Best Bet
  • (4.4) 84 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,723$8,455
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 25-29
  • Engine: 162-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2006 Hyundai Sonata

Our Take on the 2006 Hyundai Sonata

What We Don't Like

  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope
  • Seat-heater option has one setting
  • High backseat floor hump
  • Base-model price increase
  • Awful new-car smell (cars.com evaluation vehicle)

Notable Features

  • Standard stability system
  • Six airbags standard
  • Active head restraints standard
  • Standard antilock disc brakes
  • Five-speed automatic option
  • 3.3-liter V-6 option

2006 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

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Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 84 reviews

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Very Impressed

by Car Lover 1982 from St. Paul, MN on January 1, 2011

First Hyundai I've purchased. I was a little hesitant given their past reputation, but I think their bad days are behind them. At first glance I thought the exterior look of this car was very sharp, e... Read Full Review

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Sonata GL

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
A

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Sonata GL

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
P
Driver Torso
A
Overall Side
A
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
M
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Hyundai Sonata GL

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Hyundai Sonata GL

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 10 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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Asking Price Range
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