2009 Hyundai Sonata Trims

Looking at its standard features, you might not believe the 2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS represents the base trim in the lineup for this full-size sedan. Featuring front-wheel drive and a do... Read More

Looking at its standard features, you might not believe the 2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS represents the base trim in the lineup for this full-size sedan. Featuring front-wheel drive and a double wishbone front and multilink rear suspension, the 2009 Sonata GLS upgrades its standard 16-valve, 2.4-liter DOHC inline four engine to get 175 hp and 168 ft-lbs of torque at 4,000 RPM. It comes with a choice of 5-speed shiftable automatic or 5-speed manual transmission.

Though crash test scores are not out yet, the 2008 version of the GLS received five stars in all categories but rollovers, in which it got four stars. Standard safety features include 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, dual front-side and side curtain airbags with front passenger deactivation, traction and stability control, and halogen lamps. The sedan rides on 16-inch steel wheels with all-season tires and comes with a tire monitor. Inside, it seats five in two rows, with 60/40 split-folding rear seats that feature a folding armrest/trunk pass-through. The trunk holds a spacious 16 cubic feet and features a power outlet. A cargo tray and net cost extra. Legroom is ample: 43 inches in the front and 37 in the rear.

Full power features include remote entry, wheel-mounted cruise control, and heated mirrors. A CD player with new MP3 input jack, satellite radio (three months free), intermittent wipers, tilt steering, a security system, and a tachometer are all standard. The Popular Equipment Package adds wood interior accents, automatic headlights, wheel-mounted audio controls, a trip computer, and a sunroof. Bluetooth is also offered.

Powertrain: 2.4L 175 hp I4 Engine, FWD, 5-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 27
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Head airbags: front and rear · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: USB, iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: XM · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.0 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.3 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Manual adjustments
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated driver mirror, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: steel · Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger
Average Price:$10,044
Adds to GLS:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.4L 168 hp I4 Engine
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Head airbags: front and rear · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: USB, iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: XM · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.0 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.3 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Manual adjustments
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated driver mirror, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: steel · Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger
As the performance trim in its lineup, the 2009 Hyundai Sonata SE adds a stiffer sports suspension and larger front and rear stabilizer bars. This trim features a 175-hp, 2.4-liter DOHC... Read More

As the performance trim in its lineup, the 2009 Hyundai Sonata SE adds a stiffer sports suspension and larger front and rear stabilizer bars. This trim features a 175-hp, 2.4-liter DOHC inline four, paired with a 5-speed sport-shift manual transmission. It gets 168 ft-lbs of torque at 4,500 RPM. This spacious midsize sedan rides on larger 17-inch alloy wheels with performance tires. A rear spoiler adds some style and improves handling, while standard automatic halogen headlights and foglights light the way.

Interior ugrades that accompany the SE include faux wood trim and leather accents on the steering wheel and shifter. The front cloth seats get leather bolsters for a sportier look. An 8-way power driver's seat is standard, along with a trip computer and both tilt and telescopic steering. Audio controls for the 6-speaker CD/MP3 player join cruise control on the steering wheel. Also part of the package are remote entry, intermittent wipers, a tachometer, and a security system. Passengers can stretch with 43 inches of front and 37 inches of rear legroom. Rear seats split-fold onto a 16.3-cubic-foot trunk. 12V power outlets are located up front and in the trunk. A cargo net and tray cost extra.

Earning five-star crash ratings in the past, the 2009 Sonata SE continues to offer standard traction and stability control, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes (with new electronic brakeforce distribution), and six airbags. The front-side ones include passenger deactivation, and side curtain airbags are included for both rows. A tire monitor is also standard. Some available options for the 2009 Sonata SE include a sunroof with wind deflector, mudguards, Bluetooth, and a touchscreen navigation system.

