2012 Hyundai Sonata User Reviews

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    2012 Hyundai Sonata Review
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    Value Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Malibu better.
    "comfort, reliability and style"
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    "fuel efficiency, comfort, reliability and style"
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    Decent car. Felt like a mom car.
    2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T SE Review
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    Luxury Car Without The Luxury Car Price — 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 safe putting my wife and kids in this comfortable, safe car.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Car handles great and has all of the ammenities of a luxury car without the price.

    Cons: It has paddle shifters and although they work great and are fun to use occasionally I really don't see the point on a luxury sedan.

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    2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS PZEV Review
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    More Fun Than You Might Think. — Bought this for my wife after years of driving minivans and SUVs, she thinks it's some kind of sports car. This has been a great car. Everything always works as it's supposed to and I really like the look of it. The seats are roomy and comfortable and there is even room behind the driver seat while I am driving (I am 6' 2") which has been a problem with other cars. I can also fit in the back seat without folding myself into a pretzel.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Most fun appliance we've ever owned.  Mid-size sedans are generally boring but this is really good.

    Cons: None so far

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    2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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    Surprising. — This is a great car all around. It gets great gas milage but also has plenty of get up and go. The cargo space is great and the back seat is comfortable. I really have no complaints with this car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Comfortable ride, Great space, Great power.

    Cons: n/a

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    2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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    Best Car Altogether In It's Class. — Rare to find a stylish new car with all the needed basics for 25k new. Look no futher than the Hyundai Sonata. Spacious, but a fuel miser. Handles wonderfully, and has a sporty body and nice interior. All internal functions are easily accessible from the drivers seat. Bluetooth makes hands free operation of your cell phone easy. Only required preventive maintenance thus far.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: See review.

    Cons: 2.4 liter engine produces just enough power to get out of it's own way. Much better on the highway, than on city expressways where you sometimes need to get over quickly.

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    2012 Hyundai Sonata SE Review
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    In Style — I love the styling and advanced tech in this car. Bluelink, voice control, telemetrics, phone connectivity etc.. the larger wheels on the SE drove me to this model over the Limited, and the dual tip exhaust give it that meaner look. I think I want to lower it just a bit to make it look more aggressive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Love the looks and styling of my car.

    Cons: Road noise is a killer but I installed dyna-mat and all is well.

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    2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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    If I Buy Another Sedan There Is No Doubt I Will Buy Sonata Again. — Super gas mileage. It coasts a lot. 6 speed trans is nice. Very quiet inside. XM too:) Feels waaay light. Trunk is ok. Lower profile with alloys was worth it. Looks expensive. I average 28-29 but I live in a city with a lot of grade(hill). I will buy again, and again. 260,000 on my Elantra:) I am 6'2" and the back seat is very nice. I bought the carry my son because he will be over 6'. Funny side note: Koreans refer to Japanese as the lazy people.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Best car ever!  Feels light, are the tires filled with helium?

    Cons: My black carpet always looks dirty:(

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    2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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    Stylish — I like the car I just need a truck . For a every day driver this car speaks for itself. The looks the style the warranty and not to mention the gas mileage .. All in all the car is 5 stars

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Gas mileage

    Cons: None

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    2012 Hyundai Sonata SE Review
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    Car Is Flawed. Dealer/factory Refused To Fix Obvious Problems. — The car was very close to being a very nice vehicle. I still do not understand why the factory refused to fix obvious problems and would not even return my phone calls until I filed a lemon law complaint. Be VERY CAREFUL about buying a Hyundai.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Nice looking car.  Offered many nice features at a resonable price.  Comefortable to sit in.

    Cons: Terrible factory support on warrantee issues.  Car continuously pulls to the right - dealer cannot fix.  Radio dims to unusable level if instrument lights set below half intensity.  Fixed by removing dimming feature on radio - now always full intensity.  Defroster does not shut off - hot air continuously blowing in your face in cold weather.  Hyundai refused to fix - too expensive.  Hundai factory rep did not return numerous phone calls to discuss the problems.  I had to file a lemon law complaint to get any response at all.  Will NEVER even consider another Hyndai.  Too bad.  They turned a new customer into a lifelong disgruntled former customer in 6 short months.

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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

    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

    2010 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

    Amazing Car By Amanda

    Wonderful car all round! Makes a great everyday driver and would make a great first car!!! :) Excellent gas mileage and interior room! Also makes a great family car!! Has a very large trunk and very b... Read More

    #1 Commuter If You Need More Room Than A Compact By Mknupp

    All in all a great commuter vehicle without having to go to a compact. Price wise it was a good buy and reliable enough to keep fora long time. Hyundai has made leaps and bounds in the last few years ... Read More

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