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2003 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
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 62 23.5
  hills med none 20 40 20 20 62 21.4
  flat v.lt hvy 6 3 3 89 65 22.9
  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 fuel economy 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 none 10 20 40 30 70 24.5
  flat light light 20 75 5 0 N/A 15.0
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, the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 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.

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