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Hyundai Santa Fe MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
13 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2008 2008 4dr SUV 276-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.28
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With the 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe has been averaging 18.28 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Hyundai Santa Fes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22.7 percent), in heavy traffic (11.4 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
2008 2008 4dr SUV 276-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 22.85
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 185-hp 2.7L V6 4-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.54
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 175-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 21.41
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2008 2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 28.78
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
We have only filled it up 3 times. Which only gives us two checks of MPG. First was 20.94 and the second was 21.96. With fewer than 1000 miles on the car our MPG could change. The sedan we traded averaged 22.8 so I will be happy if our mileage comes close see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2008 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I am currently getting an average of 22-23 MPG, mostly city driving in this vehicle. I previously had a Dodge Ram 1500 Quadcab 4x4 which got an average of 11-12 MPG in the same conditions. Gas prices have driven me to change vehicles. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I drive the Diesel, so it is VERY economical. And here, on Aruba, Diesel is about 18cts per liter cheaper. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It is a 3.3L 6 cylinder ( 242HP) engine, driven in mostly city driving....17.7 city MPG is realistic, but not amazing. In general, I would say the Santa Fe is average in fuel economy for a 6 cylinder SUV, but it is not outstanding in this area. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2008 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
got less MPG than the Escape see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2008 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
not bad for an SUV, but still expensive to fill its large tank. Goes about 600 km on a tank, at $1.20/L (in Canada) costs $80 see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Could be better. Wish it had the 6 speed auto instead of the 5speed. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2007 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Should be able to do better than 17 MPG around town with a 2.7L. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2007 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Expected better than 20mpg see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Not bad for its class, but certainly not a fuel sipper. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
 

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Gas Mileage (MPG)

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