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Hyundai Sonata Saloon review

2005 - 2010 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 52.0

At a glance

Price new £15,470 - £19,700
Used prices £440 - £2,531
Road tax cost £240 - £675
Insurance group 23 - 33
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 431 - 724 miles
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Pros & cons


Five year warranty, spacious interior, decent diesel option, well built


Dull styling, not enjoyable to drive, cheap feeling interior, vague gearchange, poor automatic

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The Sonata is Hyundai’s attempt at a relatively upmarket four-door saloon, but aside from decent equipment levels and a comfortable ride, there’s little to recommend it. The anonymous styling along with a cheap feeling interior and forgettable driving experience mean it isn’t a desirable choice. On the plus side it is well built plus there’s the option of a decent diesel engine, but that there are far better choices around.

Its strongest appeal is the five-year warranty, but the similar Kia Magentis comes with an even longer warranty and is better value for money too.