Used 2012 Hyundai Sonata

2012 Hyundai Sonata
List price range
$4,996 - $13,999

Pros

  • Lots of standard and optional features for the money
  • stylish and comfortable cabin
  • strong acceleration
  • top fuel economy
  • excellent safety scores
  • lengthy warranty.

Cons

  • Distinctive styling affects rear headroom
  • rough ride in SE trim.

Used 2012 Hyundai Sonata for Sale

Hyundai Sonata 2012 GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
94,460 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
GLS PZEV
Anmo Cars
5.4 mi away
List$7,789
Est.Loan: $146/mo
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Hyundai Sonata 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
88,137 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
SE
(3)
Dulles Subaru
6.5 mi away
List$9,494
Est.Loan: $177/mo
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Hyundai Sonata 2012 GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
100 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
GLS PZEV
List$6,500
Est.Loan: $122/mo
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Hyundai Sonata 2012 GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
77,760 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
GLS PZEV
Epovo Auto Group
8.8 mi away
List$7,195
Est.Loan: $135/mo
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Hyundai Sonata 2012 GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
114,875 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
GLS PZEV
List$7,877
Est.Loan: $147/mo
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Hyundai Sonata 2012 Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
100,552 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
Limited
List$9,488
Est.Loan: $177/mo
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2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T Navigation System Steering Wheel Mounted Controls Excellent Fuel Economy Automatic Transmission Active ECO System Advanced Trip Computer w/Custom Settings Automatic temperature control Blue Link Telematics System Cruise Control Dark Chrome Front Grille Daytime Running Lights Dual Automatic Climate Control Electrochromic Auto-Dimming Inside Rear-View Mirror Electronic Stability Control Floor Console Mounted Rear Vents Front Active Head Restraints Front Seat Side Impact Curtain Airbags Fully automatic headlights Heated front seats HomeLink Integrated Transceiver Integrated Bluetooth� Hands-Free Phone System Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel Shift Knob Option Group 5 Panoramic Tilt Slide Front Sunroof Piano Black Interior Accents Premium Door Sill Plates Proximity Entry w/Push Button Start Radio: Autonet AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 Rear Backup Camera Remote keyless entry Remote Keyless Entry Alarm Side Mirror Turn Signal Indicators Solar Control Glass Steering Wheel Audio Controls Tilt Telescopic Steering Wheel Tire Pressure Monitoring System Turn signal indicator mirrors XM Satellite Radio FWD 2.0L 4-Cylinder DGI Turbocharged BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Hyundai Sonata 2012 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
74,800 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
GLS
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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$220 Below Market
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***NEW TIRES, VERY CLEAN....................2012 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS SEDAN, RUBY RED WITH A CAMEL INTERIOR, TIPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER WINDOWS, LOCKS, AND MIRRORS, AM/FM CD PLAYER, MP3/XM RADIO/BLUETOOTH, TRACTION CONTROL, 4 NEW TIRES, COME OUT FOR A LOOK***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Hyundai Sonata 2012
103,955 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
MemberCar
18.6 mi away
List$8,421
Est.Loan: $157/mo
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Very Nice MD Inspected 2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS Sedan with Complete Service History!!! Loaded With Heated Seats, Automatic Transmission, AC, Backup Camera, Alloy Wheels, Trip Computer, Cruise Control, Power Windows and Locks, ABS Brakes, Tilt & Telescoping Steering Wheel, Power Mirrors, Bluetooth, Amazing Upgraded Stereo System and Much Much More!! This vehicle also comes with a Warranty Standard!Why pay Carmax or Franchise Dealer Pricing when you can buy directly from the distributor! Member car has a 30 year history of selling preowned vehicles to dealers wholesale, and is now selling directly to the public!Welcome to MemberCar of Rockville! We are a family owned and operated dealership catering to the DMV area and beyond for over 30 years. We offer tremendous value by pricing our vehicles below market value and offering a truly stress-free purchasing environment. We are very transparent in our purchase process, offering the easiest terms available with every vehicle in stock. Having our own extensive Wholesale/Purchase Division allows us to purchase mostly Local, One-Owner, Low Mileage, exceptional vehicles directly from the best sources, (Private Owners) instead of auctions. MemberCar has built our reputation upon successful, long-term relationships with our clients. During that time, we have become one of the areas preeminent providers of carefully selected, Maryland Safety Inspected, low mileage, local vehicles. We offer competitive Finance and Extended Warranty options, and we do accept all trade-ins. Our staff looks forward to the opportunity to earn your business, and we thank YOU for your time and consideration.If you just can't seem to find the time to come to us, we are also more than happy to bring a vehicle to your home or place of business!!!Don't take our word for it, check out what our customers are saying.http://www.cars.com/dealers/193733/membercar/reviews/
Hyundai Sonata 2012 GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
53,122 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
GLS PZEV
List$13,999
