Used 2006 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

2006 Hyundai Sonata
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2006 Hyundai Sonata

Pros

  • More upscale-looking than its predecessor, powerful and refined V6, smooth highway ride, roomy interior.

Cons

  • Still doesn't match the segment leaders when it comes to overall refinement, front seats can be uncomfortable.

Used 2006 Hyundai Sonata Sedan for Sale

Hyundai Sonata 2006 GL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
83,697 miles
Used 2006
Hyundai Sonata
GL
Fast Lane Car Sales
41.3 mi away
List$6,495
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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Dealer Notes
Tried-and-true, this Used 2006 Hyundai Sonata GL packs in your passengers and their bags with room to spare. This Hyundai Sonata comes equipped with these options: Warning lights-inc: oil pressure, charge, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk lid open, brake, check engine, ABS, Variable intermittent speed-sensitive windshield wipers wwashers, Trunkfuel filler door remote releases, Tinted glass, Small front door map pockets, Single exhaust, Remote keyless entry system, Rear window defroster wtimer, Rear seat heater ventilation, and Rear center armrest w(2) cup holders. Transport everyone in the comfort of every amenity in this trustworthy and dependable Hyundai Sonata. Come in for a quick visit at Fast Lane Car Sales, 1901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD 21740 to claim your Hyundai Sonata!
Hyundai Sonata 2006 GLS V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
194,667 miles
Used 2006
Hyundai Sonata
GLS V6
(5)
H&M Auto Group
50.4 mi away
List$4,495
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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Hyundai Sonata 2006 GLS V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
0
Used 2006
Hyundai Sonata
GLS V6
(8)
Ellas Auto Outlet Inc
62.4 mi away
List$3,996
Est.Loan: $82/mo
$110 Below Market
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WARRANTY......PRICE BELOW KBB VALUE.....ASK FOR MILITARY SPECIAL.....WE BUY CARS....BRING IN YOUR CAR FOR AN APPRAISAL........ALL POWER..........WHITE exterior and GRAY interior .Features include.......power sunroof..power window power doorlock keyless entry alarm AC Heat ready to go price includes 6 month6000 mile warranty please give us a call at 703-629-9371 or or 540-582-8151
Hyundai Sonata 2006 GLS V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
110,455 miles
Used 2006
Hyundai Sonata
GLS V6
(1)
Faulkner Honda
90.9 mi away
List$5,999
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dealer Notes
CD Player, Aluminum Wheels. AND MORE!KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: CD Player. MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Remote Trunk Release, Steering Wheel Controls, Heated Mirrors. Hyundai GLS with AQUAMARINE exterior and GRAY interior features a V6 Cylinder Engine with 235 HP at 6000 RPM*.EXPERTS ARE SAYING: Still ranks highly with us thanks to its fine performance, spacious cabin and value for the dollar. -Edmunds.com. 5 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 5 Star Driver Side Crash Rating. Great Gas Mileage: 30 MPG Hwy.WHY BUY FROM US: Faulkner Honda has earned the prestigious Best Dealerships to Work For award again for 2015. This recognition program is dedicated to finding and recognizing the best employers in the retail automobile industry! It is also your assurance that you are visiting a dealership that places the highest value on you, the customer, as well as our employees and their families. We also offer delivery within 400* miles of our dealership. Please contact us to confirm availability to your area. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Hyundai Sonata 2006
139,394 miles
Used 2006
Hyundai Sonata
(1)
Mercedes-Benz of Chantilly
9.3 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Handyman Special - Fix it yourself for extra savings%2521 Cars in this category are sold as-is, and may or may not need some cosmetic, mechanical or electrical work. This Sonata does not pass Virginia state inspection due to the following issues%3A<br><br>NEEDS HEADLIGHT ADJUSTMENT<br>NEEDS HEADLIGHT POLISH %28POSSIBLE RF HEADLIGHT%29<br>NEEDS WIPER BLADES %28TORN%29<br>NEEDS BOTH TAG LIGHT BULBS<br>NEEDS RF LUG STUD AND NUT %28BROKEN%29<br>NEEDS RF FOG LIGHT %28HOUSING BROKEN%29<br>NEEDS FRONT BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS %28UNEVEN WEAR%29<br>NEEDS REAR BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS %28UNEVEN WEAR%29<br>NEEDS AIR BAG DIAGNOSTICS FROM DEALER %28LIGHT ON%29<br>CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON %28REC DEALER%29<br><br>Due to the state inspection items we did not complete a full mechanical inspection of this vehicle.<br><br>MARKET-BASED PRICING%3A<br>Our market-based pricing software scans the market hourly and prices our vehicles based on real-time market supply and demand data. This means you get our best price upfront. No games, just an easy and transparent shopping experience%2521<br><br>ABOUT US%3A<br>Mercedes-Benz of Chantilly is located at 14841 Stonecroft Center Court in Chantilly, Virginia. As an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer, we offer one of the largest new and pre-owned inventories.If you live out of the area, ask us about our door-to-door delivery, or your Washington D.C. Area pickup options. All prices plus tax, tags and %2524545 dealer processing fee.
Hyundai Sonata 2006 GLS V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
0
Used 2006
Hyundai Sonata
GLS V6
Jennings Chevrolet Buick GMC
63.3 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2006 Sonata is the best Hyundai car yet, with plentiful features and an excellent highway ride that make it a serious contender in the midsize sedan segment.

vehicle overview

Hyundai has had a tough road in America. Despite the fact that its more recent cars are competent and competitively priced, many people still remember the Hyundai Excel which earned a reputation for being both underpowered and unreliable. Almost two decades later, J.D. Power gave the 2004 Hyundai Sonata top honors for initial quality, rating it the "Most Appealing Midsize Car" two years in a row.

Hoping to capitalize on the previous-generation car's relative success, Hyundai has completely redesigned the Sonata for 2006. Unlike Sonatas before it, this one is built in America at Hyundai's new factory in Alabama. The new car is bigger than the old one and offers a more spacious interior that's filled with higher-quality materials than we've seen in any previous Hyundai car. The roomy rear seat even has an inch more legroom than the family-friendly Camry. Officially, the Sonata is classified by the government as a "large car" due to overall interior volume. Still, from behind the wheel, the 2006 Hyundai Sonata doesn't feel appreciably larger than other midsize sedans like the Accord or Altima.

The exterior look is a big departure from the old Sonata's conservative sheet metal. We especially like the '06 version's dual exhaust outlets and the 17-inch wheels on the LX model. All in all, though, the Hyundai Sonata looks a lot like the current-generation Accord, especially from the rear. We're not sure this is an altogether bad thing, but Hyundai would probably be better off giving the Sonata a more distinct look. Like previous Sonatas, the '06 model is available with two engines, a four-cylinder and a V6. Both are all-new engines and both will be built at the Alabama factory, though early versions of the smaller engine will be built in Korea. The V6 comes standard with a new five-speed automatic transmission.

With competitive prices, long warranties and stylish new products, Hyundai is looking more and more like a young Toyota than the company that intentionally sold the Excel. The 2006 Hyundai Sonata represents an excellent value for family car shoppers. Even without its price advantage, the car still holds its own by offering an inviting interior, lots of standard features and capable engine choices, all wrapped in an attractive body. With the 2006 Hyundai Sonata's many improvements, midsize sedan shoppers will now have to stop at one more dealership before making their final choice.

2006 Hyundai Sonata configurations

The Hyundai Sonata is offered in three trim levels: base GL, midlevel GLS and loaded LX. The GL comes with features like six airbags, cruise, ABS, stability and traction control, remote keyless entry and an MP3/CD player. The GLS has extras like 16-inch alloy wheels, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and automatic headlights. The LX adds features like a V6 engine, leather upholstery, a power driver seat, seat heaters, a sunroof and 17-inch wheels.

2006 Highlights

The Hyundai Sonata is completely redesigned for 2006. It's also the first Hyundai car to be built in the U.S.

