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2009 Hyundai Sonata Wins AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Award for Premium Mid-Size Car

2009_HyundaiSonata.jpgEvolving through four generations and sporting a fresh facelift for the 2009 model year, the Hyundai Sonata won against extremely strong competition. Facing off against the segment-defining Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, the Hyundai Sonata won owners over and pulled off a significant class win in the Premium Mid-Size Car segment. Attributes where the Sonata is the clear class leader include:
• Value from its reasonable operating costs, its solid warranty – 100,000 mile powertrain, and its affordable price and monthly payments
• Exterior size
• Interior storage/compartments
• Driver’s seat forward and rearward visibility


  • Jim Miller| December 29, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    I too bought a 2006 Sonata Limited new and it has been an absolute winner. It is comfortable, but reasonably quick and after 57,000 miles there have been no breaks or failures. I tend to corner quickly, so I just put a new set of high speed Goodyear all weather tires on it and now it corners even better. I’ve owned over 20 cars in 56 years of driving and this matches my Caddy’s and Buicks as well as my Mercury’s, but it isn’t as sporty as my old Mini Cooper S. I’m thinking of a Genisis next.

  • inga peters| November 24, 2009 at 9:27 am

    best car I’ve ever owned..but, they pulled service for my car out of the area I live in..and to get repairs, etc. I now have to drive 2-3 hours for repairs. They have not responded to my emails to them. So, just be sure theres service for you when you buy. Had to have a sensor check engine 3 times. Would have been awful if I’d had to drive over a pass in mid winter for this problem.,

  • Rick Schwab| November 2, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Well, my Sonata is a 2006, and I am convinced it could win the same award. It is the best car I have owned since my Mercedes. Go, Hyundai!!!

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