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Hyundai Veracruz Real World MPG

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  • ilitilit Posts: 71
    Mine is a SE model. It got 1,600 miles and 22 mpg from mix driving at 75 mph on freeway and in city. I'm happy!
  • ilitilit Posts: 71
    May I suggest you guys calculate the actual gas mileage instead reading off the trip gauge? I don't know how accurate the gas mileage recorded in the trip gauge.
  • bipsterbipster Posts: 5
    There's so much to like about the 'cruz and I'm v close to buying, but really need to know what I'm in for on mileage. Anyone have numbers? Thanks.
  • egrippegripp Posts: 3
    Love my Veracruz Limited in Black Diamond with Ultimate Package w/ Premium Black/Saddle Interior, fully loaded. Over 2000 miles, 60% Hwy and 40% City, 7 fillups, 21.8 mph, calculated the actual gas mileage. If I would drive half way decent, and keep the lead foot off, I can get over 23 mph.
  • albanyjetalbanyjet Posts: 9
    We've had our Limited for 2 weeks. I haven't actually calculated MPG yet, but the on-board calc. reads 19. My wife primarily drives stop and go so that seems okay. With just 250 miles on a brand new engine, shouldn't the MPG improve a bit as it breaks in?
  • egrippegripp Posts: 3
    Here is the numbers of my "3 fillup rolling average" MPG of the Veracruz. I will be waiting to see where it stops.
    I am 60% hwy and 40% city, driving 73 mph on hwy. Remember, it is your driving habits and tire air pressure. I will try the synthetic oil angle after the breakin of the engine. I am very happy with the Veracruz MPG.
  • The MPG on the Veracruz is a joke.
    Moreover, it's pretty insulting, in my mostly worthless opinion, to deliver such vehicles to the public given what we are up against with impending fuel shortages. But the buying public just proceeds on......... with their blinders apparently fully intact.
    No offense intended, but the manuf's and the public need to wake up. Times, they are a-changin.......
  • arumagearumage Posts: 922
    If you are in a situation where you need to seat 7 on a regular basis, then this or a van is the way to go (vans don't really deliver any better mileage). It's not economical to drive two vehicles given your impact on the environment would be even higher doing that. If you don't need the extra seating then then you can chalk it up to personal indulgence. Either way, your opinion is worthless because I don't think you've changed anyone's mind. ;)
  • joe131joe131 Posts: 971
    Veracruz seems like a great vehicle for a family with 3 to 6 children of varying sizes. Good for a car pooler or scout leader or team coach who helps in transporting groups too, even over uneven, muddy, wet or snowy roads, especially with the all wheel drive option and some good tires. Really good mileage for all that too, and with over 260 horsepower.
    A Sienna or Odyssey or Entourage/Sedona would be fine if it was always on pretty smooth roads.
  • carbuyer11carbuyer11 Posts: 114
    Only 520 miles on my AWD Limited. Achieved 16.2 MPG (true calculation- not trip computer) on the first fillup. A little disappointing although most of the miles were city vs. highway so I guess it's not shocking since the city rating is only 17. I'll be happy if the highway rating of 24 is realistic.
  • ultcarultcar Posts: 24
    (Purely based on the trip computer, resetting it after each refuel...) My fwd GLS was around 14-15mpg, in city only at first. After passing around 400 miles, mileage started getting better. Right now, city is about 18-19 mpg. Just took a 7-hr trip on the highway over the weekend, and highway mileage was 23-24mpg (75mph, w/air conditioning on & a bunch of cargo).
  • outbackjoutbackj Posts: 1
    Wondering if anyone has an idea as to why the new Veracruz is NOT advertised in any of the papers or on tv? I would of never know about it if I hadnt gone to the NY Auto Show.
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    There is a Veracruz commercial coming to a TV set near you, if it hadn't already.
  • mjb56mjb56 Posts: 170
    Mixed 50/50 city / hwy driving. 18.6 mpg. Very pleased.
  • nxs138nxs138 Posts: 481
    To tell the truth, the only commercials I remember seeing on TV for the new bunch of CUVs out there is for the Mazda CX-9.

    I understand that the internet is a happening place for advertising, but I almost never glance at the ad, and if I do it's for just a few seconds. TV forces you to see it for 30 seconds.

    I have this theory that the Veracruz didn't have a "full" launch, i.e. the dealers around me only have a couple on hand, never the Limited models. So it makes sense not to waste a lot of money on advertising if you don't have the inventory...
  • mkc99phdmkc99phd Posts: 5
    I saw my first ad on hte weekend here in Canada. Hyundai is sponsoring the World Cup under 20 soccer tournament. I have to admit that the commercial didn't make me want to run out and get one. Good thing I already have one!!
  • himi1himi1 Posts: 25
    The only advertising happening since the launch of the Veracruz was the word of mouth and internet web sites such as this one! And still the sales has increased to 1500 units in June.
    When we see some TV commercials in next few months sales numbers should be even higher.
    I hope Hyundai will ship enough VCs to US till then to satisfy the demand for it.
  • scott613scott613 Posts: 14
    In mostly city driving my fwd Limited is getting about 16.5 mpg. Just did a 3600 mile road trip from South Florida to NY, NH and back and averaged 23.6 mpg doing about 75 on the interstates with AC on all the time. Max on 1 tank was 25.6 mpg. :D

    Over a total of 5k miles I'm getting 20.9 mpg - 70% highway/30% city.

    I find the trip computer to be fairly accurate, usually within .5 mpg of actual, sometimes high, sometimes low.
  • mjb56mjb56 Posts: 170
    The first leg of the trip was on rural roads through small towns, going between 55-60 mph. Avg. 26.0 mpg. Second leg on interstate going 65, no A/C. 25.5 mpg. Very pleased. Even better than the previous vehicle, a Chrysler T&C.
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