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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David writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata Review
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The Hyundai Sonata is a V6 engine with dual exaust.

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If you start the car and your seat belt isn't on it makes the loudest noise til you put your seat belt on. It will repeat the same noise if you don't put your seat belt.

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A Black Exterior, Gray Interior Sedan. — I like how the Sonata handles. The Sonata is automatic transmittion. So far the car has not needed repairs. I would've preferred a different collor. The Sonata has a good gas milage. The car is fun to drive because it's not jumpy when you push the gas petal.

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Peter writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Perfect Vehicle For Our Needs And Great Value To Boot — Build Quality: No promblems whatsoever. car has only had oil changes and travelled 32,000 kllometres. Car Comparisons: Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, ut the Sonata had more interior room and was better eqipped for the money. Performance: Very responsive. Car has 175 horsepower and brakes are very reponsive as AbS is standard. More Abo

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Enascarblack3 writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Everything

Cons

Step on gas it hesitates a little.

Enascarblack3
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Good Quality Car Overall :-) — I love this car. Great on gas. I would recomend using 89 octane for one reason, the 87 octane has ethanol which lowers the gas mileage. The trunk is spacious. Plenty of room on the inside for 4 people. Tight steering. Tight handling.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dennis writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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new car, drives smoothly, tinted windows, soon to get new tires and rims, then possibly blacking out taillights

Cons

doesn't have very good pickup, couple dents in it

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Nice Solid Car — Its a nice car, black, tinted windows, drives real smoothly, overall a solid car. Monthly payments are pretty expensive for it. Real good on gas. About 30 MPG. Like the slap-stick transmission feature, gives the car a little more umph. I like it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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WildBillOhio writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 Review
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4

Pros

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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Bernard292 writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata SE Review
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Bernard292
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Nice Car — the gas mileage is only about 19 miles per gallon. That's just not enough. Also, the Hankook tires that come with the car and cheap quality and I had a flat in under three weeks of driving. Aside from that, it's a great comfortbale car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Stuart writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited Review
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GREAT gas mileage, Fun to drive, smooth ride, cheap but very nice

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its a 4 cylinder instead of a v6

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This Car Is Fun!! — This car is so much fun. it is not very expensive. it is relatively cheap and is a very nice and luxurious car. it drives very well and very smooth. it drives like a bmw in my opinion, thats how smooth it drives. its also very spacious it has room for 5 people and has PLENTY of trunk space. the trunk is HUGE!! it also gets VERY good GAS MILEAGE. so in closing i just want 2 say that this is a very good, high quality car for a cheap price that is very fun 2 drive and i highly reccommend it 2 nybody looking 4 a new car.

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Jonathan writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Significantly improved interior, overall a very good car

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Unoriginal styling...yeah thats all I can think of

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A Face Lifted Car That Is Significantly Better Than The Non Faced Model...a Very Rare Thing... — Normally I don't find face-lifted cars worth reviewing over because often almost nothing changes. In many cases the only changes are exterior only with no interior changes at all. The 2009 Sonata is an extremely rare case where there is significant changes over the previous year. Not much of the car's driving abilities have changed although it seemed more refined and somehow feels a bit better when it comes to turns. The interior on the other hand got a massive change. The plastics have been designed so well they almost lose the image that they are plastic, rather they look like they're worth a bit more. This imagery is extremely good and something I didn't expect Hyundai to pull off. The stereo is superior to the previous awful unit. This car truly looks fantastic inside and the build quality from Hyundai has never been better. Like the 2008 model, no reliability issues and its pretty efficient. I like the 2009 Sonata a lot, this is definitely Hyundai's best car I've driven. A lot of focus was placed in the interior, since the car drives pretty well its an excellent car overall. I never thought I'd have such positive thoughts about a Hyundai car.

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bdemick writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited Review
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Quiet, upscale, high quality interior, loaded with features, long waranty, good gas mileage.

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None so far.

bdemick
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Great Car! — Nice, quiet, comfortable ride. Upscale interior. Great sound system. Good performance with 4 cyl. engine and great gas mileage! Build quality as good as Camery, Accord, Altima or Malibu, plus more features and costs thousands less. Has a warranty the others won't even attempt to compete with! Great Car!

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Terry writes:
2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited Review
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5

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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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2015 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Great Commuter Car By hessere

This is actually my wife's car. She commutes roughly 30 miles a day and she loves this car for that. She got the model with all the bells and whistles so she loves the heated seats and the navigatio... Read More

A Spacious And Very Comfortable Family Car! By Redleg70

I have owned for one week. However, I am very impressed with the safety features, navigation, sound system, and ride quality. Additionally, the panoramic sunroof, heated and cooled seats as well as th... Read More

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2014 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Sporty And Great Automotible By das154

2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS, is a great surprise in how it preforms like a sports car, with the function of reliability. This is an amazing car to drive, its sporty and great family car. Spacious, as well... Read More

Good Value By LisaHappy1

The car is for business. It handles well, gets great mileage, for the money it is a honey. Great trunk size, great for long distance travel. Front seats are comfortable, and the heated seat option ... Read More

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Love It, Hate To Let It Go By Andrew

I got this car when I moved to Austin, and have had it now for almost two years. When choosing between Sonata, Accord and Camry, I ended up going with Sonata, because of its handling (much better than... Read More

Happy Hyundai Owner By davidr0290

Ver nice looking car that is reliable and affordable. It is a very comfortable ride with a roomy interior. Rides very smoothly so I need to keep an eye on the speedometer so that I don't speed. Not se... Read More

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Luxury Car Feel Without Luxury Car Price By Zxoike

This car can handle like a sports car if you need it to but as an older married guy with a family I enjoyed the comfortable ride in a car that keep my family safe. It has tons of storage capacity as ... Read More

Luxury Car Without The Luxury Car Price By Zxoike

This car is a luxury sedan with tons of room but has many of the handling characteristics of a sports car. It also has a fold down rear seat to allow for that extra cargo capacity. I feel perfectly ... Read More

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Beautiful Fast Little Beast By DaniRue

I love this car, it's great in every aspect. Great on gas, even as a turbo. And low cost maintenance. Never had a single issue with it. The rims add to the sleek style of the car. And it sounds great... Read More

A Reliable, Safe, And Fun Family Car. By Fleeman96

The pros of the car include the luxury options, overall built quality and comfort of the car. The included options in the luxury package are excellent options for this price range of a vehicle. The mp... Read More

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