The 2005 Hyundai Sonata LX is the luxury version of the mid-sized sedan that's more affordable than its Japanese competition. It also comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty. Under the hood sits a 170-hp, 2.7-liter DOHC V6 and 4-speed auto tran, while safety comes in the form of 16-inch alloy wheels, 4-wheel disc brakes, foglights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and dual front and front-side airbags. ABS brakes and traction control are optional on the front-wheel drive sedan.
Seating four or five, the 2005 Sonata LX features fold-down rear seats, a 14-cubic foot trunk, and front and rear cupholders. In addition to full power features, a CD player, heated mirrors, remote entry, cruise control, a security system, intermittent wipers, and leather trim, the LX offers an 8-way power driver's seat, heated seats, automatic climate control, and a remote garage opener. A tilt steering wheel is also standard. Major options are a sunroof, heated seats, and a cargo net for the trunk. Highlights include the standard features for an affordable price, the stylish looks, and the spacious interior. Lowlights mention the poor fuel economy, poor customer service, lackluster seat comfort, and some engine noise on acceleration.