Adds to GLS:
Enhanced Powertrain: 5-Speed Manual Transmission
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Head airbags: front and rear · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: USB, iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: XM · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Dash trim: simulated wood · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated driver mirror, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: sport · Upholstery: leather/cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Windows Front wipers: intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger
SE PZEV
Average Price:$10,839
Adds to GLS:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.4L 168 hp I4 Engine
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Head airbags: front and rear · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: USB, iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: XM · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Dash trim: simulated wood · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated driver mirror, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: sport · Upholstery: leather/cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Windows Front wipers: intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger
Average Price:$10,815
Moving up to the 24-valve 3.3-liter DOHC V6 engine in the 2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 gets you 249 hp and 229 ft-lbs of torque at 4,500 RPM. This engine comes only with the 5-speed shift... Read More

Moving up to the 24-valve 3.3-liter DOHC V6 engine in the 2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 gets you 249 hp and 229 ft-lbs of torque at 4,500 RPM. This engine comes only with the 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission. No manual is offered. This front-wheel-drive sedan seats five comfortably, with 60/40 split-folding rear seats that feature an armrest that doubles as a trunk pass-through. Legroom is plentiful, as is cargo space. The trunk holds 16.3 cubic feet. Though it comes with its own power outlet, a cargo net and tray are optional.

A stronger front stabilizer bar improves the safety profile of this already highly rated midsize sedan. New electronic brakeforce distribution joins the 4-wheel disc and 4-wheel ABS brakes. Six airbags include dual front-side and side curtain. Traction and stability control are also standard. Other features include halogen lamps, daytime running lights, a security system, and a tire monitor for the 16-inch wheels with all-season tires. Automatic headlights are available as part of the Popular Equipment Package. A new dash and center console are highlighted by blue-black gauge lighting. Power windows, locks, and heated mirrors are standard, along with wheel-mounted cruise control, a CD/MP3 player with aux input jack, satellite radio, intermittent wipers, remote entry, tilt steering, and a tachometer.

Options add wood trim, a sunroof, a trip computer, and wheel-mounted audio controls. On the outside, chrome accents and mudguards are also available.

Adds to GLS:
Enhanced Powertrain: 3.3L 249 hp V6 Engine, MPG: 25
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Head airbags: front and rear · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: USB, iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: XM · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.0 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.3 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Manual adjustments
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated driver mirror, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: steel · Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger
Average Price:$11,887
Better acceleration and improved fuel economy come with the tweaked 24-valve, 3.3-liter DOHC V6 engine in the performance-oriented 2009 Hyundai Sonata SE V6. Paired with a 5-speed shift... Read More

Better acceleration and improved fuel economy come with the tweaked 24-valve, 3.3-liter DOHC V6 engine in the performance-oriented 2009 Hyundai Sonata SE V6. Paired with a 5-speed shiftable automatic, this powertrain produces 249 hp and 229 ft-lbs of torque at 4,500 RPM. Fuel economy averages 19/29 mpg. The SE V6 comes with a sports-tuned suspension, larger 17-inch alloy wheels and performance tires, larger front and rear stabilizer bars, and a rear spoiler. This front-wheel-drive midsize sedan rides on a double wishbone front and multilink rear suspension.

The sports trim seats five in two rows of seats. Front seats feature an 8-way power driver's seat and leather bolsters on the upgraded cloth material. Rear seats split-fold 60/40 onto a 16.3-cubic-foot trunk. A folding armrest doubles as a trunk pass-through. The trunk features its own power outlet and can be equipped with a cargo net and tray. There is also a power outlet up front and four cupholders. The SE V6 adds a trip computer to the dash, leather steering wheel and shifter trim, tilt and telescopic steering, wheel-mounted audio controls, and faux wood accents. Already standard are full power features, remote entry, heated mirrors, cruise control, a CD/MP3 player with new MP3 input jack, intermittent wipers, a tachometer, and a security system. Options add a sunroof, Bluetooth, and a new touchscreen navigation system.

On the safety front, the 2009 Sonata SE V6 always earns top marks, thanks to standard traction and stability control, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, and dual front-side and side curtain airbags with front passenger deactivation sensors. Upgrades that come with the SE include automatic headlights and foglights, which join the daytime running lights and halogen lamps. A tire monitor is also standard.

Adds to GLS:
Enhanced Powertrain: 3.3L 249 hp V6 Engine, MPG: 25
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Head airbags: front and rear · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: USB, iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: XM · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Dash trim: simulated wood · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Rear spoiler
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated driver mirror, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: sport · Upholstery: leather/cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Windows Front wipers: intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger
Average Price:$12,295
Coming in as the top-of-the-line trim for this midsize front-wheel-drive sedan, the 2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited adds a lot of luxury in the form of leather upholstery, heated front seat... Read More

Coming in as the top-of-the-line trim for this midsize front-wheel-drive sedan, the 2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited adds a lot of luxury in the form of leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a power sunroof. Other upgrades include a 7-speaker sound system and 6-CD changer with radio data, and a remote garage opener. A temperature display and compass join the tachometer and trip computer on the dash. Already standard are an 8-way power driver's seat, full power features, heated mirrors, remote entry, wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, satellite radio, intermittent wipers, leather trim for the steering wheel, and faux wood accents.