Performance & mpg

The GL and GLS come standard with a 162-hp, 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on the GL, while the GLS has a four-speed automatic. A 3.3-liter V6 is optional on the GLS and standard on the LX. The V6 makes 235 hp and 226 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard with the V6. Both automatics offer manual-shift capability.

Safety

For 2006 even the base GL comes with a host of safety features. ABS, traction control, electronic stability control, front side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active head restraints are all standard equipment on every Sonata. In NHTSA crash tests, the Hyundai Sonata was impressive, scoring five stars in both frontal- and side-impact tests. In the IIHS frontal-offset crash test, the Sonata received a score of "Good," the highest possible rating. Side-impact testing resulted in an "Acceptable" rating, the IIHS' second highest.

Driving

The power and refinement of both engines is notable, though the V6 is the more fun and responsive of the two. Still, the smaller engine doesn't sound or feel harsh and those who prefer the fuel economy and lower price of a four-cylinder car won't get shortchanged by choosing the GL or GLS. The ride is pleasing and especially refined on the LX. The Hyundai Sonata remains quiet on the highway even at very high speeds.

Interior

GL and GLS models come with cloth seats, while leather is standard on the LX. The leather looks nice, but in our experience, the cloth seats are more comfortable. The interior of this midsize sedan is filled with lots of soft-touch surfaces and comes off as being much higher in quality than any Hyundai car to date.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Hyundai Sonata.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Excellent in Crash
Julie,11/08/2010
We bought our Sonata used almost 2 years ago. This past weekend, we were hit from behind, with the other person going around 70 mph. My Sonata flipped end over end, landing on the top. My daughter I both got out alive, and I believe my Sonata is the reason for this. It was a very sturdy car, and I don't think we would have fared as well in another car its size.
230,000 mile road dog
guest101,01/08/2014
I bought my Sonata in 07 with 22,000 miles (previous rental). Overall I have LOVED my car, very dependable! There have been some little issues with sensors going off along the way, but just annoyances. My car has a ton of highway time, it has been a commuter for the last five years and never let me down. The only major mechanical fix $400 alternator repair at 217,000 miles. Otherwise just brakes battery, oil, tire maintenance. I give the interior a little lower rating as the quality seems a bit too plastic and I have broken visors, cup holder, center console etc-but my car takes a beating. Interior just hasn't held up as well as I had hoped.Seats are a bit uncomfortable for long drive
Outstanding value, power and handling
aseries,03/23/2013
Our 2006 Hyundai Sonata LX has 68,000 miles. My wife used it for daily commuting for 5 years with an occasional road trip. We are both retired now and it is mostly used for road trips around Minnesota and one or two long trips to Arizona and other vacation spots. It is by far the best family car I have owned. I have it regularly serviced at our local Hyundai dealer and I have experienced only one minor issue with rear brakes. Otherwise...zero problems. It is a joy to drive on the highway or twisty back roads. I am on my second set of tires and brakes. This week I will replace the original battery. We fully intend to keep this car forever, God willing.
Great car and great warranty!!!
dwhitie,01/07/2012
I have owned my Hyundai Sonata for 4 years. It has been a great car ever since. The only issue I had was the visor broke, but they replaced it under warranty no questions asked. I love the way it drives and it's reliability. I would definately recommend it. I currently have 98,000 miles on it and trust it will go many more miles.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
235 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
235 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
162 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
162 hp @ 5800 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 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
    Acceptable
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2006 Hyundai Sonata
More About This Model

"The introduction of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata is the most important vehicle debut in the history of Hyundai." This bold statement was made by Hyundai Motor America's CEO Bob Cosmai. Granted, many press introductions are filled with this kind of hyperbole as well as hokey sales meeting clichés like "hit the numbers" but Hyundai officials may not be overstating the importance of their newest car.

The Hyundai Sonata is the company's best-selling model and accounts for roughly 26 percent of total Hyundai sales.

