2006 Hyundai Sonata Top Comparisons

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2006 Hyundai SonataReview
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Great Car — I love my car! The performance of the car is great. I have taken it on long trips and it handles very well. Gas mileage is about 20 miles per gallon in town. I really enjoy this car and would recommend it to anyone.

Pros: Great Gas Mileage

Cons: Nothing!

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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS FWDReview
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Hyundai Sonata Review — well this hyundai has soem style , its very relable, never had many problems with it and it runs real fast I've taken it to 120 mph. Cost of Ownership is very low , only have to do regularly schedule maintenance. Fun to Drive Factor is 3/5.

Pros: Great Acceleration and Power

Cons: Bland car inside

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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS FWDReview
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Best Car For The Money Out There — All kinds of options and standard equipment on a car for way less than the competition pretty much sums it up.

Pros: ESC, smooth ride

Cons: Timing Chain rattle, seats squeak sometimes.

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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS FWDReview
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Gooc Car — Great gas mileage. Also good performance. I have the 3.3 v6 with 235hp 205lbft trq. auto manual and cheaper than an accord or bmw 325, yet faster.

Pros: HUGE 16.7 cubic ft trunk. lots of room even with 5 people. great gas mileage.

Cons: none so far

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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS FWDReview
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Hot Rod Sleeper Sedan — I absolutely love my car. It has the 3.3 V6 with 235hp. The handling is ok, it isn't a race car by any means, but when I mash the gas, all hell breaks loose. 1/2 throttle with ESC turned off and I light up the front tires like a Christmas tree. Gas mileage is not the greatest, though I haven't taken it on a trip yet. But I can vouch for a 93 mph 1/4 mile, and so far 110 mph with plenty of peadle left. Its a sleeper, nobody knows what the hell happened when I pass them like they were parked.

Pros: Acceleration, brakes, ride quality, standard features, power at cruising speed (like passing someone) looks that kill, headlights are sufficient.

Cons: fuel economy is not the best, torque steer (moderate, not bad)

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2006 Hyundai Sonata GL FWDReview
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Unbeatable Value — was not supposed to buy that car. It did however fit in the price range i wanted to spend for a car so i gave it is chance by trying it. Beated every other brands i've tried. For the price range, car i've looked at were Toyota corolla, mazda 3, ford fusion, nissan versa, honda fit/civic. At that moment, no recent/interesting models at Nissan, GM, Chrysler, Subaru, Kia, Suzuki... I've understood that the best compact car just can't compete with the ride quality of a full size sedan

Pros: extremely silent, very well assembled, relatively high gas mileage (4 cyl)
manual transmission a lot better then ford fusion, similar to mazda.
mutli-link suspension, frame is rigit.  Huge trunk

Cons: suspension too smooth
brand/name of the car not very 'glamour'

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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS FWDReview
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The Accountant — Needs the V6, not only for power and pickup, but for resale value, I'm glad I opted for the 6 cylinder. A comfortable reliable, if a bit boring sedan, gives the Camry and Accord a good run for their money. Best warranty in the business, but I've never had to use it. Took me on an hour long commute every day for a year without complaint. Dash is simple, intuitive and well laid out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good solid, reasonable, and reliable transportation

Cons: Good solid, reasonable, and reliable transportation

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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS FWDReview
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Good Value For Money — Car has many safety features V6 is smooth with good power interior is quiet with nice features console is laid out smartly AC heat blows perfectly ride is firm not too firm value cant be beat would recommend to anyone

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: V6 good power good looks reliable good value for dollar

Cons: Thirsty with city driving seats are little too  firm

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2006 Hyundai Sonata V6 LX FWDReview
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Nice Car. Decent Value Proposition —

In December 2005, I purchased two Sonatas. Same trim (LX) different colors for me and my wife. We still own them and have driven one 62,000 miles and the other 67,000 miles. Light duty, some highway miles but mostly around town. Overall, the cars have done well by us. They haul family and lots of stuff in the back, they look nice, they are quick and smooth on the acceleration front, and came loaded with lots of goodies. My wife's starter died at 45,000 miles, was replaced under warranty. Her driver's sun visor died at 49,000 miles, was replaced under warranty. My general impression is that Hyundai made a decent car, they packaged it nicely and sold it with a generous value proposition in 2006. A comparable Honda was over $30K and our cars were each $23,400. But now, I've dropped $700 to repair the rear power door locks which started dying at 50,000 miles and replaced that silly sun visor which died out of warranty. I wrote Hyundai asking for some sort of compensation and they originally told me to get lost. Update to this story: I wrote to the President of Hyundai North America in December 2012 and they recently agreed that my situation was unusual and have agreed to stand by their vehicles. I am grateful that someone in Hyundai recognized the importance of brand loyalty. I've changed my tune. Hyundai represents a good value overall, and I will consider purchasing another one in the future. And now, the company apparently stands behind their vehicles and that is an outstanding comfort level increase for me.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Decent value for options provided. Nice V6, smooth. Lots of space. Well appointed. Comfortable on long trips. No rubber timing belt.

Cons: Fair workmanship on details like failed sun visor & power door locks; not so fantastic gas mileage, a bit soft on handling

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2006 Hyundai Sonata V6 LX FWD Review
Guru1NJ8 says:
vs2014 Toyota Corolla
2006 Hyundai Sonata V6 LX FWD winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2014 Toyota Corolla worse.
"Probably the engine. Ride and handlingbwas much smoother"
Value Ranked 2014 Toyota Corolla worse.
"Back camera"

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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Review By Superstang2018

Super nice car, Worth every dime.alot of technology for the money Read More

Review By Steve

I considered the Hyundai Sonata SEL and the Kia K5 LXS. While the two cars are based on the same body, the Sonata has a few more convenience features than the K5 in the base package (power drivers sea... Read More

2020 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Review By Bobby

Car is amazing. It has all the feature you would want. Very smooth comfortable driving experience. Latest technology and loaded with all the latest safety features. Compared to similar cars in its cla... Read More

Review By Anthony

our family is into Sonatas and for a good reason the ride is like a flying carpet because of the shocks plus all the safety features we would like to meet the design team in person. Sonata limited la... Read More

2019 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Review By Guru9V248W

Love the car !! Read More

Review By Guru9BVRQG

It’s a fantastic vehicle ! It has lots of leg room and the fuel economy is excellent ! Read More

2018 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Review By Guru9B47VC

Absolutely love everything about my 2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport. I searched and searched and couldnt find anything until I came across CarGurus! So thank you guys, your website was more than helpful!! Read More

Review By Joe

Smooth, quiet ride. Handles nicely. Lane assist is a nice feature. Helps immensely in bad weather when lane lines are hard to see. Read More

2017 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Review By Joannes

Its a great commuter car, bit thr prices are off the wall. Too expensive. Read More

Review By Lissa7911

Overall Hyundai makes cars that are going to last well over 250,000 miles as long as the maintenance is kept up. Very dependable and worth the money. I am looking for another Hyundai to buy now! Read More

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