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Energy Systems Division

Energy Systems D3 2013 Hyundai Sonata

front view of 2013 Hyundai Sonata
2013 Hyundai Sonata - front view
rear view of 2013 Hyundai Sonata
2013 Hyundai Sonata - rear view

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata was evaluated to develop a baseline database of conventional (non-hybrid) vehicle technologies with which advanced technologies vehicles could be compared. The vehicles tested during this program either serve as direct comparisons to advanced technology vehicles, or demonstrated unique design attributes which affected parameters such as:

  • Fuel consumption
  • Idle fuel flow requirements
  • Powertrain efficiency
  • Shifting patterns, and required gear ratios
  • Implications from varying driver aggressiveness

Key Technology

  • Direct comparison to Hyundai Sonata-hybrid
  • 2.4L I4 engine
  • 6 speed auto

Data and Reports