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Hyundai Sonata

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Hyundai has continually refined its Sonata mid-size sedan to keep pace in the competitive family-sedan class while still placing a big emphasis on value. Currently offered with a choice of gas, hybrid or plug-in hybrid drivetrains, the Sonata is backed by one of the most generous warranties available: 10 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage. This sedan is ideally suited to practical shoppers and small families.

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Commuters

Commuter vehicles have a minimum EPA-estimated mileage of 30 mpg combined. May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

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Small Families

Small Family vehicles include mid-size and larger sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, SUVs and minivans with four doors and five seats.

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5 Generations

Sonata - 5 Generations

2015–2018 Sonata

Redesigned in 2015
2015–2018 Sonata Generation, 2018 Hyundai Sonata model shown Showing the 2018 Hyundai Sonata

The Sonata's exterior took on a tamer look with its 2015 redesign, but it didn't stay that way for long; Hyundai redid the car's front end for 2018, replacing the understated grille with a gaping design. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder remained standard, but a new turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission debuted in the Eco trim level. Automatic emergency braking became available for 2016.

  • MSRP Range $22,050–$31,900
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 224 reviews
  • Combined MPG 26-31
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2018
  • Mid-size, front-wheel-drive sedan
  • Refreshed styling, interior for 2018
  • Seats five
  • Three gas engines, including two turbos
  • Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions
  • New eight-speed automatic
  • MSRP Range $21,600–$34,350
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 375 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24-31
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2017
  • Five-seat midsize sedan
  • Standard backup camera
  • Available automatic braking
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines, including two turbocharged options
  • Hybrid version available
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard
  • Current List Price $8,772–$20,932
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 128 reviews
  • Combined MPG 26-32
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2016
  • Five-seat midsize sedan
  • New standard features, including backup camera
  • Automatic braking now available
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines, including two turbocharged options
  • Hybrid version available
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard
  • Current List Price $10,413–$20,837
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 189 reviews
  • Combined MPG 25-32
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2015
  • New love it/hate it ''tailored'' design
  • Apple CarPlay coming soon
  • Hybrid replaced with gas-powered Eco version

2011–2014 Sonata

Redesigned in 2011
Showing the 2014 Hyundai Sonata

Dramatic new coupe-like styling marked Hyundai's redesigned 2011 Sonata, which was much sleeker than not just its predecessor, but most of its competitors. Offered in GLS, SE and Limited trim levels, the Sonata's adventurous design carried over to the interior. The available V-6 was dropped for this generation, ushering in an all-four-cylinder engine lineup — including a 274-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that was more powerful than the outgoing V-6.

  • Current List Price $8,023–$17,343
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 116 reviews
  • Combined MPG 25-28
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2014
  • Revised exterior, new features for 2014
  • Standard selectable steering modes
  • Available high-power turbo four-cylinder
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Current List Price $6,812–$14,876
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 247 reviews
  • Combined MPG 26-28
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2013
  • High-efficiency four-cylinder engine
  • High-power turbo four-cylinder
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Heated seats for most trims
  • Hybrid version offered
  • Current List Price $5,783–$13,547
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 160 reviews
  • Combined MPG 27-29
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2012
  • High-efficiency four-cylinder engine
  • High-power turbo four-cylinder
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • Hybrid version offered
  • Current List Price $5,068–$12,696
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 259 reviews
  • Combined MPG 27-29
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2011
  • All-new exterior and interior design
  • High-efficiency four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission

2006–2010 Sonata

Redesigned in 2006
Showing the 2010 Hyundai Sonata

The redesigned 2006 Sonata featured more conventional styling and helped solidify Hyundai's reputation for value with things like a standard electronic stability system and six standard airbags. A 162-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine was standard, while a 235-hp V-6 was optional. The 2009 model's exterior styling was refreshed, and the car gained a new interior design, as well.

  • Current List Price $2,424–$11,104
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 47 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24-27
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2010
  • Six airbags
  • Standard stability system
  • Standard USB and MP3 jacks
  • Optional navigation system
  • Current List Price $2,512–$10,040
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 93 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24-27
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2009
  • Mildly restyled for 2009
  • Redesigned interior
  • Six airbags
  • Standard stability system
  • Standard USB and auxiliary input jacks
  • Newly optional navigation system
  • Current List Price $2,227–$8,807
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 56 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23-26
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2008
  • Standard stability system
  • Six airbags standard
  • Standard active head restraints
  • Standard antilock disc brakes
  • Optional 3.3-liter V-6
  • Current List Price $2,560–$8,400
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 82 reviews
  • Combined MPG 25-29
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2007
  • Standard stability system
  • Six airbags standard
  • Standard active head restraints
  • Standard antilock disc brakes
  • 3.3-liter V-6 option
  • Current List Price $1,682–$7,478
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 105 reviews
  • Combined MPG 25-29
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2006
  • Standard stability system
  • Six airbags standard
  • Active head restraints standard
  • Standard antilock disc brakes
  • Five-speed automatic option
  • 3.3-liter V-6 option

1999–2005 Sonata

Redesigned in 1999
Showing the 2005 Hyundai Sonata

This Sonata was powered by a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder or an optional 2.5-liter V-6, both of which worked with a standard five-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic transmission. A facelift for the 2002 model year also saw the addition of a larger V-6 engine, which remained optional.

  • Current List Price $982–$6,230
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 30 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23-26
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2005
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty
  • Current List Price $995–$6,411
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 27 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23-26
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2004
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Shiftronic automatic-transmission operation
  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty
  • Current List Price $688–$6,068
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 19 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23-26
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

  • Current List Price $1–$6,701
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 26 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23-26
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

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  • Current List Price $126–$5,510
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.7) 14 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24-26
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

  • Current List Price $1,545–$5,237
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.5) 2 reviews
  • Combined MPG 26
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

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1994–1998 Sonata

Redesigned in 1994
Showing the 1998 Hyundai Sonata

The 1994 Sonata came standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 128 hp. A 3.0-liter V-6 was optional. The four-cylinder's output increased to 137 hp in 1996. By the end of this generation’s run, most trim levels had a four-speed automatic transmission.

  • Current List Price $7,988–$7,988
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.0) 1 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-24
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

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  • Current List Price
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  • Consumer Rating Not yet rated
  • Combined MPG 21-25
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

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  • Current List Price
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  • Consumer Rating Not yet rated
  • Combined MPG 21-23
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

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