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2005 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

 
 

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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.



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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!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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Full 2005 Hyundai Sonata Review

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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kbenoit
kbenoit
01-16-2014
My 2005 Sonata goes through headlights every 3-6 months. This is a very expensive habit...is this a problem others are having?...


L8_Apex
L8_Apex
09-01-2000
Welcome to the continuation of the Hyundai Sonata...


drplanarian
drplanarian
09-14-2013
I have recently purchased a 2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS with the "Popular Equipment Package." I test drove many cars before making my purchasing decision, including another Sonata prior to my p...