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Hyundai Sonata and Subaru Legacy Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending June 30, 2018

An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.

Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
140 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 17100 miles driven2017 Subaru Legacy
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  140 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 17100 miles driven
32 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 29300 miles driven2016 Hyundai Sonata Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  32 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 29300 miles driven
122 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 32100 miles driven2016 Subaru Legacy
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  122 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 32100 miles driven
42 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 41100 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year.
2015
Hyundai Sonata
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  42 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 41100 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year.
93 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 41300 miles driven

Redesigned. Common problems with wind noise around the front side windows and the fuel door release.
2015
Subaru Legacy
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  93 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 41300 miles driven

Redesigned. Common problems with wind noise around the front side windows and the fuel door release.
48 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 57600 miles driven2014 Subaru Legacy
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  48 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 57600 miles driven
30 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 74600 miles driven2013 Hyundai Sonata Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  30 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 74600 miles driven
77 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 75800 miles driven2013 Subaru Legacy
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  77 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 75800 miles driven
25 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 76700 miles driven

Unclear why this stat is so much higher than a year ago and than adjacent model years. Could be a temporary blip.
2012
Hyundai Sonata Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  25 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 76700 miles driven

Unclear why this stat is so much higher than a year ago and than adjacent model years. Could be a temporary blip.
58 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 79600 miles driven2012 Subaru Legacy
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  58 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 79600 miles driven
42 vehicles, 11.9 months per vehicle, 96100 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year.
2011
Hyundai Sonata
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  42 vehicles, 11.9 months per vehicle, 96100 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year.
80 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 95300 miles driven2011 Subaru Legacy
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  80 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 95300 miles driven
52 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 103600 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Dramatic improvement in reliability compared to the previous generation.
2010
Subaru Legacy
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  52 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 103600 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Dramatic improvement in reliability compared to the previous generation.
40 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 103500 miles driven2009 Hyundai Sonata
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  40 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 103500 miles driven
37 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 124400 miles driven

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
2008
Subaru Legacy
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  37 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 124400 miles driven

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
26 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 114900 miles driven

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.
2006
Subaru Legacy Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  26 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 114900 miles driven

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.
31 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 125300 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Most common problems involve struts, wheel bearings, steering pump, CV joints.
2005
Subaru Legacy H4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  31 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 125300 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Most common problems involve struts, wheel bearings, steering pump, CV joints.

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Hyundai Sonata vs. Subaru Legacy Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Hyundai Sonata and Subaru Legacy reliability data provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Hyundai Sonatas and Subaru Legacys with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Hyundai Sonatas and Subaru Legacys that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Hyundai Sonata and Subaru Legacy lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Hyundai Sonata and Subaru Legacy have been recently.

To see how frequently Hyundai Sonata and Subaru Legacy problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Hyundai has made major strides in reputation for reliability, build quality and style in the last few years, especially for the price. For value oriented customers who keep their cars a long time, these are major positive factors. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Hyundai is emerging leader in quality and reliability see full Hyundai Sonata review
Hyundai Sonata Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr Sedan 185-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The Customer Service folks at Hyndai are weasels. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
People seem to be living in the past in regards to this. Hyundai is probably more reliable than the average brand but people who have never owned one only want to remember the days when they were considered a joke. Most problems I have heard of are only minor in nature. The pulling issue is the only legit one I've read about often and they seem to have fixed that. I've had no issues other than a dead battery which is irritating but not really Hyundai's fault. Really impressive considering this was a completely new design in its first model year. Great warranty makes this a non issue in my opinion. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
It does not have the cache of honda or toyota, which will hurt resale. However, at the price paid, and with that warranty, I still like the Sonota. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Cheap and low class. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Hyundai has not had a great reputation for high quality cars for most of its history. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2002 4dr Sedan 149-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Well, it still does not have the class. I do not care that much but you specially feel it when you want to trade it in for something else. see full Hyundai Sonata review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Subaru Legacy

Subaru Legacy Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
Subarus are known for their reliability and longevity. They are much less common than most makes and are known for being different. see full Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Subaru is a brand known for reliability see full Subaru Legacy review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Very reliable see full Subaru Legacy review
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
They are made to last. You see plenty of old Subarus still going strong, especially in cold weather regions like Canada and the US north East. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I flagged brand and image here because I like how my LGT in distinct without calling attention to itself. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Subaru has a pretty good reputation and image...although it is a bit quircky as viewed by some. Reputation (a good one) usually has a major affect on resale value. see full Subaru Legacy review
2002 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
where I live in the country most people have Subarus and the dealer is nearby and has a good reputation. see full Subaru Legacy review
Subaru Legacy Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I flagged brand reputation & image as a dislike too because I see so many people asking questions like ‘LGT or G35 or 3 series?.’ These are great cars, but you don’t want to buy one if you want impress people. This is a plus or minus depending on who you see full Subaru Legacy review
 
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