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2009 Hyundai Sonata User Reviews

2009 Hyundai Sonata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"comfortable car" 7 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews
CONS
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 25 2009 Hyundai Sonata reviews.

joerod_2000 writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 Review
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5

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Excellent, very powerful and reliable vehicle.

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The 3.3 liter V6 average only 22 miles per gallon in the city and around 30 miles per gallon in the highway. Dealers are taking advantage of the quality and reliability of the car and are jacking up the price to higher levels. If you find a car at a lower price from a private seller buy it.

joerod_2000
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One Of The Best Car In Us Market — The car is one of the best 4 doors sedans in US. This car compares with other models, like Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Maxima, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Chevy, Ford and even more expensive luxury cars averaging around $5,000 or even $10,000 more than the 2009 Sonata Limited V6. This car is very reliable, very well built and has all or even more features and options than competitive models however, cost much less to maintain. The Sonata Limited is very quiet, powerful, fun to drive and affordable. Even without warranty the cost of repair and maintenance is about 70% lower than any dealer in US: Ej; Replace all four disk brakes and rotors at the dealer cost almost $900.00 dollars. Do it yourself - Rotors from $28.00 to $50.00 ea, Brake pads $22.00 to $37.00 per set (you need a set for the front and a set for the rear). If you do it yourself which is very easy then there is no cost for labor. If you take it to a local shop about $100.00 on labor for each set which is still expensive because I did it myself (Following instructions from YouTube) including rotors, pads, calipers lubrication etc for all four wheels in less than 2 hours. The same is true for anything else, radiator replacement, oil and filter change is a breeze on these cars and you can buy 5 quarts of high quality recommended oil and the filter at any local auto part store on sale for around $20.00 or less. Even the original oil filter at the Hyundai dealer cost $7.95 with tax included. Try that with other models and you will find that many of the maintenance have to be performed by the dealer because is too complicated and the parts are mostly branded or sold and installed by the dealer only. Please remember: Printers are cheap, with the cartridges is that you really pay the price. This car is one of the best 4 doors sedan in the US Market today hands-down. When buying a car think how much is going to cost one, two, three or even ten years down the road and make your decision. Hyundai have come a long way and in a matter of years Hyundai cars are going to continue leading the market in terms of qualty, reliability, easy to maintain, looks and value. While the competion lower the standard, features and prices, Hyundai cars are getting better day by day and companies like Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi and others are making cars similar to Hyundai and even the style and features are getting now in place to emulate Hyundai.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Terry writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited Review
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Quiet, great power, amazing fuel economy, and an awesome stereo

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I didn't get it sooner

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Perfect — everyting - for a commuter driving 80+km one way to work it is perfect. Quiet, great power, amazing fuel economy, and an awesome stereo - everything I need. Love the iPod hook-up and XM radio, in fact it plays music right from a usb stick. The information even appears on the screen and it can be controlled by the steering wheel controls.

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jimboprints writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 Review
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5

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I got a good one!

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Steering is not the best.

jimboprints
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Pretty Good For The Price. — Power is great, paint and finish is superb ( keep in garage), steering is so-so, voice activated nav and radio is good, wish we had a passenger power seat, gets about 31 mpg if steady run at 65 mph on hwy. only extra we don't have is BluConnect. Dealer wanted $400!, I find it fun to drive. P.s. Still have original f&r brakes at 52000 miles!!! Just changed tires at 49000 mi.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Doug writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Roomy. Solid construction. Sporty body-style. Nice handling.  Good on ice.

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Jumpy shifting.

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You Cannot Buy A Better Car For Your Money. I Am Sold On The Sonata 100%. — I love the way the Sonata looks. It's got very sporty lines that make it look sleeker while it has an incredibly roomy interior. The trunk space is huge and the seats fold down. The instrument panel is very intuitive and driver-focused. The car feels solid when you drive it and the ESC works amazingly on ice. Solid build quality and the performance is great. The only downside is the shifting is a little jumpy when accelerating. Handling is very precise and responsive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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WildBillOhio writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 Review
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No issues or problems

Cons

Cruise control response was iffy at times, hard to adjust witht he + and - buttons.

