Used 2008 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

2008 Hyundai Sonata
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2008 Hyundai Sonata

Pros

  • Comfortable ride, quality interior materials, roomy backseat and trunk, standard stability control, lengthy warranty, impressive value.

Cons

  • Subpar fuel economy with the V6, numb-feeling steering, automatic transmission fussy in manual mode.

Used 2008 Hyundai Sonata Sedan for Sale

Hyundai Sonata 2008 Limited V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
92,802 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Sonata
Limited V6
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$8,599
Est.Loan: $176/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Hyundai Sonata 2008 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
119,593 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Sonata
GLS
Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT of Springfield
25.7 mi away
List$4,938
Est.Loan: $101/mo
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Hyundai Sonata 2008 GLS V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
70,589 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Sonata
GLS V6
CarMax
41.2 mi away
List$9,598
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet
Hyundai Sonata 2008 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
136,811 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Sonata
GLS
(2)
Faulkner Buick GMC
91.1 mi away
List$4,756
Est.Loan: $98/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
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Clean CARFAX. 2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS Ebony Black !!NO ACCIDENTS!!, Here at Faulkner Buick GMC, WE PUT DREAMS IN DRIVEWAYS CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO..., Locally Owned, Gray wPremium Cloth Seating Surfaces, 6 Speakers, Air Conditioning, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Cruise Control, Remote Keyless Entry System wAlarm.
Hyundai Sonata 2008 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
135,562 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Sonata
GLS
(6)
Faulkner Subaru
91.3 mi away
List$4,488
Est.Loan: $92/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$123 Below Market
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Clean. WAS $4,998, FUEL EFFICIENT 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City! Consumer Guide Recommended Car, CD Player, Satellite Radio, POPULAR EQUIPMENT PKG 2, Non-Smoker vehicle, This Vehicle has gone through a 120 point service inspection SEE MORE!KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Satellite Radio, CD Player. MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Alarm, Heated Mirrors, Electronic Stability Control.OPTION PACKAGES: POPULAR EQUIPMENT PKG 2: pwr driver seat, driver lumbar support, steering wheel mounted audio controls, automatic light control, trip computer, chrome window trim, metalgrainwoodgrain interior accents. Hyundai GLS with DEEP WATER BLUE exterior and GRAY interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 162 HP at 5800 RPM*. Non-Smoker vehicle, This Vehicle has gone through a 120 point service inspection.EXPERTS RAVE: Consumer Guide Recommended Car. Edmunds.com's review says Still ranks highly with us thanks to its fine performance, spacious cabin and value for the dollar.. 5 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 5 Star Driver Side Crash Rating. Great Gas Mileage: 30 MPG Hwy.A GREAT TIME TO BUY: Was $4,998. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $18,900*.VISIT US TODAY: Faulkner Subaru is a family owned and operated dealership with over 80 years of experience in providing our customers with great cars at an excellent price. Pricing analysis performed on 11192018. 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 2008 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
64,196 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Sonata
GLS
Lancaster Hyundai
94.9 mi away
List$5,997
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Hyundai Sonata 2008 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
108,409 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Sonata
GLS
(1)
Norris Honda
55.4 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Hyundai Sonata 2008 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
67,533 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Sonata
GLS
(2)
Jones Junction Used Cars
67.6 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Dealer Notes
2008 Hyundai Sonata Beige 4D Sedan FWD 4-Speed Automatic with Shiftronic 21/30 City/Highway MPG Clean CARFAX. CARFAX One-Owner. Odometer is 54104 miles below market average! 21/30 City/Highway MPG Maryland State Inspection, Oil, Lube, and Filter Change, Resurfaced the front brake rotors, Sonata GLS, 4D Sedan, 2.4L I4 DOHC 16V, 4-Speed Automatic with Shiftronic, FWD, Beige. JONES CERTIFIED USED CAR DETAIL: -Qualifies for Jones for Life Program -30 day/1000 mile Limited Warranty with $0 Deductible -Free Carfax Report -155 Point Inspection -Jones Inspection exceeds Maryland's minimum requirements -Thorough Interior and Exterior Detail -Factory Trained Technician -Checked for Factory Recalls -Clean Title. Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101st consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers. All prices plus Taxes, Tags, and $300 Dealer Processing fee, not required by law, Feel free to visit us at WWW.JONESJUNCTION.COM, or come by today at 1713 Harford Rd Fallston, MD. 21047.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Though lacking refinement in a few areas, the 2008 Hyundai Sonata still ranks highly with us thanks to its fine performance, spacious cabin and value for the dollar.

