Given that the price of gas has gone up in recent years, it’s no real surprise that consumers are now on the lookout for fuel efficient cars.
Hyundai have certainly played their part in delivering that to the consumer, as they have a line-up filled with gas-sipping models.
We are going to take a closer look at the top 5 fuel efficient Hyundai models, which we hope will help you in choosing you next new car.
What may come as a bit of a surprise is that the Hyundai cars with the best fuel economy are not necessarily the smallest in the line-up.
The Koreans now have their eyes firmly set on introducing more hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, all of which blow away their gasoline counterparts in the race to become the most fuel efficient Hyundai vehicle.
Let’s take a look at the top 5.
1. Hyundai Ioniq hybrid
Of all the fuel savvy Hyundai cars on the market, it is the all-new Ioniq hybrid that leads the way in fuel efficiency.
Not only is it the best in the carmaker’s 2017 model line-up, it is also the king of the US market in terms of fuel efficiency, knocking off the Toyota Prius hybrid!
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq delivers 57 mpg city, 59 mpg highway and 58 mpg combined.
2. & 3. Hyundai Sonata hybrids
There are a pair of different Sonata hybrid models that slot in right behind the Ioniq in terms of fuel efficiency.
The plug-in hybrid model delivers a combined 39 mpg, but also boasts a 99 mpge rating when in full EV mode. The all-electric range clocks in at 27 miles on a full charge.
Coming in at number four for Hyundai in the US is the Elantra compact sedan.
One trim level in particular, the ECO, comes with a new 7-speed DCT mated to a turbo engine that helps put its fuel efficiency numbers right up there with the Hyundai hybrids.
The 2017 Elantra ECO delivers 32/40/35 mpg city/highway/combined.
The final entry in the top 5 is Hyundai’s smallest vehicle in the market.
While it may be surprising that the smallest car delivers the lowest numbers (27/38/31 mpg city/highway/combined), there is actually a very solid reason for that.
The Accent is Hyundai’s oldest nameplate in the US market, and as such, it uses powertrain technology that is a little more dated than those previously mentioned.
The next generation model is slated to hit the market later this year, and when that happens, we may just see the Accent move up the list a little, to at least be on a par with the Accent.
The winner: Ioniq hybrid
So there you have it, the top 5 fuel efficient Hyundai models in the US.
I think you will agree that these are all impressive mpg numbers, and it’s all just a matter now of choosing a style that suits your specific tastes.
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