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Just got our Hybrid Blue about two weeks ago and love it. Great acceleration, quiet and fun to drive. Coming off of a 2019 Santa Fe. Been reading about some of the issues in this forum and a little surprised. We have had very little problems with the ones we've owned. The only thing so far is the fuel economy isn't what they say, getting about 34.6mpg and I drive very conservatively. I assume at this point because it's cold here right now in tropical northeast Ohio lol. Only time will tell.
 

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Just got our Hybrid Blue about two weeks ago and love it. Great acceleration, quiet and fun to drive. Coming off of a 2019 Santa Fe. Been reading about some of the issues in this forum and a little surprised. We have had very little problems with the ones we've owned. The only thing so far is the fuel economy isn't what they say, getting about 34.6mpg and I drive very conservatively. I assume at this point because it's cold here right now in tropical northeast Ohio lol. Only time will tell.
You should expect better mileage after the engine breaks in, say at 3500-4000 miles or so.

Also, as the battery undergoes more charge/discharge cycles, it'll hold more charge, thereby giving more "help" to the drivetrain, further improving your mileage - this I'm already noticing in ours which has gone about 2500 miles (4K kms) at this point.

The downside is (since you mention you live in Ohio), winter tires and cold weather (as you pointed out) both conspire to degrade mileage.

Welcome to the group, and good luck! :)
 

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Just got our Hybrid Blue about two weeks ago and love it. Great acceleration, quiet and fun to drive. Coming off of a 2019 Santa Fe. Been reading about some of the issues in this forum and a little surprised. We have had very little problems with the ones we've owned. The only thing so far is the fuel economy isn't what they say, getting about 34.6mpg and I drive very conservatively. I assume at this point because it's cold here right now in tropical northeast Ohio lol. Only time will tell.
The cold definitely affects the mileage. I leased my "Blue" at the end of August and was getting a solid 38 mpg combined until a string of below freezing nights recently. Now I struggle to get above 32-34mpg. The gas engine runs more often to keep the engine temperature up. I anticipated about a 20% drop in the cold so I'm not disappointed.
 

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You should expect better mileage after the engine breaks in, say at 3500-4000 miles or so.

Also, as the battery undergoes more charge/discharge cycles, it'll hold more charge, thereby giving more "help" to the drivetrain, further improving your mileage - this I'm already noticing in ours which has gone about 2500 miles (4K kms) at this point.

The downside is (since you mention you live in Ohio), winter tires and cold weather (as you pointed out) both conspire to degrade mileage.

Welcome to the group, and good luck! :)
Thank you for the info, I didn't consider the engine break in and didn't know about the battery charge / discharge cycles improving over time.
 

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The cold definitely affects the mileage. I leased my "Blue" at the end of August and was getting a solid 38 mpg combined until a string of below freezing nights recently. Now I struggle to get above 32-34mpg. The gas engine runs more often to keep the engine temperature up. I anticipated about a 20% drop in the cold so I'm not disappointed.
Yes I did read where cold weather can affect mileage in the range of 20% less mpg so I'm not too concerned. Makes sense the gas engine will need to run a lot more
 

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Just got our Hybrid Blue about two weeks ago and love it. Great acceleration, quiet and fun to drive. Coming off of a 2019 Santa Fe. Been reading about some of the issues in this forum and a little surprised. We have had very little problems with the ones we've owned. The only thing so far is the fuel economy isn't what they say, getting about 34.6mpg and I drive very conservatively. I assume at this point because it's cold here right now in tropical northeast Ohio lol. Only time will tell.
Glad to hear you are happy with your Tucson hybrid Blue. I have a deposit on a Tucson hybrid Blue and waiting for it to arrive. It's the quartz white with gray interior. I expect the hybrid to return lower mpg in the cold temps (Chicago area here), but it should hit better mpg in warmer temps.
 

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For the hybrid Blue owners, I know the blue trim has wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and I've read about sporadic issues with the wireless connection cutting off unexpectedly. Can anyone confirm if the blue trim also has the option for wired? Any issues with the wired connection? Thank you!
 

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Yes, my hybrid blue uses the left side usb port for Android/ Apple. There might be a setting somewhere in the unit to activate it, mine worked fine without changing any settings. My car came with a separate manual specific to the infotainment system but i haven't been through it completely yet.
 

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Yes, my hybrid blue uses the left side usb port for Android/ Apple. There might be a setting somewhere in the unit to activate it, mine worked fine without changing any settings. My car came with a separate manual specific to the infotainment system but i haven't been through it completely yet.
Can you confirm Apple CarPlay works wired in your Blue trim? I read elsewhere that someone couldn’t configure it to work wired on the 8” head unit (though AA seemed to work).
 

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Yes, my hybrid blue uses the left side usb port for Android/ Apple. There might be a setting somewhere in the unit to activate it, mine worked fine without changing any settings. My car came with a separate manual specific to the infotainment system but i haven't been through it completely yet.
What??? You haven't yet gotten thru the 1100+ pages of owner's manuals??? Better get right on it....
 

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Just got our Hybrid Blue about two weeks ago and love it. Great acceleration, quiet and fun to drive. Coming off of a 2019 Santa Fe. Been reading about some of the issues in this forum and a little surprised. We have had very little problems with the ones we've owned. The only thing so far is the fuel economy isn't what they say, getting about 34.6mpg and I drive very conservatively. I assume at this point because it's cold here right now in tropical northeast Ohio lol. Only time will tell.
Same mileage number during cold weather. But with warm days in the 60 to 70+ range and miles on car increased to 1200 , the car can get 36 to 46 MPG depending on driving conditions.
 
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