2009 Hyundai Sonata User Reviews

2009 Hyundai Sonata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 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" 18 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"comfortable car" 9 reviews
"storage" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews

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CIP4ME writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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5

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QUIET, ECONOMICAL, AFFORDABLE, COMFORTABLE

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CAN'T THINK OF ANY

CIP4ME
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Affordable Camry — My first Hyundai ever, I drove camry before and this was a very similar experience! Handles well, reliable, affordable and economical. I get 35 mpg on highway easily! It's comfy on the front and on the back, large trunk space!

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

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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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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bugmama42 writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata SE V6 Review
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Fantastic car for driving on icy streets (in manual overdrive), responsive engine with great pick-up, comfortable and luxurious, great fuel economy, reliable and low maintenance cost

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Interior noise is the only negative that stands out with this car model

bugmama42
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Outstanding Value - Reliable, Comfortable Sedan — I purchased this car new and have never had any complaints. Routine maintenance has been performed regularly and the only other maintenance that's been required in the past seven years are new tires and a new battery. The manual overdrive has proven itself over and over as a great asset for driving on icy roads in Denver. I've gotten great mileage and the engine is responsive and powerful.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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CaioCesar writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Car runs great, very comfortable driving, specially for me as im quite tall person. 30 miles per gallon on a highway. Just got the engine replaced, sunroof, bluetooh, leather seats. its a GREAT car.

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The right rear tire needs to be replace. Some minor scratches. The the scroll button of the  window on the driver seat needs to be fixed, but it works fine.

CaioCesar
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Excellent — I've owned this car for about 5 months and i travelled all over california with it and it was just great. It didn't let me down, very comfortable driving, so no reasons to be afraid of long distances. Has a pretty big trunk, so space is not an issue.

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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 something 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. Changing from original tires made a big difference in the ride. I tried Goodyear comfort tread. Now the ride is tolerable.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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cdsurvis writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Price, MPG, Comfort, Options

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none really

cdsurvis
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Love My Little Car — Really a nice little car. Does great on gas, has options I love (XM, Sunroof) and is very affordable. Any issues we have had have been covered by their awesome warranty. My parents have the new body style, and while it's nice. I like driving my car better.

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mpallen826 writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 Review
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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:
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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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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1988 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

My Care By Marcus

It has been a very good car for me. I have had the timing belt and pistons replaced, 2 batteries, 3 set of tires, a new alternator. Nice, compact sedan type care for getting back and forth to work in.... Read More

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1989 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Good Car But Too Old Now Get Reject Sticker Now By William

I got the car for my birthday love the car, used it for school, work and for everything never broke down drove it all over the world and it still runs but now it has problem going up hills and it gets... Read More

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1990 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Dave's 1990 Sonata By David

This was my first car. My dad bought it from an auction one week after my 19th birthday. It had 82,000 miles on it when bought, and had 93,000 miles on it a month later. I had so much fun in this car ... Read More

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1995 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

An Ok Car, But Not Built To Last Very Long. By Anthony

I have grown attached to this car more and more due to the rarity of it on the roads, it has all the luxiry features of a BMW or Lexus or Mercedes, it is fun to drive, especially in sport mode, 3.0 li... Read More

Not Too Bad By Cường

that is the luxury car and the first car in my life,performance is not bad, the cost is happy with me, the air cooler make me fell pleasant. I love it very much, i will chose sonata for the next car Read More

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1996 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Good Car By Петко

Poor Acceleration, poor brakes, good handling, It need repairs just like any other car. The exterior is good at rear but at the front of the car is ugly. Interior is good. the mileage is about 220000 ... Read More

My First New Car When Hyundai Still Had A Bad Rap..... By Joe1055

This was actually a great car. It was affordable when I just got out of college and had a low paying job, it was reliable, had a good stereo, never broke down and I got $2K back when I sold it to a pr... Read More

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