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Hyundai Sonata vs. Toyota Camry Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. 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    
2015 Hyundai Sonata 23
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  61 Sonatas, 7.6 months of data per Sonata, average 8100 miles
2015 Toyota Camry 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 Camrys, 7.5 months of data per Camry, average 6800 miles

 

2014 Hyundai Sonata 23
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Sonatas, 9.5 months of data per Sonata, average 17200 miles
2014 Toyota Camry 4
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Camrys, 9.4 months of data per Camry, average 15800 miles

 

2013 Hyundai Sonata 27
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  61 Sonatas, 9.6 months of data per Sonata, average 34700 miles
2013 Toyota Camry 13
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Camrys, 9.1 months of data per Camry, average 25600 miles

 

2012 Hyundai Sonata 28
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Sonatas, 8.8 months of data per Sonata, average 44100 miles
2012 Toyota Camry 17
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  110 Camrys, 8.8 months of data per Camry, average 39000 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2011 Hyundai Sonata 39
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  85 Sonatas, 9.1 months of data per Sonata, average 61400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2011 Toyota Camry 12
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  65 Camrys, 9.3 months of data per Camry, average 55300 miles

 

2010 Hyundai Sonata   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Sonatas, 9.8 months of data per Sonata, average 85600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Toyota Camry 25
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Camrys, 10.2 months of data per Camry, average 68600 miles

 

2009 Hyundai Sonata 52
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Sonatas, 10.9 months of data per Sonata, average 77900 miles
2009 Toyota Camry 24
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Camrys, 9.3 months of data per Camry, average 84600 miles

 

2008 Hyundai Sonata   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Sonatas, 10.3 months of data per Sonata, average 103500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Toyota Camry 5
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Camrys, 8.9 months of data per Camry, average 107500 miles

 

2007 Hyundai Sonata 53
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Sonatas, 9.3 months of data per Sonata, average 105100 miles
2007 Toyota Camry V6   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Camry V6s, 9.5 months of data per Camry V6, average 97600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Toyota Camry 4 19
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Camry 4s, 8.5 months of data per Camry 4, average 105600 miles

Redesigned for this model year. For the hybrid, one battery pack replacement has been reported for each year 2013 on.
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Camry Hybrids, 10.0 months of data per Camry Hybrid, average 118900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Hyundai Sonata 93
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Sonatas, 8.8 months of data per Sonata, average 117000 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2006 Toyota Camry   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Camrys, 10.6 months of data per Camry, average 120400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Hyundai Sonata   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Sonatas, 10.4 months of data per Sonata, average 106900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Toyota Camry 33
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Camrys, 9.7 months of data per Camry, average 126000 miles

 

2004 Hyundai Sonata   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Sonatas, 9.1 months of data per Sonata, average 134600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Toyota Camry 47
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Camrys, 7.7 months of data per Camry, average 131700 miles

 

2003 Toyota Camry 40
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Camrys, 8.6 months of data per Camry, average 135300 miles

 

2002 Toyota Camry 59
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Camrys, 7.9 months of data per Camry, average 140200 miles

 

2001 Toyota Camry   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Camrys, 7.4 months of data per Camry, average 153900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2000 Toyota Camry   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Camrys, 4.8 months of data per Camry, average 131000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Hyundai Sonata vs. Toyota Camry Reliability Comparisons

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Hyundai Sonata

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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.
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.
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 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
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
"It Has The Best Warranty In The Business."
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
Reputation for reliability and quality.
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So Far so good with 13,000 miles. Knock on wood.
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.
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.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
My experience with this car has been great across all categories with the exception of a few minor cosmetic repairs. A little better MPG would be nice though.
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Bullet proof reputation and easy access to dealer if there is an issue. Have never had a problem with a Toyota vehicle.
2009 4dr Sedan 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Has a great reputation for reliability and durability...just keeps on going.
2009 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This Camry has proven very reliable with no unscheduled repair issues in the first 80,000 miles. There were three Toyota recalls but no issues were apparent due to them.
2009 4dr Sedan 187-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Camry has a good reliability record.
2009 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
owned a 1997 for 325,000 kms never a problem, 10litres/100km from day 1 to day I sold it.
2008 4dr Sedan 187-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Reputation for quality instills confidence. Have not had the car back in the repair shop in 10,000 miles. Do minor maintenance myself.
2008 4dr Sedan 187-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
I have owned a Camry before and it was virtually problem free.
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This Camry and the previous Solara owned for 10 years, have been trouble-free.
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have Solara 2004, has been durable.
Toyota Camry Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 178-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Know it would last , Leary of buying the VW
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
No cons!
2002 4dr Sedan 157-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Cheap and weak parts. At 110,000 miles I have replaced the radiator and alternator neither of which are wear and tear parts that should be needing replacement so soon. In addition the front end of the suspension makes a clunking noise over bumps.