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Hyundai Sonata 2012 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
67,348 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
GLS
List$9,482
Est.Loan: $177/mo
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This 2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS is proudly offered by Brown's Manassas Subaru More information about the 2012 Hyundai Sonata: The Sonata lineup comes powered by 4-cylinder engine. The 2.4L unit delivers 198 horsepower with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. An optional 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder kicks out 274 horsepower in either SE or Limited trims. The 206-hp Sonata Hybrid pairs that 2.4L (rated at 166 hp) with a permanent magnet high-density electric motor with 39 hp and an industry-first lithium polymer battery. The car is capable of running in all-electric mode up to 74 mpg. The manual-transmission model gets an EPA-rated 24 mpg city, 35 highway while the automatic models get 22/34. The engine's direct-injection design aids that, along with improved aerodynamics and an overall curb weight that's lighter than most other mid-size sedans. The turbo provides great efficiency as well, rated at 22 mpg city, 34 mpg highway. Sonata Hybrid with the automatic returns 34 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. The 2012 Hyundai Sonata has a rather conventional suspension layout, with MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link, independent arrangement in back, along with front and rear stabilizer bars to help bring sporty handling along with a good, well damped ride. All Sonatas have front-wheel drive. GLS and Limited models get low-rolling-resistance tires aimed at improving fuel economy, while the SE gets stickier low-profile tires and a firmer suspension tuning. The Sonata's interior design wraps around the front occupants and flows through to the back, bringing climate-control vents, while the instrument panel itself follows a straightforward control layout that puts entertainment and navigation controls up high with large climate controls just below. Front and backseat appointments are plenty spacious for five adults--including enough space for taller adults in back. In addition to the base GLS, two other Sonata automatic-only models of the Sonata are offered: the sporty SE and the especially luxurious Limited. The three models of the Sonata also get quite different interior appointments lower-level Sonata models get a textured plastic material for the dash and doors, while SE models get more metallic trim and Limited models get woodgrain or piano-black trims. SE models add steering-wheel paddle-shifters and Limited models get a sport-shift mode for the transmission. GLS models get a very generous array of standard equipment that includes keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, tilt/telescopic steering wheel adjustment, steering-wheel controls, power windows, locks, mirrors and split folding rear seatbacks. SE models add sport seats, leather steering-wheel and shifter trim and push button start, plus fog lamps, hyper silver alloy wheels, performance tires and a chrome-tipped exhaust. At the top of the range, the Limited gets a long list of additional features, such as a sunroof, heated leather seats (front and back), heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control and rear-seat heat ducts. All Sonata models get a USB interface as well as an iPod connector, plus XM satellite radio and a Bluetooth hands-free calling interface. A 3-month trial subscription for XM is included. A new wide-screen navigation system is optional on the SE and Limited, featuring real-time XM NavTraffic along with weather, stock and sports information. Also included with the system are Bluetooth audio streaming capability and 8 GB of flash memory for storing music files. Safety features are strong in the 2012 Sonata. All models get active head restraints for front occupants and include front side airbags, full-length side-curtain bags, electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes. Interesting features of this model are high-tech communications and entertainment features, radically different styling inside and out, Strong, fuel-efficient engine, roomy interior, trunk space, and excellent ride quality Browns
Hyundai Sonata 2012 Limited PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
49,612 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
Limited PZEV
List$10,979
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Thank you for visiting another one of Brown's Arlington Honda's online listings! Please continue for more information on this 2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Limited with 49,612mi. You could spend more on fuel each month than on your vehicle payments, so why not consider one with exceptional fuel economy like this 2012 Hyundai Sonata. Exceptional in every sense of the word, this incredibly low mileage vehicle is one of a kind. Driven by many, but adored by more, the Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Limited is a perfect addition to any home. More information about the 2012 Hyundai Sonata: The Sonata lineup comes powered by 4-cylinder engine. The 2.4L unit delivers 198 horsepower with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. An optional 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder kicks out 274 horsepower in either SE or Limited trims. The 206-hp Sonata Hybrid pairs that 2.4L (rated at 166 hp) with a permanent magnet high-density electric motor with 39 hp and an industry-first lithium polymer battery. The car is capable of running in all-electric mode up to 74 mpg. The manual-transmission model gets an EPA-rated 24 mpg city, 35 highway while the automatic models get 22/34. The engine's direct-injection design aids that, along with improved aerodynamics and an overall curb weight that's lighter than most other mid-size sedans. The turbo provides great efficiency as well, rated at 22 mpg city, 34 mpg highway. Sonata Hybrid with the automatic returns 34 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. The 2012 Hyundai Sonata has a rather conventional suspension layout, with MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link, independent arrangement in back, along with front and rear stabilizer bars to help bring sporty handling along with a good, well damped ride. All Sonatas have front-wheel drive. GLS and Limited models get low-rolling-resistance tires aimed at improving fuel economy, while the SE gets stickier low-profile tires and a firmer suspension tuning. The Sonata's interior design wraps around the front occupants and flows through to the back, bringing climate-control vents, while the instrument panel itself follows a straightforward control layout that puts entertainment and navigation controls up high with large climate controls just below. Front and backseat appointments are plenty spacious for five adults--including enough space for taller adults in back. In addition to the base GLS, two other Sonata automatic-only models of the Sonata are offered: the sporty SE and the especially luxurious Limited. The three models of the Sonata also get quite different interior appointments lower-level Sonata models get a textured plastic material for the dash and doors, while SE models get more metallic trim and Limited models get woodgrain or piano-black trims. SE models add steering-wheel paddle-shifters and Limited models get a sport-shift mode for the transmission. GLS models get a very generous array of standard equipment that includes keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, tilt/telescopic steering wheel adjustment, steering-wheel controls, power windows, locks, mirrors and split folding rear seatbacks. SE models add sport seats, leather steering-wheel and shifter trim and push button start, plus fog lamps, hyper silver alloy wheels, performance tires and a chrome-tipped exhaust. At the top of the range, the Limited gets a long list of additional features, such as a sunroof, heated leather seats (front and back), heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control and rear-seat heat ducts. All Sonata models get a USB interface as well as an iPod connector, plus XM satellite radio and a Bluetooth hands-free calling interface. A 3-month trial subscription for XM is included. A new wide-screen navigation system is optional on the SE and Limited, featuring real-time XM NavTraffic along with weather, stock and sports information. Also included with the system are Bluetooth audio streaming capability and 8 GB of flash memory for storing music file
Hyundai Sonata 2012 Limited PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
101,570 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
Limited PZEV
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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This 2012 Hyundai Sonata 4dr 4dr Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited . It is equipped with a 6 Speed Automatic transmission. The vehicle is Black Onyx Pearl with a Gray Full Leather interior. It is offered As-Is, extended warranty is available. - Air Conditioning| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Mirrors| Clock| Tachometer| Telescoping Steering Wheel| Steering Wheel Radio Controls| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Security System| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Dynamic Stability| Rear Defogger| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| Full Leather Interior Surface| 12v Power Outlet| Aux. Audio Input| Center Console| Child Proof Door Locks| Daytime Running Lights| Heated Mirrors| Remote Fuel Door| Remote Trunk Lid| Roll Stability Control| Side Curtain Airbags| Vanity Mirrors - Contact SALES DEPARTMENT at 703-369-7777 or FINISHLINEAUTOVA@GMAIL.COM for more information. -
Hyundai Sonata 2012 GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
130,105 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
GLS PZEV
List$6,999
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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$192 Below Market
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Hyundai Sonata 2012 GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
101,595 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
GLS PZEV
(9)
Ideal Hyundai
25.5 mi away
List$7,219
Est.Loan: $135/mo
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$199 Below Market
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Hyundai Sonata 2012 Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
50,416 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
Limited
List$10,989
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Sun/Moonroof,Leather Seats,CARGO MAT,Keyless Start,Bluetooth Connection,CARGO NET,GRAY; LEATHER SEATS,PACIFIC BLUE PEARL,STANDARD EQUIPMENT This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. ONE OWNER** CARFAX BUYBACK GUARANTEE** BTOOTH** POWER HEATED LEATHER SEATS** ALLOY WHEELS** PANORAMA ROOF AND MORE ** AUTONATION CERTIFIED WITH 125 POINT INSPECTION AND A 90 DAY/4000 MILE POWERTRAIN PLUS WARRANTY !! MD. STATE INSPECTED AND DIAMOND DETAILED !! GREAT MILES** GREAT VEHICLE! GREAT PRICE! *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Hyundai Sonata 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
128,466 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
SE
List$8,388
Est.Loan: $157/mo
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Hyundai Sonata 2012 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
86,304 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
GLS
CarMax
41.2 mi away
List$10,998
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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Hyundai Sonata 2012 GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
45,588 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Sonata
GLS PZEV
List$11,595
Est.Loan: $217/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Fresh off a full redesign last year, the 2012 Hyundai Sonata remains the car to beat in its class.

vehicle overview

Whether it's the Elantra scrapping with the economy compacts or the Equus trading barbs with encrusted luxo-yachts, Hyundai seemingly has a fighter in every weight class. Among midsize sedans, the 2012 Hyundai Sonata is the Korean automaker's contender. In prior years, the Sonata was nothing more than a midpack player, but that all changed with last year's full redesign, in which the Sonata gained dramatic new styling, new engines and a revamped interior.

Under the hood is a choice of a powerful 2.4-liter four-cylinder or, in lieu of a V6, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. With 198 horsepower (200 in SE trim), the base engine will satisfy just about everybody, especially when it returns a very impressive 28 mpg combined when paired with the six-speed automatic transmission. Equally impressive is the turbo engine, which cranks out 274 hp yet still gets nearly identical fuel economy estimates.

Inside, the Sonata is big enough that the EPA deems it a "large" car. Its total passenger volume puts it ahead of every class competitor except the Honda Accord, and its 16.4 cubic feet of trunk space is equally roomy. As is the case with all Hyundais, standard feature content is generous, and it comes at a price that's significantly less than most competitors. The Sonata also stands out in terms of design, as its cabin is attractive and fitted with upscale and easy-to-use controls. This year's model is also notable for the introduction of BlueLink, Hyundai's telematics system that's similar to General Motors' OnStar.

So how much of a contender has the 2012 Hyundai Sonata become? Not only is it a clear alternative to the traditional midsize safe bets, but we recently gave it the title belt in a comparison test against a 2012 Toyota Camry, 2012 Honda Accord, 2012 Volkswagen Passat and new Chevrolet Malibu. While Hyundai's midsize sedan may not be a class leader in every area, it is well-rounded and offers few drawbacks and tremendous value. All are still worth considering, however, along with the Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima. The related 2012 Kia Optima also matches the Sonata in many respects. But one thing's for sure -- the Sonata no longer finds itself in the middle of the pack.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Hyundai Sonata is a midsize family sedan available in GLS, SE and Limited trim levels. Standard equipment on the GLS includes 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, air-conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, heated mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a 60/40-split rear seatback, a trip computer, Bluetooth and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an iPod/USB audio interface, an auxiliary audio jack and steering-wheel-mounted controls.

The sole optional equipment package for the GLS includes alloy wheels, automatic headlights and an eight-way power driver seat. The sporty SE includes all of the above and adds 18-inch alloy wheels with performance tires, foglights, a dark chrome grille, a sport-tuned suspension, keyless ignition/entry and leather/cloth upholstery. Opting for the SE with the turbocharged engine also adds dual-zone automatic climate control and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. An optional Navigation and Sunroof package bundles (you guessed it) a navigation system with touchscreen display, a rearview camera, premium Infinity speakers and a sunroof.

The plush Sonata Limited has all the SE's features, but substitutes 17-inch alloy wheels, a cushier suspension and full leather upholstery. It also gains side mirror turn signal repeaters, a panoramic sunroof, heated seats (front and rear), dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an upgraded audio system (with HD radio) and unique interior accents. The turbocharged Limited variant adds 18-inch wheels, dual exhaust tips and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The Limited's sole optional package bundles the navigation system with the touchscreen display, a back-up camera and premium Infinity speakers.

2012 Highlights

For the 2012 Sonata, Hyundai adds a new telematics service (Blue Link), a higher-resolution touchscreen display to the optional navigation system and a panoramic sunroof to the Limited trim level. It has also recalibrated the engines for slightly better fuel economy this year, while this is the first full model year for changes to the steering system that were enacted halfway through last year.

performance & mpg

The standard Sonata engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 198 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque. The dual-exhaust SE makes slightly more power at 200 hp and 186 lb-ft. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the GLS, while a six-speed automatic is optional on that trim and standard on the SE and Limited. Sonatas sold in California-emission states can have PZEV emissions certification, though output drops slightly to 190 hp.

A powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine generating 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque is available on SE and Limited models. The six-speed automatic is standard.

In Edmunds performance testing, a 2.4-liter GLS Sonata with automatic transmission accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds -- this is a full second quicker than the class average. The 2.0-liter turbo with automatic transmission is significantly quicker still, making the same dash in a class-average 6.7 seconds.

The Sonata's EPA fuel economy estimates are equally impressive. The 2.4-liter engine is rated at 24 mpg city/35 mpg highway and 28 combined, regardless of transmission. In a long-term test with this engine, we managed to match the Sonata's EPA combined number. The 2.0-liter turbo, despite its significant boost in power, returns a very impressive 22/34/26 mpg.

safety

All 2012 Hyundai Sonatas come equipped with antilock brakes, traction control, stability control, front seat side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and BlueLink emergency telematics.

In government testing, the Sonata earned a top five-star rating for overall crash protection, four out of five stars for front-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Hyundai Sonata earned a top rating of "Good" for frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength protection.

In Edmunds brake testing, both a Sonata GLS and SE turbo came to a stop from 60 mph in about 120 feet, which are slightly above average for the class.

driving

The 2012 Hyundai Sonata strikes a perfectly acceptable balance between comfort and confidence. Its chassis and suspension are taut, but not enough to transmit the road's every bump and rumble. Drivers seeking a measure of sport can opt for the SE, although its sharper handling capabilities don't really justify its rougher, bumpier ride. The Sonata's steering is OK but doesn't transmit much road feel.

On the move, the 2.4-liter engine provides thoroughly respectable acceleration for a four-cylinder midsize sedan. Gearshifts from the automatic transmission are seamless and drama-free. The manual transmission is fairly unexceptional, and we recommend the automatic. Power delivery from the turbocharged engine is smooth and linear, with no detectable turbo lag. That it returns excellent fuel economy is icing on the cake.

interior

The Sonata feels as well built inside as it does out. The dash and center stack meld together in a seamless flow, while trapezoidal vents, sharp blue backlighting and, on some models, brushed-metal style trim pieces create an environment that looks both modern and upscale. Knobs, switches and controls operate with a feel and precision befitting a more expensive car, while the Limited trim -- with its available two-tone color schemes, piano-black trim and padded door panels -- is particularly appealing.

This year's new high-resolution touchscreen adds clarity and vibrancy to an already intuitive system for operating and viewing climate control, navigation, audio and phone functions. Also new is the new BlueLink telematics service, which, similar to OnStar, offers services like emergency crash response, remote opening of door locks, turn-by-turn navigation and speed and curfew limits for younger drivers.

Classified as a large car, the Sonata offers enough room for four adults to stretch out. Five can make do on shorter trips. But in our experience, headroom both front and rear is merely adequate, and 6-foot-tall passengers in back may find their heads bumping the ceiling due to the Sonata's sloped roof line.


Top consumer reviews

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The best value for your buck
jay105, 12/8/2011
I am very careful when I buy a car because I tend to keep them for long time. I built a matrix to help me decide what car to buy. The objective parameters (I add one subjective at the end) where: 1.- First class gas mileage . 2.- Excellent Crash Ratings 3.- Better than average warranty 4.- First class in space 5.- Better than average 5 years cost to own ) 6.- Excellent Price. Two cars came on top Hyundai Sonata/Kia optima. Both leaded the pack in gas mileage, tops in crash ratings, but the Sonata was bigger than the rest in almost any measure,great price tons of added standard features (Bluetooth was important because recent laws) around $2000 cheaper than Equivalent Camry/Accord
Small Problems are the most annoying in a new car!
ambermofwv, 9/28/2011
I am a proud owner of a 2012 Hyundai Sonata, happy with my purchase, just not from where I purchased it. There have been SEVERAL interior problems and the car is less than 3 months old, the car dealer blames me. I take VERY good care of my car, clean it every day, inside and out, make sure it's always full of gas and drive smoothe. BOTH side air bag panels have fallen off, there was a tear in the passenger seat, the cupholder is fading to an off black, and there is white glue on my door air bags. It's just the small things that bug you, and rude salesman playing you to be a fool.
Who wants a Sonata that needs a new engine??
Kathryn, 9/23/2015
Our 2012 Sonata with regular maintenance records experienced a sudden catastrophic engine failure at 74,000 miles. No warning lights have ever come on in the car but it suddenly began to lose power and make a terrible noise. Since it was still under warranty, we had it towed to our dealer who told us that the engine had to be replaced and it was covered and the engine would be replaced within a few days. Subsequently, Hyundai changed their mind and chose not to honor their warranty stating "customer neglect". We provided all our service records showing oil changes basically every 4 months but they still said it was our fault. We have since found out that this is happening all over the country to cars with the 2.4 liter Theta II GDI engine. Edmonds should research this because this is a widespread problem. I would not buy another Hyundai because they do not honor their warranty. Update: After the NTSB got involved, Hyundai recalled all these engines and mine was finally replaced 4 months after it failed. I received some of the money back that this failure cost me but was not reimbursed for the time I couldn't use my car and had to still insure it and drive a car with a lot less fuel mileage.
2012 Sonata 6-speed Manual
cjithaca25, 11/8/2011
I looked at a number of competitors to the Sonata, including the Accord, Mazda 6, Mazda 3, Chevy Cruze, and even the Elantra. I kept coming back to the Sonata for its value for the money - so many standard features, roomy cabin and great gas mileage. The Bluetooth audio works great. The gas mileage has been outstanding. I got the 6-speed since I love driving stick-shift. I have been underwhelmed with its performance. Unfortunately, the stick is just not smooth, especially going from 2nd to 3rd gear. I've been driving it for several months and it just doesn't feel well-tuned. Having said that, the acceleration is great and the ride is quiet and comfortable.
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
274 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
24 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
198 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
24 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
22 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
274 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.7%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2012 Hyundai Sonata
Used 2012 Hyundai Sonata Overview

The Used 2012 Hyundai Sonata is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Limited PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M), Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Sedan w/Wine Interior (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Limited PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Wine Interior (2.4L 4cyl 6A), and Limited 4dr Sedan w/Wine Interior (2.4L 4cyl 6A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2012 Hyundai Sonata trim styles:

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  • The Used 2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited is priced between $9,488 and$11,821 with odometer readings between 50416 and114213 miles.

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