2004 Sonata Recommendation 4 vs 6 cylinder

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by dan r., Mar 5, 2004.

  1. dan r.

    dan r. Guest

    Trying to decide between the 4 and 6 cylinder models on the 2004 Sonata.
    Anyfeed back from current owners about either engine is appreciated.
    dan r., Mar 5, 2004
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    Jason Guest

    I've got the 2.7L V6. I've driven the 2.4L I4. The I4 is
    significantly louder than the V6 and only gets slightly better gas
    mileage. The V6 is much peppier and is worth the extra money.
    Jason, Mar 5, 2004
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    Rob Rust Guest

    I have got the 2.7 l V6. I would not recommend the smaller engine since the
    V6 is somewhat underpowered at least for the weight of the vehicle.
    Rob Rust, Mar 6, 2004
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    Jim Vatunz Guest

    underpowered? you either must be used to being spoilt or you've been
    listening to motoring journalists too much.
    even the 4 cylinder makes more power than a big yankee 6 from 30 years
    ago and more than a v8 from 40 years ago.
    people didn't call those cars underpowered.
    either engine will comfortably power the car well over the speed limit
    all day. the 4 cylinder whilst less powerful has the advantage of
    being easier to service and in some places cheaper to register for the
    I have a webcam in the tropics
    Jim Vatunz, Mar 6, 2004
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    Jason Guest

    While that may be true, I have to agree with the statement that the
    2.7L V6 is underpowered. The only vehicle in it's class with less
    power (and a V6) is the Suzuki Verona.
    Jason, Mar 6, 2004
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    JasonOz Guest

    It all depends on what you want out of your car.

    Power is not high on my list of wants.
    I want comfort, looks, driveability.
    From the small amount of highway driving I have done, the 4cyl Auto comfortably
    sits on 100kph at about 2000rpm.

    Being able to drag race everyone isn't important to me.

    If more manufacturers underpowered there cars maybe there might be less car
    JasonOz, Mar 7, 2004
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    Jim Vatunz Guest

    perhaps it may be better to say less overpowered?

    I have a webcam in the tropics
    Jim Vatunz, Mar 7, 2004
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    Jason Guest

    I don't drag race everyone I meet. I do, however, live in a very
    hilly area (Valley Forge, PA) and generally have a passenger. I'd be
    a lot happier with an extra 20-30 HP.

    I doubt that using smaller engines would lessen the number of
    accidents. I do believe that adding an extra couple hundred dollars
    worth of breaking equipment would go a long way. Start using 2-piston
    calipers, use 12" rotors instead of 11", use steel-braided break lines
    instead of rubber hoses, etc...
    Jason, Mar 7, 2004
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