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Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Sonata 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    
46 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 17100 miles driven2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
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  46 vehicles, 11.6 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
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.
27 vehicles, 11.9 months per vehicle, 64300 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Most of the sample is Santa Fe Sports.
2013
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  27 vehicles, 11.9 months per vehicle, 64300 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Most of the sample is Santa Fe Sports.
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 Santa Fe vs. Hyundai Sonata Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

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

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

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
This vehicle is another example of how and why Hyundai is progressively grabbing more of the market share of vehicles out there. If I had enough room in my driveway I would have purchases this vehicle; even though I'm not a fan of CUV's or SUV's; I was really that impressed with it...and of course, with the mile I had, as well as others put on it, they would have to sell it USED!!! see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
I don't give a damn how it looks so long as it goes, and it goes reasonably quietly, The audio is 'quite good'- I've been told by a friend - shame really as I've probably used it a dozen or so times. The cruise control is superb for the hundreds of miles of UK 50 mph motorway limits. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I still have my old 2002 Hyundai Accent. Never had any big problems with it. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2007 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
2nd Hyunday had great luck with first. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I previously owned a Hyundai. I donated it to our chuch after driving it for 114,000 miles. It got some very minor repairs and ran for another 50,000 that I know of. It may still be on the road. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I also own a 2004 Sonata and was impressed with its reliability. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
Hyundai Santa Fe Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
There is nothing I DON'T like about this vehicle. What I least like is how people still have a stigma about the Hyundai brand when they've never taken the time to test drive one. Hyundai's have the best customer satisfaction as well as repeat customer "index" of all the brands out there and for good reason. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2010 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
DON'T BELIEVE they are different - a STARTER failing at 62000 miles - a JOKE. The PRICE for a Starter at the Hyundai dealer - a JOKE. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2008 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Quick depreciation; still known as a "Korean" company that is behind Japan, Europe and USA in quality though reputation and word of mouth improving in past few years and part of the reasons why I purchased the Santa Fe see full Hyundai Santa Fe 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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