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Hyundai Sonata Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Hyundai Sonata's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Hyundai Sonata Gas Mileage

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
2014 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 5 10 80 70 37.0
2014 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 5 10 80 70 37.0
  Averages flat light light 5 5 10 80 70 37.0
With the 190-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Hyundai Sonata fuel economy has been averaging 37.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 20 40 20 20 60 14.0
  flat light light 0 60 20 20 65 23.5
  flat med light 10 40 40 10 60 17.0
  flat v.lt light 0 5 5 90 110 29.4
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 8 36 21 35 74 21.0
  Averages flat light light 8 36 21 35 74 21.0
With the turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (35 percent), in the suburbs (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2012 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 10 20 30 40 70 31.9
  flat lead light 40 20 20 20 75 22.1
2012 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 25 20 25 30 73 27.0
  Averages flat med light 25 20 25 30 73 27.0
With the 190-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Hyundai Sonata gas mileage has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in the city (20 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2012 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 65 20 10 110 27.4
  flat lead none 10 60 20 10 120 31.7
  flat med none 5 45 15 35 90 36.5
  flat light none 5 45 15 35 90 35.2
  flat light hvy 5 45 15 35 90 33.5
2012 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 6 52 17 25 100 32.9
  Averages flat med none 6 52 17 25 100 32.9
With the 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Hyundai Sonata fuel economy has been averaging 32.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 100 miles per hour (25 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 10 50 30 10 70 18.5
  flat med hvy 5 20 15 60 70 23.5
  flat med hvy 5 10 5 80 75 29.7
  flat med hvy 5 15 10 70 70 28.0
  flat med light 50 15 15 20 70 21.2
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 15 22 15 48 71 24.2
  Averages flat med hvy 15 22 15 48 71 24.2
With the turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the suburbs (15 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 5 15 60 20 60 28.0
  flat light hvy 40 20 10 30 70 24.0
  flat light hvy 10 5 20 65 65 27.0
  flat light hvy 5 15 15 65 50 33.0
  hills med none 50 0 50 0 N/A 24.0
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 22 11 31 36 61 27.2
  Averages flat light light 22 11 31 36 61 27.2
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Hyundai Sonata gas mileage has been averaging 27.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in heavy traffic (22 percent), and in the city (11 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 70 5 25 70 26.3
  hills med light 3 27 10 60 70 34.5
  hills lead none 0 50 0 50 70 26.2
  flat lead hvy 0 5 1 94 80 35.6
  flat light light 0 9 27 64 60 30.0
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 1 32 9 59 70 30.5
  Averages flat med light 1 32 9 59 70 30.5
With the 198-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Hyundai Sonata fuel economy has been averaging 30.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), in the suburbs (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 27.8
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 70 30.0
  flat light hvy 5 10 70 15 60 33.0
  flat med hvy 5 5 60 30 70 27.0
  hills light hvy 0 15 80 5 75 26.0
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 2 31 47 20 69 28.8
  Averages flat light light 2 31 47 20 69 28.8
With the 190-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 28.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 5 5 35 55 60 30.8
  hills light light 5 5 35 55 60 28.1
  hills light light 5 5 35 55 60 35.7
  hills light light 5 5 35 55 60 37.0
  hills light light 5 5 35 55 60 30.3
2011 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 5 5 35 55 60 32.4
  Averages hills light light 5 5 35 55 60 32.4
With the 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Hyundai Sonata gas mileage has been averaging 32.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 0 20 75 70 29.0
  flat light light 5 5 10 80 60 28.0
  flat light none 10 20 0 70 110 26.7
  flat light none 0 0 40 60 110 33.6
  flat light light 5 0 20 75 70 31.0
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 5 18 72 84 29.7
  Averages flat light none 5 5 18 72 84 29.7
With the 190-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Hyundai Sonata fuel economy has been averaging 29.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 84 miles per hour (about 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 21 20 25 33 60 28.5
  flat med hvy 0 0 5 95 75 28.9
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 60 24.0
  flat med none 5 65 25 5 60 19.0
  flat light none 22 24 25 29 60 29.0
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 22 18 50 63 25.9
  Averages flat med none 10 22 18 50 63 25.9
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 25.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 24 24 23 29 70 19.2
  flat med hvy 4 52 17 26 60 25.3
  flat light hvy 30 25 10 35 65 26.6
  flat med none 4 53 17 26 60 23.4
  flat v.lt none 3 3 3 91 70 23.0
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 13 31 14 41 65 23.5
  Averages flat light light 13 31 14 41 65 23.5
With the 198-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Hyundai Sonata gas mileage has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 0 0 0 100 65 34.9
  flat light hvy 0 0 17 83 65 34.7
  hills light hvy 0 0 5 95 70 33.8
  flat light hvy 0 0 23 77 65 36.1
  flat light hvy 0 0 40 60 65 32.4
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 17 83 66 34.4
  Averages flat light hvy 0 0 17 83 66 34.4
With the 190-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Hyundai Sonata fuel economy has been averaging 34.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 83 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 26.6
  flat med hvy 0 75 0 25 75 24.7
  mtns med none 0 0 5 95 75 29.4
2008 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 25 2 73 75 26.9
  Averages hills med light 0 25 2 73 75 26.9
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 26.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 10 10 40 40 60 34.0
  flat med light 2 14 11 74 75 29.5
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 12 26 57 68 31.8
  Averages flat med light 6 12 26 57 68 31.8
With the 198-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Hyundai Sonata gas mileage has been averaging 31.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 20 15 10 55 70 30.0
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 75 33.7
  flat med hvy 10 2 1 87 70 30.8
  flat light light 0 0 15 85 65 32.7
  flat light light 20 15 10 55 70 29.0
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 6 8 75 70 31.2
  Averages flat light light 10 6 8 75 70 31.2
