mpg advertised is based on testing done by the govt. in ideal conditions,indoor yada yada. I bought this model based on their advertised mpg.Traded a sports car with better mileage and certainly better horsepower.I did not expect perfection,at least 28-29 mpg on the hwy! This is my first and last Hyundai...
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,984
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  • elefanlisaelefanlisa Posts: 1
    edited November 2012
    I purchased my 2012 Tucson in May 2012. It has just over 6,000 miles on it. I usually get 24-25mpg and that's based on my own calculations of the miles put on between fill ups divided by the # of gallons pumped in to fill the tank. I have left the eco setting on from the beginning. It took me a while to get used to the change in performance, but now I hardly notice it. The claim for this model is 21 city/30 hwy mpg and most of my driving is a cross between city/hwy so I'm near the middle of the mpg range. The mpg calculation on the car's computer is always about 2mpg higher than what it actually should be. I reset it every time so that is misleading. I haven't yet taken it on a road trip where I use an entire tank on the highway. I'm guessing it would probably get about 27-28mpg. Still below the 30mpg Hyundai claims.
  • Anyone else pissed about Hyundai nmpg claims???? OF COURSE!! What kind of crossover looses 5-10 mpg for simply having some added weight? How crappy are the engineers at Hyundai?? Great design and nice to drive but screw the mpg claims.
  • Forget about high 20s if you have anyone with you or have anything weighing more than a brick in the back. Just got 21.7 on a three hour trip.
  • Have you gotten your information for the hyundai mile per gallon program? I have and just received my "debit" card. The idea is to give Hyundai owners some type of compensation for the "false" claims regarding the mpg. I'm really disappointed with Hyundai because they send you a debit card that you cannot use at an ATM --- hence, no cash. You can't even pay at the pump with the card. They make it seem that they've done us a huge favor, when they actually have caused me even more inconvenience.
  • So I know that everyone with the 11 and 12 Tucson got reimbursed for poor fuel consumption, however my 2010 is equally as horrible and I am not seeing any real concern from Hyundai on this. I have a case opened, and the customer service lady seemed real willing to help and contact my local dealer, who wasn't very willing to help, saying that if there are no error codes, there is nothing they can do to check for fuel economy issues. Well, after 2 weeks of delay from the CS lady, she is now saying the exact same thing as them and that if I want an actual Consumption Test, I would have to pay for that as it is not covered under warranty. I never get more than 19 in the city with realistic numbers of about 17. Highway? I have never seen it get above 21. If we are just using the readouts on the dash, but I regularly calculate the city driving and it never comes out higher than 17-19 so the computer checks out with my arithmetic.
    I am really disturbed by this. I have spoken to Santa Fe owners, with 6 cylinders, who get 27 all day long in the city. I got rid of an expedition, twice the size physically, as well as engine in hopes of saving money on gas. This car is really not much better than that dinosaur I had. Anyone else with 2010 Tucson having similar issues?
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,626

    Bought my 2014 SE for the features and the way it drove...knew going in that the mileage was't the greatest but hoping to see an increase by the time I hit the 6k mark. The 2.4 engine has enough power for me and has taken whatever I have thrown at it with ease. So I just enjoy the ride and try to not to think about the lousy mileage figures as compared to the other crossovers in the marketplace. I drove a Kia Sorrento last week and though it had over 4400 on the clock, it seemed to get much better mileage figures than my smaller engine Tuscon so I'm hoping things will improve a bit here!

    _The Sandman :) B) _

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

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