2009 Hyundai Sonata User Reviews

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    2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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    65

    Perfect Vehicle For Our Needs And Great Value To Boot — Build Quality: No promblems whatsoever. car has only had oil changes and travelled 32,000 kllometres. Car Comparisons: Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, ut the Sonata had more interior room and was better eqipped for the money. Performance: Very responsive. Car has 175 horsepower and brakes are very reponsive as AbS is standard. More Abo

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    2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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    Good Quality Car Overall :-) — I love this car. Great on gas. I would recomend using 89 octane for one reason, the 87 octane has ethanol which lowers the gas mileage. The trunk is spacious. Plenty of room on the inside for 4 people. Tight steering. Tight handling.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Step on gas it hesitates a little.

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    2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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    Nice Solid Car — Its a nice car, black, tinted windows, drives real smoothly, overall a solid car. Monthly payments are pretty expensive for it. Real good on gas. About 30 MPG. Like the slap-stick transmission feature, gives the car a little more umph. I like it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: new car, drives smoothly, tinted windows, soon to get new tires and rims, then possibly blacking out taillights

    Cons: doesn't have very good pickup, couple dents in it

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    2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 Review
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    35

    Very Positive Impression Of The Sonata! — We rented a Sonata for vacation and drove it almost 3,000 miles. This was our first experience with a Hyundai and we were very pleased. It was solid, quiet and the gas mileage we got on the V6 was a great surprise. The trunk was huge and we had plenty of room for those vacation purchases. Handling was a bit jittery on rough roads but never a problem. Performance was overall good but throttle tip-in was a bit abrupt. Build quality was excellent with tight seams and no squeaks or rattles. The audio system was one of the better ones we've heard in a car in this price range and we also enjoyed the XM radio (thanks, Budget!). This car goes to the top of the list when we get ready to buy!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: No issues or problems

    Cons: Cruise control response was iffy at times, hard to adjust witht he + and - buttons.

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    2009 Hyundai Sonata SE Review
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    Nice Car — the gas mileage is only about 19 miles per gallon. That's just not enough. Also, the Hankook tires that come with the car and cheap quality and I had a flat in under three weeks of driving. Aside from that, it's a great comfortbale car.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

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    2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited Review
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    This Car Is Fun!! — This car is so much fun. it is not very expensive. it is relatively cheap and is a very nice and luxurious car. it drives very well and very smooth. it drives like a bmw in my opinion, thats how smooth it drives. its also very spacious it has room for 5 people and has PLENTY of trunk space. the trunk is HUGE!! it also gets VERY good GAS MILEAGE. so in closing i just want 2 say that this is a very good, high quality car for a cheap price that is very fun 2 drive and i highly reccommend it 2 nybody looking 4 a new car.

    Pros: GREAT gas mileage, Fun to drive, smooth ride, cheap but very nice

    Cons: its a 4 cylinder instead of a v6

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    2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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    A Face Lifted Car That Is Significantly Better Than The Non Faced Model...a Very Rare Thing... — Normally I don't find face-lifted cars worth reviewing over because often almost nothing changes. In many cases the only changes are exterior only with no interior changes at all. The 2009 Sonata is an extremely rare case where there is significant changes over the previous year. Not much of the car's driving abilities have changed although it seemed more refined and somehow feels a bit better when it comes to turns. The interior on the other hand got a massive change. The plastics have been designed so well they almost lose the image that they are plastic, rather they look like they're worth a bit more. This imagery is extremely good and something I didn't expect Hyundai to pull off. The stereo is superior to the previous awful unit. This car truly looks fantastic inside and the build quality from Hyundai has never been better. Like the 2008 model, no reliability issues and its pretty efficient. I like the 2009 Sonata a lot, this is definitely Hyundai's best car I've driven. A lot of focus was placed in the interior, since the car drives pretty well its an excellent car overall. I never thought I'd have such positive thoughts about a Hyundai car.

    Pros: Significantly improved interior, overall a very good car

    Cons: Unoriginal styling...yeah thats all I can think of

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    2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited Review
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    Great Car! — Nice, quiet, comfortable ride. Upscale interior. Great sound system. Good performance with 4 cyl. engine and great gas mileage! Build quality as good as Camery, Accord, Altima or Malibu, plus more features and costs thousands less. Has a warranty the others won't even attempt to compete with! Great Car!

    Pros: Quiet, upscale, high quality interior, loaded with features, long waranty, good gas mileage.

    Cons: None so far.

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    2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited Review
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    Perfect — everyting - for a commuter driving 80+km one way to work it is perfect. Quiet, great power, amazing fuel economy, and an awesome stereo - everything I need. Love the iPod hook-up and XM radio, in fact it plays music right from a usb stick. The information even appears on the screen and it can be controlled by the steering wheel controls.

    Pros: Quiet, great power, amazing fuel economy, and an awesome stereo

    Cons: I didn't get it sooner

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    2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 Review
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    95

    I Actually Like This Car... — I actually like this car! it has a comfortable interior, drives nice, actually a pretty fun drive. I would almost consider it buyable :) the exterior leaves a bit to be desired, its kinda plain no real curves or distinction, so thats not thrilling. But in the end im still a truck kinda guy...

    Pros: drives nice, roomy interior

    Cons: the sound system needs a serious upgrade...

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

    Great Commuter Car By hessere

    This is actually my wife's car. She commutes roughly 30 miles a day and she loves this car for that. She got the model with all the bells and whistles so she loves the heated seats and the navigatio... Read More

    A Spacious And Very Comfortable Family Car! By Redleg70

    I have owned for one week. However, I am very impressed with the safety features, navigation, sound system, and ride quality. Additionally, the panoramic sunroof, heated and cooled seats as well as th... Read More

    2014 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

    Good Value By migration_LisaHappy1

    The car is for business. It handles well, gets great mileage, for the money it is a honey. Great trunk size, great for long distance travel. Front seats are comfortable, and the heated seat option ... Read More

    Overall Great Deal. Currently Outdoes Most Brands With Respect To Balancing Value/style/luxury/perf By jwgreen83

    Currently outdoes most brands with respect to balancing style, luxury, and performance with respect to the cost. (value) I compared many vehicle brands in the same car classes and knew I wanted one o... Read More

    2013 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

    Worth The Money By Bob

    Three years ago I rented a 2012 Sonata for a trip. After spending a week with the car, I knew that I would eventually buy one. That finally happened about four months ago. With the help of Car Gurus, ... Read More

    Love It, Hate To Let It Go By Andrew

    I got this car when I moved to Austin, and have had it now for almost two years. When choosing between Sonata, Accord and Camry, I ended up going with Sonata, because of its handling (much better than... Read More

    2012 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

    Luxury Car Feel Without Luxury Car Price By Zxoike

    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 ... Read More

    Luxury Car Without The Luxury Car Price By Zxoike

    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 ... Read More

    2011 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

    Beautiful Fast Little Beast By DaniRue

    I love this car, it's great in every aspect. Great on gas, even as a turbo. And low cost maintenance. Never had a single issue with it. The rims add to the sleek style of the car. And it sounds great... Read More

    A Reliable, Safe, And Fun Family Car. By Fleeman96

    The pros of the car include the luxury options, overall built quality and comfort of the car. The included options in the luxury package are excellent options for this price range of a vehicle. The mp... Read More

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