2008 Hyundai Sonata  -  $18,345


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $18,345
Base Invoice: $17,624
Destination Charge: $675
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn I4 Man GLS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 21 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 4dr Sdn I4 Man GLS
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.4L DOHC CVVT 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Value pricing; safety features; roomy interior and cargo space; comfortable ride.


Model Highlights

Hyundai's front-wheel-drive Sonata comes in three value-priced models for 2008: GLS, SE, and Limited. Each is available with either a 162-horsepower, 2.4L four-cylinder engine or a 234-horsepower, 3.3L V6. The GLS and SE four-cylinder models have a standard five-speed manual transmission; a four-speed automatic is optional on those trims and standard on the Limited. All three trims get a five-speed automatic when equipped with the V6.

With the standard five-speed manual transmission, the four-cylinder models return 21 city, 31 highway, according to the new, more stringent EPA estimates.

A four-wheel independent suspension brings a smooth ride; it's a double-wishbone setup in front with a multi-link arrangement in back. Hyundai says that the Sonata has torsional stiffness that is 29 percent higher than the Honda Accord, which allows a more comfortable ride not to the detriment of handling.

The Sonata stands out for having a roomy interior; its cabin ranks it as a large car by EPA standards, while its 16.3 cubic-foot trunk space also gives it an advantage over most of the competition.

All Sonata models come with more safety features than is typical for the mid-size class, especially when compared with other four-cylinder models. Electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes are standard across the line, along with active head restraints and six air bags.

The base GLS model also comes with standard keyless entry, alarm, split folding back seats, air conditioning, cruise control, and a CD/MP3 sound system that also offers XM satellite radio. A Popular Equipment Package on the GLS adds upgraded trim, automatic headlamps, a power driver's seat, and steering wheel audio controls. The mid-range, sporty SE model brings larger 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a leather-wrapper steering wheel, and fog lamps. A Premium Package on the SE adds an upgraded audio system with six-CD changer and subwoofer, a power sunroof, garage door opener, and compass.

At the top of the range, the Limited brings aluminum side moldings, chrome accents and trim, leather seats, upgraded audio, automatic climate control, and heated front seats. A power sunroof is the only significant option.


Model News

Hyundai has dropped the price of the Sonata GLS V6 model by $450 for 2008, and made the more frugal four-cylinder engine available with all trim levels. The sporty SE model gets new performance tires and a rear spoiler, along with a new power driver's seat, and the high-end Limited model now gets new aluminum trim outside, and the Infinity high-end audio system as part of its standard equipment. Both GLS and SE models get new premium cloth upholstery.


Value Writeup

Safety is a strong point for the 2008 Sonata; anti-lock brakes, six air bags, and electronic stability control (ESC) are standard across the line. Hyundai says that the Sonata is the only mid-size sedan priced under $20,000 with standard ESC. It's also earned the federal government's top five-star crash-test results for frontal and side impacts. Actually, the Sonata is classified by the EPA as a large car, as it is larger in interior space and trunk space than other mid-size vehicles like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
371.70 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
548.70 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/146

Fuel System
MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
164 @ 4250

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.26

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.44

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.3 qts

EPA Classification
Large

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
105.4 ft³

Front Head Room
40.1 in

Front Leg Room
43.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.4 in

Front Hip Room
55.5 in

Second Head Room
38.2 in

Second Leg Room
37.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.9 in

Second Hip Room
55.3 in

Wheelbase
107.4 in

Length, Overall
188.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.1 in

Height, Overall
58.0 in

Track Width, Front
62.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.4 in

Trunk Volume
16.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3253 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.98 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.59 in

Front Tire Size
P215/60VR16

Rear Tire Size
P215/60VR16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.7 gal

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
7

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V161000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 01, 2008

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
393714

Summary
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 393,714 MY 2006-2008 SONATA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ADVANCED AIR BAG SYSTEM WHICH FEATURES AN OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT. THE PURPOSE OF THE OCS IS TO DISABLE THE RIGHT PASSENGER SEAT FRONT AIR BAG WHEN IT DETECTS THE PRESENCE OF A CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM OR SMALL CHILD IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT. THE RIGHT FRONT AIR BAG IS DISABLED TO PREVENT INJURIES TO A CHILD THAT MAY RESULT FROM A RIGHT FRONT AIR BAG INFLATION DURING A CRASH.

Consequence
MISCLASSIFICATION OF A SMALL STATURE ADULT AS A CHILD IN THE RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT MAY CAUSE THE RIGHT FRONT AIR BAG TO NOT INFLATE IN AN ACCIDENT THAT MERITS AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT AND MAY RESULT IN INJURY TO THE RIGHT FRONT OCCUPANT.

