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Hyundai Sonata Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.7 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2005 Hyundai Sonata

  • A decent buy if you can't spend over $20,000 on a midsize sedan, but the Sonata offers no revelations in performance or interior accommodations.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent warranty, pleasant highway ride, refined V6 engine, lots of storage space.

  • Cons

    Noisy four-cylinder engine, bland interior design and materials, tight rear-seat legroom, tepid handling.

  • What's New for 2005

    For 2005, trim levels have been slightly revised, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a HomeLink remote transmitter has been added…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (111 total reviews)


Catalytic converter problems

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I bought a new Kia Sephia and had bad rotors after 2 years. Then, after 79000 miles, it had a bad front catalytic converter. I thought it might be a fluke, so I decided to buy a new 2005 Sonata, even though they're made by the same company. After 2 years the rotors went bad and warped. Then, 5 1/2 years and 63000 miles, the front catalytic converter went bad. I will not buy any Kia or Hyundai again, no matter how good of a deal it may be.



9 of 52 people found this review helpful

Best car so far

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

I am the type of owner who drives and maintains a car till the wheels fall off. That being said I typically buy new so I am assured of its maintenance and driving record. This is my first hyundai and I am so impressed I have quikly switched my alliegence from honda. Whatever they are doing, they are doing it right. It handles like a typical 4 door sedan except for less roll or g forces. It takes off like a rocket even when left in auto ( you can manually shift ) . But more important it has not had one single repair issue since ive owned it. This after 145 k miles. Thats right, 145 thousand miles. Not one breakdown. Not one tow. Not one replacement part. Bear in mind I do basic maintenence.




Poor manfacturer follow up

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I have loved my Hyundai Sonata except for one thing.It started making a horrible noise from the rear at about 36,000 miles and has gotten much worse over time.The servicing dealership (Pinehurst Hyundai) would not acknowledge the noise, and the Hyundai Corp. simply ignored our plead for help.No Hyundai area rep would even take time to contact us! We are left with a vehicle that we can't sell and get anything out of because of this.The poor customer service has literally cost us thousands of dollars.If you are planning to purchase a Hyundai you need to consider that if anything happens They will not stand behind there product. That tells me that they do not believe in their product. Beware!




2005 sonata gls

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

This is the best car I have ever owned. I have 125,000 miles on it and have not had ONE problem - nothing at all.



2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Experiance it to believe it

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

When my older son asked if I have looked at Hyundais I gave him a long stare. My 20 year old's need for a daily driver while in college got me to research vehicles. Went to test drive a Sonata and came home with it. Unbelievably smooth take off and stopping and everything in between. Handles like an expensive luxury sedan. Effortless steering, smooth cornering. The auto-manual puts you instantly in a sports rush. Superbly crisp sound. Oh and such distinctive exterior, jaguar like, without the Jaguar tag or nag. If I hadn't experienced it I would be still holding my long stare at the name Hyundai, continuing to hold my Mercedes', BMWs and lexus' close to heart. But now I'm a believer.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Sonata LX 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

Just passed 90K with no major problems. Changed timing belt, spark plugs and trans/coolant fluids. Front brakes at 75,000 miles and regular oil changes are all that has been required. Runs great, very smooth. Best car for the money I have ever purchased new.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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What's New for 2005

For 2005, trim levels have been slightly revised, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a HomeLink remote transmitter has been added to the LX.

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