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I've had the 48v 'mild hybrid' Tucson since the end of November and am interested in hearing from other owners about what fuel economy they're getting, and what they think of the engine overall. I'm talking specifically about the "1.6 T-GDi 150ps 48 Volt MHEV 7DCT DCT " version.

I hate mine. I find the engine massively underpowered for the size of the car, the automatic gearbox albeit very smooth is erratic and often doesn't seem to know what gear it should be in. I did a 400 mile journey last weekend in near optimal conditions for fuel economy (all ECO mode, and driving as smoothly as I could) and it returned 36mpg which isn't terrible, but for the conditions and the fact that this is supposed to be a practical family car, is still poor (at best, it's nothing to write home about). Since coming back home 2 days ago I've done 4 school runs (5.2 miles each way, a mixture of motorway/dual carriageway, and empty back roads) and the overall economy is already down to 30.4mpg. This morning's return journey from school (so, the car wasn't cold and had been at operating temp for a while) got me 26mpg. I've seen it as low as 22mpg and if I drive 'normally' (i.e. don't be paranoid about the fuel consumption and don't drive like an old lady), it'll go down to 19mpg.

It's already been back to the dealer to see if they can find any reason for this and, unsurprisingly, they couldn't. This thing is currently costing me an extra £29pm in fuel more than my previous car, which was an Audi Q5 diesel (yes, I know that diesel is more economical than petrol, but I could get 35-40mpg out of my Q5 just doing the same short journeys, and I could get 54mpg from the same 200 mile trip I did in the Tucson that got me 36mpg...diesel versus petrol alone doesn't account for those huge differences).

I look forward to hearing your experiences. Thanks!
 

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Hi there are a lot of people like yourself going from a 2 tdi going down to 1.6 petrol hybrid say how bad and shocking the mpg is. I like yourself have a tdi a vw Tiguan and I have just ordered a plug in hybrid and I'm thinking have I done the right thing.
When I test drove the car which was a NLine hybrid and I took it for a 15 mile down the motorway and city driving test drive the most I could get out of it was 40mpg.
I know that the battery on the car that I have order will do 30ish miles on pure battery but I have found out that when its winter the car has to heat up first in petrol motor for 3-4 miles before it switches over to EV.

Will the car get better mpg in summer and will it get better mpg using E5 fuel super unleaded in the uk.
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I've had the 48v 'mild hybrid' Tucson since the end of November and am interested in hearing from other owners about what fuel economy they're getting, and what they think of the engine overall. I'm talking specifically about the "1.6 T-GDi 150ps 48 Volt MHEV 7DCT DCT " version.

I hate mine. I find the engine massively underpowered for the size of the car, the automatic gearbox albeit very smooth is erratic and often doesn't seem to know what gear it should be in. I did a 400 mile journey last weekend in near optimal conditions for fuel economy (all ECO mode, and driving as smoothly as I could) and it returned 36mpg which isn't terrible, but for the conditions and the fact that this is supposed to be a practical family car, is still poor (at best, it's nothing to write home about). Since coming back home 2 days ago I've done 4 school runs (5.2 miles each way, a mixture of motorway/dual carriageway, and empty back roads) and the overall economy is already down to 30.4mpg. This morning's return journey from school (so, the car wasn't cold and had been at operating temp for a while) got me 26mpg. I've seen it as low as 22mpg and if I drive 'normally' (i.e. don't be paranoid about the fuel consumption and don't drive like an old lady), it'll go down to 19mpg.

It's already been back to the dealer to see if they can find any reason for this and, unsurprisingly, they couldn't. This thing is currently costing me an extra £29pm in fuel more than my previous car, which was an Audi Q5 diesel (yes, I know that diesel is more economical than petrol, but I could get 35-40mpg out of my Q5 just doing the same short journeys, and I could get 54mpg from the same 200 mile trip I did in the Tucson that got me 36mpg...diesel versus petrol alone doesn't account for those huge differences).

I look forward to hearing your experiences. Thanks!
I have a 2021 mild hybrid 4x4 Tucson since December 180 bhp it averages 34 mpg and 43 on a good run and I find it very lively, and love it but have not tried the caravan on it yet!
 
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