2010 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS from North America

Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50 miles
Most recent distance8000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Piece of junk

Faults:

Due to some financial difficulties that I have encountered last year, I have to sell my 3 Series, and bought the Sonata because of the looks.

I thought that I had a very great vehicle, then suddenly at 2000 miles it's started to turn left on the highway, which is very unsafe, since I drive 80 miles each day, and I usually drive my kids to school before going to work.

I did take it to the dealer, but they say nothing's wrong with the car. I experienced this kind of problem all time, and now I'm convinced that I bought a piece of trash. I'm trying to sell it at very low price. Screw Hyundai.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th August, 2011

29th Aug 2011, 21:21

Pulling to one side doesn't mean your Hyundai is a bad car. A pothole or bump can change your wheel's alignment or damage your tire where it act like you describe. Any car, even your old 3 series, will do this. Get your alignment and tires checked at a reputable tire shop.

2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS from North America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.4 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles

Faults:

I love the styling, it's great. Every one of my friends asks me "is that a new Lexus"?

But they don't know that I'm having headaches left and right since I bought this car.

At first, there is a violent vibration during start up, so I brought it to the dealer, and they told me the engine support is damaged (a defect), so it was replaced under warranty, but took 3 months before they did it. Then afterwards, while on the freeway, the engine stalled again. Same story, brought it back to the dealer, and as of now, I have no car, because it such a nuisance to own this car that is very very unreliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th February, 2011

2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4 from North America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired4900 miles
Most recent distance22800 miles

Summary:

It's a sleeper, flies under the "radar."

Faults:

Nothing so far, the car has been extremely reliable.

The only faults that I have with the car are that the bottom seat cushions could be a bit longer, as I am a big man (6'3", 375 lbs).

The other fault is that I wish the car had alloy wheels, but it's not a big deal. Guess I could have purchased an SE or Limited to take care of that problem!

General Comments:

This car is underrated. It handles very well, and although not sporty, is very solid. Not a race car, but not a slug either (I've seen other drivers with base model 4 cylinder, easily driving at 100+ mph on the highway).

I do not understand why some people say that the car has a soft suspension, but gets rough over uneven pavement and bumps. I feel that the suspension is tuned a little tighter than usual, but it's not jarring. The suspension of any car that is driven over rough road surfaces will feel somewhat "rough".

The interior is very modern and updated. The car feels more upscale than it actually is. Also, with the base four cylinder engine, it has more than enough power. It is not like the V6, but it is very adequate and powerful. I drive upstate NY every other weekend, and go over hills and valleys. The car takes the terrain with no problems, and I have enough reserve power for passing and going up inclines. Like I said, this car may be considered a "plain Jane," but the quality and performance outweigh individual preconceptions.

As for maintenance, the only thing that has been done is oil changes (synthetic), a wheel alignment and balancing/rotations, that's it - no problems at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2011

2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance10653 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Recommended

Faults:

Nothing at all.

General Comments:

Wonderful design, plenty of power, amazing styling.

If you're not Mario Andretti, the Sonata can get 40+ MPG on the highway. I get about 28-30 local.

It has a fantastic stereo and a massive trunk. The engine bay is organized and simple/spacious enough to do your own work. The paint quality is better than my Porsche. Build quality is as good as BMWs I have owned.

You can't go wrong for the price, considering the number of standard features you get. It is an excellent commuter car.

I would recommend, and have recommended, this car to everyone that has asked. Oh, and it's actually pretty decent in snow too!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2011

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 8 reviews