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Hyundai Elantra vs. Hyundai Sonata 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 and Hyundai Sonata's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Array's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

Reported MPG

Chart is based on 475 fuel economy reports for the Hyundai Elantra and 416 fuel economy reports for the Hyundai Sonata.

Hyundai Elantra Gas Mileage

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
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 0 21 27 52 72 31.3  
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 5 10 5 79 70 31.3  
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 5 28 13 54 74 31.1  
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
hills light light 16 16 16 53 65 28.0  
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 7 12 29 52 81 31.1  
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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Hyundai Sonata Gas Mileage

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
2014 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 2 2 3 93 70 39.7  
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 39 21 30 69 20.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 25 20 25 30 73 27.0  
2012 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 7 48 16 29 98 32.7  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 9 14 18 60 74 27.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 11 37 41 70 28.6  
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 4 17 16 63 70 31.7  
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 1 28 12 60 68 30.4  
2011 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 5 6 35 54 61 34.1  
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 5 24 66 76 29.1  
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 8 25 18 50 62 26.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 7 28 63 68 30.0  
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 13 31 14 41 65 23.5  
2008 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 25 2 73 75 26.9  
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 12 26 57 68 31.8  
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 7 7 15 72 68 31.2  
2007 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 12 13 25 50 72 23.7  
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 9 18 27 46 71 29.3  
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 14 12 19 54 75 27.0  
2006 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 6 37 26 31 70 21.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 10 13 14 62 63 31.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 17 23 50 75 27.1  
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 2 3 25 72 68 23.6  
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 45 5 40 60 24.0  
2004 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 18 43 37 70 21.2  
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 8 20 45 28 68 18.5  
2003 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 17 39 36 76 23.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 15 48 23 15 70 19.7  
2002 4dr Sedan 149-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 15 30 50 120 27.9  

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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!
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 of450 miles yielded an average of 38.6 mpg. I am consistently seeing over 33 mpg in city driving. This is as good as advertised.
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.
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Consistant 35 MPG with mixed HWY and City
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Over 35 mpg, even on backroads
2010 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
We average about 31 mpg.
2010 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I get about 30 mpg mixed driving which I consider pretty good
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.
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
not bad
2008 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
2008 Elantra SE is rated at 24/33 and, so far, I am averaging 25-28.8 mpg in around-town driving.
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.
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.
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
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Not nearly on par with the competition.
 

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

Hyundai Sonata Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With just over 1400 miles so far, it is averaging 28.3mpg combined with the eco option turned off. It has the eco drive option which works well in sustained at speed driving but lags in demanding driving situations.
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The fuel economy is pretty good for a car of this size. I have averaged 36.5mpg (imperial gallon) over the last 37000km. 85% highway, 110km/h and little sitting in traffic. It gets very cold here sometimes so the mileage suffers. In Dec/Jan when it reaches -30 C (or colder), I get about 33mpg and in the summer about 40mpg. My best was 44mpg in the summer and worst was 31mpg in mid-winter when the car was new and not broken in. I keep track of the mileage with an app on my cell phone so the numbers above are exact.
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
better than Honda or Santa Fe
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
35 mpg for a full size car
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Performance of a V6 with the economy of a 4 cyl.
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With less than 1,000 miles I observed 37mpg on the highway.
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average 24 mpg in town and typically get 38 mpg on trips. All in a large family sedan. Uses regular gas.
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Easily control economy from 20-26mpg depending on driving style, not necessarily road type.
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Some of the BEST gas MPG I have seen in a V6. It is not uncommon for me to obtain 29.5 to 31 MPG on the highway and 17+ in the city. I typically drive a mix and get around 25MPG combined.
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Best fuel economy of the large midsize cars looked at.
Hyundai Sonata Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I do a lot of rural driving and the MPG struggles to reach 22mpg. I really expected the mpg to be higher.
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Dreadful fuel economy. For long highway drives, the Sonata Turbo can indeed match the 34 mpg EPA rating, but for city driving with A/C, you'll be lucky to get any more than 17 mpg. Even with A/C off, the urban mileage never hits the 20 mpg level. Only 2,700 miles on the engine so far, so this may get better, but the EPA city estimate seems to be pegged too high by Hyundai.
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I expect more MPG out of a modern I4 engine, as compared to my 10-year Accord.
2006 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
not as good as some competition