2006 Hyundai Sonata Overview

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GL
Avg. Price: $6,664
GLS
Avg. Price: $6,937
LX
Avg. Price: $7,208

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4.45 stars

Based on 38 reviews

Nice Car. Decent Value Proposition by jimmc2990
 — In December 2005, I purchased two Sonatas. Same trim (LX) different colors for me and my wife. We still own them and have driven one 62,000 miles and the other 67,000 miles. Light duty, some highway... Read More
My Sonata Short As I Can Get. by Cousin Charlee
 — Overall a good car in and out. Performance on the car is very good with six-teen inch stock rims riding on Falken ZE-329 rubber. 0-60 mph is in a fairly good range and equals in or around vehicles 5,0... Read More
Simply Cannot Be Beat For Its Price. by Josh
 — I honestly have nothing but good things to say about this car. Opting for the 235 hp v6 was a wise decision...as the car can definitely put a smile on your face down a Pennsylvania back road. On a m... Read More

2006 Hyundai Sonata Overview

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Based on 37 reviews

2006 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai is getting serious.  With an all new redesign of its mid-sized Sonata sedan this year, the Korean automaker provides an attractive and affordable alternative to some of its Japanese competitors.  It's also committed itself fully to the U.S. market by making the Sonata the first Hyundai to be produced in the U.S., in a new plant in Alabama.  The new 2006 Sonata is actually classified as a larger car due to the extra inches its put on in height, width, and length, featuring a roomy 37 inches in rear legroom and a large 16-inch trunk.  

The exterior is updated with a new grille, lamps, smoother contours, and sporty dual exhaust pipes.  It's also serious about power, with new four and six-cylinder engines. Trims remain the same -- base GL, GLS, and luxury LX.  Both the GL and GLS come with a 2.4-liter, 162-hp I4 and 4-speed shiftable automatic (the GL comes with a 5-speed manual or optional automatic), while the GLS can be outfitted with a new 3.3-liter, 235-hp V6 and new 5-speed shiftable automatic.  This engine is standard on the LX.  Other additions include side curtain airbags, bringing the total to six, and all levels now come standard with ABS brakes, traction control, and electronic stability control, upping the crash ratings to five stars for the 2006 Sonata.  

The base model gets more standard features, such as an MP3 compatible CD player, while the GLS adds wood trim, automatic headlights, and wheel-mounted audio controls.  The LX beefs up the package with larger 17-inch wheels, heated seats, and a sunroof.  The 2006 Sonata offers more room than the Accord and Camry, and its reclassification as a large car means it's also offered at a lower price than others in its class.  This, combined with the long-term warranty, makes it a popular choice for families or budget-minded commuters.  Owners praise the interior space, the large trunk, and stylistic changes.  They say the new V6 is a powerful accelerator with a quiet ride and sure-footed performance.  Complaints center on seat comfort, a sometimes bumpy ride, and a gearbox that noticeably searches the next gear.

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Hyundai Sonata Questions

Vickie DeShay
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When I Turn Off My Alarm And Put My Key In To Start The Car,it Want Start S...

I wait about a minute, try to start it again,then it will start

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mr_me06
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Sun Visors Broken Anyone Had This Problem

I know they have a recall but mine isnt part of it apparently the problem is more wide spread then they want to recall. Where are some places i can complane to add to the recall list. Or if anyone kno...

12,131 views with 33 answers (last answer about a week ago)
desiroo
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How Much Transmission Fluid Does A 2006 3.3l Sonata Hold?

just changed transmission need to know how much fluid? Also, it does not have the original factory stereo in it, is this going to be a problem?

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scrapbooker1000
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Would Anyone Buy A 2006 Hyundai Sonata Lx With 178,800 Miles On It For $3,4...

Gray. 5 speed automatic. Being sold by a dealer. Upgrades: moon roof and Mp3 Player - Cd Mp3 Playback.

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sameh177
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Please ?what Is The Part Number Of Cv Axle Joint For 2006 Sonata Automatic ...

PLEASE ?what is the part number of cv axle joint for 2006 sonata automatic - 4cy- 2.4 GLS and what is the best site to got one cuz im in saudi arabia best regards

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