2012 Hyundai Sonata Consumer Review: Looks great, but...

2012 Hyundai Sonata - Consumer Review

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Looks great, but...
By themightyinf on


2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


Bold lines.
Great styling. This car will catch your eye, and hold it. Great value, and a great size. But all is not how its seems.
Listed as a full size sedan, however... its not. Seems better suited as a mid-size.
The 2.4 l four cylinder is great for saving gas, but forgets that its supposed to make the car move at times.
Its got a better rear end than a Mustang GT... more modern anyway.
But warning... the ride is rough as an old woodie rollercoaster!
How nice would this be if the rear wheels pushed instead of dragged the car down!
Still, this car is better than what you will find in most places (cough cough, chevy cruze, cough cough)...

Best Features

The simple to use gear shift in tiptronic mode is not too shabby. The Bluetooth voice control is a great unexspected find in a car that is cheaper than dirt. The trunk is large and will swallow up anything you throw at it, and look... a full sized spare! Space space and more space, this will hold four on a long road trip without people screaming that they dont have space... Add a third person in the middle of the back seat and things become... interesting(cramped). This thing looks great, a huge improvement from the cheap budget shoe cars of the 80's and 90's. A Lexus symbol would look right at home on the hood, until...

Worst Features

You give it the beans, and it kinda just looks at you like a confused dog... "you wanna go fast?!?! Im built to save gas, not burn it!" The ride will tenderize you, every bump in the road will be absorbed with your spine and butt. The brakes are just ok... and for whatever reason the car will pull to the left... or right. I want to love this car. I really do, but its like the super model, complete with duck lips... all style, but not really deep. I just like this car, not love. Just a little bit more power please!!!
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