When you combine the price, road manners and overall build
quality of the Sonata with Hyundai's generous warranty program,
you quickly see why these models are selling like crazy.
The South Korean automaker's basic warranty is among the
industry's longest: 5-years/60,000-mi. bumper-to-bumper,
10/100,000 powertrain. It certainly underscores the confidence
manufacturers have in their vehicles.
And if Hyundai is willing to guarantee its engineering
and rest its business upon it, there must be some truth
to the claim that their vehicles are as dependable as they
come. For everyday driving that will last year in and year
in, few models can match the 2003 HYundai Sonata.
The 2003 Hyundai Sonata is offered in four models: Base,
Base V6, GLS and LX.
The four-door 2003 Hyundai Sonata is a compact sedan that
still finds room to handle five passengers. Its interior
features a practical design that is as convenient as it
is uncluttered. Simplicity is often the mark of excellence
- an idea the Sonata upholds and proves.
However, that is not to say that the new 2003 Hyundai Sonata
skimps on the standard features. This is especially so with
the top-line LX trim, which provides air conditioning, leather
seating surfaces, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an AM/FM/cassette
player and automatic climate control. Additional items can
be added in packages or individually.
The modesty of Sonata's interior continues to its exterior
design, in which practical features are molded into a pleasing
form. Speed-sensitive wipers, front fog lights and an available
moonroof are among the functional items.
With the 2003 Hyundai Sonata, customers are given the option
to choose between two engines. For simple transportation
from A to B, the Base model has a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine
with 138 horsepower and 156 lb-ft. of torque. If increased
power is your thing, the rest of the model lineup is right
for you. The other models all feature a 2.7-liter V6 engine
that cranks out 170 horsepower and 177 lb-ft. of torque.
For two-handed steering, 4-speed automatic transmission
is available with both engines. If you like to take a more
active role in the Sonata's acceleration, 5-speed manual
transmission is also available.
Safety and Security
5-mph bumpers on the 2003 Sonata will help out the pocketbook
by absorbing the shock of low-speed accidents and protecting
body panels. Other safety features include dual front airbags,
front side airbags and optional antilock brakes.
2003 Hyundai Sonata Highlights
Sonata is equipped with air conditioning, cruise control,
power windows, power door locks, power outside mirrors,
digital quartz clock, AM/FM/CD stereo, fog lamps,
keyless entry and alarm system, center console with
storage box and dual cupholders, map pockets in the
doors, cargo area lamp, 12-volt DC auxiliary power
outlet and electronic remote releases for the trunk
and fuel door.
model includes a leather interior package, a power
drivers seat, fully automatic temperature control
and the available HomeLink remote system and electrochromic
inside rearview mirror.
GLS and LX model features include the 2.7-liter V6
engine, premium AM/FM/CD stereo with cassette, 16-inch
aluminum alloy wheels with P205/60-16 tires, headed
outside rearview mirrors, console with double storage
boxes, twin overhead map lamps and a folding rear
center armrest with beverage holder and storage box,
and chrome insert bodyside moldings and bumpers.
Hyundai Sonata offers such advanced safety features
as driver and passenger front airbags, front seat-mounted
side-impact airbags and automatic front safety belt
pretensioners with load limiters. The Sonatas
safety story begins with the vehicles basic
structure a highly rigid unibody structure
designed as a steel safety cell that helps protect
occupants from crash forces in front, rear and side
Sonata also offers the high-tech Hyundai Passenger
Presence Detection system, which prevents front passenger
airbags from deploying if the seat is empty. The passenger
presence system reduces crash damage costs by eliminating
unnecessary passenger side airbag deployment.
also provides original Sonata owners with limited
powertrain coverage for 10 years or 100,000 miles.
Even if the car is sold, Hyundai still backs the Sonatas
powertrain for five years or 60,000 miles.
a Free Price Quote on a 2003 Hyundai Sonata.
2.4L DOHC 4-cyl.
2.7L DOHC V6
138 @ 5500
173 @ 6000
2.4L 4-spd: 22/30
2.4L 5-spd: 22/30
2.7L 4-spd: 19/27
2.7L 5-spd: 20/27