vehicle overview

Once a marginal midsize sedan that scraped by on its low price alone, the Hyundai Sonata is now a worthy player that measures up to the class leaders on nearly all fronts. Upon its debut two years ago, the current-generation Sonata immediately impressed us with its attractive design, fine build quality and spacious interior. In addition, newly competitive four-cylinder and V6 engines and the availability of a five-speed automatic transmission (with the V6) brought its performance up to par in the family sedan segment. To be sure, practical-minded consumers will find plenty to like in the 2008 Hyundai Sonata.

Besides matching the top Japanese-brand sedans in regards to cabin quality and comfort, the Sonata is notable for its packaging efficiency. It boasts enough interior volume for the EPA to brand it a "large" car. In reality, though, its rear-seat accommodations are comparable to what "midsize" competitors like the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry offer. It's hardly a knock against the Hyundai, given that two adults or three children can easily get comfortable back here.

Additionally, the Sonata benefits from Hyundai's two trademark advantages. First, compared to its key rivals, a comparably equipped 2008 Sonata typically ends up priced a thousand or two lower. Second, Hyundai's warranty coverage extends to five years/60,000 miles basic and 10 years/100,000 miles on the powertrain, both the most generous in the industry.

Compared to the leaders in the family sedan segment, the Sonata could still use a little improvement in select areas. The steering, for instance, is vague in feel and transmits too much harshness to the driver's hands over some surfaces, and there are a few odd design elements in the cabin. Hyundai doesn't offer some of the latest techno gadgets, and the V6 returns lower fuel economy than competitors' six-cylinders. None of these flaws are terribly serious, but on the whole, the 2008 Hyundai Sonata feels a bit less refined than the leaders in this class. Still, that shouldn't stop you from scheduling a test-drive if you're in the market for a competent midsize sedan that's big on value.

2008 Hyundai Sonata configurations

A midsize, front-wheel-drive sedan, the 2008 Hyundai Sonata comes in three trim lines: GLS, SE and Limited. The GLS comes with air-conditioning, full power accessories, a CD/MP3 player, a tilt steering wheel, cruise control and keyless entry. The midrange SE adds 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, automatic headlights, a telescoping function and audio controls for the steering wheel, leather and wood accents, a power driver seat and trip computer. The top-line Limited has those items plus leather seats, front seat heaters, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a premium Infinity stereo with a six-disc CD changer. Much of the SE's content can be added to the GLS, and the Infinity stereo can be ordered on the SE. A sunroof is available on all trim levels, but technology-oriented items like Bluetooth connectivity and a factory-based navigation system aren't available.

2008 Highlights

Hyundai shuffles the Sonata's trim levels for the second year in a row, making the four-cylinder engine standard on all and the V6 optional across the board. The sporty Sonata SE gains performance tires, a rear spoiler and a power driver seat, while the upscale Limited receives an Infinity stereo as standard.

Performance & mpg

Both of the Sonata's engines are now available on all trim lines. Standard is the 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 162 horsepower and 164 pound-feet of torque. It comes with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic on the base GLS, but only the manual on the SE and only the automatic on the GLS. The optional engine is a 3.3-liter V6 with 234 hp and 226 lb-ft of torque; it's paired to an exclusive five-speed automatic. Both automatics feature manual shift control.

The four-cylinder engine is competitive with class standards. The V6's output doesn't quite match the ever-rising standards set by the competition, but the engine is quiet enough and powerful enough to suit most buyers. The downside is that it's less frugal with fuel than other six-cylinders in this segment.

Safety

All Sonatas come well-stocked with antilock brakes, traction control, stability control, front side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. The 2008 Hyundai Sonata also scored five out of five stars in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's front- and side-impact tests. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, the Sonata earned a "Good" rating (the highest) for frontal offset protection and an "Acceptable" rating (second-highest) for side-impact protection.

Driving

Hyundai aimed for a more balanced effort between ride and handling for this generation. While the suspension is still on the soft side and the steering remains a bit vague, the 2008 Hyundai Sonata smothers bumps well while handling precisely and keeping its composure in turns. Braking performance is also impressive for the class, with stopping distances from 60 mph taking less than 130 feet. Despite some tire noise, the cabin stays fairly quiet at all speeds. We've also been a little let down with the slow reactions of the automatic transmission when in manual mode, but that should be a minor issue for most Sonata drivers.

