hyundai kona 1.6 Hybrid - hybrid MPG - sammy1

It is reported in the Frequently Asked Question column that a new owner is only getting 46mpg despite some 100 miles per day regular motorway miles.

What is the point of making a new car with two power units that will only achieve a miserable fuel consumption?

The buyer is trying to get some redress from Hyundai but like many I suspect he has bought the wrong car for his needs.

hyundai kona 1.6 Hybrid - hybrid MPG - thunderbird

What is the point of making a new car with two power units that will only achieve a miserable fuel consumption?

Work colleague had exactly the same issues with a Toyota Auris Hybrid estate. He expected getting much better mpg figures than the S-Max diesel it replaced but in reality it was pretty much the same overall. In truth it was better in town but not as good on longer business trips. I seem to remember he eventually chose to drive at 55 mph on motorways to get about 55 mpg on those trips, bet the HGV's loved him.

The thing he did like about was the very low BIK tax he paid, a fraction of the S-Max.

hyundai kona 1.6 Hybrid - hybrid MPG - badbusdriver

The 'Real MPG' figure for the Niro (non plug-in) hybrid on this website is 56.9 average. But you will see much greater benefits of a hybrid in town rather than on the motorway. For that type of running, if it had to be a hybrid, the Hyundai Ioniq would have been a much better choice with its extremely slippery shape.

Though obviously that isn't an SUV and therefore not as desirable.

hyundai kona 1.6 Hybrid - hybrid MPG - alan1302

The buyer is trying to get some redress from Hyundai but like many I suspect he has bought the wrong car for his needs.

The buyer should do their research before buying a car rather than complaining afterwards.

hyundai kona 1.6 Hybrid - hybrid MPG - Engineer Andy

The buyer is trying to get some redress from Hyundai but like many I suspect he has bought the wrong car for his needs.

The buyer should do their research before buying a car rather than complaining afterwards.

Exactly, and also as BBD says, hybrids are barely any use on mainly motorway journeys and designed for mainly urban use. 10 minutes of research could've shown them that.

hyundai kona 1.6 Hybrid - hybrid MPG - London calling

Depends on type of hybrid...My NX300H Regularly returns around the mid 40s mpg and that includes motorway driving..

hyundai kona 1.6 Hybrid - hybrid MPG - Zippy123

Hardly a fair comparison re the Kona not getting mileage advertised - we don't know if the question asker weighs 10st or 20st or if they carry a full boot of carp and a full petrol tank. Again, traffic at rush hour compared to traffic at 2AM will impact MPG as will hills on the route etc.

Do exactly the same test as advertised and it will no doubt do the mileage stated.

hyundai kona 1.6 Hybrid - hybrid MPG - badbusdriver

Depends on type of hybrid...My NX300H Regularly returns around the mid 40s mpg and that includes motorway driving..

The 'Real MPG' figure given on this website for the (current shape) NX300H says 37.8mpg average.........

Plus, you don't say how much motorway miles you are doing, which would make a big difference. The Kona owner (not sure why i was talking about the Niro in my last post, senior moment?, same car underneath though, so hey ho!) owner is doing 100miles per day on the motorway, which is a lot.

46mpg is just a little more than what i'd expect from a car like that with a n/a petrol under the bonnet, which suggests the hybrid system is not providing very much at all. So without a doubt, the chap has bought the wrong type of car for his useage. Can't see him getting any redress from the manufacturer over it though, any more than someone who buys a diesel for exclusively short stop start urban running then has expensive emissions equipment related problems.

hyundai kona 1.6 Hybrid - hybrid MPG - Engineer Andy

Indeed - the higher efficiency of the hybrid (atkinson-cycle or similar) petrol engine is offset to some degree by the extra weight of the hybrid batteries and other equipment used.

Far better for the long-distance driver to buy a good quality diesel-engined car, or at worst a decent petrol-engined only car with a low COD.

There's a good reason why urban-based taxi drivers used hybrids and those covering more rural areas and long distance routes run diesels.

 

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