Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

The Sonata scored a respectable four out of five stars in Euro NCAP tests (although there are better scoring rivals for the money). Safety kit includes six airbags, traction control and an electronic stability programme.

A 462-litre boot is reasonable for a saloon of this size and the Sonata also comes with a split/folding rear seat as standard which means larger items can be carried without sacrificing all of the rear passenger space. However the there's no hatchback version, which limits its appeal and there's no estate version available either. In the front there's a twin cupholder between the front seats, a decent glovebox and good-sized door pockets.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Hyundai Sonata (05-10).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav

CDX equipment

CDX standard equipment
  • CD
  • Leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
CDX optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav

CDX+ equipment

CDX+ standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
CDX+ optional equipment
None available

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
Premium optional equipment
None available

Style equipment

Style standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
Style optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Hyundai Sonata (05-10) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.