The 2011 Hyundai Sonata makes it across the U.S. on 2 tanks of fuel and has some to spare.

Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana provides an article showing how the 2011 Hyundai Sonata drove from the west coast to the east coast of the United States on only 2 tanks of fuel and had 2 gallons to spare.
Jan. 4, 2011 - PRLog -- With gas prices on the rise  and CAFE regulations requiring higher fuel economy getting ever closer, every automaker is out to prove the worth of its hybrids with a hypermiling challenge. Hyundai, with the help of professional driver and hypermiler extraordinare  Wayne Gerdes, just completed such a challenge by driving the 2011 Sonata Hybrid across the U.S. on two tanks of fuel.

Gerdes started in San Diego and drove to Jekyll Island, Georgia, a trek of almost 2300 miles, stopping only once for gas. The single fuel stop occurred more than 1200 miles into the trip — far eclipsing the Sonata Hybrid’s official range of 700 highway miles as estimated by the EPA. After finishing the second leg of the trip, Gerdes had roughly 2.5 gallons of fuel left in the tank. In total, Gerdes used a mere 38 gallons of gas to cross the country and averaged 60 mpg.

Hyundai’s fuel economy challenge was completed yesterday as Gerdes rolled into Georgia after traversing mountains, valleys, deserts, and braving the occasional thunder and snow storm. This particular fuel economy challenge was unique in that it was a true point-to-point drive across the country rather than a planned loop. Given this information, the drive is more strenuous than most owners would likely undertake, indicating that they could see even better fuel economy if they use Gerdes’ techniques.

“As a fan of fuel-efficient vehicles, I enjoy the challenge of putting new technology to the test,” said Gerdes after finishing the 2300 mile drive. “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!’” concluded Gerdes.

Hyundai’s 2011 Sonata Hybrid goes on sale later this month at a starting price of $26,545 get in to Glenbrook Hyundai ( to get more details.  The Happy Car Store is now taking deposits on the hot incomming 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.  More details can be found at

View more articles like this one at

# # #

Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store, an automotive dealer in Fort Wayne, Indiana has been in business for over 20 years. Glenbrook Hyundai provides new and used sales, service and parts for all Hyundai vehicles and most import and domestic models.
Email:*** Email Verified
Tags:2011 Hyundai Sonata, Gas Prices Fort Wayne, Hybrid, Glenbrook Hyundai, New Cars Fort Wayne, Good Gas Mileage, Hyundai
Industry:Environment, Automotive, Advertising
Location:Fort Wayne - Indiana - United States
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse

Like PRLog?
Click to Share