WildBillOhio
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Very Positive Impression Of The Sonata! — We rented a Sonata for vacation and drove it almost 3,000 miles. This was our first experience with a Hyundai and we were very pleased. It was solid, quiet and the gas mileage we got on the V6 was a great surprise. The trunk was huge and we had plenty of room for those vacation purchases. Handling was a bit jittery on rough roads but never a problem. Performance was overall good but throttle tip-in was a bit abrupt. Build quality was excellent with tight seams and no squeaks or rattles. The audio system was one of the better ones we've heard in a car in this price range and we also enjoyed the XM radio (thanks, Budget!). This car goes to the top of the list when we get ready to buy!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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lenstang writes:
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Looks ok. Nice interior

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Worst ride of any car I have ever been in.

lenstang
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Bump, Bang — Worst car I have ever been in over bumps. Bangs over even small bumps and makes a noise like somethong is lose. The dealer says it is normal for this car. If that is true no one should ever buy one. The interior is nice. The looks of the car are ok also. Its got good interior room.

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Tyler writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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gas mileage,interior,XM

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can't think of any

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2009 Hyundai Sonata Gls — I got my 2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS as a birthday gift around June. It has pretty good take-off and she can go.The brakes are really good..just tap n you stop. I haven't had any problems with anything yet and I'm hoping I don't for a while. The paint job is amazing and interior is out of this world. Major upgrade for Hyundai. I get great gas mileage...22/23 in City and 32/33 on Highway. Overall, I think the Sonata is a good car and I would recommend it.

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mpallen826 writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 Review
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5

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Lots of options for the money!  Still a good looking style!

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Factory tires not long lasting

mpallen826
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This Car Has Great Features For The Price - Awesome Family Car With Navigation For Those Day Trips. — Met all our expectations of style, features and affordability. Warranty is excellent as is fit and finish. Blue paint seems prone to small road debris chips but overall a solid, comfortable car. Infinity radio provides excellent sound and voice activation makes it easy to control hands free.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mrnyathi1 writes:
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5

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Decent amount of power, well equipped cabin.

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Quite bulky.

mrnyathi1
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Very Good, Dependable Car. — Adequate entertainment in the cabin, comes standard with usb, aux, mp3 player, AM/FM stereo. Surprisingly great acceleration and best feature is the quiet engine and the quiet ride. Smooth transmission and good gas milage. Best Hyundai I have had.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sarah writes:
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I love it

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Nothing

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A Great Family Car — Performance- The 4 cylinder engine has some pick up and go, although doesn't really match up with the 6 speed transmission Build Quality - Great... this is actually the 2nd Hyundai in our family and we love them... Cost of Ownership - great gas mileage Fun Factor - This car is fun to drive

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Great Family Vehicle! By RonBailMills

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Great Car For Your Money By Rich2014

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Great Car And A Great Deal! By lmpulley

This car is fun and easy to drive. It runs smoothly and is a gas saver. I average about 30-32 miles per gallon on a tank of gas with a good mixture of city/highway driving. Truly a great car! Read More

A Head Turner!! By lhthomaz

Superb design, affordable price and maintenance, comfortable ride, powerful and economic. Two color interior gives it a refined look and a even more charm to a very well designed interior. Nissan, Toy... Read More

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2010 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Amazing Car By Amanda

Wonderful car all round! Makes a great everyday driver and would make a great first car!!! :) Excellent gas mileage and interior room! Also makes a great family car!! Has a very large trunk and very b... Read More

#1 Commuter If You Need More Room Than A Compact By Mknupp

All in all a great commuter vehicle without having to go to a compact. Price wise it was a good buy and reliable enough to keep fora long time. Hyundai has made leaps and bounds in the last few years ... Read More

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2008 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Very Clean, By raschettin

The car is a good riding, very good looking, reliable car. These cars are going 250,000 miles with no problem. The car gets 35 mpg highway and 30 city. If you keep the tires at 42 lbs. you can get ... Read More

Reliable Hyundai Sonata By Cameron

Car was very reliable, handled well in all weather conditions. Has a slick look and is easy to maintain. Never had a problem with parts falling off or breaking down just an overall good quality car. V... Read More

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