2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6
Great car for the money
Fit and finish is what you would expect from more expensive vehicles.
Plenty of leg and head room for drivers over 6', and still leave enough room in the rear for passengers to sit comfortably.
Instrumentation is good and easy to read, A/C controls easy to use and understand. Controls on steering wheel are too easy to accidentally change.
Steering is not as responsive as I like. Brakes work very well. Door remote needs to be redesigned; it's way too easy to open the trunk without knowing.
Tilt on steering wheel feels cheap and is awkward to adjust.
Fuel economy is good, over 25 mpg combined, and have gotten as high as 33 mpg on a trip.
The cloth seats have leather on the sides, which we do not like. Would prefer all cloth.
Fuel door VERY cheaply made (worried about breaking it each time we fill up).
Fold down rear seats are nice to have when carrying longer items.
The headlights are GREAT, does a very good job of lighting up the highway, especially when brights are on.
Radio is very annoying when the free satellite stops, because the steering wheel controls still go to the non-functioning stations.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th November, 2009
9th Mar 2010, 07:21
I own a 2009 Sonata V-6 and this is my third one. I had the 2003 and 2006 of the same models. I never had to take the 2003 to the dealership for warranty service. I took the 2006 for a recall on the passenger airbag sensor. The 2009 has 10,000 miles and yesterday, the engine light came on. I'll have it checked today.
You can't get a better car for the price. Smooth ride, excellent gas mileage, I get 33 mpg on hwy and some 30 mpg combined. Very comfortable... I make 500 mile trips regularly.