Under the hood of this spacious sedan sits a 16-valve, 2.4-liter inline four that delivers 175 hp and 168 ft-lbs of torque. It comes with a 5-speed shiftable automatic only. Together, they average 22/32 mpg. The 2009 Sonata Limited also adds larger 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires and an auto-dimming rearview mirror to the safety equipment. It earns five stars due to standard traction and stability control, a front stabilizer bar, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, and dual front-side and side curtain airbags. Also standard are a tire monitor, foglights, halogen lamps, and automatic headlights. The sedan seats five in two rows that split-fold. A folding armrest in the back doubles as a pass-through to the 16.3-cubic-foot trunk. There are power outlets up front and in the trunk.

Being so well-equipped, the 2009 Sonata Limited offers few options, but a touchscreen navigation system is new this year. Other options include a wind deflector for the sunroof, mudguards, Bluetooth, and a cargo tray and cargo net for the trunk.

Adds to GLS:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Head airbags: front and rear · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: USB, iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand Speakers: Infinity · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: XM · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Dash trim: simulated wood · Door sill trim: aluminum · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: front seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Body side moldings: chrome · Bumper color: chrome · Door handle color: chrome · Grille color: chrome
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated driver mirror, heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Heated: multi-level heating · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Roof Sunroof: power glass
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger
Limited PZEV
Average Price:$12,288
Adds to GLS:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.4L 168 hp I4 Engine
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Head airbags: front and rear · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: USB, iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand Speakers: Infinity · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: XM · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Dash trim: simulated wood · Door sill trim: aluminum · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: front seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Body side moldings: chrome · Bumper color: chrome · Door handle color: chrome · Grille color: chrome
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated driver mirror, heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Heated: multi-level heating · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Roof Sunroof: power glass
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger
Average Price:$12,606
Identical to its less-powerful sibling except for the powertrain, the 2009 Hyundai Sonata V6 gives you more confidence when accelerating on the highway thanks to its 24-valve, 249-hp, 3... Read More

Identical to its less-powerful sibling except for the powertrain, the 2009 Hyundai Sonata V6 gives you more confidence when accelerating on the highway thanks to its 24-valve, 249-hp, 3.3-liter V6. Matched with a 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, it offers 229 ft-lbs of torque. The front-wheel-drive sedan rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires. Handling chores are covered by the double wishbone front and multilink rear suspension.

With 43 inches of legroom up front, 37 in the back, and 16.3 cubic feet of storage space in the trunk, this midsize sedan is very roomy and comfortable. Adding to the comfort factor are leather upholstery, heated front seats, an 8-way power driver's seat, automatic climate control, a power sunroof, and a 6-CD changer with satellite radio (three months free)and MP3 input jack. Other standard features include power windows, locks, and heated mirrors, wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, a trip computer, temperature and compass readout, intermittent wipers, four cupholders, two 12V power outlets, and a garage opener. There are plenty of compartments and storage pockets, and the rear seats split-fold 60/40.

The 2009 Sonata Limited V6 maintains its high safety reputation by offering standard 4-wheel ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, dual front-side and side curtain airbags for both rows, and a front-row passenger deactivation sensor, traction and stability control, and a tire monitor. At night, drivers will be pleased with automatic headlights, halogen lamps, foglights, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. A new option for 2009 is a touchscreen navigation system. This joins Bluetooth, a sunroof wind deflector, a cargo tray and net, and mudguards on the options list.

Adds to GLS:
Enhanced Powertrain: 3.3L 249 hp V6 Engine, MPG: 25
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Head airbags: front and rear · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: USB, iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand Speakers: Infinity · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: XM · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Dash trim: simulated wood · Door sill trim: aluminum · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: front seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Body side moldings: chrome · Bumper color: chrome · Door handle color: chrome · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Grille color: chrome
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated driver mirror, heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Heated: multi-level heating · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Roof Sunroof: power glass
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear, rear, front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: intermittent, speed sensitive · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger