Used 2003 Hyundai Sonata

2003 Hyundai Sonata
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2003 Hyundai Sonata

Pros

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

Cons

  • Noisy four-cylinder engine, some cheap interior bits.

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If you're willing to take a gamble on a noncachet brand name for your midsize sedan, the Sonata just may pluck at your heartstrings.

2003 Highlights

After receiving significant upgrades last year, the Sonata receives only minor changes this year. Among these are a battery-saver feature (in the event that any of lights are left on); illuminated window switches; a 12-volt power point in the trunk; and electronic, rather than cable-operated, releases for the trunk lid and fuel door. Additionally, Hyundai announced that it had misstated the horsepower ratings for all of the models in its lineup in previous years, so the Sonata's four-cylinder is now rated at 138 horsepower (down from 149) and its V6 is rated at 170 (down from 181), though the engines themselves are unchanged.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Hyundai Sonata.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great Car
asetechcarter,05/03/2013
I see all these people writing bad reviews on this car because they did not maintain the car! What is wrong with people these days???? Complaining about a timing belt as a repair? Come on people... That is just called maintaning your car!!!!! if you can not afford a tune up on a 4 cyl Hyundai you should not even own a car!!!! These are great cars if you take care of it!! Trust me i am an ASE master tech and work on these cars daily, and not for Hyundai!
Wish every car was like this
bigtex71,03/27/2014
This week my 2003 will see its 260,000 mile, and I will say goodbye to it after 11 years of loving this thing. I'm a big tall guy and never felt cramped driving this car. In its first few years it had acceleration that rocked. And even today as I drove it to the wash, I am amazed how smooth it runs, with very little maintenance over the years. The few problems I've had were it seems to get misaligned quicker than normal, and last year my AC finally went completely out. But it's the best car I've ever owned
MY SILVER JAG WISH U AR
LIL JAG,10/16/2002
DRIVES GREAT AND YOU GET ALOT OF LOOKS
Love the silver fox sonata!!!!!!
BROCK,02/24/2016
Its good. Scratch that it's AMAZING!!
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable

More about the 2003 Hyundai Sonata
Used 2003 Hyundai Sonata Overview

The Used 2003 Hyundai Sonata is offered in the following submodels: Sonata Sedan. Available styles include GLS 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A), LX 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M), GLS 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 5M), and LX 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 5M).

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Should I lease or buy a 2003 Hyundai Sonata?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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