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Hyundai Elantra MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
22 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 34 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 38 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 42 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 22 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 36 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 29 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 23 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 4dr Sedan 148-hp 1.8L I4 6-sp manual FWD 38.28
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With the 148-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra has been averaging 38.28 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Hyundai Elantras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 85 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (0 percent), in the city (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2012 Hyundai Elantra in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
2012 2012 4dr Sedan 148-hp 1.8L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 29.7
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra

2012 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
2012 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
 

2012 Hyundai Elantra Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Hyundai Elantra's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.