2012 Hyundai Sonata User Reviews

2012 Hyundai Sonata Review Ratings

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PROS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"price" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"paddle" 2 reviews
"turbo" 2 reviews

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Zxoike writes:
2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T SE Review
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5

Pros

Car handles great and has all of the ammenities of a luxury car without the price.

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It has paddle shifters and although they work great and are fun to use occasionally I really don't see the point on a luxury sedan.

Zxoike
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Luxury Car Without The Luxury Car Price — 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 safe putting my wife and kids in this comfortable, safe car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Zxoike writes:
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5

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Great handling car, luxury car ammenities, great mpg, dual climate control keeps me and wife comfortable.

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Although the paddle shifters are fun to use occasionally with the turbo charger it is not really an item you will get much use from in a family car

Zxoike
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Luxury Car Feel Without Luxury Car Price — 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 well and the rear seats fold down it you need that extra space. Be careful when driving this car, it is easy to go over the speed limit without noticing it as the ride is very quiet and smooth.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jasonh123 writes:
2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS PZEV Review
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5

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Most fun appliance we've ever owned.  Mid-size sedans are generally boring but this is really good.

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None so far

jasonh123
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More Fun Than You Might Think. — Bought this for my wife after years of driving minivans and SUVs, she thinks it's some kind of sports car. This has been a great car. Everything always works as it's supposed to and I really like the look of it. The seats are roomy and comfortable and there is even room behind the driver seat while I am driving (I am 6' 2") which has been a problem with other cars. I can also fit in the back seat without folding myself into a pretzel.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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kdburtch writes:
2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Comfortable ride, Great space, Great power.

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kdburtch
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Surprising. — This is a great car all around. It gets great gas milage but also has plenty of get up and go. The cargo space is great and the back seat is comfortable. I really have no complaints with this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Retiredofficerclay writes:
2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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See review.

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2.4 liter engine produces just enough power to get out of it's own way. Much better on the highway, than on city expressways where you sometimes need to get over quickly.

Retiredofficerclay
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Best Car Altogether In It's Class. — Rare to find a stylish new car with all the needed basics for 25k new. Look no futher than the Hyundai Sonata. Spacious, but a fuel miser. Handles wonderfully, and has a sporty body and nice interior. All internal functions are easily accessible from the drivers seat. Bluetooth makes hands free operation of your cell phone easy. Only required preventive maintenance thus far.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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bigbrowndad writes:
2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Best car ever!  Feels light, are the tires filled with helium?

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My black carpet always looks dirty:(

bigbrowndad
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If I Buy Another Sedan There Is No Doubt I Will Buy Sonata Again. — Super gas mileage. It coasts a lot. 6 speed trans is nice. Very quiet inside. XM too:) Feels waaay light. Trunk is ok. Lower profile with alloys was worth it. Looks expensive. I average 28-29 but I live in a city with a lot of grade(hill). I will buy again, and again. 260,000 on my Elantra:) I am 6'2" and the back seat is very nice. I bought the carry my son because he will be over 6'. Funny side note: Koreans refer to Japanese as the lazy people.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mikazae writes:
2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T SE Review
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Spacious.  Affordable.
Turbo adds much needed torque.  Best Navigation System I've used!!!!

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Turbo puts this car way above the non-turbo models.  So what if you loose a few MPGs for the ability to beat the average car from the line!

mikazae
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I Love The Spaciousness Of This Car. — I really enjoy using this car, however so does a large population of others. I hate it when I go out in any given parking lot and see a bunch of sonatas all with my same or similar colors. Thank goodness I opted for the dealer spoiler installed, really makes a difference. For those that just want to fit in and fit a family most comfortably, from a sedan perspective, this is the car for you.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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cypher_shane writes:
2012 Hyundai Sonata SE Review
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Love the looks and styling of my car.

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Road noise is a killer but I installed dyna-mat and all is well.

cypher_shane
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In Style — I love the styling and advanced tech in this car. Bluelink, voice control, telemetrics, phone connectivity etc.. the larger wheels on the SE drove me to this model over the Limited, and the dual tip exhaust give it that meaner look. I think I want to lower it just a bit to make it look more aggressive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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RobAg writes:
2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Limited Review
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Looks, Comfort, Afforability, Responsive

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So far, the ONLY thing I see is that the passenger seat is not powered.

RobAg
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Overly Suprised And Impressed — With the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T, you soooo much car for the money. The 4 cyl acceleration with the turbo is VERY responsive. This car is what I would call a smart man's Lexus. This Sonata (Limited) is a very classy looking car that I am proud to park next to my snob friends.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jsin77 writes:
2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Gas mileage

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Jsin77
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Stylish — I like the car I just need a truck . For a every day driver this car speaks for itself. The looks the style the warranty and not to mention the gas mileage .. All in all the car is 5 stars

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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