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

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Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
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
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.
33 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 59300 miles driven2013 Hyundai Elantra Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  33 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 59300 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
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.
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.
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

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Hyundai Elantra vs. Hyundai Sonata Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Sonata reliability data provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Hyundai Elantras and Hyundai Sonatas with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Hyundai Elantras and Hyundai Sonatas 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 Elantra and Hyundai Sonata lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Sonata have been recently.

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

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

Hyundai Elantra Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The 10 year/ 100,000 miles warranty is un-beatable. I spoke to couple friends & co-workers who owns KIA or Hyundai, they all said the warranty is great, but they never needed it anyway. A reliable car with great warranty, no other auto makers can match. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Hyundai has gone from bottom of the bucket to top tier automobile in--my opinion--less than 10 years. To me, this fact alone speaks volumes about the company itself. The Elantra is a fantastic competitor to the Civics, Sentras and Corollas out there. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2003 4dr Sedan 135-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
5 year 100000 warantee see full Hyundai Elantra review
2002 4dr Hatch 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
They keep making better cars and people keep buying them instead of the crappy domestics...good for Hyundai. see full Hyundai Elantra review
Hyundai Elantra Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hyundai is a hyundai. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2008 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I always thought of Hyundais as unreliable cars. The only reason I took a chance on this car was because of the warranty. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2006 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Horrible trade in value. I was actually told by a dealer that they did not want my car!! It was a year old, excellent condition with 30k miles. They said resale is horrible for hyundai. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I think they are much more reliable than the brand gets credit for. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2003 4dr Sedan 135-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Still fighting earlier bad rep. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2003 4dr Sedan 135-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Too bad but hyundai still have a cheep image and depreciation is awful. see full Hyundai Elantra review
 

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
 
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