2009 Hyundai Sonata Consumer Reviews

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2009 Hyundai Sonata
4.3
Average based on 55 reviews
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TOPS THE COMPETITION HANDS-DOWN!

by from Arizona on June 21, 2010

I used to drive Hondas, until I bought my first Sonata in 2004. The quaklity and value can't be beat. I bougt a 2006 GLS, and now own a 2009. Hyundai builds a phenomanal product. My 2009 has 175 HP, y...
I used to drive Hondas, until I bought my first Sonata in 2004. The quaklity and value can't be beat. I bougt a 2006 GLS, and now own a 2009. Hyundai builds a phenomanal product. My 2009 has 175 HP, yet I am getting 38MPG at a steady 64 MPH with the air ON! The car looks great, runs great, and I've had ZERO problems. What else can you ask for?
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car

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Excellent car

by from Maryland/DC area on December 2, 2010

I bought this Hyundai Sonata LTD from a Hyundai dealer in Sept. 2010. It had 12K miles on it and I paid extra for the 100,000/10 yr "bumper-to-bumper" extended service contract. So far, the car has be...
I bought this Hyundai Sonata LTD from a Hyundai dealer in Sept. 2010. It had 12K miles on it and I paid extra for the 100,000/10 yr "bumper-to-bumper" extended service contract. So far, the car has been 100% trouble free. It's a pleasure to drive. The 2.4 liter 4-cyl engine gives surprisingly good acceleration and it corners nicely ... for a family sedan. Excellent fuel economy (32 mpg hiway, 26 city). Tranny is not a smooth as I would wish, but certainly acceptable. Interior is VERY comfy and upscale-looking. The LTD model has lots of nice features: like seat heaters, dual climate control, upgraded sound system. Back seat & trunk are roomier than Camry and from seats are more comfortable.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Great Value

by from Kansas on September 29, 2009

I purchased my new 4 cylindar Sonata Limited with navigation approximately 3 months ago. I drive the car on highways mostly and enjoy the quiet ride. After three months here are my opinions of the car...
I purchased my new 4 cylindar Sonata Limited with navigation approximately 3 months ago. I drive the car on highways mostly and enjoy the quiet ride. After three months here are my opinions of the car. * The 4 cylindar has plenty of power for my needs. The car gets approximately 28 mpg on mostly highway driving. The gas mileage is inline with the EPA estimates. * The trunk has plenty of room from my golf clubs, laptop bag, and a box of work material. Trunk room is left over. * The seats are comfortable but not outstanding. * The handling is secure but not sporty. * The navigation system is average. The user interface is quite good. The navigation interface is better than my brother's TL's navigation interface. The maps are poor. The maps appear to be more than five years old in my area. Most of the newer stores are not listed in the map. Interestingly churchs are not listed in the map system. The navigation routing is below average too. The system created one route over gravel roads when asphalt roads would have worked just as good. * The stereo sound is good. The stereo interface is very good. A USB input is available standard. The navigation screen changes to a stereo touch screen which shows my 100+ albums from my USB jump drive. I don't need an Ipod. All artists, album titles, and song titles are listed. Problems with the stereo include no song information is listed when a CD is used, but I don't carry CD's anymore. TRACK 1 is displayed instead of the song title. The random button jumps from album to album on my jump drive instead of jumping from song to song inside the same album. * I have not noticed any suspension noise. The car drives very quite. All and all I'm very happy with my Sonata. I saved over $4,500 over the comparably equiped Toyota's, Honda's, and Nissans. I recommend this vehicle to all.
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Great Ride

by from Springtown TX on May 31, 2010

This vehicle is the best ride I have been able to find. Looks and quality is in the Lexus, Acra, range. The ride is quite enough that at times you cannot hear the vehicle traveling on a good highway.
This vehicle is the best ride I have been able to find. Looks and quality is in the Lexus, Acra, range. The ride is quite enough that at times you cannot hear the vehicle traveling on a good highway.
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Great Car - Great Value 2010 4cyl Sonata LTD

