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Hyundai Sonata Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 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 Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Hyundai Sonata   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Sonatas, 4.3 months of data per Sonata, average 3500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2015 Hyundai Sonata 26
43.1677018634% 43.1677018634% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  63 Sonatas, 8.8 months of data per Sonata, average 9800 miles
2014 Hyundai Sonata 19
22% 22% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Sonatas, 9.3 months of data per Sonata, average 20800 miles
2013 Hyundai Sonata 24
24.2857142857% 24.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 Sonatas, 9.9 months of data per Sonata, average 38700 miles
2012 Hyundai Sonata 29
30.3571428571% 30.3571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Sonatas, 9.2 months of data per Sonata, average 46500 miles
2011 Hyundai Sonata 36
37.3469387755% 37.3469387755% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  76 Sonatas, 8.7 months of data per Sonata, average 63900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2010 Hyundai Sonata   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Sonatas, 9.5 months of data per Sonata, average 94400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Hyundai Sonata 55
39.010989011% 39.010989011% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Sonatas, 9.6 months of data per Sonata, average 81100 miles
2008 Hyundai Sonata   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Sonatas, 9.7 months of data per Sonata, average 103500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Hyundai Sonata 54
34.6753246753% 34.6753246753% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Sonatas, 9.4 months of data per Sonata, average 107600 miles
2006 Hyundai Sonata 75
52.4630541872% 52.4630541872% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Sonatas, 8.4 months of data per Sonata, average 119800 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2005 Hyundai Sonata   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Sonatas, 10.3 months of data per Sonata, average 110100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Hyundai Sonata   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Sonatas, 9.1 months of data per Sonata, average 135300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Hyundai Sonata Reliability

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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. see full 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. see full 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 see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
"It Has The Best Warranty In The Business." see full 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. see full 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. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Reputation for reliability and quality. see full 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. see full 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. see full 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 see full 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. see full 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 see full 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. see full Hyundai Sonata review