DEALERS WILL VERIFY THAT THE OCS DOES NOT PROPERLY RECOGNIZE A PROPERLY SEATED ADULT OCCUPANT. AFTER VERIFICATION, DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT CUSHION ASSEMBLY AND SHIP IT TO AN EVALUATION AND REPAIR FACILITY. THIS FACILITY WILL EVALUATE AND REPAIR OR REPROGRAM THE SEAT CUSHION AND OCS AS NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 26, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.

HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 083. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08E021000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 13, 2008

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
4085

Summary
HYUNDAI-KIA IS RECALLING 4,085 REPLACEMENT HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES SOLD FOR USE ON 2006-2008 SONATA AND AZERA VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ALIGNED PROPERLY AND FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE PHOTOMETRIC REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Consequence
IMPROPER AIMING OF THE HEADLAMP MAY RESULT IN POOR VISIBILITY POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

HYUNDAI-KIA DEALERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED AND INSTRUCTED TO RETURN THEIR SUPPLY TO HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA. NONE OF THE HEADLAMPS WERE SOLD AS RETAIL. AS A RESULT, AN OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER WILL NOT BE ISSUED.

HYUNDAI-KIA RECALL CAMPAIGN 080. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09E012000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 28, 2009

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected
16270

Summary
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.

Consequence
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER. IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY SABERSPORT. THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V354000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 12, 2013

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
239,000

Summary
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Sonata vehicles manufactured March 1, 2005, through January 21, 2010; and model year 2006-2011 Azera vehicles manufactured September 27, 2005, through November 22, 2010 originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Road salt and water can enter portions of the rear crossmember, leading to corrosion of the crossmember steel. This may lead to detachment of one of the rear control arms.

Consequence
Control arm separation may suddenly change the rear wheel alignment, affecting the handling of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will repair or replace the crossmember assembly. The recall is expected to begin by the end of September 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai Custom Care Center at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall number is 113.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V113000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 01, 2013

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,712,336

Summary
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 Accent, model year 2007-2011 Azera, Sonata and Sante Fe,2006-2011 Tucson, 2009-2011 Elantra Touring, 2007-2010 Elantra, 2008-2011 Veracruz, 2009-2011 Genesis, 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, 2007-2008 Entourage, and 2006-2008 Tiburon vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Hyundai recalled 1,059,824 model year 2007-2009 Accent and Tucson, model year 2007-2010 Elantra, model year 2007-2011 Santa Fe, model year 2008-2009 Veracruz, model year 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, and model year 2011 Sonata vehicles. In September 2013, Hyundai informed the agency that it was adding more vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 652,512 units. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,712,336. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the crui...

Consequence
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of Park without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. The safety recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 110.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.4L DOHC CVVT 16-valve I4 engine

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Shift interlock system

Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)

Front wheel drive

Independent double-wishbone front suspension w/gas shocks

Independent multi-link rear suspension w/gas shocks

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P215/60VR16 all-season tires

16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/covers

Compact spare tire

Pwr rack & pinion steering w/engine-speed-sensing

4-wheel disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist

Body-color bumpers

Body-color body-side moldings

Body-color heated pwr mirrors

Tinted glass

Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

Cloth seating surfaces

Front bucket seats w/active head restraints

Rear 60/40 split-fold seats w/outboard headrests

Dual tier console w/fixed armrest, storage, (2) cupholders

Rear center armrest w/(2) cupholders

Center console mounted 12-volt pwr outlet

Full floor carpeting

Door sill scuff plates

Tilt steering wheel

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, coolant temp, trip odometer, digital clock

Warnings-inc: oil pressure, battery, door ajar, trunk open, brake, check engine

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Pwr windows w/driver auto up/down, pinch protection, lockout

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry system w/alarm

Remote fuel/hood release

Cruise control

AM/FM/XM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: (6) speakers

In-glass antenna

Air conditioning w/cabin air filter

Rear window defroster

Locking glovebox

Cloth door trim

Map pockets

Assist grips

Lighting-inc: dome, ignition, glovebox, map

Seatback pockets

Rear coat hanger

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist

Driver/front passenger advanced airbags

Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Front/rear side-curtain airbags

3-point seatbelts for all seating positions

Front seat belt pretensioners & force limiters

Emergency internal trunk release

Lower/upper anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system

Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)

Shift interlock system

Energy-absorbing steering column

Front/rear crumple zones

Body-side reinforcements

Hood buckling creases & safety stops

 
STANDARD EQUIPMENT PKG 1
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
POWDER WHITE PEARL PAINT
$200

 
CARGO MAT
$90

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
CARGO TRAY
$90

 
CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$85

 
MUD GUARDS
$75

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