Hyundai Veloster N Forum banner

1 - 20 of 87 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
48 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hyundai has shared the estimated fuel economy of the Veloster N and its fairly comparable to what you'd find in other performance hatchbacks. Its been rated at 22mpg for the city, 28mpg on the highway and 25mpg combined. It looks like they've also managed to cut 200lbs from the i30N.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
67 Posts
Decent numbers but with how many owners will probably drive the VN, I bet real world numbers will be a fair bit lower. You can expect that to be compensated by aftermarket coilovers and lightweight alloys.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65 Posts
ECU tunes can sometimes improve these figures as well, through I don't know how much untapped potential there will be in the models equipped with the performance package. I agree that it probably wont be hard to shave off a few pounds from the factory wheel setup.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
48 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
I think you can still argue that practicality is far more prominent on the Veloster than what you would get in FK8 or Golf R. As a daily driver you're looking at lower running costs just based upon the prices of parts alone.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
67 Posts
This is even moreso the case when you factor in the incredible warranty that Hyundai offers on their vehicles. The Veloster platform has been around for nearly a decade now, so there wont be the typical first generation concerns either.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65 Posts
So long as they can stay on top of production and keep dealers supplied with units, I think a lot of people will be sold on a test drive. It will be interesting to see how many new owners actually make the switch from a rival model.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
102 Posts
Hyundai Corporate or Hyundai dealers will need to hold track days to really let their customer base put the VN through its paces. Without, it won't be a true experience.
Only so much you can get from street/highway runs. Stretching a car and challenging it is what you do.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
As of right now I am getting 16 MPG, I haven't been very gentle so far. I have a trip to Connecticut this weekend we will see how it does on a long hwy drive.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
As of right now I am getting 16 MPG, I haven't been very gentle so far. I have a trip to Connecticut this weekend we will see how it does on a long hwy drive.
Ouch! I avg 26mpg in my 250whp/300lb tq in my fiesta st, and I am not easy on it! I really do want the Veloster N with the performance package. I love the looks and I really think Hyundai is on to something with the N branding.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
127 Posts
I'll let you know with the N 275 performance package in a couple of weeks. I'll use Fuelly as a baseline comparison to the N's trip computer fuel and trip computer.

Blessings and Peace
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
119 Posts
well i live in alabama and have the non PP i like to do day trip to see other places i reciently went up to Nashville a round trip of about 200 miles i used that evil ECO mode just to see what kind of milage i could get i stayed between 67 and 70 mph and was so surprized i got 36.7 mpg . i thought about how i filled her up the second tank i little differecne in that si i believe i got between 32.5 and 35.0 mpg still quite surprized have done a few other trips and stayed pretty even at 34 to 35 mpg .I was a professional truck driver for a short while when i was younger and have allays liked driving long trips . had a 15 r-spec that i took on a trip to Los Angles last summer i got about 32 with the r-spec on solid highway driving so i am impressed alot .Have a good one guys
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
azycray! Interesting numbers while using the ECO mode. Thirty Six is surprisingly good..excellent even. From what I have gleaned from the I30N Owners Manual the ECO mode makes maximum use of the software to insure best mileage numbers..almost like having a smaller and less responsive engine. For example, rev matching is automatically turned off and not available in ECO mode.

I wonder if the VN with PP could do as well...mileage wise. According to the owners manual, Normal, Sport and, of course, N mode offer much more spirited driving...I guess if I could get 25 plus with a high fun to drive quotient I would be pleased enough...maybe this is unrealistic?

Can other current owners chime in on this...?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
I have a little over 700 miles (5 60 mile trips and all the rest short 3 miles trips back and forth to work). The long trips were mostly 70mph +, several times up to 120+ mph for very short bursts. The short trips under 45 mph. I have an aggregate average of 23 mpg according to the car. I run 91 octane butr do not know what the dealer put in the first tank.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
I get around 20 mpg for short commutes and around town, but get 28-32 mpg for highway trips. Just got 33 for a 150 mile trip up and over a mountain range.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Driving in eco mode to and from work I was seeing 30 mpg. its a 50/50 mix of highway and city driving, roughly 35 miles round trip. Based on the instant mpg, driving in N mode doesnt seem to effect the mileage much but its hard to stay off the pedal with an exhaust like this lol. My normal driving in N/normal mode is around 23 mpg.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
I have about 3000 miles now on my N with PP and average 26 mpg on it so far. Granted most of my driving is interstate going ~75 or so. Otherwise I'm not easy on it off the interstate either so I'm not disappointed at all.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36 Posts
I personally don't care for fuel mileage... it is a sport car..
I'd buy an Accent for better fuel mileage:)
Being around 12l/100 right now...still break in period.
 
1 - 20 of 87 Posts
Top