Hyundai Earns Highest Fuel Economy Gains in Industry Study by EPA

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Fuel efficiency and eco-friendly construction have been the primary focuses for most automotive manufacturers in recent years. Gone are the days of the huge gas-guzzling SUVs, as consumer demand has forced automakers to concentrate heavily on improving fuel economy. Nonetheless, advancements in technology have allowed this to happen without drastic reductions in power. The EPA's 2017 CO2 and Fuel Economy Trends Report shows that the average vehicle is now more fuel-efficient and more powerful than ever.

Overall, the average fuel efficiency for all vehicles improved by 0.1 mpg from 2015 to 2016 to reach a record high of 24.7 miles per gallon. However, Hyundai blew all other companies out of the water by recording an industry-best 1.3 miles-per-gallon improvement. Furthermore, the Korean manufacturer also had the second-best overall fuel economy rating with an average of 28.8 miles per gallon. This means that if fuel efficiency is one of your primary concerns when buying a new car, you can’t get much better than a Hyundai.

Hyundai: Paving the Way Forward in Fuel Economy

The fact that Hyundai managed such impressive fuel-economy gains between 2015 and 2016 shows that its dedication to eco-friendly technology is beginning to pay off. Improvements in gasoline-direct injection, turbocharging and other related technologies have played a role in the recent gains, while the growing lineup of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and fully electric vehicles has also allowed Hyundai to position itself as one of the industry's leaders in fuel efficiency.

The entire 2018 Hyundai lineup compares favorably with most of its competitors in terms of fuel economy. However, drivers looking to dramatically cut back on how much they spend at the pump need to check out the Hyundai Ioniq and Hyundai Sonata. With an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 42 mpg, the Sonata Hybrid is a fantastic choice that blends style with eco-friendliness is a whole new way. Drivers also have the choice of the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid that can cut back on your fuel usage even more.

While the Sonata is undoubtedly the right choice, it still can’t compete with the efficiency of the Hyundai Ioniq. The truth is that no other vehicle on the road can currently compete, as the Ioniq Hybrid EPA-estimated 58 mpg makes it the most fuel-efficient hybrid currently available in the United States. Also, the Ioniq is the world's first vehicle to come with three available electric drivetrains, allowing drivers to choose between the Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq PHEV Plug-In Hybrid and the Ioniq EV fully electric vehicle.

Even if you're not ready to embrace electric-vehicle technology, the 2018 Hyundai lineup features several other outstanding options. For instance, the 2018 Accent Sedan offers an impressive 38 mpg highway, while the compact Elantra boasts an even better 40 mpg rating.

Of course, the only way to indeed decide which new vehicle is the best fit is actually to get behind the wheel. This is why we want to invite you to stop by Camelback Hyundai in Phoenix, where our friendly sales associates would be happy to let you take any of our vehicles for a test drive. With a test drive, you can get a firsthand glimpse at the performance and fuel efficiency that makes Hyundai stand apart from the rest of the crowd. Call or visit our local dealership today!

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