2006 Hyundai Sonata consumer reviews

$17,895–$18,795 MSRP range
side view of 2006 Sonata Hyundai
92% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.5
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Great rode

Well just got to 190K miles with minimal trouble. Hit two deer and had repairs other than that just tires, oil, a couple lights was the maintenance. Mine is a 4 cylinder but has been up to 123 mph. Impressive power for a 4 banger I hate to think of giving it up.


My best car ever

I purchased my 2006 v6 Hyundai Sonata GLS 16 years ago. I’ve regularly maintained the car. It now has 137,000 miles in it; so I’ve bee averaging 8,600 miles a year. Until recently, no problems but recently it had trouble starting. First it would start ok, then it wouldn’t start, then it would start again, Two different auto repair shops couldn’t determine what the problem was. So today I had it towed to the dealer. They should be able to figure out what the problem is. I really like/love this car and wish Hyundai would still make a V6. When it reaches 200,000, I’ll probably buy another Sonata Sedan.


Great Car

I still Drive a 2006 Hyundai Sonata 3.3 L V6, I love this car! You are in for a treat to anyone who finds a well-cared-for version of this car. This car has saved me from a severe accident at least three times. The handling and the power and the braking are phenomenal! Best car I ever owned.


Most reliable car I’ve ever owned

This car is so reliable. Doing your oil change is all you will need. I never had a problem with it. I love this car


Very reliable car with great handling !!

Car is very fun 2 drive!! And with it's v6 motor & rack & pin steering, it aids this car's performance level up there near the far top ratings!! VERY reliable, dependable, & hasexcellant gas millage; super good pick up with a lot of York & power to it!!


Not Good, Not Bad

This was the top-of-the-line limited edition. It was a sharp looking, comfortable car, with plenty of nice features, and it had plenty of power with the optional V-6. However, I took good care of it, and feel like it should have lasted longer without needing major repairs. (I ended up selling it to a salvage yard rather than spending the thousands it would have taken to fix it.) It was two years old when I bought it, and had low mileage. I sold it at the 148,000 mile mark because the power steering pump, power steering fluid lines, and rack and pinion all needed replaced. Also, the driver's side window wouldn't go down, and the front suspension made a loud squeaky noise over bumps. Also replaced the AC compressor twice, a bent alloy wheel, the electronic throttle control, and all ball joints over the course of ownership.


I cannot even consider selling this car.

As I approach 200,000 miles, while I have considered trading in for a new car, I cannot. Hyundai does not make the 6-cylinder model anymore and I love the extra pick-up and excellent gas mileage. Replacing the starter, struts, and new tires have been my only major expenses. Since it looks as good as the day I purchased it, why waste money on a new vehicle with too many gimmicks that can go awry.


Think Twice

Bad suspension,horrible electrical system,Bad am reception .Dealer network stinks.Had more problems after hyundai servicing then when I brought it in.You'll need their10 year powertrain warranty as you'll be at the dealrship service dept most of the time.


Reliable, good on gas, very fast for a v4, comfort

This car is the best for a car under 5k, I bought for to resell it then after driving it for a few days I decided to keep it.


Not worth it

To be honest, they aren't bad at first, but down the road, they begin to have a ton of issues. The paint is peeling, it needs constant maintenance. The transmission has issues and has trouble shifting from 1st to 2nd because it leaks. The worst part is that it needs its own special fluids. most cars have fluids you can usually get easily at walmart or an auto parts store for 2-4 bucks. Hyundais fluids are almost 7 bucks and you can only get them at a dealer.