2005 Hyundai Sonata Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $17,044
72 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $17,044 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 138 hp I4
2.7L V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
28MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$17,044
Invoice$15,133

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
28MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
27MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engines

2.4L 138 hp I4
Power 138 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 147 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
2.7L V6

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17 gal
Front Legroom43.3 in
Back Legroom36.2 in
Wheelbase106.3 in
Length186.9 in
Width71.7 in
Height56 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,052 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
The base model of this spacious four-door mid-sized sedan is the 2005 Hyundai Sonata GL, fueled by a 138-hp, 2.4-liter I4 with 147 lb-ft of torque and matched to a standard 5-speed manu... Read More
The base model of this spacious four-door mid-sized sedan is the 2005 Hyundai Sonata GL, fueled by a 138-hp, 2.4-liter I4 with 147 lb-ft of torque and matched to a standard 5-speed manual transmission. Optional is the 2.7-liter, 170-hp V6 and 4-speed shiftable automatic. The 2005 Sonata GL earns 4-star crash ratings thanks to dual front and front-side airbags, and the front-wheel drive sedan also comes with 4-wheel disc brakes and 15-inch all-season tires. ABS brakes are optional, but traction control is not offered on the base GL.
Well-equipped, the 2005 Sonata GL features a full power setup, cruise control, keyless entry, a CD player, air conditioning, foglights, and even leather trim -- setting it a step above over base model mid-sized sedans. A tilt steering wheel is also included. Rear seats split-fold 60/40 to expand the already spacious 14 cubic-foot trunk. There are not many options for the GL, but you can add a sunroof and a cargo net for the trunk. Owners like the comfort, handling, and interior room of the GL, and that it looks more expensive than it is. They wish it had a bit more power and acceleration.
Original MSRP: $19,594
60 national listings
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $19,594 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.7L 170 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$19,594
Invoice$17,384

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

2.7L 170 hp V6
Power 170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 181 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17 gal
Front Legroom43.3 in
Back Legroom36.2 in
Wheelbase106.3 in
Length186.9 in
Width71.7 in
Height56 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload979 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
The main difference between the base model and the 2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS is better quality cloth upholstery and a stronger V6 engine. The 2.7-liter engine hits 170-hp and 181 lb-ft o... Read More
The main difference between the base model and the 2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS is better quality cloth upholstery and a stronger V6 engine. The 2.7-liter engine hits 170-hp and 181 lb-ft of torque and is matched with a 4-speed auto tran. Like the base GL, the 2005 Sonata GLS comes standard with dual front and front-side airbags, earning 4-star crash ratings. Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on the mid-sized sedan, while ABS is optional. Unlike the GL, traction control is available for the GLS.
Riding on 16-inch alloy wheels, the 2005 Sonata GLS is equipped with the full power setup, plus cruise control, a CD player, foglights, leather trim, keyless entry, a tilt steering wheel, and a security system. The GLS also adds heated mirrors, rear cupholders, and dual map lights to what you get on the GL, and this year the GLS Special Value trim comes standard with all that and heated front seats. A sunroof is an available option. The interior of the Sonata GLS is very spacious, even for rear legroom, and the trunk holds up to 14 cubic feet -- more with the rear seats folded down. Owners are disappointed with the 19/27 mpg, which they say is an overestimate, and they complain that the seats are uncomfortable. High points include the interior room, exterior styling, and long list of standard features.
Original MSRP: $20,894
20 national listings
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $20,894 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.7L 170 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$20,894
Invoice$18,472

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

2.7L 170 hp V6
Power 170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 181 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17 gal
Front Legroom43.3 in
Back Legroom36.2 in
Wheelbase106.3 in
Length186.9 in
Width71.7 in
Height56 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload979 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
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... Read More
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.
GLX
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No additional major features.
VE
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No additional major features.
VE V6
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No additional major features.