Your Turbo Gas milage? - Page 3 - Hyundai Forums : Hyundai Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#21 Old 11-18-2012, 07:53 PM
Junior Member
 
timlat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Drives Sonata SE 2.0T
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
timlat is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by leesrt View Post
I get the advertised mileage, maybe a bit better, but I calculate my mileage propperly.
What does this mean?
timlat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#22 Old 11-18-2012, 09:08 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: McDonough, Ga
2011 Pearl White YF Turbo Born on Jan 20 in AL!
Posts: 50
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Depeche93
Quote:
Originally Posted by AcesHigh View Post
Hey guys im new to Hyundai. Bought my first 2012 Sonata Turbo few weeks ago and love it. However, im starting to think that the claimed MPG is no where near the REAL MPG... Am I alone in this?

Its an 18 gal tank right? and Im getting about 350 miles per tank which is about 19MPG... Dont they claim like 26mpg combined?

The 350 miles im getting per tank is based on an equal amount of city/highway with a bit more hwy. I drive in ECO mode 90% of the time with cruise control and accelerate slowly most of the time. Yes I drive like a grandmother because my job reqires me to do 1000 miles a week, so trying to conserve gas and im disappointed so far
I have 70k on a 2011 T and most of it highway. I AVERAGE 33 mph on 89 or 87 octane. Theses engines run better on the lower octane. Weird . If you have bad mileage , it's your waste gate not working properly or your air filter is dirty. These air filters last about 7 k as the intakes sucks in bugs, dogs, cats and slower cars. Never seen and intake suck in so much crap in my life!
You may want to look at how much oil is being sucked in to the intake. Thread is available on the fix. Make sure you use 5w40. It is the oil that is recommended by Hyundai for this engine with a max life of 6k before change. Might be 5k. Keep tires at 35psi and use a better tire like Nitto Motiva.
Depeche93 is offline  
#23 Old 11-18-2012, 11:15 PM
Senior Member
 
jepank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Drives 2013 Boston Red VT. 2014 SantaFe Sport Limited.
Posts: 376
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jepank is an unknown quantity at this point
i have my car for less day 3 days, im at around 280kms odo. and im getting 8.5-8.9L/100km.
i drive 50/50 city hwy.
and average 45km/h
jepank is offline  
#24 Old 11-20-2012, 10:51 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Arkansas
Drives 2012 Sonata 2.0t Indigo Blue
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
big_ol_meat is an unknown quantity at this point
I no longer calculate my mileage. I look at what the computer says and subtract 2. I'm still fine with it.
big_ol_meat is offline  
#25 Old 11-20-2012, 12:20 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: WA
Posts: 140
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
cdelena
We get 20/30 on our '11 limited turbo.

If we used the econ setting (don't like it) and drove for mileage we could probably get the epa numbers but we don't.
cdelena is offline  
#26 Old 11-20-2012, 01:03 PM
Senior Member
 
leesrt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ga
Drives 2013 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track and 2013 Elantra GT
Posts: 1,055
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
leesrt is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by timlat View Post
What does this mean?
It means unless you are properly calculating your mileage none of these numbers matter. Everyone gets so fixated on their display but don't realize that thing is weighted toward what ever you did right after your last fill up or reset.

You have to use the fill to fill method dividing your miles traveled by the gallons required to refill.

Mods: K&N air filter and BOV filter, 21% tint, T-bolt clamps, debadged and rebadged with KDM, 6k XS HID and LED, Lamin-X tinted Tails & Fogs
leesrt is offline  
#27 Old 11-20-2012, 03:26 PM
Junior Member
 
timlat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Drives Sonata SE 2.0T
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
timlat is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by leesrt View Post
It means unless you are properly calculating your mileage none of these numbers matter. Everyone gets so fixated on their display but don't realize that thing is weighted toward what ever you did right after your last fill up or reset.

You have to use the fill to fill method dividing your miles traveled by the gallons required to refill.
Oh, I see. I don't use that gauge because it's proved itself useless to me. Fuelly is my friend for gas mileage.
timlat is offline  
#28 Old 11-20-2012, 07:02 PM
Senior Member
 
bonsai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Central AR
Sonata YF 2011 LTD 2.0T
Posts: 820
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
bonsai
My onboard meter is not to be taken verbatim, by any stretch of the imagination, but it isn't absolutely worthless. When I first had the car I would keep up w/MPG manually and the onboard was usually within 1-1.5mpg of being correct.

I bought some higher octane and have been more heavy on the throttle for first 50 miles and was showing 24.5 after a full tank. Twenty miles of 40-50 in the country keeping my foot out, for the most part still 3-3.5K shift point, had me at 72/27.1.

Then a 21 mile loop of 40-50 has me at 93.4/27.4. Duplicated the next day shows 114.6/28. I drive two miles round trip after idling w/heat on this morning waiting for a sausage biscuit and the OD shows 116.6/27.5.

Is this the software logic that I'd wish to have for one more pass around the dark side of the moon before bringing it back home to good ole terra firma?

Not quite.

It's a fuzzy logic though that is in the ballpark. I quit adding up actual mileage/gallons and checking against the onboard puter thousands of miles ago.

However, since this tank is roughly a blend of half ethanol at 91.1 octane I want to check it and possibly the next couple of fill-ups.

I tried running eco button when I first bought the car as the engine was tight and winter blend wasn't helping. I just grew weary of trying to adapt to it and figured I could come close enough.
bonsai is offline  
#29 Old 11-20-2012, 09:15 PM
Senior Member
 
leesrt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ga
Drives 2013 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track and 2013 Elantra GT
Posts: 1,055
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
leesrt is an unknown quantity at this point
I'm not sure what your trying to figure out but octane has nothing to do with mileage. Crappy gas will mess it up but quality 87 octane will yield the same as 93.

Mods: K&N air filter and BOV filter, 21% tint, T-bolt clamps, debadged and rebadged with KDM, 6k XS HID and LED, Lamin-X tinted Tails & Fogs
leesrt is offline  
#30 Old 11-20-2012, 10:48 PM
Senior Member
 
bonsai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Central AR
Sonata YF 2011 LTD 2.0T
Posts: 820
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
bonsai
I'm just playing a mite looking for the sweet spot for me in the combination of price, mileage and performance.
bonsai is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hyundai Forums : Hyundai Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome