(4.3) 66 reviews
MSRP: $3,160$10,648
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 24-27
Engine: 168-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2009 Hyundai Sonata

Our Take on the 2009 Hyundai Sonata

Our Take

Hyundai's mainstream family sedan, the Sonata, has been redesigned for the 2009 model year. Changes include revised exterior styling, a new interior and available four-cylinder and V-6 engines that both gain more power and are also more fuel-efficient. Competitors include popular models like... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Loud suspension
  • Minimal steering feel
  • Optional heated seats only have two settings
  • Bland looks

Notable Features

  • Mildly restyled for 2009
  • Redesigned interior
  • Six airbags
  • Standard stability system
  • Standard USB and auxiliary input jacks
  • Newly optional navigation system

7 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.