The 3.5-liter V6 Hyundai G6DC engine has been produced at factories in Korea and the USA since 2009 and during this time it has been installed on many front- and all-wheel drive models of the Korean company, such as the Sorento and Santa Fe crossovers, the Cadenza and Grandeur sedans, and the Carnival minivan.
Lambda 3.5L family: G6DC, G6DS, G6DU, G6DT, G6DV.
The engine was installed on:
- Hyundai Grandeur 6 (IG) since 2017;
- Hyundai Palisade 1 (LX2) since 2020;
- Hyundai Santa Fe 2 (CM) in 2009 – 2012; Santa Fe 4 (TM) in 2018 – 2020;
- Kia Cadenza 1 (VG) in 2009 – 2016; Cadenza 2 (YG) in 2020 – 2021;
- Kia Carnival 2 (VQ) in 2010 – 2014;
- Kia Sorento 2 (XM) in 2009 – 2014; Sorento 3 (UM) in 2014 – 2020.
|Production years||since 2009|
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||250 – 290|
|Torque output, Nm||336|
|Cylinder block||aluminum V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||92|
|Piston stroke, mm||87|
|Phase regulator||Dual CVVT|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.7 (there were versions with a 6.7 liter pallet)|
|Euro standards||EURO 5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Hyundai Santa Fe 2010)
|Engine lifespan, km||~350 000|
|Weight, kg||205 (with attachments)|
Disadvantages of the Hyundai G6DC engine
- On specialized forums, the most complaining about the progressive consumption of lubricant;
- The reason for the oil burn here is usually the rapid occurrence of oil scraper rings;
- The aluminum engine is very afraid of overheating, so keep an eye on the cooling system;
- At first, there were many complaints about the timing resource, especially the hydraulic tensioner;
- Valve clearances need to be adjusted, as hydraulic lifters are not provided.