If this becomes a daily occurrence, take it as a sign to move on from the Elantra to something else :wink:Worst fuel economy I have seen yet was last weekend. I loaded up the car for a weekend trip with both mountain bikes on the roof fighting the wind there and back. Hwy speed was 70+ and I averaged 23.
Actually, sounds normal to this wind fighter. Oklahoma has its share of hefty winds. Once posted on here about having to do a quick on-call round trip to the OR. Winds were 30-40, gusting to 50. Drove 26 miles, wind at my back. MPG's were in the low 50's. Twenty minutes later, was returning home. Same route but heading into those winds. Avg. 28 mpg. No bikes, no passsngers, no hills. Same speed: 60-70, both directions.Worst fuel economy I have seen yet was last weekend. I loaded up the car for a weekend trip with both mountain bikes on the roof fighting the wind there and back. Hwy speed was 70+ and I averaged 23.
On 2011 models the Eco light just tells you you're drive economically.Has anyone figured exactly what the Eco button does? I figure it turns on the Eco indicator and the indicator means that the Eco button has been pushed.
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My Elantra use to be my wife's. When she drove it, it would get 24-25 mostly city. I've had it for 2 full tank full and I've been about 28-29 with 50/50 driving. I don't baby it, but I don't hot rod it either. I don't use econ because all it does is cripple the gas pedal, doesn't really benefit any. I went for a drive on the highway today just to get out of the house, and all highway showed 42 mpg for a 40 mile stretch after I reset it to test it. I'm happy with my numbers.
I'm really not that worried about it. I'm not gonna concentrate that hard in order to save a few mpg. If I was that into the almighty mpg number, I would've gotten a Prius or something. :laugh:Yeah those numbers sound about right. With a little bit lighter foot you can easily break low to mid 30s with 50/50 driving.
View attachment 55261 Taken a couple of weeks ago... Over the course of six days, mostly highway miles obviously. But still, I'm happy with my mileage This is no fluke, either, as my display currently reads 44.2 mpg avg. after 1/2 tank of fuel. It's been around 40 avg. all summer for me! Admittedly though, my grandpa thinks I drive like a grandpa... haha
Probably more like 37-38, that always reads about 2-3mpg, high. Try hand calculating, and see what you, get. Still pretty good, though.I'll play along. :smile:
Here is my MPG during my first long trip this past weekend on this tank of gas. At 1/2 tank I was averaging about 39-40.
Hyundai says 38 highway. I'm not complaining. :grin2:
Ah, but here's the rub: I didn't say that after that tank was empty, the MPG had gone to about 41.4 MPG.Probably more like 37-38, that always reads about 2-3mpg, high. Try hand calculating, and see what you, get. Still pretty good, though.
If I fill up, and jump right on the highway, I can get the numbers, close to 50mpg! That will of course drop,through the week. I use an app to track, every fill up and my overall average, is close to 37mpg. Mostly highway miles, in light traffic.Ah, but here's the rub: I didn't say that after that tank was empty, the MPG had gone to about 41.4 MPG.
I just didn't have the picture to prove it so I didn't post it. :wink:
This was of course with ECO on and a very light touch on the accelerator as well as driving the speed limit or below.