19th Sep 2005, 02:16

Yes, 11.5km/liter. This is high compared with Japanese models of similar/slightly bigger engine displacement. At first, I thought of getting 2 units of this for my daily and my wife's daily use. Of course the 2nd unit has to come after disposing a 4 year old Japanese car she's driving. Because of this high fuel consumption performance, the planned 2nd unit has to step aside.

25th Sep 2005, 08:36

How come I can get 12 to 14 km/L at 90 to 120Kph.

25th Sep 2005, 11:58

This latest 1.1 litre version of the Getz is meant for the seriously tight budgeted folks out there... namely the students who want to commute from school and back and the occasional night out to the clubz.

That said, it was never meant to be in the same league as the 1.3L or 1.6L in terms of refinement or performance.

Thus, considering the bulk of the car, the 1.1L is expected to be less fuel efficient to haul around at similar velocities than as compared to the ones with the bigger engine capacities.

The smallest engine is a strict A-B, moderate speed gem.

Want an cheap economical car with good performance and a small engine? Go for the Perodua Kelisa. Period.

2nd Oct 2005, 19:15

I am about to buy Hyundai Getz, but 1.3L. Is the fuel consumption the same? Definitely 11km/li for a 1.1L engine is not good enough. How about the 1.3L?

12th Oct 2005, 00:46

I'm interested to buy a Getz, but I don't have any idea as regards the price range. I want to have a general idea before I contact a sales rep. How much was it in 2004 and how much is it now?

13th Oct 2005, 03:35

Is there any explanation why the fuel consumption of the 1.3L is that bad? I am also interested in buying the 1.3L, but with this km/li review, I am now having a second thought.

13th Oct 2005, 20:03

Getz with 1.3L engine is around PHP 470,000. I have no idea if they have common prices in all their outlets.

14th Oct 2005, 06:46

Usually cars with small displacement in order to perform like a big brother has to have a little bit more rpm to cruise at a particular speed. Hence the higher consumption.

17th Oct 2005, 01:25

Okay. I understand that. But compare to 1.3L of Honda and Toyota, say City and Vios, why is the consumption of Hyundai Getz too low? Is the body of Getz heavier than the two other brands?

26th Oct 2005, 09:24

The Pi canto 1.1L can go 26km/l at a constant speed of 60 km according to their brochure. Can the Gets do likewise? I'm thinking of getting a Gets, but after reading some of the negative comments about its fuel consumption I'm beginning to have some second thoughts.

26th Oct 2005, 15:13

To the person who commented on Oct. 14th:

11km/L is terrible from a 1.1 liter engine. I get 16.5km/L (38.8 mpg) in town (higher on the highway) out of my 1.0 liter 1995 Metro.

A small engine is actually running much closer to its maximum efficiency zone when cruising at 90 or 100 km/h than a large displacement engine is.

4th Nov 2005, 11:18

My girlfriend bought a 1.3L and it gives terrible MPG. Combined is about 38 MPG which is well below the reported 49.9 by Hyundai. Hyundai UK customer service is the worst I've seen. It took 5 months to get the MPG checked and they just did nothing about it. Poor. Not a recommended car.

4th Nov 2005, 15:18

Let's clear things up with a little conversion of units:

11.5 km = 7.145768711 miles.

1 liter = 0.264 gallons.

Thus, 11.5 km/L = 27.07 MPG.

A heck of a lot better than any Jeep I've seen, although not the 35+ MPG one might expect from a 1.1 L. Might have some driving habits coming into play here...

7th Nov 2005, 21:33

The Hyundai Getz 1.1 is P429,000 according to a Phil. newspaper ad dated November 7, 2005.

9th Nov 2005, 09:13


I own the Getz 1.3 "GVS" here in India. Swapped the 155's for 175's and overall am very happy except for the boring 1 -2 gear performance. Still, great for city and smooth etc. But BOY am I getting CRAPPY fuel economy - ashamed to say its about 7 kmpl in the city. Of course this is with me running an Air con anytime when the car is moving. But 7 kmpl is a BAD mileage.

9th Nov 2005, 18:14

I also own a 1.1l Getz and I'm quite disappointed with its fuel economy. It seems that Korean engines are still technologically behind as compared to their Japanese competitors.

30th Nov 2005, 22:42

Anyone from the Philippines who have a direct experience with a KIA Picanto? Some says it's making about 18 to 20km/liter of gasoline.

My GETZ sales rep phoned me up asking if I'm pursuing my plan to get a 2nd unit of 1.1Li GETZ. I said I'm doing some research works about the Picanto. With the high oil prices, my parameters for a car have changed to convenience and fuel efficiency.

4th Feb 2006, 07:44

Re : 19km/liter fuel consumption.

How are you measuring your fuel consumption rate?

In my case, I fill it up to the brim (fuel visible at filling port), set the odometer to zero and drive casually.

When it's time to refill, I fill it up to the brim again, note the volume of gasoline pumped into the tank, take the odometer reading and calculate km/liter = odo reading divided by liters pumped into the tank. I think this is a very good estimate of the fuel consumption. I've been doing this at least 1x per month to monitor, but I see no improvement. I acquired my GETZ last July 2005 and have travelled over 12000km already and my FC rate is consistent at 11.5+km/liter. I expect higher rate with a 1.1L engine, but this is what I get (z).

11th Mar 2006, 10:40

Re : 19km/liter fuel consumption.

I think its safe to say that 10-11km/liter is the accepted city consumption here in the Phils (I compute it the same way) but if you don’t mind, I suggest that you stop filling the tank after that first click at the pump and not up to the brim anymore. There’s a safety issue about overspill and I’m pretty sure that the connecting hose wasn’t designed to contain fuel.

Better safe than sorry - other variable factors affecting FC will cancel out the negligible difference in the long run anyway...

Also, about the lazy first gear pull, I kept on stalling it in the beginning (clutch biting point was too high and abrupt). Dealer adjusted it at the first 1000km checkup free of charge and completely fixed the iffy biting point – no more stalls!

That said, this car shows a level of “feel” and mechanical sophistication that really shouldn’t be on a car this “cheap”. It just Getz better and better!

11th May 2006, 06:54

Concerning fuel consumption. You men are scaring me as I've just bought a Getz 1.6 L yesterday. Altough I live in Egypt and gas doesn't cost that much yet, I'm scared as I don't know how much will the rate of fuel consumption will be!!!

If any one knows, please email me, my email address is h.shiaty@architouch.com

21st Jun 2006, 07:45

Hi to all.

I bought my Getz 1.1 last April 2005, actually, comparing its displacement against body size, everyone can conclude that it's not as fuel efficient as one can expect against its leading competitors. Do you expect a 2.0 engine to run like V8? How come I get 14km/li? Maybe there's something wrong with your driving habit, you must watch your RPM, you must understand, the heavier your engine load, the more you increase your RPM, then the more you increase fuel consumption.