by from Pensacola FL on December 29, 2010

I spent months researching vehicles and test driving. Occasionally I'd be checking out a car lot and would be very tempted by an older model of a main stream classic (i.e. camry, altima, lexus) but I'...
I spent months researching vehicles and test driving. Occasionally I'd be checking out a car lot and would be very tempted by an older model of a main stream classic (i.e. camry, altima, lexus) but I'd remind myself that I had researched and decided on the Hyundai. With an almost perfect score with Consumer Reports and great review on Edmunds and many glowing consumer reviews it made perfect sense. Though there were year end deals to be had on the new 2011, I personally didn't care for the new styling. It's not top of the line (Lexus) quality, but every bell and whistle is there in the limited model. So many convenience things you wouldn't expect in this price range car - auto lights, telescoping wheel, auto climate control, great stereo system. Another feature I love is when you put the car in gear the doors lock - when you turn off the key in park, they unlock. My old car locked automatically, but didn't unlock automatically - very annoying. The car has plenty of pick up to pass on the interstate and pull out in traffic. I'm surprised at the power of the 4 cylinder. Only occasionally can I tell it is not a V6. Recent trip we got 36 mpg. The interior of the car is huge and comfortable. I'm glad I held out for a limited model - love the leather and the wood trim and little extras. My ONLY complaint on the car is considerable road noise, particularly at high speed. Also at high speed there is wind noise to the point you're checking the windows and sunroof. Though that can be annoying I decided that was pretty much the main thing that would give away the price range of the car. I've only had the car a couple weeks, but this is car number 15. Over the years I've owned Lexus, Infiniti, Nissan, Toyota, Volvo, Volkswagon, Mazda, Ford and Saab. The Lexus was my favorite, but this one is looking mighty good.
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Best family sedan for the money! Period.

by from North Carolina on January 13, 2011

I have a 2009 SE model that I bought new and I must say that it is the best car I have had so far. The SE sport tuned suspension provides a smooth and firm ride that makes the car very enjoyable to dr...
I have a 2009 SE model that I bought new and I must say that it is the best car I have had so far. The SE sport tuned suspension provides a smooth and firm ride that makes the car very enjoyable to drive under all conditions. Very nice inside and out and roomier than most car it's size. I have more than 35,000 miles on it and no reliability issues so far. Gas mileage and performance are very good with the 2.4 engine.
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The first regret of my life.

by from ottawa, On on November 12, 2009

I drove the tester, beautiful..comfortable, powerful. Bought the car-after 3 days the suspension started making a noise, a banging almost and one side hard the other soft. I have a manual and the tran...
I drove the tester, beautiful..comfortable, powerful. Bought the car-after 3 days the suspension started making a noise, a banging almost and one side hard the other soft. I have a manual and the transmission started getting difficult to get in and change gear. Accelerator seems weird, a delay in the response - put that down to acc. module. Dealer finds no problem. I made a mistake, be careful!GLi4Man.2010, Canada.
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Purchased a used car

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Does not recommend this car

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family sedan

by from Chaska, MN on September 10, 2010

this was a certified used car, exceptional value/warranty and overall quality/performance for the price. Recommended by Consumer Reports for the past 5-7 years as a used car.
this was a certified used car, exceptional value/warranty and overall quality/performance for the price. Recommended by Consumer Reports for the past 5-7 years as a used car.
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Sonata

by from fl on March 15, 2010

Own toyota,Madza,Amc.Fords, This Sonata was the best price for my money,Handles as good as the others, a little better gas mileages. Only negative after 4 thousand miles driving down the highway is, W...
Own toyota,Madza,Amc.Fords, This Sonata was the best price for my money,Handles as good as the others, a little better gas mileages. Only negative after 4 thousand miles driving down the highway is, When you open the windows the air infux is very very loud .which means you have to keep the window close so that it
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2009 Hyundai Sonata

by from Maryland on July 20, 2008

I just purchased a 2009 Sonata Limited edition, before buying I looked at Lexus and a couple of other high end cars and I found that money wise none of them could come close to the price and the equip...
I just purchased a 2009 Sonata Limited edition, before buying I looked at Lexus and a couple of other high end cars and I found that money wise none of them could come close to the price and the equipment (sunroof, Nav system XM radio) and the ride is great and so is the handling, I never see you writing to much about the Hyundais. As far as I am concerned ( I have had four) there is nothing bette out there , Thanks Leo.
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