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Old 07-16-2019, 12:47 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mpg_numbers_guy View Post
The manual transmission will provide better fuel economy around town, but the automatic will likely get better fuel economy on the highway, due to its taller gearing......
Not necessarily. We have both a 2013 automatic Elantra AND a 6% lower geared 2016 manual Elantra (same series). Both are rated the same EPA highway mileage. As a featherfooter tho, I try to keep speeds down, & would say the manual gets slightly better MPG on highways. On back roads with both transmissions in high gear, the manual gets somewhat better MPG. Of course, going over mountain passes, the manual gets about 6% better MPG. With its lower gearing, the manual has much better acceleration & speed holding ability on mountain slopes.
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