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Hyundai Elantra vs. Kia Soul MPG

Chart is based on 653 fuel economy reports for the Hyundai Elantra and 201 fuel economy reports for the Kia Soul.

Hyundai Elantra MPG

Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2017 40.6 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2014 36.7 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2013 31.2 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2012 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2012 38.3 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2011 31.2 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2010 34.5 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2010 30.5 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2009 33.5 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2009 31.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2008 30.7 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2008 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2007 30.1 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2007 28.4 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2006 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2006 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 17 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2006 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2005 30.7 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2005 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2005 30.6 MPG Highway Percentage 86 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2005 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2004 28.3 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2004 32.8 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2004 31.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2004 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2003 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2003 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2003 36.2 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2003 30.3 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2002 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2002 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2002 31.6 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2002 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2001 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2001 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2001 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 19 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2017 4dr Sedan 147-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 5 65 30 120 40.6  
2014 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 25 23 52 110 36.7  
2013 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 22 25 51 72 31.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 2 10 26 62 73 29.7  
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light hvy 0 0 15 85 85 38.3  
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 4 8 26 32 65 31.2  
2010 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 10 10 75 60 34.5  
2010 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 2 5 34 59 73 30.5  
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 1 25 13 61 64 33.5  
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 8 31 11 50 76 31.4  
2008 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 13 31 52 71 30.7  
2008 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 5 20 18 58 69 29.4  
2007 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 14 29 13 44 72 30.1  
2007 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 3 30 28 39 69 28.4  
2006 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 16 43 15 26 83 25.3  
2006 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 10 18 55 17 75 24.9  
2006 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 6 36 21 36 86 24.7  
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 8 22 65 79 30.7  
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 6 20 30 44 66 28.5  
2005 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 3 3 7 86 80 30.6  
2005 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 12 30 18 40 66 29.3  
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 6 40 28 25 71 28.3  
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 2 15 13 71 62 32.8  
2004 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 13 38 50 75 31.7  
2004 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med hvy 7 20 45 28 77 26.9  
2003 4dr Sedan 135-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 2 8 32 58 67 30.2  
2003 4dr Sedan 135-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 5 42 9 44 79 24.3  
2003 4dr Hatch turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 1 4 10 85 60 36.2  
2003 4dr Hatch 135-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 6 11 26 57 63 30.3  
2002 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 13 13 17 57 67 27.9  
2002 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 2 16 24 57 98 25.0  
2002 4dr Hatch 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 7 15 16 63 83 31.6  
2002 4dr Hatch 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 13 25 30 33 60 26.2  
2001 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 20 40 10 30 70 22.7  
2001 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 30 40 20 10 110 23.5  
2001 4dr Hatch 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 31 27 23 19 100 28.0  

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Kia Soul MPG

Kia Soul Kia Soul 2015 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2014 33.3 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2014 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2013 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2013 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2013 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2012 29.2 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2012 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2012 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2012 34.2 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2011 31.1 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2011 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2011 31.8 MPG Highway Percentage 24 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2010 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2010 28.6 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2010 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2010 33.4 MPG Highway Percentage 74 percent Kia Soul Kia Soul 2009.5 42.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 40 25 25 70 23.7  
2014 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 0 5 10 85 68 33.3  
2014 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 15 50 10 25 60 29.7  
2013 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 0 5 5 90 70 27.0  
2013 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 20 45 25 70 28.9  
2013 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 17 33 21 29 40 30.0  
2012 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 6 14 15 66 70 29.2  
2012 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 51 6 42 64 28.9  
2012 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 7 10 73 71 27.4  
2012 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 2 10 12 76 69 34.2  
2011 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 13 29 58 64 31.1  
2011 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 7 31 24 38 68 26.8  
2011 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 9 20 47 24 64 31.8  
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 126hp 1.6L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 37 18 13 32 60 28.1  
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 6 13 10 72 64 28.6  
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 9 24 27 40 72 26.9  
2010 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 9 15 1 74 72 33.4  
2009.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 126hp 1.6L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt light 10 20 20 50 60 42.5  

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Hyundai Elantra vs. Kia Soul MPG

