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Hyundai Sonata

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

Good fit for:
  • Commuters
  • Small families

Sonata – 7 Generations

  • 2020–22
  • 2015–19
  • 2011–14
  • 2006–10
  • 1999–2005
  • 1994–98
  • 1992–93
  • 2020–22
  • 2015–19
  • 2011–14
  • 2006–10
  • 1999–2005
  • 1994–98
  • 1992–93
Latest generation

2020–22 Sonata

With its bold front end and coupelike roofline, the redesigned 2020 Sonata’s exterior design is dramatic in the same way the 2011 Sonata was when it debuted. A 191-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder is the base engine, while a turbocharged four-cylinder powers hig

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  • MSRP range$24,150–$34,750
  • Consumer rating
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  • Combined mpg 27–32
  • Body style Sedan

Previous generation

2015–19 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-lit

 

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  • MSRP range$22,650–$32,250
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg 26–31
  • Body style Sedan
Notable features in 2019:
  • Five-seat mid-size sedan
  • Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions available
  • Three gas engines, including two turbos
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2011–14 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

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  • MSRP range$21,450–$28,650
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg 25–28
  • Body style Sedan
Notable features in 2014:
  • Revised exterior, new features for 2014
  • Standard selectable steering modes
  • Available high-power turbo four-cylinder
  • Six-speed automatic

2006–10 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 optiona

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  • MSRP range$18,700–$26,550
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg 22–25
  • Body style Sedan
Notable features in 2010:
  • Six airbags
  • Standard stability system
  • Standard USB and MP3 jacks
  • Optional navigation system

1999–2005 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

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  • MSRP range$16,449–$20,299
  • Consumer rating
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  • Body style Sedan
Notable features in 2005:
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty

1994–98 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.

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  • MSRP range$14,749–$18,549
  • Consumer rating
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  • Body style Sedan

1992–93 Sonata

  • MSRP range$12,399–$15,339
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg
  • Body style Sedan