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2004 Hyundai Sonata Sedan


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Hyundai Sonata Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 138 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Hyundai Sonata

  • It may not have the cachet of more mainstream midsize sedans, but with a long warranty, numerous standard features and a solid performance, the Sonata is a worthwhile alternative.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent warranty, pleasant highway ride, lots of bang for your family-sedan buck.

  • Cons

    Noisy four-cylinder engine, some cheap interior bits.

  • What's New for 2004

    There are no significant changes for 2004.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (285 total reviews)

My sonata

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Vehicle: 2004 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

For sure the head lights have a problem with having to be replaced. I also had to have the steering assembly replaced at over $1000. Now after 14 months it is starting to leak again and makes a buzzing noise due to that. I've never owned a car where I had to replace such a component. Not happy about this at all.

Best car i've ever owned

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Vehicle: 2004 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I bought my Sonata with 17,000 miles on it. It now has 204,000 miles and it's still going strong. It has never once left me stranded, and I've only had to do the usual car maintenance: brakes, tires, tune up, etc. I have been meticulous about oil changes every 3,000 miles. The interior is still in great shape, and it continues to be a comfortable ride, still. Truly the best car I've ever owned. My only complaint is that it's not the greatest in terms of gas mileage.

I've never had a more

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Vehicle: 2004 Hyundai Sonata V6 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

I've had this car for about 6 years now. It has never let me down. Not long after buying it, I rear-ended an old truck that should have, in all honesty, torn things up. The car started right back up and has been running flawlessly ever since. I've never had a bad belt and, unlike my Ford, a broken a/c compressor doesn't affect engine performance. The serpentine belt started squealing a little shortly before the alternator went dead earlier this year, but I suspect a squeaky pulley rather than the belt. There is plenty of power and handles very well. I trust it to keep me and my family safe on the road, within reason.

Gas Mileage


  • 19
  • cty
  • 28
  • highway
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Full 2004 Hyundai Sonata Review

What's New for 2004

There are no significant changes for 2004.

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