Monday, October 04, 2010

Touring Mileage

Our new Touring has the same saize footprint than the sedan version of the Hyundai Elantra, but it's still a bigger motor and heavier car than we previously owned.  So my wife's biggest concern about buying it was how much our mileage would decrease.

On Saturday we drove from Newport to Eugene, needlessly filling the tank for the first time before leaving Newport to be able to check our mileage on the drive home.

(Arriving in Eugene, we were tired enough that we waited until Sunday to fill up the tank again, so there are also about 12 miles of driving around Eugene.)

The Touring drove 107.1 miles on 2.927 gallons, which is 36.6 miles per gallon.  Nearly identical to how our Saturn SL2 made that drive a few weeks earlier with 37 miles per gallon.

The Saturn SL2 would normally give us 30 to 31 miles per gallon for our normal day-to-day driving.  Next time we buy gas we'll learn the equivalent for the Touring.

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