Engine Hyundai-Kia G6DF

The Hyundai G6DF 3.3-liter V6 engine was produced in Korea and the United States from 2012 to 2020 and was installed on front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models such as the Sorento, Santa Fe and Grand Santa Fe. Also, this power unit can be found under the hood of the Cadenza sedan or the Carnival minivan.

Lambda 3.3L family: G6DB, G6DF, G6DH, G6DM, G6DP.

The engine was installed on:

  • Hyundai Grand Santa Fe 1 (NC) in 2013 – 2020;
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 3 (DM) in 2012 – 2018;
  • Kia Cadenza 2 (YG) in 2016 – 2019;
  • Kia Carnival 3 (YP) in 2014 – 2020;
  • Kia Sorento 3 (UM) in 2014 – 2020.


Production years 2012-2020
Displacement, cc 3342
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 270 (in some markets, power was limited to 249 hp)
Torque output, Nm 318
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 92
Piston stroke, mm 83.8
Compression ratio 10.4
Features VIS
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual CVVT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Kia Sorento Prime 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 212 (with attachments)

Disadvantages of the Hyundai G6DF engine

  • The bulk of complaints on specialized forums are related to high fuel or oil consumption.
  • The main reason for the oil burn here is the rapid occurrence of oil scraper rings.
  • This is an aluminum unit and it is afraid of overheating, watch the cooling system.
  • The first years there were many complaints about the timing resource and especially the hydraulic tensioner.
  • There are no hydraulic lifters here and valve clearances need to be adjusted periodically.

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