Interior

While not exactly high on style, the Sonata's cabin exudes a fair amount of quality via the precise feel of most controls and an abundance of soft-touch surfaces. Much appreciated are the tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and trip computer found on the SE and Limited. Many of our editors have taken issue with the odd placement of the audio head unit and air vents on the center stack. They are reversed from the usual positions, with the stereo controls placed too high and the air vents too low.

Although early Sonatas of this generation were criticized for their overly high seating position up front, Hyundai subsequently lowered the seat to provide a more natural driving position. Prospective buyers should also note that we've found the cloth seats in the GLS and SE more comfortable than the leather ones in the Limited. Rear-seat and cargo room are areas in which the Sonata truly shines. Space in back is generous in all measurements, with comfort levels to match, and the 16.3-cubic-foot trunk tops most members of the midsize class.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Hyundai Sonata.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

2008 Hyundai Sonata SE V6 - 3.3L
Bob Rubel,12/04/2015
I bought this car brand new in 2008 from the dealer. I have a 10 year - 100k Warranty. I see people saying seat belts, door handles etc. are falling off. Have never had any of this happen. I'm 6'2" and have no discomfort. The car is quick as hell, she'll jump up to 100-120 easily. The car is about 8 years old now and I have only done basic maintenance and put tires and new headlights in due to the wax formation. Everything works. Sound system sounds great, and I love that the unit holds 6 cd's. If I could buy this car again when I need a new car I would. Drove to north Carolina, Flordia (separate trip), tenesee (separate trip) and would NOT be afraid to drive to California from rhode island. The car has 161,000 miles on it so I expect problems soon due to use and age. I do not see poor quality in material. I love the car and think that door handles falling off in one guys review is total B.S.
Good Value for the money.
Lou,07/24/2015
Bought my car used in 2009 with 9,000 miles, was a little concerned that it was traded in so quick but with the remainder of warranty left 4+ years and 50K bumper to bumper it was worth the gamble considering some new cars only give you 36K and 3 years. Initially bought car for wife for local driving, during the last 6 years the car has been virtually repair free, only used warranty to replace driver visor and no other issues. I have the V6 and when getting into the FWY's no issues plenty of zip and easy handling, just made a cross country run of 2,900+ miles and it ran better than expected, really didn't check mileage but it was probably around 30+MPG. I am 6'1" and around 230LBS considering it's size I felt I had adequate room driving 6+ hours a day. Getting ready to sell and it's almost worth half of what I paid and have 89K, overall I'd have to say it's a 4+ and a 5 for value.
Best car I've owned.
sdemaris,02/23/2014
I bought this car used with 34,000 miles back in 2009. It has been nothing but solid for me for over 4 years of driving it. The maintenance I had was minimal. The alternator went out on me last summer which was 500 bucks to fix but I was told by the mechanic that this is a typical problem with newer cars when they get close to 100,000 miles. Other than that I've had no other problems with it other than typical maintenance. I'm currently at 90,000 miles on it and plan on keeping it for a few more years. The paint quality is not the best on the outside but all in all still rides like a dream on the highway. Fun car to drive too.
So thankful
uraveragemom,06/10/2013
To put it simply, this car saved my son and my life. We were hit oncoming on the passenger side. Had this car not have been made with such durable materials and just all around a well crafted car, I don't even want to think about what might had happen. We both came out unscathed. Before this had happened, I loved my car. It was the first one I'd ever bought and I couldn't have been more happy with my purchase. It was roomy, the sound system was awesome. I bought it with 78,000 miles. Only replaced back brakes. The only thing I didn't like was the gas mileage but that's expected with a V6.
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
234 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
234 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
234 hp @ 6000 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

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Used 2008 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Overview

The Used 2008 Hyundai Sonata Sedan is offered in the following styles: SE V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A), Limited V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A), GLS V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M), and GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M).

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Price comparisons for Used 2008 Hyundai Sonata Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Hyundai Sonata Sedan GLS is priced between $4,488 and$5,997 with odometer readings between 64196 and136811 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Hyundai Sonata Sedan GLS V6 is priced between $9,598 and$9,598 with odometer readings between 70589 and70589 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Limited V6 is priced between $8,599 and$8,599 with odometer readings between 92802 and92802 miles.

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