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Hyundai Sonata vs. Toyota Avalon MPG

Chart is based on 446 fuel economy reports for the Hyundai Sonata and 50 fuel economy reports for the Toyota Avalon.

Hyundai Sonata MPG

Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2016 48.5 MPG Highway Percentage 86 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2015 39.8 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2014 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2014 39.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2014 38.5 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2012 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2012 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2012 32.7 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 31.6 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 30.4 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 34.1 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2010 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2009 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2009 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2009 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2008 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2008 31.8 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2008 31.2 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2007 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2007 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2007 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2006 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2006 31.5 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2006 27.5 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2005 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2005 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2004 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2004 18.4 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2003 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2003 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2002 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr Sedan 154-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 2 7 6 86 66 48.5  
2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
7-speed automated manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 20 80 60 39.8  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 15 10 70 70 27.1  
2014 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 3 5 90 70 39.0  
2014 4dr Sedan 159-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 1 2 22 75 66 38.5  
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 39 21 30 69 20.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 25 20 25 30 73 27.0  
2012 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 7 48 16 29 98 32.7  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 9 14 18 60 74 27.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 13 35 43 70 28.8  
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 4 18 16 62 70 31.6  
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 1 28 12 60 68 30.4  
2011 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 5 6 35 54 61 34.1  
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 5 24 66 76 29.1  
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 8 25 18 50 62 26.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 7 28 63 68 30.0  
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 13 31 14 41 65 23.5  
2008 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 25 2 73 75 26.9  
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 12 26 57 68 31.8  
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 7 7 15 72 68 31.2  
2007 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 12 13 25 50 72 23.7  
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 9 18 27 46 71 29.3  
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 14 12 19 54 75 27.0  
2006 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 6 37 26 31 70 21.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 10 13 14 62 63 31.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 17 22 51 75 27.5  
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 2 3 25 72 68 23.6  
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 45 5 40 60 24.0  
2004 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 18 43 37 70 21.2  
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 8 20 45 28 68 18.4  
2003 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 17 39 36 76 23.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 15 48 23 15 70 19.7  
2002 4dr Sedan 149-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 15 30 50 120 27.9  

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Toyota Avalon MPG

Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2015 42.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2013 37.7 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2011 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2009 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2008 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2007 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2006 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2005 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2004 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2003 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2002 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2000 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat v.lt light 1 4 5 90 70 42.0  
2013 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 6 17 20 58 68 37.7  
2011 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 9 15 24 52 82 26.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 30 10 60 70 24.7  
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 28 44 29 60 24.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 8 19 25 48 68 25.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 1 11 25 63 70 26.9  
2005 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 17 28 53 66 25.2  
2004 4dr Sedan 210-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 13 17 19 52 65 21.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 210-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med hvy 10 18 3 70 73 26.3  
2002 4dr Sedan 210-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 73 28 70 23.7  
2000 4dr Sedan 210-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 1 14 18 67 98 23.5  

