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Chevrolet Impala vs. Hyundai Sonata Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Chevrolet Impala or Hyundai Sonata reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Chevrolet Impala and the Hyundai Sonata truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Chevrolet Impala   15 Impalas, 6.1 months of data per Impala, average 6900 miles

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2013 Hyundai Sonata 60 Sonatas, 9.2 months of data per Sonata, average 14800 miles9
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Hyundai Sonata 52 Sonatas, 9.8 months of data per Sonata, average 27200 miles14
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Hyundai Sonata 118 Sonatas, 8.9 months of data per Sonata, average 41800 miles

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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Hyundai Sonata   21 Sonatas, 9.2 months of data per Sonata, average 58100 miles

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2009 Hyundai Sonata 57 Sonatas, 10.5 months of data per Sonata, average 65500 miles40
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Chevrolet Impala   22 Impalas, 8.7 months of data per Impala, average 114200 miles

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2008 Hyundai Sonata 26 Sonatas, 9.5 months of data per Sonata, average 79900 miles29
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo   14 Impala / Monte Carlos, 8.3 months of data per Impala / Monte Carlo, average 107900 miles

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2007 Hyundai Sonata 35 Sonatas, 9.5 months of data per Sonata, average 88200 miles44
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo   12 Impala / Monte Carlos, 8.0 months of data per Impala / Monte Carlo, average 106600 miles

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2006 Hyundai Sonata 51 Sonatas, 10.2 months of data per Sonata, average 99400 miles

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70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Hyundai Sonata   13 Sonatas, 8.2 months of data per Sonata, average 106900 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo   15 Impala / Monte Carlos, 7.3 months of data per Impala / Monte Carlo, average 96900 miles

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2004 Hyundai Sonata   23 Sonatas, 8.8 months of data per Sonata, average 125700 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo   15 Impala / Monte Carlos, 7.9 months of data per Impala / Monte Carlo, average 103300 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo   11 Impala / Monte Carlos, 8.6 months of data per Impala / Monte Carlo, average 126400 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Chevrolet Impala

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Quite solid. has a good reliability reputation (and my experience bears that out)
2007 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Rock solid, roomy, reliable. Chevy knows how to build a car. Affordable for a family on a budget, great gas mileage. This is teh 2nd Impala we have owned, and almost certainly there will be a third.
2006 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Powertrain is excellent. Fuel economy surprisingly good.
2006 4dr Sedan 242-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
when you have to do 50km or a 1300km weektrip, you know you will come back!
2006 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
absolutely trouble free
2004 2dr Coupe supercharged 240hp 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Everything great car no problems
2004 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Relatively minor problems.
2004 4dr Sedan 180-horsepower 3.4L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
We bought this car used already had 110,000 miles now over 210,000 miles drive daily no mechanical problems other than a new transmission which was just replaced at 195,000.
2004 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Car was having oil leak into the radiator, major engine overhaul required.
Chevrolet Impala Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 233-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
The above mentioned transmission problem has started when the car reached about 30,000 miles and 1 year old.
2008 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Had to replace wiper motor and body computer module in less than 2 years with no aid from dealer or Chevrolet. $1150 that could have been caused by using the windshield wipers in the winter time. De
2008 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Electrical component failures caused by poor body assembly and sealing. GM will not warranty BCM or under hood fuse panel that failed by "environmental conditions" (snow & Ice & rain) Poor engineering.
2008 4dr Sedan 233-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Thus far, have had problems with the gas cap (the P0455 fault), the speakers rattle, two of the four power door locks have failed, and the gas gauge has gone on the fritz.
2007 4dr Sedan 233-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
I have had 4 service items performed within the first 3 years of ownership. Unremarkable reliability.
2007 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Car has been in more than twice a month for the last three years. Everything that can break has.
2005 4dr Sedan 180-horsepower 3.4L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
We had a lot of little repairs. In 120K miles, 3 water pumps, power steering pump, cracked front cover, alternator, instrument cluster (speedometer, etc..), roof liner started sagging, A/C required a lot of maintenance, int trim coming off and much more.
2004 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Engine oil leaking into the coolant, required major overhaul of engine.
2002 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
I had the front rotors warp every 3 to 6 months. I had to replace them at my cost as GM would not warranty them. The rear have now warped too. Both front wheel bearings had to be replaced as well as the tie rod ends. All within 70,000 miles. Very poor.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have owned several new cars in my life - the 2013 Sonata is the first car with Zero issues - zip zero zilch - in the first year of ownership. It just works perfectly each and every time.
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far the car has been great. I had a 2011 Sonata (which is the identical car) and put over 90,000km on it and then traded for the exact same car (a 2013) which now has 36000km. I have had no warrantee work done the either vehicle.
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This car is not as reliable as japanese counterparts. Many isues since I bought car on 2011. Mainly A/C, Panroramic roof, and suspension problems. Hyundai could also do much better into training personnel to repair cars without so many visits to dealer. Seems not enough training into is put into repairing their products. I do not recommend this car (Sonata 2.0T) to anyone, since there are many other choices with better reliability and better service. I have owned: Lexus (best), Honda, Toyota. All these cars where much better in terms of reliability.
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
"It Has The Best Warranty In The Business."
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
5/60,000 bumper to bumper warrantee 10/100,000 - (for me, I got LIFETIME!!) drive train warranty
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Long track record of major component reliability. The car will last without major issues for 5 years -statistically.
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Warranty: bumper to bumper for 5 years/60,000 miles.
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So Far so good with 13,000 miles. Knock on wood.
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Reputation for reliability and quality.
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Long warranty and above average reliability according to many sources.
Hyundai Sonata Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Suspension noises, Burning Rubber smell thrtough air vents, Faulty Electronics. So far; I am not please with the R & D of the car as I have spent over 23 Hours in the service waiting area in 6 Motnhs.
2006 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
if you are not the original owner i would sell before 90k miles
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
average at best. i never had as many repairs that were not simple wear-and-tear than on this vehicle.