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
After the first 10K miles, the AVERAGE MPG has risen from the low 20's to the high 20's on my average commute, but is nowhere near the advertised efficiencies. NOT a happy camper with this! see full Hyundai Elantra review
2013 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have over 1,100 miles on the car as of today. My first long trip of 450 miles yielded an average of 38.6 mpg. I am consistently seeing over 33 mpg in city driving. This is as good as advertised. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Impressed with fuel mileage, and I'm getting better than touted. Couldn't do that with the last car, unless I could find pure gas (no ethanol). With the Elantra I'm getting 40 mpg mixed driving with ethanol. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Over 35 mpg, even on backroads see full Hyundai Elantra review
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Consistant 35 MPG with mixed HWY and City see full Hyundai Elantra review
2010 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
We average about 31 mpg. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2010 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I get about 30 mpg mixed driving which I consider pretty good see full Hyundai Elantra review
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
not bad see full Hyundai Elantra review
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I keep fueling record and I get 36 miles per gallons so far ever since i purchased this vehicle. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2008 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
gets great gas mileage 28-32 hwy see full Hyundai Elantra review
Hyundai Elantra Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Just don't seem to be able to hit any of the gas mileage reported amounts. 10 to 15 litres per 100 KM seems to be the norm with combined city and highway driving. Dealer keeps telling me I need to "break" the vehicle in to get good gas mileage. Range odometer doesn't reset to 591 kms on fuel ups either. Takes several fill ups before it seems to work correctly for a while. Dealer can't find any issues with it. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This is one of the most disappointing aspects of the 2012. The Active Eco is no longer anautomatic feature, and I've found I don't get the great gas mileage that I used to. I would consistently get 40mpg highway, and about 30 mpg in the city. Now I get 32 highway, 28 city. My parents live an hour and a half away, and I have other family living further away. I find it frustrating that I don't get the great mileage I did previously, especially since gas prices just keep going up. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Engine is 132HP PZEV, not 138 SULEV. Diff in power seems smal but is significant for this car. Mileage worse AND power is less. Unfortunately, states dictate what you can get; CA emissions rule for PA = stupid cop-out/liberal cave-in to greenie-weenies see full Hyundai Elantra review
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Not nearly on par with the competition. see full Hyundai Elantra review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Kia Soul

Kia Soul Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2015 The top reason to buy any EV is fuel economy. Both the Soul EV and the e-Golf used about 20 kWh of electricity per 100 miles of suburban driving, with the Kia perhaps ten percent less efficient than the Volkswagen. Their EPA MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) ratings are 120/92 and 126/105, respectively. With the average cost of a kWh about 12 cents, this works out to 2.4 cents per mile. Some people will pay one-third this amount by recharging at night in an area with low rates. Assuming 30 MPG and $2.50 per gallon (low by recent historical standards), a fairly efficient gasoline-powered car burns 8.3 cents of fuel per mile. Drive a little over 10,000 miles a year, and the annual savings works out to $600 even assuming 12 cents per kWh. But what about range? This will vary based on driving mix and style. Go easy on the pedals--especially the brakes--in the suburbs without heat or A/C and it's easy to beat the EPA range estimates of 93 miles for the Soul and 83 for the Golf. The former was the best during 2015 for any compact EV, while the latter was about the class average. (For 2016 the Nissan LEAF will have an EPA range esimate of 105 miles.) Of course, that's quite a few qualifications. In cold or hot weather running the heat or A/C will significantly reduce range. To help avoid this, the seats in the top trim Soul EV can be heated or cooled. Those in the e-Golf can only be heated. Highway miles drain the battery packs even more quickly than the EPA figures suggest, because the EPA assumes a relatively low cruising speed. On a 70-MPH Interstate the e-Golf's range fell by about a third. The Soul EV, with a taller, chunkier body, should suffer at least as much. Still, most people rarely need to drive farther than these cars can go between charges unless they're traveling (in which case a non-Tesla EV isn't practical). Recharging via a standard wall outlet can take over 15 hours in either car. Anyone who will often drive more than 50 miles per day should seriously consider having a 240-volt wall charger installed in their home. Chargers cost about $600, but this is without installation, which can easily add another $600 (depending on the specifics of your house). see full Kia Soul review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Kia Soul

Kia Soul Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
We averaged 29 mpg US gallon driving in 100 degree weather in Phoenix for 3 weeks with the AC on continuously. Driving at a spirited pace, not just cruising along. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Good fuel economy, which I was looking for. I used the CARS Program so I needed a +10 mpg improvement. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
When new I was getting 30 MPG out of the gate. Now on longer trips at 65 MPH I get 31+ At 55 (roughly 2500 RPM I get 34 MPG. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
good enough see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The EPA estimates seem to be pretty accurate give or take for driving styles. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I get about 26 to 28mpg, I got 315 miles on 12 gallons of fuel. I could probably get better mileage, but I have a heavy foot. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
30+ MPG see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I travel highway to work everyday (130 kms to work and back) so I was looking for a bigger car with power and great fuel economy. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
equal to my current nissan sedan, good for trips when we need to take gear but doesnt require a full size SUV that gets 20 MPG see full Kia Soul review
Kia Soul Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Poor at 30MPG! Its stated highway mileage was 34MPG. Never have we got that.... see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I am somewhat dissappointed in the gas mileage I have been getting with my Soul. I average about 28MPG, city or highway. Not much difference between long and short trips. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
For a car its size, with a 1.6 liter engine and :-( an automatic transmission, mileage is no better than a much larger, smoother-riding Buick Lacrosse. Disappointing. However, Kia -- fast learners -- fixed this for the 2012 models. see full Kia Soul review