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2012 Hyundai Veloster Fuel Economy

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The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is rakish, sporty vehicle, but it doubles in purpose as one that's not only quite versatile but also very fuel-efficient. And with tall gearing and six-speed transmissions, the Veloster is set up for good gas mileage.

In brief early testing, we saw about 32 mpg overall in nearly 120 miles in a DCT car, then about 30 mpg over about 80 miles in a manual car—in both cases including some very enthusiastic driving and steep hills.

Official ratings have changed since the 2012 Veloster was new. It's one of a set of vehicles found to have overstated fuel-economy numbers, an issue uncovered in a routine confirmation test by the EPA. Initially, the Veloster was rated at 28 mpg city, 40 highway for the manual version, while the dual-clutch automatic was pegged at 29/38 mpg, both with a 32-mpg EPA Combined figure.

With up to 37 mpg on the highway, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster is far more fuel-efficient than other sporty coupes.

Upon testing, the EPA has now rated the Veloster at 27/37 mpg for the manual, or 31 mpg combined; it's 27/35 mpg or 30 mpg combined with the automatic.

Owners can register with Hyundai to receive reimbursement for the gas consumed above and beyond expected levels; more details are found at HyundaiMPGInfo.com.

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