1997 Sonata

Consumer Reviews

1997 Hyundai Sonata

1997 Hyundai Sonata

Review Score

3.0 out of 5 stars

3.0

2 Reviews
50% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
3.5 out of 5 stars Comfort
2.5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
2.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
2.5 out of 5 stars Reliability
3 out of 5 stars Performance
3 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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2 out of 5 stars

Junker car!

by Non-Korean car enthuist from Ogden, UT on Thu Nov 01 2007

Maybe it was because we got it used....it only had 100 thousand miles this year(2007) but the transmission was shot, it wouldn't pass emmisions, interior features were lacking at best, at least the engine ran somewhat allright. Perhaps neglect in the past lead this car to what it is today, all I know is this car is better suited for the junkyard.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
1 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
1 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
2 out of 5 starsPerformance
2 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Nothing but praise for my Sonata.

by Sonata Fan from Tiaro Queensland Australia on Mon Dec 10 2007

Terrific pickup and braking power. Fuel economy is good but not great. Comfort and control are wonderful with no body roll. Handles very well at high speed. Good mirror vision. Must learn to judge size of vehicle as difficult to determine position by panels. Great little turning circle. Dash controls and lights are great. Additional boot room through rear seats folding down. Easy to enter and exit with huge amount of interior space. All round great vehicle. I intend to buy another one when it's time.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1997 Hyundai Sonata

There's one overwhelming reason for you to look at the redesigned 1997 Hyundai Sonata, which otherwise barely stands out in a crowded field of competent family sedans.

Price.

If you want to buy a mid-level Ford Taurus, Honda Accord or Toyota Camry with a V-6 engine and most of the options that come standard on the '97 Sonata GL, plan on spending well over $20,000. You'll only have to shell out $18,000 for a Sonata equipped like our test car. Which raises the obvious question: Is the Sonata a true bargain?

She: If the Taurus looks like a catfish, the Sonata resembles a Disney cartoon heroine to me. Especially Pocahontas or the Princess in Aladdin. Look at the headlights. They start out nice and... Read More