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2006 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GL 24 34 $16,511 $17,895
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GL 24 33 $17,357 $18,795
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS 24 33 $17,896 $19,395
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 20 30 $19,231 $20,895
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 20 30 $20,961 $22,895
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 24 32 $15,464 $16,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/0LT 24 32 $16,882 $17,865
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 24 32 $17,354 $18,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 32 $18,772 $19,865
4-Door Sedan SS 19 26 $21,607 $22,865
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 32 $21,796 $23,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,511
$15,464
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,895
$16,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$298 / month
$273 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 52.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
188.9 188.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 15.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 1.02 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.1 x 1.6
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.28 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QMR
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA QMR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3253 3174
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 5800 144 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
164 @ 4250 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 32
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.26 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan LS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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