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Hyundai Sonata vs. Toyota Avalon MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
In fuel economy as well the 2013 Hyundai Sonata has lost an earlier lead. EPA ratings of 24 mpg city, 35 highway, impressive two years ago, can't match the 2014 Mazda6's 26/38 or the 2013 Altima's 27/38 today. The trip computer reported about 25 in my regular suburban driving, a bit over 30 if I engaged in some mild hypermiling, and about 34 on the highway. When mildly hypermiling the Altima for a few miles its trip computer average approached 40. While trip computers aren't always accurate, others have also reported impressive fuel economy from the Altima. The Mazda has a smaller edge, but an edge nonetheless. see full Hyundai Sonata review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With just over 1400 miles so far, it is averaging 28.3mpg combined with the eco option turned off. It has the eco drive option which works well in sustained at speed driving but lags in demanding driving situations. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The fuel economy is pretty good for a car of this size. I have averaged 36.5mpg (imperial gallon) over the last 37000km. 85% highway, 110km/h and little sitting in traffic. It gets very cold here sometimes so the mileage suffers. In Dec/Jan when it reaches -30 C (or colder), I get about 33mpg and in the summer about 40mpg. My best was 44mpg in the summer and worst was 31mpg in mid-winter when the car was new and not broken in. I keep track of the mileage with an app on my cell phone so the numbers above are exact. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
better than Honda or Santa Fe see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average 24 mpg in town and typically get 38 mpg on trips. All in a large family sedan. Uses regular gas. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
35 mpg for a full size car see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With less than 1,000 miles I observed 37mpg on the highway. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Performance of a V6 with the economy of a 4 cyl. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Around town 25 mpg and 34+ on the highway. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Mileage is above par for car of its size see full Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Some of the BEST gas MPG I have seen in a V6. It is not uncommon for me to obtain 29.5 to 31 MPG on the highway and 17+ in the city. I typically drive a mix and get around 25MPG combined. see full Hyundai Sonata review
Hyundai Sonata Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I do a lot of rural driving and the MPG struggles to reach 22mpg. I really expected the mpg to be higher. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Dreadful fuel economy. For long highway drives, the Sonata Turbo can indeed match the 34 mpg EPA rating, but for city driving with A/C, you'll be lucky to get any more than 17 mpg. Even with A/C off, the urban mileage never hits the 20 mpg level. Only 2,700 miles on the engine so far, so this may get better, but the EPA city estimate seems to be pegged too high by Hyundai. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2006 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
not as good as some competition see full Hyundai Sonata review
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I expect more MPG out of a modern I4 engine, as compared to my 10-year Accord. see full Hyundai Sonata review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 The Avalon's EPA ratings of 21 mpg city, 31 mpg highway are the best of any V6-powered large sedan. The Azera's numbers aren't too far behind (20/29). The LaCrosse's are (17/27). In our suburban driving we roughly matched the city figure. On the highway, though, we measured about 27. A number of factors might explain the shortfall. With a 70 mph limit, we were cruising well above the maximum speed of the EPA test cycle. Also, every seat was occupied and the trunk was chock full of luggage. Desire better fuel economy? Well, for the first time the Avalon is also available with a hybrid powertrain, specifically the same 200-horsepower (combined) unit available in the Camry. With this engine, the EPA ratings are 40/39. But you'll give up the more effortless acceleration and sweeter sound of the 268-horsepower V6. While the 3.5-liter V6 has changed very little since its introduction in the 2006 Avalon, and lacks the latest technology such as direct injection, it feels plenty strong and is among the best-sounding V6s. At low speeds and in turns traction is the limiting factor. All-wheel-drive would help, but unlike in the Buick isn't an option. The transmission remains the same six-speed automatic Toyota has offered since 2007. It's smooth and responsive, especially in sport mode (offered with the XLE Touring and Limited). If you desire to call the shifts yourself anyway, this can be done via either paddles flanking the steering wheel or the lever. Econ mode makes top mpg easier to attain by dulling throttle responses and quickening upshifts. see full Toyota Avalon review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
20 to 22 mpg overall, over 30 on trips. see full Toyota Avalon review
2006 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I find the fuel economy outstanding for a 6-cyl. engine. I have power when I ned it and the fuel economy of many 4-cyle. vehicles. see full Toyota Avalon review
2006 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Outstanding - 22 city, 31 hwy, 26 combined (in warm weather - cold temps radically affect fuel economy) see full Toyota Avalon review
2006 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
On the highway, cruising at 78 mph, with the cruise on, and the a/c on, we get 31 mpg! see full Toyota Avalon review
2005 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Excellent mileage the entire 8 years I have owned this car. Usually I get 22-24 in town and well over 32 on the highway sometimes up to 35 mpg if I keep at 65 when the RPM runs around 2000. see full Toyota Avalon review
2002 4dr Sedan 210-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Average 24 mpg in town and generally 28-32 mpg on highway see full Toyota Avalon review