With the 190-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Hyundai Sonata fuel economy has been averaging 31.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in the city (6 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 30 70 100 24.5
  flat med light 10 10 30 50 60 21.0
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 22.0
  flat light light 10 0 40 50 100 23.3
  flat light none 0 10 0 90 110 25.8
2007 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 4 4 30 62 87 23.3
  Averages flat light light 4 4 30 62 87 23.3
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 87 miles per hour (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (4 percent), and in the city (4 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 34.3
  flat light hvy 5 10 45 40 70 27.5
  flat med none 0 33 33 33 75 26.2
  flat light light 30 30 20 20 65 29.0
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 9 18 27 46 71 29.3
  Averages flat med light 9 18 27 46 71 29.3
With the 198-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Hyundai Sonata gas mileage has been averaging 29.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 70 34.3
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 110 29.4
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 110 26.1
  flat light hvy 22 20 22 35 80 25.0
  flat light none 25 35 20 20 65 23.2
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 11 10 69 87 27.6
  Averages flat light light 9 11 10 69 87 27.6
With the 190-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Hyundai Sonata fuel economy has been averaging 27.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 87 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (11 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 15 45 20 20 60 19.4
  flat light hvy 0 30 70 0 N/A 17.2
  flat light light 0 55 10 35 70 18.3
  flat light light 5 40 20 35 65 23.2
  flat light none 5 85 10 0 N/A 17.4
2006 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 51 26 18 65 19.1
  Averages flat light light 5 51 26 18 65 19.1
With the 200-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 19.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 18 22 7 53 60 26.0
  flat v.lt light 0 5 30 65 60 36.5
  hills light light 13 13 6 68 70 32.0
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 10 13 14 62 63 31.5
  Averages hills light light 10 13 14 62 63 31.5
With the 198-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Hyundai Sonata gas mileage has been averaging 31.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 21 21 23 34 75 28.0
  flat lead light 5 10 35 50 75 29.2
  flat light none 0 20 10 70 75 28.6
  flat med light 10 5 2 83 60 27.8
  flat light none 0 0 15 85 70 32.0
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 7 11 17 64 71 29.1
  Averages flat med light 7 11 17 64 71 29.1
With the 190-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Hyundai Sonata fuel economy has been averaging 29.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 43 57 70 23.1
  flat med hvy 3 6 6 86 65 24.0
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 2 3 25 72 68 23.6
  Averages flat med hvy 2 3 25 72 68 23.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.7L V6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 10 10 80 60 31.1
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 10 10 80 60 31.1
  Averages flat light light 0 10 10 80 60 31.1
With the 138-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Hyundai Sonata gas mileage has been averaging 31.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 25 60 10 70 22.1
  flat med light 0 15 35 50 70 20.7
  flat med light 0 15 35 50 70 20.7
2004 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 18 43 37 70 21.2
  Averages flat med light 2 18 43 37 70 21.2
With the 170-horsepower 2.7L V6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Hyundai Sonata fuel economy has been averaging 21.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (37 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 5 10 60 25 75 15.9
  flat med hvy 10 30 30 30 60 21.0
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 8 20 45 28 68 18.5
  Averages flat med hvy 8 20 45 28 68 18.5
With the 138-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 18.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (28 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 70 30 70 21.0
  flat light light 20 40 20 20 100 23.5
  hills med none 20 40 20 20 100 21.4
  flat v.lt hvy 6 3 3 89 65 22.9
  flat light light 0 0 90 10 60 23.0
2003 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 17 41 34 79 22.4
  Averages flat light light 9 17 41 34 79 22.4
With the 170-horsepower 2.7L V6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Hyundai Sonata gas mileage has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 79 miles per hour (34 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 20 75 5 0 N/A 15.0
  flat light none 10 20 40 30 70 24.5
2003 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 15 48 23 15 70 19.7
  Averages flat light light 15 48 23 15 70 19.7
With the 138-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Hyundai Sonata fuel economy has been averaging 19.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (15 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 4dr Sedan 149-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 15 30 50 120 27.9
2002 4dr Sedan 149-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 15 30 50 120 27.9
  Averages flat med light 5 15 30 50 120 27.9
With the 138-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 27.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 120 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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Hyundai Sonata Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2013 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp 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.
2013 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp 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.
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD better than Honda or Santa Fe
2011 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD With less than 1,000 miles I observed 37mpg on the highway.
2011 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Average 24 mpg in town and typically get 38 mpg on trips. All in a large family sedan. Uses regular gas.
2011 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 35 mpg for a full size car
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Performance of a V6 with the economy of a 4 cyl.
2009 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Best of breed fuel economy speaks for itself.
2009 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Around town 25 mpg and 34+ on the highway.
2009 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD decent for all around use
Hyundai Sonata Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2013 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp 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.
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 6-sp 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.
2006 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD I expect more MPG out of a modern I4 engine, as compared to my 10-year Accord.
2006 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD not as good as some competition