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Hyundai Sonata Fuel Economy (MPG)

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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 turbocharged 177hp 1.6L I4
7-speed automated manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 20 80 60 39.8
2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 177hp 1.6L I4
7-speed automated manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 20 80 60 39.8  
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 0 20 80 60 39.8
With the turbocharged 177hp 1.6L I4 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2015 Hyundai Sonata fuel economy has been averaging 39.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 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 suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 Hyundai Sonata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-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
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 turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 15 10 70 70 27.1  
  Averages flat med light 5 15 10 70 70 27.1
With the turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2014 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 27.1 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 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2014 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
2014 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 5 10 80 70 37.0
  flat v.lt light 0 0 0 100 70 41.1
2014 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 3 5 90 70 39.1  
  Averages flat light light 3 3 5 90 70 39.1
With the 190-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Hyundai Sonata gas mileage has been averaging 39.1 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 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (5 percent), in heavy traffic (3 percent), and in the city (3 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
2014 4dr Sedan 159-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 10 20 70 65 40.8
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 65 40.1
  flat light light 0 5 5 90 65 41.5
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 65 40.8
  mtns light light 0 0 0 100 65 41.0
2014 4dr Sedan 159-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 5 11 84 65 40.8  
  Averages flat light light 0 5 11 84 65 40.8
With the 159-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Hyundai Sonata fuel economy has been averaging 40.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 84 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (11 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 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 med hvy 20 50 20 10 50 17.0
  flat light light 0 60 20 20 65 23.5
  flat v.lt light 0 5 5 90 68 29.4
  flat med light 10 40 40 10 60 17.0
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 39 21 30 61 20.2  
  Averages flat light light 10 39 21 30 61 20.2
With the turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 20.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (30 percent), in the suburbs (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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 lead light 40 20 20 20 75 22.1
  flat light none 10 20 30 40 70 31.9
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 light hvy 5 45 15 35 56 33.5
  flat med hvy 5 45 15 35 56 30.7
  flat light light 10 40 15 35 62 34.3
  flat light none 5 45 15 35 56 35.2
  flat med none 5 45 15 35 56 36.5
2012 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 6 44 15 35 57 34.0  
  Averages flat light light 6 44 15 35 57 34.0
With the 159-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Hyundai Sonata fuel economy has been averaging 34.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 57 miles per hour (35 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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
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 15 10 70 70 28.0
  flat med hvy 5 10 5 80 75 29.7
  flat med hvy 5 20 15 60 70 23.5
  flat med hvy 10 15 15 60 70 27.0
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 7 22 15 56 71 25.3  
  Averages flat med hvy 7 22 15 56 71 25.3
With the turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 25.3 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 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 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
flat light hvy 10 20 40 30 60 31.0
  flat light light 2 2 26 70 70 32.5
  flat med hvy 0 35 40 25 74 23.0
  hills med none 5 15 60 20 60 28.0
  flat light none 5 5 10 80 65 38.0
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 4 15 35 45 66 30.5  
  Averages flat light light 4 15 35 45 66 30.5
With the turbocharged 177hp 1.6L I4 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Hyundai Sonata gas mileage 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 66 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 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
hills med light 3 27 10 60 70 34.5
  flat light light 0 9 27 64 60 30.0
  hills lead none 0 50 0 50 70 26.2
  flat lead hvy 0 5 1 94 80 35.6
  flat med hvy 0 70 5 25 70 26.3
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 v.lt none 0 1 0 99 62 33.7
  hills med none 5 10 0 85 50 31.9
  flat med hvy 40 10 10 40 70 30.5
  flat med hvy 5 50 25 20 75 25.5
  flat light light 20 20 40 20 68 21.4
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 14 18 15 53 65 28.6  
  Averages flat light light 14 18 15 53 65 28.6
With the 190-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 28.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (18 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (14 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 34.4
  hills light light 5 5 35 55 60 41.8
  hills light light 5 5 35 55 60 33.3
  hills light light 5 5 35 55 60 34.8
  hills light light 5 5 35 55 60 83.8
2011 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 5 5 35 55 60 45.6  
  Averages hills light light 5 5 35 55 60 45.6
With the 159-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Hyundai Sonata gas mileage has been averaging 45.6 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 5 10 80 60 28.0
  flat light none 0 0 40 60 68 33.6
  flat light none 0 0 60 40 60 30.4
  flat med none 6 12 35 47 70 26.0
  flat light none 10 20 0 70 68 26.7
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 4 7 29 59 65 28.9  
  Averages flat light none 4 7 29 59 65 28.9
