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4dr Sedan Manual


Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.12 x .87
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.7
Brake ABS System
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6


Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75


Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 129 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 137 @ 6000

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7
Liftover Height (in) 27.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6
Height, Overall (in) 55.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.34
Length, Overall (in) 185.0
Wheelbase (in) 106.3

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.3
Second Hip Room (in) 57.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.7
Front Hip Room (in) 57.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28


Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.06
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 20.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.6


Vehicle Name Hyundai Sonata
Vehicle Name Hyundai Sonata
Body Style 4 Door Sedan


Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .55
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Macpherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .87


Spare Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14
Front Tire Size P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code


Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A


Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.939
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.285
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.947
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.083
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Type 5
Trans Order Code
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.322
Clutch Size (in) 8.86
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.083
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.756


EPA Classification Mid-Size

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2935


Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4