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The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is already one of the most fuel efficient mid-sized sedans on the market even before the hybrid version arrives this fall. With an EPA highway mileage rating of 35 miles per gallon, the Sonata caught the attention of Wayne Gerdes, operator of CleanMPG.com. Gerdes is an expert at extracting the maximum amount of miles out of every gallon fuel and has previously achieved triple digit figures for the Toyota Prius.

The Sonata is making its way into press fleets just as Gerdes needs to make a trip to New York, and he has decided to attempt the journey on a single tank of fuel. Starting from Milwaukee, WI, the trip is 1,000 miles. To get that kind of distance out of the 18.5 gallon tank in the Hyundai, Gerdes will have to average over 54 mpg. Gerdes spent the end of last week practicing with his Scan Gauge in the Sonata before he sets out on Monday. Think he'll make it?


  • NEW YORK, March 31, 2010 � Hyundai Motor America President and CEO, John Krafcik, debuted the 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engine in the 2011 Sonata at the New York Auto Show today. With the addition of the all-new turbocharged engine, the new 2011 Sonata 2.0T offers an unprecedented combination of segment-leading fuel efficiency and power � with an estimated 34 mpg highway rating and 274 horsepower.
  • NEW YORK, March 31, 2010 � Hyundai Motor America President and CEO, John Krafcik, debuted the 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engine in the 2011 Sonata at the New York Auto Show today. With the addition of the all-new turbocharged engine, the new 2011 Sonata 2.0T offers an unprecedented combination of segment-leading fuel efficiency and power � with an estimated 34 mpg highway rating and 274 horsepower.
  • Hyundai Sonata Turbo
  • Hyundai Sonata Turbo
  • Hyundai Sonata Turbo
  • Hyundai Sonata Turbo
  • NEW YORK, March 31, 2010 � Hyundai Motor America President and CEO, John Krafcik, debuted the 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engine in the 2011 Sonata at the New York Auto Show today. With the addition of the all-new turbocharged engine, the new 2011 Sonata 2.0T offers an unprecedented combination of segment-leading fuel efficiency and power � with an estimated 34 mpg highway rating and 274 horsepower.
  • NEW YORK, March 31, 2010 � Hyundai Motor America President and CEO, John Krafcik, debuted the 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engine in the 2011 Sonata at the New York Auto Show today. With the addition of the all-new turbocharged engine, the new 2011 Sonata 2.0T offers an unprecedented combination of segment-leading fuel efficiency and power � with an estimated 34 mpg highway rating and 274 horsepower.
  • NEW YORK, March 31, 2010 � Hyundai Motor America President and CEO, John Krafcik, debuted the 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engine in the 2011 Sonata at the New York Auto Show today. With the addition of the all-new turbocharged engine, the new 2011 Sonata 2.0T offers an unprecedented combination of segment-leading fuel efficiency and power � with an estimated 34 mpg highway rating and 274 horsepower.
  • Hyundai Sonata Turbo
  • Hyundai Sonata Turbo
  • NEW YORK, March 31, 2010 � Hyundai Motor America President and CEO, John Krafcik, debuted the 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engine in the 2011 Sonata at the New York Auto Show today. With the addition of the all-new turbocharged engine, the new 2011 Sonata 2.0T offers an unprecedented combination of segment-leading fuel efficiency and power � with an estimated 34 mpg highway rating and 274 horsepower.

[Source: CleanMPG]



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