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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Transmission

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 21 28 $13,368 $14,749
4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 27 $14,159 $15,549
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 GLS 18 24 $16,240 $18,549
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 GL 18 24 $15,546 $17,349
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 20 27 $14,650 $16,349
4-Door Sedan Custom
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 29 $16,722 $17,885
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $17,586 $19,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,368
$16,722
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,749
$17,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$246 / month
$298 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 57.9 54.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.3 101.8
Second Hip Room (in) 57.1 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 58.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.3 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 109.0
Liftover Height (in) 27.1 29.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 185.0 194.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 16.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.7 8.9 x 1.8
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.12 x .87 10.3 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.6 37.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.06 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.7 16.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P205/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2935 3364
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 600
Engine
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 129 @ 4000 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L82
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 137 @ 6000 160 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.939 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.083 2.92
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.285 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.756 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.083 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.947 1.57
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.322 3.29
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn Custom
Vehicle Name Hyundai Sonata Buick Century
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.472
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Macpherson Strut Lower control arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Tri-Link w/
 
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