2002 Hyundai Sonata

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Key Specs

of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    23-26 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    149-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.0)
Performance
(4.1)
Interior Design
(4.0)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(4.1)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Most reliable car I've ever driven.

by JimMotorist from La Mirada, CA on April 11, 2018

I've owned and been issued many company cars during the 64 years I've been driving and this 2002 Hyundai Sonata V6 outshines them all. It's been virtually maintenance-free. I purchased it new and have ... Read full review

(5.0)

Still going strong at 250,000 miles!

by Kurt & Bonnie from Stewart County, TN on January 2, 2018

We drove this vehicle for 250,000 miles over the past 15 years, and the only thing beyond regular maintenance that we had to replace was an alternator a few months before we gave the car to our ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2002 Hyundai Sonata currently has 7 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2002 Hyundai Sonata has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Sonata received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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