2004 Hyundai Sonata consumer reviews

$15,999–$17,649 MSRP range
side view of 2004 Sonata Hyundai
97% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.7
Explore the 2004 Hyundai Sonata

Great Car!!

Can't beat it. Bought new, not one problem whatsoever. Honda & Toyota killer here folks! Wife & I test-drove the Accord & Camry before buying this car. It drove so much better than "those" two cars. It was cheaper, has a longer warranty, looks sharper... where is the drawback?


Does everything well

Best car I've ever owned. Terrific gas mileage w/ 5spd man. Comfortable ride. Quiet on the road. Performance is fine. Looks nice. 10 year warranty. Great price.


Best car of 23 I've owned

Ok, only bought 5 new but... I've owned the Sonata (my only car) for 3.5 years and driven it throughout the West for over 50,000 miles. Mostly Colorado (mountains, backroads, etc.) with runs to the West Coast and Midwest. Shifting is a bit sluggish at times. The only issue has been the outdoor thermometer which was warranty-covered. I do oil changes at 3,000 miles instead of the required 7,500 and usually at Hyundai dealers. At 63 years old and 6'3" the leather power seat is good for 4+ hours of driving; that's never happened before-it's usually been a max of 2 hours that I could drive without stopping to uncurl. The price was great and the warranty is even better. The car has been mistaken for a Jag (I'd never have one) often. The only car I might consider trading for in the next 5 years would be a 2-seater for fuel economy and maneuverability.They're all over Europe and a real fun car to drive.


Two Sonatas and No regrets

I've had two Hyundai Sonata's a 1998 model and then a 2004 model and a few cars in between and I have to tell people who are considering a vehicle from Hyundai....do your own research don't let people who are hung up on stupid ideas about Hyundai talk you out of buying a great car. What I tell people about life can be applied here as well and that is you don't have to be great to get started, but you do have to get started to be great, and none of these car companies were great when they got started. What Hyundai has done in a short amount of time in this market in the face of consumers who over look their accomplishments is simply inspirational. The Ultimate under dog story...here's an idea for Hyundai advertising executives. Hyundai talks to Toyota, Honda and Nissan - "I may have started out last, I may have started out behind but I am in your rear view mirrors and soon you will be in mine."


sharp looking and a great value

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 satisfied with my purchase