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2015 Hyundai Sonata Overview

Hyundai Sonata Reliability

Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Hyundai Sonata 20
26.1904761905% 26.1904761905% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  66 Sonatas, 9.2 months of data per Sonata, average 14300 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 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
 

Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (30%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 30 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the Hyundai Sonata.

TrueDelta Reviews the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata Gas Mileage: Neutral
YearComment
2015 The Hyundai Sonata SE earns EPA ratings of 25 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, while the Sport and Limited with their slightly grippier tires check in with 24/35. These scores aren't quite as high as those of the Mazda6 and Nissan Altima. If you want a 38 mpg highway rating, plus a 28 city rating, you'll have to wait for the Sonata ECO, which will reach dealers in the fall. The Sport 2.0T EPA ratings of 23/32 are actually more competitive. The Ford Fusion 2.0T and Nissan Altima 3.5 match this engine's combined 26 mpg rating, but no similarly powerful competitor tops it. full 2015 Hyundai Sonata review
2016 Why isn't fuel economy among the why-to-buys for the new Sonata Hybrid? Well, while fuel economy is certainly very good, it's not as good as that of the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord. The Ford Fusion Hybrid might also have an edge. In the EPA's tests, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid managed 40 mpg city, 44 mpg highway. (The heavier Limited scores one mpg lower in each test.) The Honda Accord Hybrid scored similarly on the highway test (45 mpg), but much higher on the city test (50 mpg). This is largely because the Hyundai has a smaller electric motor and a more conventional transmission, so it cannot take as much advantage of a hybrid system's benefits in stop-and-go driving. For the same reason, the Toyota Camry Hybrid LE, with a powertrain design that is nearly a decade old, did better than the Sonata Hybrid on the city test (43 mpg), but not as well on the highway test (39 mpg). Step up to the Camry Hybrid SE or XLE, and the ratings fall to 40/38, seemingly giving the Hyundai parity in the city and a clear advantage on the highway. The thing is, in my highway driving the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid's trip computer reported a two-way average of 36.5 mpg, well short of the 44-mpg estimate. I was on a 70-mph Interstate. Driven 55 miles-per-hour the Sonata Hybrid should have much less trouble matching the EPA estimate. But who drives 55 on the highway? I didn't drive the Honda on the highway, but in my highway driving the Toyota Camry SE averaged about 44 and a Lincoln MKZ (related to the Ford Fusion, and with a 41/39 rating) averaged about 47. For some reason the Hyundai's EPA-suggested fuel economy advantage on the highway didn't pan out in my real-world driving. In my suburban driving the Sonata Hybrid's trip computer usually reported averages in the low 40s and once as high as 50. Very good for such a roomy sedan, but I observed marginally better suburban trip computer figures in the others in typical driving, and they seem to have more upside potential in the hands of a skilled hypermiler. I cracked the 50-mpg mark much more easily in the Toyota and especially the Honda than in the Hyundai. The new Sonata Plug-In Hybrid shouldn't be quite as quick or as fuel efficient, given the additional weight of its larger battery pack, but can travel about 27 miles on electricity alone. Don't want a hybrid? The Sonata is offered with three other engines: a 1.6-liter turbo rated 28/38, a 2.4-liter rated 25/38, and a turbocharged 2.0-liter rated 23/32. The EPA ratings suggest that the first two should nearly match the hybrid's fuel economy in highway driving. full 2016 Hyundai Sonata review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With just over 1400 miles so far, it is averaging 28.3mpg combined with the eco option turned off. It has the eco drive option which works well in sustained at speed driving but lags in demanding driving situations. full 2013 Hyundai Sonata review
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The fuel economy is pretty good for a car of this size. I have averaged 36.5mpg (imperial gallon) over the last 37000km. 85% highway, 110km/h and little sitting in traffic. It gets very cold here sometimes so the mileage suffers. In Dec/Jan when it reaches -30 C (or colder), I get about 33mpg and in the summer about 40mpg. My best was 44mpg in the summer and worst was 31mpg in mid-winter when the car was new and not broken in. I keep track of the mileage with an app on my cell phone so the numbers above are exact. full 2013 Hyundai Sonata review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
better than Honda or Santa Fe full 2012 Hyundai Sonata review
2015 Hyundai Sonata Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I do a lot of rural driving and the MPG struggles to reach 22mpg. I really expected the mpg to be higher. full 2013 Hyundai Sonata review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Dreadful fuel economy. For long highway drives, the Sonata Turbo can indeed match the 34 mpg EPA rating, but for city driving with A/C, you'll be lucky to get any more than 17 mpg. Even with A/C off, the urban mileage never hits the 20 mpg level. Only 2,700 miles on the engine so far, so this may get better, but the EPA city estimate seems to be pegged too high by Hyundai. full 2012 Hyundai Sonata review
 
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