2012 Hyundai Sonata User Reviews

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2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Limited FWDReview
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Overly Suprised And Impressed — With the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T, you soooo much car for the money. The 4 cyl acceleration with the turbo is VERY responsive. This car is what I would call a smart man's Lexus. This Sonata (Limited) is a very classy looking car that I am proud to park next to my snob friends.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Looks, Comfort, Afforability, Responsive

Cons: So far, the ONLY thing I see is that the passenger seat is not powered.

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2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T SE FWDReview
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Luxury Car Feel Without Luxury Car Price — 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 well and the rear seats fold down it you need that extra space. Be careful when driving this car, it is easy to go over the speed limit without noticing it as the ride is very quiet and smooth.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great handling car, luxury car ammenities, great mpg, dual climate control keeps me and wife comfortable.

Cons: Although the paddle shifters are fun to use occasionally with the turbo charger it is not really an item you will get much use from in a family car

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2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T SE FWDReview
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I Love The Spaciousness Of This Car. — I really enjoy using this car, however so does a large population of others. I hate it when I go out in any given parking lot and see a bunch of sonatas all with my same or similar colors. Thank goodness I opted for the dealer spoiler installed, really makes a difference. For those that just want to fit in and fit a family most comfortably, from a sedan perspective, this is the car for you.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Spacious.  Affordable.
Turbo adds much needed torque.  Best Navigation System I've used!!!!

Cons: Turbo puts this car way above the non-turbo models.  So what if you loose a few MPGs for the ability to beat the average car from the line!

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2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T SE FWD Review
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Hyundai Sonata has a comfortable, quiet cabin, a powerful engine lineup, and composed handling.
vs2012 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sport
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Handling Ranked 2012 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sport worse.
"quiet cabin and powerful engine"
Looks/Style Ranked 2012 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sport better.
"lot of space of trunk and inside"
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2012 Hyundai Sonata SE FWD Review
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vs2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR
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Power Ranked 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR better.
"Although the Sonata makes more power, it certainly doesnt act like it. The Continuously Variable Transmission in the Sentra makes it feel much power. It learns your driving techniques and if you have a lead-foot then the transmission will do its best to grant you that. Just remember these are 140 hp cars. "
Handling Ranked 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR better.
"Handling in the Sentra is just a lot more responsive than the Sonata, could be the shorter wheel space, but the car also coasts very straight."
Looks/Style Ranked 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR better.
"The Sentra just has a more sportier look overall."
Back Seats Ranked 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR worse.
"The Sentra is a compact sedan, so the back seats arent real spacious. The sonata has it beat there."
Value Ranked 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR better.
"The sonata has suffered recalls and many issues. My Sentra had no recalls, and has 100k+ and is still going strong."
Would Buy Ranked 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR better.
"I love this car and have enjoyed owning it. I would buy it over the sonata purely because of the looks, performance, and gas mileage."
2012 Hyundai Sonata Review
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Very good value for money.
vs2013 Toyota Tundra
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Handling Ranked 2013 Toyota Tundra worse.
"Smaller profile, more nimble. "
Would Buy Ranked 2013 Toyota Tundra better.
"I prefer the feel and secure feel of the Tundra. The quality has been proven to me, since Ive owned 2 since 2000."
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2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T SE FWD Review
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vs2012 Ford Fusion SE
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Value Ranked 2012 Ford Fusion SE better.
"Style and finishes"
Would Buy Ranked 2012 Ford Fusion SE worse.
"Would not"
2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited FWD Review
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I love this car and everything about it. Im also currently selling it.
vs2012 Toyota Corolla L
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Power Ranked 2012 Toyota Corolla L worse.
"The Sonata has far more horsepower than the Corolla, making it much more peppy."
Front Seats Ranked 2012 Toyota Corolla L worse.
"The Sonata felt more upscale with a more modern dashboard and center console."
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2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Limited FWD Review
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Smooth, comfortable, surprisingly powerful
vs2012 Kia Optima SX
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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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