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 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 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 none 0 0 10 90 60 24.0
  flat med light 0 0 10 90 60 26.0
  flat med hvy 0 0 5 95 75 28.9
  flat med none 5 65 25 5 60 28.0
  flat med light 21 20 25 33 60 28.5
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 17 15 63 63 27.1  
  Averages flat med none 5 17 15 63 63 27.1
With the turbocharged 177hp 1.6L I4 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 27.1 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 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (17 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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 light hvy 30 25 10 35 65 26.6
  flat med hvy 4 52 17 26 60 25.3
  flat med none 4 53 17 26 60 23.4
  flat v.lt none 3 3 3 91 70 23.0
  flat v.lt none 24 24 23 29 70 19.2
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
flat light hvy 0 0 40 60 65 32.4
  flat v.lt none 0 5 10 85 70 27.3
  hills light hvy 0 0 0 100 65 34.9
  hills light hvy 0 0 4 96 75 32.3
  flat light hvy 0 0 22 78 65 32.8
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 1 15 84 68 31.9  
  Averages flat light light 0 1 15 84 68 31.9
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 31.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 84 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (1 percent), and in heavy traffic (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 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 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 26.6
  mtns med none 0 0 5 95 75 29.4
  flat med hvy 0 75 0 25 75 24.7
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 turbocharged 177hp 1.6L I4 engine, 7-speed automated manual 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 med light 2 14 11 74 75 29.5
  flat light light 10 10 40 40 60 34.0
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 0 0 15 85 65 32.7
  flat med hvy 10 2 1 87 70 30.8
  flat light light 20 15 10 55 70 30.0
  flat light light 20 15 10 55 70 29.0
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 75 33.7
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 med none 0 50 50 0 N/A 19.8
  flat med light 0 5 10 85 70 26.1
  flat med none 10 0 0 90 60 23.0
  flat med light 2 3 3 92 70 26.2
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 22.0
2007 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 2 12 23 63 66 23.4  
  Averages flat med none 2 12 23 63 66 23.4
With the turbocharged 177hp 1.6L I4 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 23.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2007 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
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 33 33 33 75 26.2
  flat light hvy 5 10 45 40 70 27.5
  flat light light 30 30 20 20 65 29.0
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 34.3
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 25 35 20 20 65 24.9
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 70 34.3
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 68 29.4
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 68 26.1
  flat light hvy 22 20 22 35 80 25.0
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 11 10 69 70 27.9  
  Averages flat light light 9 11 10 69 70 27.9
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 27.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 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 hvy 0 10 50 40 70 19.6
  flat light hvy 0 30 70 0 N/A 17.2
  flat light hvy 0 30 70 0 N/A 16.7
  flat light hvy 0 25 15 60 65 22.0
  flat light light 0 70 30 0 N/A 17.1
2006 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 33 47 20 68 18.5  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 33 47 20 68 18.5
With the turbocharged 177hp 1.6L I4 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Hyundai Sonata has been averaging 18.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 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 (33 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 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
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 5 30 65 60 36.5
  hills light light 13 13 6 68 70 32.0
  hills light light 18 22 7 53 60 26.0
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 med light 24 32 19 24 60 24.0
  flat light none 0 0 15 85 70 32.0
  flat lead hvy 15 15 30 40 60 29.0
  flat med hvy 5 30 35 30 70 29.0
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 13 20 24 43 67 28.4  
  Averages flat med light 13 20 24 43 67 28.4
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 28.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 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 med none 20 80 0 0 N/A 16.8
  flat light light 0 10 10 80 60 31.1
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 45 5 40 60 24.0  
  Averages flat med none 10 45 5 40 60 24.0
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 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (40 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 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
2004 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 15 35 50 70 20.7
  flat med light 0 15 35 50 70 20.7
  flat light light 5 25 60 10 70 22.1
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 10 30 30 30 60 21.0
  flat med hvy 5 10 60 25 75 15.9
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 v.lt hvy 6 3 3 89 65 22.9
  flat light light 20 40 20 20 62 23.5
  hills med none 20 40 20 20 62 21.4
  flat light light 5 20 30 45 60 26.1
2003 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 21 29 41 64 23.0  
  Averages flat light light 10 21 29 41 64 23.0
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 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Hyundai Sonatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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 74 27.9
2002 4dr Sedan 149-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 15 30 50 74 27.9  
  Averages flat med light 5 15 30 50 74 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 74 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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2002 Hyundai Sonata Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2002 4dr Sedan 149-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Competition is not any better, and Sonata (specially in used market) is not beatable!
 

Hyundai Sonata Gas Mileage (MPG)

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