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Must-know advice before you buy, by Matthew Keegan:
  • 2017 Sonata in stock; 2018s trickling in
  • Cash: Bonus cash up to $6,750 on 2017s
  • Finance: 0.0% for up to 60 months on 2017s
  • Lease: 2017 Sonata SE from $179 for 36 months
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How to Choose: Options, Packages & Styles

Car purchases may be dwindling but still make up nearly a quarter of the automotive pie, and the midsize sedan continues to make a strong case with its practicality, price, and proportions. However, seeing its... Read more »

Expert Review: Our Take

Between 2009 and 2014, the Hyundai Sonata was one of the most attractive mid-size sedans on the market. Introducing the Hyundai's groundbreaking “fluidic sculpture” design language, the sixth-generation Sonata – along with its Kia-badged sibling,... Read more »

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Hyundai Sonata Generations

Car purchases may be dwindling but still make up nearly a quarter of the automotive pie, and the midsize sedan continues to make a strong case with its practicality, price, and proportions. However, seeing its own numbers dwindle last year and continuing into 2017, Hyundai introduces a new Sonata for 2018 in hopes to inject some life into its struggling sedan sales.
2011 - 2018 Hyundai Sonata
3/4 Front Glamour 2018 Hyundai SonataMajor changes included:

The front-wheel drive Sonata is offered in three trim levels: GLS, SE, and Limited. The GLS and Limited are powered by a 198-hp 2.4-liter gasoline direct-injection four-cylinder engine. The SE features dual-exhaust which increases the engine output to 200-hp using the same 2.4-liter gasoline direct injection four-cylinder engine. Standard transmission with the GLS trim is...

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2006 - 2010 Hyundai Sonata
3/4 Front Glamour 2010 Hyundai SonataMajor changes included:

The Sonata comes in one body style, a four-door, five-passenger sedan. Two engines and three transmissions are available. The base engine is a 162-horsepower four-cylinder. The uplevel engine is a 235-horsepower V6. The four-cylinder can have either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed Shiftronic automatic. The V6 comes only with a five-speed Shiftronic automatic....

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2002 - 2005 Hyundai Sonata
3/4 Front Glamour 2005 Hyundai SonataMajor changes included:

The Hyundai Sonata has become a popular family sedan with more than 62,000 sold in the U.S. last year. And Hyundai has become a major player, selling more cars in the U.S. last year than Mitsubishi, Mazda, Mercury, Saturn, BMW, Mercedes, Cadillac, Lincoln, Lexus, Acura, or Volvo, to name a few. The reason for its...

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2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005
1999 - 2001 Hyundai Sonata
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Totally redesigned and re-engineered for 1999, the Hyundai Sonata is vastly superior to the previous model. Gone is the tinny echo when you slam the door, replaced with the solid "Ca-Chunk" reminiscent of vehicles born in Germany's Black Forest. Hyundai wants buyers to know it is serious about quality, reliability and durability, so the company...

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1999 | 2000 | 2001
1995 - 1998 Hyundai Sonata
GE 1998 Hyundai SonataMajor changes included:

Hyundai got its toehold in the United States with inexpensive little cars, and it's now reaching up both in size and quality with its all-new midsize Sonata. This 4-door sedan will have to compete with the likes of Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Taurus and a host of others. That may seem like stiff competition...

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1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998
1992 - 1994 Hyundai Sonata
null 1994 Hyundai SonataMajor changes included:

The Sonata is the size of a large compact. It comes in two trims: standard and a higher-end GLS. Like other cars of the time, it has motorized front shoulder belts. Anti-lock brakes are available on the GLS V6.

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1992 | 1993 | 1994