2005 Hyundai Sonata Overview

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2005 Hyundai Sonata Overview

Making slow but steady gains in the U.S, the midsize 2005 Hyundai Sonata sedan is starting to put a dent in Toyota's and Honda's reign in the domestic market. With a class-leading warranty, more affordable price tag, and a long list of standard features in the base model, the Sonata is popular with drivers seeking quality on a budget. There are few changes in 2005. The luxury LX trim gets an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and there is a new GLS Special Edition trim that offers heated front seats.

The 2005 Sonata comes in base GL, GLS, and LX trims. A 138-hp, 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder sits in the base, coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission. An optional 170-hp, 2.7-liter V6 is standard in the GLS and LX, and is coupled with a 4-speed shiftable automatic. The front-wheel-drive sedan is wider than a Camry and is noted for its spacious front and rear legroom and a 14 cubic-foot trunk. The base model GL offers full power features, cruise control, and a CD player, while the GLS upgrades interior materials and adds map lights, heated mirrors, and rear cupholders. The LX goes whole hog with leather, a power driver's seat, and garage opener. Dual front-side airbags are standard, but ABS brakes and traction control are offered only as options. Rear seats split-fold 60/40 for extra trunk space.

After a 2002 upgrade, the Sonata has improved its styling and performance, and few drivers find fault with its handling and smooth ride. Though somewhat harsher than its competitors on the highway, the 2005 Sonata stands out for its spaciousness and 10-year/100,000-mile warranty. Drivers like the long list of standard features and say the interior ergonomics are easy and convenient. Downsides include overall seat comfort (not enough padding), a labored 4-cylinder engine, rapid and undeserved depreciation, and disappointing fuel economy.

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    marissa1202
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    My 2005 Hyundai Sonata Doesn't Want To Start It Turns As If It Wants To Sta...

    my 2005 Hyundai Sonata doesn't want to start we just changed the starter and that doesn't seem to be the problem and the battery is good. when turning the key it turns but just doesn't turn on it make...

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    James Dukes
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    2005 Hyundai Sonata Won't Idle

    I have a 2005 sonata I just did a timing belt and water pump replacement put all new gaskets intakes new plugs new air tempature sensor the car will start but not without keeping on the gas peddle ...

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    James Dukes
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    2005 Hyundai Sonata Won't Idle

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    Timing Belt

    I have a 2005 sonata 2.7 my timing belt shredded what all do i need to check or can I change just the belt

    47 views with 19 answers (last answer 3 months ago)
    JBrum27
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    2005 Hyundai Sonata 2.7l Timing Belt Replacement

    Hello I am trying to figure out how to get my timing marks to line up on the top 2 pulleys, I have the bottom one lined up with the mark but I see that my top ones are not in line with the marks, I wa...

    645 views with 14 answers (last answer 5 months ago)