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"The Sonata continued to post unimpressive fuel economy. Though it's pretty rare for an Edmunds vehicle to get better-than-expected fuel economy, we had thought that the long-distance drives would bring up the car's overall average. The Sonata did post a new high of 23.5 mpg, but this is still quite a bit lower than what our long-term 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was capable of — a high of 30.8 mpg."

average was about 21.8 or something, which is good, but i thought it was interesting they compared it to the Mally.

To me, a mid size with a gutsy v6, getting 20-22 is about right.

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My guess is that it is the tranny's fault. The Malibu transmission is impressive. Case in point, the Malibu 2.2 gets better real world fuel mileage than the Optra 2.0. The Optra is smaller and the engine is smaller, but the Aisin tranny is sloppy.

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My parents got a Sonata with the V6... and I showed my mom the average fuel economy feature on her display. She wasn't happy as she was hoping for a much higher number.

The V6 is pretty damn strong, smooth and quiet. The manumatic feature works well too.

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Hyundai's have always had slightly worse fuel economy than their competitors. I'm not sure why they are this way, either; I think it may have something to do with their transmissions. In any event, this is nothing new. For example:

Hyundai Elantra: 24 City/32 Highway

Toyota Corolla: 30 City/38 Highway

Mazda3: 26 City/34 Highway

Chevy Cobalt: 24 City/32 Highway

Ford Focus: 26 City/32 Highway

Interestingly enough, the Cobalt and Focus are the worst in the lot, along with the Elantra.

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Hyundai's have always had slightly worse fuel economy than their competitors. I'm not sure why they are this way, either; I think it may have something to do with their transmissions. In any event, this is nothing new. For example:

Hyundai Elantra: 24 City/32 Highway

Toyota Corolla: 30 City/38 Highway

Mazda3: 26 City/34 Highway

Chevy Cobalt: 24 City/32 Highway

Ford Focus: 26 City/32 Highway

Interestingly enough, the Cobalt and Focus are the worst in the lot, along with the Elantra.

This is pointless without telling what engine each car had, and how much HP and torque they have. Of course the 126 HP Crapolla with the 1.8L is going to have better mileage than a 145 HP 2.2L Cobalt.

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We had a V6 Sonata in Detroit for NAIAS.....and I didn't check the mileage.....but if it averages in the low-20's, I'd be happy....the thing was damn-near a rocketship....

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Hyundai's have always had slightly worse fuel economy than their competitors. I'm not sure why they are this way, either; I think it may have something to do with their transmissions. In any event, this is nothing new. For example:

Hyundai Elantra: 24 City/32 Highway

Toyota Corolla: 30 City/38 Highway

Mazda3: 26 City/34 Highway

Chevy Cobalt: 24 City/32 Highway

Ford Focus: 26 City/32 Highway

Interestingly enough, the Cobalt and Focus are the worst in the lot, along with the Elantra.

to say the least, my 133 hp elantra with a manual tranny! couldnt get any better then 27 mpg on the freeway, i averaged 24-26mpg...

to say the least, i got 26.99mpg on my AUTOMATIC ls1...

brother has a toyota matrix and says he's never seen above 26 mpg... so that goes your corolla 30/38...

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My mom's auto Vibe gets about 30 on the highway. My auto Cobalt gets about 36 on the highway. I don't know the city mileage but she averages about 26. I average about 30.

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"The Sonata continued to post unimpressive fuel economy. Though it's pretty rare for an Edmunds vehicle to get better-than-expected fuel economy, we had thought that the long-distance drives would bring up the car's overall average. The Sonata did post a new high of 23.5 mpg, but this is still quite a bit lower than what our long-term 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was capable of — a high of 30.8 mpg."

average was about 21.8 or something, which is good, but i thought it was interesting they compared it to the Mally.

To me, a mid size with a gutsy v6, getting 20-22 is about right.

Interestingly, their long-term Cobalt LT is only getting 25.3 MPG so far.

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Paulie let his Mom not get a Buick? Just kidding.

The Sonata is overrated hype. It's geting a pass on lookin ugly since it has the "Wow Hyundai makes a nice car".

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Paulie let his Mom not get a Buick?  Just kidding.

The Sonata is overrated hype. It's geting a pass on lookin ugly since it has the "Wow Hyundai makes a nice car".

PLEASE... it is SO upsetting...

She test drove the LeSabre--it stalled on their test drive. Both my parents were disgusted with the subpar interior quality on materials.

They sat in the LaCrosse and just felt cramped and complained about the rear visibility. The Park Avenue is discontinued, and the rest of Buick's lineup aren't sedans.

They didn't want to wait for the Lucerne as no dealer would give them any time frame when they could get a car... they needed a car, and the Lucerne was months away from arriving at dealers.

They're extremely happy with their purchase. I still hate the the fact they got a Hyundai, but it's their car and they're happy--that's what matters.

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