When looking at any car, gas mileage is important to potential drivers, but the good news is that it is easy to get great mileage from the 2014 Hyundai Sonata. It gets an impressive 24 miles per gallon in the city and 35 on the highway. To maintain these numbers and maybe even improve them, you can do a few simple things.
Maintain Your Speed
One of the easiest ways to get great gas mileage from your Sonata is to make sure that you maintain a constant speed while driving. Usually when you drive at a constant speed, you will use less gas, so take advantage of the cruise control that comes standard with the 2014 Sonata when you are driving on the highway.
Don’t Overload It
Heavier vehicles tend to get worse gas mileage. To continue taking advantage of the Sonata’s smaller size and good fuel efficiency, do your best not to overload it. Only keep necessary items in your car, and avoid constantly carrying around a pile of books or other heavy objects.
Tune the Engine
Although it may seem like a small step, tuning your engine regularly can greatly improve your gas mileage. In fact, if your car is noticeably out of tune and you get the engine tuned, you will probably improve the fuel efficiency by around 4 percent. In some cases, that number can be as large as 40 percent.
Inflate the Tires
Keeping the tires properly inflated can be just as important as tuning the engine. In fact, some experts say that simply making sure your tires are inflated according to the specifications in the owner’s manual of your Sonata you can increase your gas mileage by 3.3 percent.
A final way to get great gas mileage from your Hyundai Sonata is to plan your trips carefully. Instead of going on multiple small trips, combine them into one larger trip. If your engine is cool, it will use more gas than when it is warm; by combining trips, you can save fuel, even if you have to go slightly out of your way.
Whether you are looking at options for a 2014 Hyundai Sonata or want advice on getting the best gas mileage from the one you already own, the professionals at Thornton Road Hyundai in Atlanta, Georgia, will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.