The 2003 Hyundai XG350 is family-styled sedan with rather dated looks and a lackluster powertrain. While it is more affordable than many of its competitors, it lacks the style and refinement most people look for in a sedan. It is equipped with a long list of standard features and could be a good used car purchase for those looking for reliable transportation.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 3.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed automatic
Models: Hyundai XG350, Hyundai XG350 L
The 2003 Hyundai XG350 receives a new instrument panel and trip computer. Those were the only changes to the model.
The 2003 Hyundai XG350's body design could do with some major updating. It features a wide, prominent front end with rectangular headlights and distinctive grille. The rest of the body style is streamlined with slight rounding in certain areas. It's equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels and was offered in several different color choices. Some of the more popular options included Celadon Green, Black Obsidian, Evening Fog, and Bordeaux.
The 2003 Hyundai XG350 chose to spare no expense using high-quality materials. It's equipped with leather bucket seats in the front. These seats are height adjustable and the driver’s seat features a manual adjustable lumbar support system. The rear seat is split folding and has a center armrest with storage. The rear of the cabin also has ventilation ducts for optimum comfort. Power door locks, windows, and mirrors are standard equipment as well. Air-conditioning and cruise control are offered along with a trip computer. Storage is available throughout the cabin thanks to the center console, front door pockets, and storage on the backs of the front seats. Cup holders are placed in the front and rear of the cabin as. To add some refinement and elegance to the cabin, Hyundai used leather on the tilt adjustable steering wheel as well as on the doors with wood accents. Faux wood trim highlights the dash and center console. The stereo offers a single CD player along with six speakers for an effective sound system.
Performance & Handling
There are several reasons why the 2003 Hyundai XG350 was never as popular as its competitors. Part of the problem stems from the performance and handling of this vehicle. There is nothing wrong with its 3.5-liter, V-6 engine, but the five-speed automatic transmission it is paired with is rather flaccid. It leaves much to be desired in the way of performance. The motor is capable of 194 hp and offers 216 ft-lb of torque. It's equipped with four-wheel independent suspension and offers a comfortable ride for the driver and passengers.
The 2003 Hyundai XG350 is equipped with four-wheel anti-lock brakes, ventilated front disc brakes and drum rear brakes, and electronic brake force distribution. There are height adjustable front and rear headrests. For more protection for the head and neck, dual front side mounted airbags with head protection chambers are in place. It is also equipped with traction control and front seatbelt pre-tensioners. Parents are sure to appreciate the child seat anchors and rear door child safety locks.
EPA Fuel Economy
Hyundai XG350: 15/24 mpg city/highway
- Nice interior materials
- Affordable pricing
- Lots of standard features
You Won't Like
- Confusing automatic transmission
- Loose handling
- Dated body design
A nice sedan with a good price and some interesting features.
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