Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Crosses America Using 38 Gallons Of Fuel


The title of this post might not make sense at first, but let us explain!

Recently hypermiler Wayne Gerdes accepted a challenge to cross America from Pacific Ocean to Atlantic Ocean in a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. He managed to do that with only one stop for fuel.

That means he covered a distance of 2269.3 miles between San Diego to Jekyll Island using only 38 gallons of fuel or averaging 60 mpg! That by anyone’s standard is an astonishing record. Of course he’s applied precise hypermiling techniques to achieve that.

hyundai sonata hybrid ch 2 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Crosses America Using 38 Gallons Of Fuel

Normal users are expected to get around 40 mpg with this car, which is still good, considering that it’s a bog sedan with a 274 hp V6 that shifts very well.

“As a fan of fuel-efficient vehicles, I enjoy the challenge of putting new technology to the test,” says Gerdes. “This demonstration shows how the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid can deliver extremely impressive fuel economy and range for drivers who value fuel savings. This is the first time I’ve driven a car that ‘does it right!’ Driving on the interstate at the posted speed limit (or 65 mph, whichever is slower), the Sonata Hybrid will exceed or equal its competition while offering a much larger, roomier, and comfortable car.”

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