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Hyundai Sonata vs. Nissan Altima Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. 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 and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2015 - 2017 Hyundai Sonata Reliability by Generation2015 - 2017 Hyundai Sonata
15.7142857143% Best 65% Worst
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2013 - 2015 Nissan Altima Reliability by Generation2013 - 2015 Nissan Altima
24.8571428571% Best 81% Worst
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2011 - 2014 Hyundai Sonata Reliability by Generation2011 - 2014 Hyundai Sonata
61.4285714286% Best 145% Worst
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2010 - 2012 Nissan Altima Reliability by Generation2010 - 2012 Nissan Altima
20.8571428571% Best 74% Worst
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2006 - 2010 Hyundai Sonata Reliability by Generation2006 - 2010 Hyundai Sonata
22% Best 76% Worst
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2009 Nissan Altima Reliability by Generation2009 Nissan Altima
36.8571428571% Best 102% Worst
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2007 - 2008 Nissan Altima Reliability by Generation2007 - 2008 Nissan Altima
34% Best 97% Worst
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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. full 2013 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. full 2013 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 full 2011 Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
"It Has The Best Warranty In The Business." full 2011 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. full 2009 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. full 2009 Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Reputation for reliability and quality. full 2009 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. full 2009 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. full 2008 Hyundai Sonata review
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Long warranty and above average reliability according to many sources. full 2008 Hyundai Sonata review
Hyundai Sonata Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It would be unfair to say that this car has been a total lemon because it hasn't but parts have failed on it earlier than I would have expected. I had to replace the high pressure fuel pump at 35,000 miles and the rear O2 sensor at 55,000. I have heard about engine failures in 2011 Sonatas and got a notice that my model year is also included in this recall. It makes me uneasy to have had some of the prior issues and then have to worry about my engine on top of that. full 2013 Hyundai Sonata review
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. full 2009 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 full 2006 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. full 2004 Hyundai Sonata review
 

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. full 2013 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. full 2013 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 full 2011 Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
"It Has The Best Warranty In The Business." full 2011 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. full 2009 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. full 2009 Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Reputation for reliability and quality. full 2009 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. full 2009 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. full 2008 Hyundai Sonata review
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Long warranty and above average reliability according to many sources. full 2008 Hyundai Sonata review
Hyundai Sonata Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It would be unfair to say that this car has been a total lemon because it hasn't but parts have failed on it earlier than I would have expected. I had to replace the high pressure fuel pump at 35,000 miles and the rear O2 sensor at 55,000. I have heard about engine failures in 2011 Sonatas and got a notice that my model year is also included in this recall. It makes me uneasy to have had some of the prior issues and then have to worry about my engine on top of that. full 2013 Hyundai Sonata review
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. full 2009 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 full 2006 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. full 2004 Hyundai Sonata review