2006 Hyundai Sonata Trims

Completely redesigned this year, the mid-sized 2006 Hyundai Sonata GL is the base version of the front-wheel drive sedan that seats four or five. Interior legroom has added about an in... Read More

Completely redesigned this year, the mid-sized 2006 Hyundai Sonata GL is the base version of the front-wheel drive sedan that seats four or five. Interior legroom has added about an inch, especially in the back, and the trunk has grown by two cubic feet, to 16 cubic feet. Rear seats split-fold 60/40 and feature a trunk pass-through. Power to the 2006 Sonata GL comes from a new 2.4-liter, 162-hp DOHC I4 and 4-speed shiftable automatic. Now standard are 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, traction control, stability control, and six airbags -- front, front-side, and side curtain. 16-inch wheels offer better road performance.

There are interior updates as well, and the 2006 Sonata GL comes with full power features, cruise control, remote entry, a new CD/MP3 player, heated mirrors, and speed-sensing intermittent wipers. Leather trim to the shifter and steering wheel is standard, and other features include variable power steering, a security system, dual reading lights, and a front power outlet. Overhead and front consoles offer more storage space. There are no major equipment options for the GL. Improved 27/33 mpg is appreciated by owners, who also like the surprising engine power, smooth ride, and the copious passenger room. A common complaint seems to be the lack of folding side mirrors.

Powertrain: 2.4L 162 hp I4 Engine, FWD, 4-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 27
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Reading lights · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote · Overhead console: with storage · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: seatback
Driver Seat Active head restraint
Drivetrain Driven Wheels: front wheel drive
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable
In Car Entertainment Antenna
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Locks Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Active head restraint
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Passenger Seating: 5 · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · P Tires
Wheels Rim type: steel · Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: speed sensitive, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Longer, wider, and taller than last year's model, the 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS comes with two powertrain choices. The front-wheel drive mid-to-full-sized sedan comes standard with a 162... Read More

Longer, wider, and taller than last year's model, the 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS comes with two powertrain choices. The front-wheel drive mid-to-full-sized sedan comes standard with a 162-hp, 2.4-liter DOHC I4 and 4-speed shiftable automatic, but it can be equipped with a 3.3-liter, 235-hp DOHC V6 and 5-speed shiftable auto tran. All sit on a fully independent suspension, with front and rear stabilizer bars, 16-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, new traction and stability control, and six airbags, including full-length side curtain.

The 2006 Sonata GLS adds automatic headlights, a trip computer, wheel-mounted audio controls for the CD/MP3 player, and wood interior accents. This is in addition to full power features, cruise control, leather trim, foglights, speed-sensing intermittent wipers, a front power outlet, dual map lights, front and rear cupholders, and heated mirrors. Split-folding 60/40 rear seats open onto a 16 cubic foot trunk. The 2006 Sonata GLS also offers more options, including a sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and 8-way power driver's seat. Drivers say the seats are uncomfortable and the interior colors show dirt easily. The suspension can feel a bit rough. But the Sonata GLS shines in fuel economy, quiet ride, smooth handling, and interior space.

Adds to GL:
Enhanced Powertrain: 3.3L 235 hp V6 Engine, 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Dash trim: simulated wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear, front · Reading lights · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote · Overhead console: with storage · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: seatback
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: manual
Drivetrain Driven Wheels: front wheel drive
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable
In Car Entertainment Antenna
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off, auto delay off
Locks Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Active head restraint
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Passenger Seating: 5 · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · P Tires
Windows Front wipers: speed sensitive, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
A brand new exterior, including dual exhaust pipes, complement a larger interior and more standard features in the 2006 Hyundai Sonata LX, the high-end version of the mid-to-full-sized ... Read More

A brand new exterior, including dual exhaust pipes, complement a larger interior and more standard features in the 2006 Hyundai Sonata LX, the high-end version of the mid-to-full-sized sedan. The front-wheel drive Sonata LX gets a more powerful 235-hp, 3.3-liter DOHC V6 and 5-speed shiftable automatic with variable valve timing, and rides on larger 17-inch alloy wheels. Newly standard this year are ABS brakes, traction and stability control, and dual front, front-side, and side curtain airbags. Automatic headlights, foglights, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror round out safety features that rate five stars in crash tests.

New standard features for the 2006 Sonata LX this year are heated seats. This adds to the 8-way power driver's seat, leather upholstery, a compass and temperature display, a remote garage opener, and wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls for the MP3/CD player. Combined with a full power setup, a trip computer, leather and wood trim, remote entry, and a security system, there are few options left to fit in the LX, but you can add a sunroof and a CD changer. Good V6 power and acceleration stand out for owners, who also like the interior space, reliability, safety ratings, and the standard features for a low price. Seat comfort remains an issue, and many owners would like folding mirrors and a navigation system.

Adds to GL:
Enhanced Powertrain: 3.3L 235 hp V6 Engine, 5-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 23
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Dash trim: simulated wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear, front · Reading lights · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote · Overhead console: with storage · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Height adjustable · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Driven Wheels: front wheel drive
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable
In Car Entertainment Antenna
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off, auto delay off
Locks Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Heated · Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Passenger Seating: 5 · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · P Tires
Windows Front wipers: speed sensitive, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger