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Old 08-14-2008, 09:58 AM   #1
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The other day, I took my gf to the store and told her i'll wait outside. There was a Hyundai dealership right next door so I decided to walk over and take a quick look at the Tiburons. The window stick says the EPA gasmilage is 16/24 thats the v6 model with 172hp/181tq & thats with a 6 speed tranny. The 4 cyl model has EPA of 20/28 with 138hp/136tq with 5 speed tranny. Why do they get such bad gas mileage for FWD car? Now I dont feel so bad of my 19/25 EPA and we get AWD, turbo, more hp & tq.


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Old 08-14-2008, 10:25 AM   #2
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The other day, I took my gf to the store and told her i'll wait outside. There was a Hyundai dealership right next door so I decided to walk over and take a quick look at the Tiburons. The window stick says the EPA gasmilage is 16/24 thats the v6 model with 172hp/181tq & thats with a 6 speed tranny. The 4 cyl model has EPA of 20/28 with 138hp/136tq with 5 speed tranny. Why do they get such bad gas mileage for FWD car? Now I dont feel so bad of my 19/25 EPA and we get AWD, turbo, more hp & tq.


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Damn!

Yeah I'm actually pretty happy with my gas mileage these days, especially when all my buddies with big 'ol trucks are getting 10+ . Since I got tuned, I've averaged about 26 mpg. I'll take that any day.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:51 PM   #3
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Guess that is why it's a Hyundai and not a Honda. 38 MPG in my little SI
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:54 PM   #4
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91 civic d15 gets around 51mpg if it the base model version...
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:54 PM   #5
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wow! that 20/28 rating is the same as my 1999 accord v6 coupe. not only did it weigh like 300lbs more, it also had about 60 more hp and tq.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:58 PM   #6
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so you can go slow in a cheap car and still have to spend lots of money on gas? Where do I sign up?
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:18 PM   #7
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Wait for the new Tiberon
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:06 PM   #8
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The V6 mileage is probably so low because they have it geared for better acceleration at the cost of better mileage with the lowish power figures for a V6...

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wow! that 20/28 rating is the same as my 1999 accord v6 coupe. not only did it weigh like 300lbs more, it also had about 60 more hp and tq.
A new car's rating isn't directly comparable to an older car. They recalculated the ratings starting in 2008, which lowered the ratings across the board. A 20/28 for a 2008 MY car might equate to a 23/32 or something similar for a 2007 or older car.
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:42 PM   #9
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but its a tiberon guys!
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:53 PM   #10
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fueleconomy.gov has all epa mpg's under the sun (actually 1991 and up) if anyone wants to compare cars.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:09 PM   #11
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I get about 28mpg hwy on mine but I don't drive it as much since I drive my Fedex truck all week. Hmmm I think I spend about $60 a month on gas. Not bad.
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:39 AM   #12
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fueleconomy.gov is inaccurate. every estimated MPG is inaccurate when it comes to our cars cause it all depends how you drive.
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:49 AM   #13
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So what you're saying is we shouldn't even be paying attention to the MPG stickers on cars because they are innacurate? Then why are we even talking about mpg in this thread? Maybe we should all just estimate what mpg cars are going to get when we see them on dealer lots.
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:00 AM   #14
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So what you're saying is we shouldn't even be paying attention to the MPG stickers on cars because they are innacurate? Then why are we even talking about mpg in this thread? Maybe we should all just estimate what mpg cars are going to get when we see them on dealer lots.
they're just rough ballpark numbers.

i've gotten 16mpg in my wrx, sometimes 20, but most of the time i'm on 22-23 for city. for highway i've been at 25mpg, sometimes 27mpg, but have gotten upwards of 30-31mpg. and this is all on 91 octane, im not sure what fuel they use for those estimations..

now... the EPA estimated is 20city/27highway ... and from what i remember.. fueleconomy.gov had one or two listed lower than that. when i'm driving just average, i could get MPG numbers looking like the 06+ civic si's EPA estimated, and most sti drivers on here seems to be getting the same numbers as the WRX's EPA estimated. and IIRC... the 08 wrx is 19city 25highway EPA estimated... but i have yet to see anyone on here with an 08 wrx getting lower than 21. doesnt sound so accurate anymore does it.

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Old 08-15-2008, 02:20 AM   #15
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The fuel economy and power are low in the Tiburon because it uses a very old pass-me-down engine from back in the days when Hyundai was using Mitsubishi V6's (and some 4 cyl too).

All of the newer generation Hyundai engines are MUCH better than what is in the Tiburon. The current Tib really is about the suckiest "sports" car you can buy.
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