The 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is rated at a not-too-shabby 40 MPG on the highway. That’s not good enough for a fellow by the name of Wayne Gerdes, though. See, Wayne is the ultimate hypermiler. He takes regular cars and extracts every mile from a tank of gas. Take a look at what he did with the Sonata Hybrid:
CleanMPG’s own Wayne Gerdes left the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, CA on December 26, 2010 and completed the challenge drive to the Atlantic on Jekyll Island, GA on January 1, 2011. The drive required just one stop for refueling after driving 1221.2 miles. The run totaled 2339.5 miles and averaged an impressive 61.42 miles per gallon with a meager 38 gallons of fuel consumed for the entire trip.
That’s over a fifty percent improvement from EPA estimates. Unreal.