• (4.0) 21 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,125$6,105
  • 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


Our Expert Reviews

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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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

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