1999 Hyundai Sonata Expert Reviews

Los Angeles Times's view

By Paul Dean on December 24, 1998

Los Angeles Times's view

By Paul Dean on December 24, 1998

Hyundai is running a serious risk of giving South Korean automobiles a good name. Or, better yet, earning a lifetime separation from the Korean American misfortunes of Kia, which went into receiv... Read full review

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on January 31, 1999

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on January 31, 1999

"Do you feel like you abandoned your people in the housing projects?" I asked the man. He stood in the doorway of his new home in suburban New Orleans. "How old are you?" he asked. "Twenty-two," I ... Read full review

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on February 21, 1999

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on February 21, 1999

Every once in a while, I get an offer from someone here in the office to do my job for me. It's usually a week where I'm driving a vehicle that's sleek, fast and fashionable. I ha... Read full review


chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on April 4, 1999

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on April 4, 1999

Sometimes scheduling quirks (OK, we misread the calendar) result in a trio of test cars arriving at the same time. This time it was the Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord and Buick Century. A United Na... Read full review

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on July 17, 1999

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on July 17, 1999

With its all-new Sonata, Hyundai has arrived. Finally. Best-known for selling inexpensive cars with short life spans, the Korean automaker takes a major leap forward with the redesigned Sonata. Wi... Read full review

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on September 30, 1999

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on September 30, 1999

If you know anything about the recent history of Korea, it should come as no surprise that Hyundai is rising fast in the auto industry. After the Korean War ended in 1953, South Korea was little mo... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on January 27, 1999

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on January 27, 1999

Consumers have been skittish about buying cars made by South Korean manufacturer Hyundai Motor Co. in the 10 years the company has been doing business in the United States. One auto guide described... Read full review

Star-Telegram.com's view

By G. Chambers Williams III on May 18, 1999

Star-Telegram.com's view

By G. Chambers Williams III on May 18, 1999

Who says you can't buy a roomy, comfortable, elegant and mechanically reliable midsize sedan for under $20,000? Anyone who does hasn't looked at the 1999 Hyundai Sonata. Prices start at... Read full review

Detroit Newspapers's view

By Tony Swan on March 4, 1999

Detroit Newspapers's view

By Tony Swan on March 4, 1999

From the beginning, the strongest appeal of any Hyundai automobile has been affordability, which is another way of saying value. That's a key element in Hyundai's pitch for the third gene... Read full review

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on February 11, 1999

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on February 11, 1999

Hyundai's all-new Sonata not only looks vastly different than its predecessor, but it drives as well as any car in its class and costs thousands less. This car is a radical change. Its compute... Read full review