The 3.3-liter Hyundai G6DH or Santa Fe 3.3 GDi engine was produced from 2011 to 2020 and was installed in front and all-wheel drive models such as the Cadenza, Grandeur or Sorento. This powertrain can also be found under the hood of the rear-wheel drive Genesis and Quoris models.
The engine was installed on:
- Genesis G80 1 (DH) in 2016 – 2020;
- Hyundai Genesis 1 (BH) in 2011 – 2014; Genesis 2 (DH) in 2013 – 2016;
- Hyundai Grandeur 5 (HG) in 2011 – 2016;
- Hyundai Grand Santa Fe 1 (NC) in 2013 – 2019;
- Hyundai Santa Fe 3 (DM) in 2012 – 2018;
- Kia Cadenza 1 (VG) in 2011 – 2016;
- Kia Carnival 3 (YP) in 2014 – 2018;
- Kia Quoris 1 (KH) in 2012 – 2018;
- Kia Sorento 3 (UM) in 2014 – 2020.
|Fuel system||direct injection|
|Power output, hp||282 – 300|
|Torque output, Nm||337 – 348|
|Cylinder block||aluminum V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||92|
|Piston stroke, mm||83.8|
|Phase regulator||Dual CVVT|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||6.5 (there were versions with pallets of 5.7 and 7.3 liters)|
|Euro standards||EURO 5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Hyundai Santa Fe 2015)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
|Weight, kg||216 (with attachments)|
Disadvantages of the Hyundai G6DH engine
- The bulk of complaints on specialized forums are related to oil consumption due to the occurrence of rings.
- Due to direct injection, this engine is prone to carbon deposits on intake valves.
- Keep the cooling system clean, aluminum units are afraid of overheating.
- In the early years, there were many problems with the timing system, and especially with the hydraulic tensioner.
- There are no hydraulic lifters here and valve clearances will need to be adjusted periodically.