The 2006 Hyundai Sonata is built on a new platform at an all-new U.S. factory in Montgomery, Alabama — the first Hyundai to be built in America. The sedan is bigger and offers two new engines plus a new five-speed automatic transmission. Think Hyundai is serious about making the Sonata a contender? We do.

Improved Interior
The new car is 2 inches longer and taller with a 1-inch-longer wheelbase than the previous Sonata. It's wider than the 2005 versions of the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry.

Once inside the car, it doesn't appear notably larger than its Japanese rivals but the rear seat does offer about a half-inch more legroom than the Camry. The trunk is spacious as well and offers more room than the Accord and Altima. Only the Camry tops the Sonata in this area with 16.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity versus the Hyundai's 16.3.

But numbers don't tell the whole story. The 2006 Sonata's interior is not only larger than before, it looks and feels better, too. The dash and door panels are covered with soft-touch materials that, in some places, mimic the feel of an Audi. That's not to say the entire interior is up to Audi standards, but our initial impression is that this Hyundai's cabin is definitely on par with its direct competitors.

The seats are reasonably comfortable but the seat bottoms are too short and even the power-adjustable driver seat in the upscale LX model was difficult to position exactly right. We also feel the leather-covered seats are a little less comfortable than the cloth seats. Thankfully, that cloth is as good as or better than that found on cars like the benchmark Honda Accord. Even the cloth inserts on the doors feel soft and durable.

Lots of Features
The Sonata is offered in three trim levels: base GL ($17,895), midlevel GLS ($18,795) and "loaded" LX ($20,895). The base car comes with features like six airbags, cruise control, ABS, stability and traction control, remote keyless entry and an MP3/CD player. The midlevel GLS has extras like 16-inch alloy wheels, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and automatic lights. The LX adds features like heated leather seats, sunroof, 17-inch wheels, V6, five-speed automatic and a power driver seat.

The GL and GLS come standard with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine. A 3.3-liter V6 is optional on the GLS and standard on the LX. The four-cylinder makes 162 hp and uses variable valve timing. The V6 makes 235 hp and delivers its 226 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm.

Driving Dynamics
The power and refinement of both engines are notable with the V6 being more fun and responsive. Still, the smaller engine doesn't sound or feel harsh and those who prefer the fuel economy and lower price of a four-cylinder car won't get shortchanged by choosing the Sonata GL or GLS.

The LX with its standard V6, 17-inch wheels and Michelin Pilot tires feels sportier and comes close to the Honda Accord's taut feel. The '06 Sonata is no road racing champ but it does have a combination of firm brakes, a powerful engine and predictable handling that makes it an entertaining drive should the mood strike you.

On the open highway, the Sonata LX is remarkably quiet. Even at speeds of 80 mph and above, wind and road noise are never intrusive. In city driving, the five-speed automatic transmission worked well. It never hunted or chose the wrong gear. If anything, the transmission is reluctant to downshift but this is likely due to the Sonata's V6 delivering most of its torque at a fairly low engine speed. Still, when downshifts came they were smooth and sure.

Tough Competition
On the whole, the new Sonata is a huge improvement over its predecessor. It's attractive inside and out and is filled with standard features like six standard airbags and stability control. We don't like the leather seats and would wish for a more premium stereo on the LX model, but Hyundai has done so much right that it boils down to nitpicking.

The 2006 Sonata may be the first Hyundai we can recommend without qualifiers like "for the price." Sub-$20,000 pricing (GL only) and 100,000-mile warranties will only get you so far. With the Sonata's excellent attention to detail and generous standard features, the price is just icing on the cake. It may sound like blasphemy but Camry and Accord shoppers now have one more stop to make at the local auto mall before deciding on a midsize sedan.

Used 2006 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Overview

The Used 2006 Hyundai Sonata Sedan is offered in the following styles: GLS V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A), LX 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A), GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), GL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), and GL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M).

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Save up to $165 on one of 5 Used 2006 Hyundai Sonata Sedan for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,995 as of11/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from2.5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Hyundai Sonata Sedan trim styles:

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Should I lease or buy a 2006 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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