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Chevrolet Impala vs. Hyundai Sonata Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2015 - 2016 Hyundai Sonata
33.4285714286% Best 96% Worst
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2011 - 2014 Hyundai Sonata
43.1428571429% Best 113% Worst
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2006 - 2010 Hyundai Sonata
35.1428571429% Best 99% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo

Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo 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) full 2009 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
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. full 2007 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
2006 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
absolutely trouble free full 2006 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
2006 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Powertrain is excellent. Fuel economy surprisingly good. full 2006 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
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! full 2006 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
2004 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Relatively minor problems. full 2004 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
2004 2dr Coupe supercharged 240hp 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Everything great car no problems full 2004 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
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. full 2004 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
2004 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Car was having oil leak into the radiator, major engine overhaul required. full 2004 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo 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. full 2008 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
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 full 2008 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
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. full 2008 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
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. full 2008 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
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. full 2007 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
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. full 2007 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
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. full 2005 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
2004 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Engine oil leaking into the coolant, required major overhaul of engine. full 2004 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
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. full 2002 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo review
 

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
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. full 2013 Hyundai Sonata review
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. full 2013 Hyundai Sonata review
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 full 2011 Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
"It Has The Best Warranty In The Business." full 2011 Hyundai Sonata review
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. full 2009 Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Warranty: bumper to bumper for 5 years/60,000 miles. full 2009 Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Reputation for reliability and quality. full 2009 Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So Far so good with 13,000 miles. Knock on wood. full 2009 Hyundai Sonata review
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have about 9000 miles on it now with zero problems,I just love it and I am 66 years old and owned lots of new cars in my lifetime. full 2008 Hyundai Sonata review
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Bought with 41000 miles and no issues, now has over 750000 miles and no major issues full 2008 Hyundai Sonata review
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. full 2009 Hyundai Sonata review
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 full 2006 Hyundai Sonata review
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. full 2004 Hyundai Sonata review