• (4.5) 25 reviews
  • MSRP: $700$6,724
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 23-26
  • Engine: 138-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2004 Hyundai Sonata

Our Take on the 2004 Hyundai Sonata

Our Take

Little has changed for 2004 on Hyundai’s midsize front-wheel-drive Sonata sedan. The Sonata was last redesigned for the 1999 model year and then reworked for 2002. The current model is related to the Kia Optima, which reached the U.S. market for 2001. Available with four-cylinder or V-6 pow... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Seat comfort and support
  • Rear headroom
  • Resale value
  • Uncertain reliability record

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Shiftronic automatic-transmission operation
  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 25 reviews

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sharp looking and a great value

by Diesel Man from Sacramento, CA on January 10, 2007

By far the best value in its class, sharp looks, lots of amenities, lots of safety stuff, excellent warranty, great highway ride. Very refined engine, nice stereo, nice fit and finish, totally satisfi... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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