(4.0) 21 reviews
MSRP: $238$6,882
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 23-26
Engine: 149-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2002 Hyundai Sonata

Our Take on the 2002 Hyundai Sonata

Our Take

Hyundai has reworked its midsize, front-drive sedan for 2002, giving it new front and rear sheet metal, lighting and bumpers, and a bigger trunk. Fog lamps are now standard on all models. New link-type trunk hinges and gas-charged struts for the trunk and hood makes them easier to raise. A new d... Read Full Report

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If you say that Hyundai makes a car you might consider buying, people look at you as if you said Martha Stewart had gained 300 pounds and moved to a trailer park in Arkansas. Well, I don't know about ol' Martha, but I do know that the new Hyundai Sonata is a pretty decent little transportation device. Not that you'll mistake it for best in show, but it's a solid C+ stu... Read full review for the 2002 Hyundai Sonata

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4.0

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Affordable but a bit luxurious - Sonata

by Seeking comfortable fun from Oakland, CA on September 22, 2008

I've had my 2002 Sonata for 6 years. I bought it for the headlight design and feline lines. It is one of my favorite cars ever. Even my sporty manual-driving husband likes it. Best deal on a sedan for... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

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There are currently 7 recalls for this car.


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