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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Hyundai Sonata Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 137 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Hyundai Sonata

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Large and comfortable interior, bargain compared to Ford Taurus and Toyota Camry, interesting front styling

  • Cons

    Not so much a bargain compared to Nissan Altima and Honda Accord, interesting front styling

  • What's New for 1997

    Sheet metal is all new, and gives Sonata a more substantial look despite somewhat controversial retro-style front fascia and grille. Flush-fitting doors and restyled exterior mirrors help quiet the ride, while horn activation switches from spoke button to center steering wheel pad.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



97 sontai

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan

I bought the car 2005 and only 50.000 km but no problems so far but some of the parts have broken off




130,000 and still a great

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 4dr Sedan

I bought my 1997 Sonata 5 1/2 years ago with 80,000 miles at a cash price of $3,500 and it's still a great car! I love it and I'm looking to buy another one. Have not had any major problems with it.




Great car overall.

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan

I really like this car alot. I drove this car for about a week some time ago and when I heard that the car was for sale I immediatly offered to buy it. What really left an impression on me about this car was the power of the engine. It really seems to make the most of it's 3.0 V6. I've driven cars with comparable engines and this one outperforms them by far. The interior is very comfortable and of good quality. Power windows, locks, moon roof, all nice features to have. Overall, it's a pretty nice car.




Good car

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan

more power is better!



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Loved it!

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 4dr Sedan

I just "retired" my 1997 Sonata due to a major mechanical problem and was very upset to have to do so because up until this incident this vehicle performed FLAWLESSLY for me. I had absolutely no mechanical problems whatsoever with this car and it was by far the best vehicle I have ever owned up to this point (I am 35 years old)




Make up for the low

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 4dr Sedan

I bought my Sonata used a couple years ago. It ran fine for about six months. When it hit 100,000 it fell apart. I've had it in the shop about twice a month for the last year and a half. It has been one headache after another. I would recommend that you not touch this car with a 10-foot pole.



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Full 1997 Hyundai Sonata Review

What's New for 1997

Sheet metal is all new, and gives Sonata a more substantial look despite somewhat controversial retro-style front fascia and grille. Flush-fitting doors and restyled exterior mirrors help quiet the ride, while horn activation switches from spoke button to center steering wheel pad.

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Talk About The 1997 Sonata

1997 Hyundai Sonata Discussions See all Started By

navegante
navegante
11-30-2007
Do you know where I can find an Owners manual for Hyundai Sonata 1997, better if the manual is in PDF Format....


bankerdanny
bankerdanny
09-15-2014
Shoddy? Based on what? I've driven several of the current version of the Sonata. Its a quiet, comfortable, adequately powered vehicle that offers good value for money and Edmunds hasn't had any qualit...


eagle2a
eagle2a
07-04-2006
I purchased a 2006 Hyundai Sonata I4 automatic transmission this mo. It is running fine. However Hyundai provides an on line service manual. In looking it over last night I ran into this important inf...



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