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Left for San Antonio, Texas on Sunday Sept. 8. Loaded up the little SFS 2.0T with the cargo box on top. Rolled into Memphis at 5:00 PM. Total of 847 miles for first leg of trip. The SFS 2.0T is for real!!!!!!!! Averaged 27.6 MPG at 70+mph. Smooth as butter!!! Electronic cruise control was awesome. No surging, revving of the turbo when going up or down grades, etc. Just 70mph and not even trying hard. Pulled out from a rest stop on I-40 Westbound and had to do a high-speed merge. The SFS 2.0T answered the question that is was asked. This CUV is for real!!!! The Blue Link took us right to our Hampton Inn like a bee going home.
 

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Left for San Antonio, Texas on Sunday Sept. 8. Loaded up the little SFS 2.0T with the cargo box on top. Rolled into Memphis at 5:00 PM. Total of 847 miles for first leg of trip. The SFS 2.0T is for real!!!!!!!! Averaged 27.6 MPG at 70+mph. Smooth as butter!!! Electronic cruise control was awesome. No surging, revving of the turbo when going up or down grades, etc. Just 70mph and not even trying hard. Pulled out from a rest stop on I-40 Westbound and had to do a high-speed merge. The SFS 2.0T answered the question that is was asked. This CUV is for real!!!! The Blue Link took us right to our Hampton Inn like a bee going home.

Nice write up!...Sounds like you had a nice trip!

Yup, the 2.0 Turbo has 'juice' to spare when you need it...Fun to drive for sure...

The other day, I was about to move over to a right hand turning lane to make an up-coming right turn, when I noticed a car behind me had prematurely moved over also, and was about to pass me on the right...Kind of pi**ed me off...I kicked in the turbo for a brief second, and BAM!!...:gears:...He was in my rear view mirror...Gotta love it!

Also, some folks on another forum complain that the SFS 2.0T 'only' has a 8.1 second time on the 0 to 60 run...I don`t know how accurate that is...(and don`t really care)...I didn`t buy this 2.0T to race...I`m done with those days. I DO think that Hyundai put the torque range in the perfect spot for a VERY quick high speed merge when needed, OR passing a long line of traffic....I love it!
 

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Nice write up!...Sounds like you had a nice trip!

Yup, the 2.0 Turbo has 'juice' to spare when you need it...Fun to drive for sure...

The other day, I was about to move over to a right hand turning lane to make an up-coming right turn, when I noticed a car behind me had prematurely moved over also, and was about to pass me on the right...Kind of pi**ed me off...I kicked in the turbo for a brief second, and BAM!!...:gears:...He was in my rear view mirror...Gotta love it!

Also, some folks on another forum complain that the SFS 2.0T 'only' has a 8.1 second time on the 0 to 60 run...I don`t know how accurate that is...(and don`t really care)...I didn`t buy this 2.0T to race...I`m done with those days. I DO think that Hyundai put the torque range in the perfect spot for a VERY quick high speed merge when needed, OR passing a long line of traffic....I love it!
You are dead on the money with your observation. In the old days of the Detroit muscle, we called that "front-end" torque which is needed to get off the line. Absolutely worthless on the freeway and when gas prices are over $3/gallon. I don't believe that the marketing guys at Hyundai fully comprehend what they have created with the new 5-seat SFS 2.0T. This little guy needs to be set apart from the pack and retooled ( tuned exhaust, extra 10 hp like the Genesis coupes, pinstriping, , 20" wheels, suspension, etc). From an OEM cost standpoint, these little tweaks might add about $500 to the MSRP but that would still keep it in the sweet spot from a pricing standpoint. The sports CUV battle would be over and Hyundai would ride off into the sunset.
 
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