2010 Hyundai Sonata  -  $19,420


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $19,420
Base Invoice: $18,642
Destination Charge: $720
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn I4 Man GLS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 21 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: 4dr Sdn I4 Man GLS
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Roomy, full-sized sedan at mid-sized prices; plenty of standard safety features; fuel-efficient


Model Highlights

The Hyundai Sonata has been around for years, but with the 2009 interior and exterior facelift, it came into its own. The Sonata continues to be a luxury-car value for 2010 while it waits for a possible major upgrade in 2011.

There are still two available engines, the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that makes 175 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque, and the all-aluminum 3.3-liter 6-cylinder, with an improved 249 hp and 229 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are available on the sporty SE trim and luxury Limited; the base level GLS is only available with the 2.4-liter.

All three trims, regardless of engine choice, come with stability control, ABS with brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution and six airbags. The combination of active and passive safety features has earned the 2010 Sonata 5-star crash ratings for front and side impacts from the NHTSA.

The base model Sonata GLS comes with a 5-speed manual transmission mated to its 4-cylinder engine, but a 5-speed automatic is available. Keyless entry, power everything, air conditioning, cruise control, adjustable steering column, and 60/40 split seats are all standard even at the entry level, as is a 6-speaker sound system with CD, MP3, XM satellite radio, and iPod jacks. The Popular Equipment Package adds automatic headlights, woodgrain interior accents, power driver's seat and steering wheel audio controls to the GLS -- a sunroof is available separately.

The sportier SE model has a 5-speed automatic whether it's fitted with the 2.4-liter or the 3.3-liter engine. It has performance tires mounted on 17-inch wheels, a rear spoiler and fog lights. Inside, there are standard goodies like an 8-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, steering-wheel mounted audio controls and a trip computer. The Premium Package is available for the SE, with navigation system, Homelink and a sunroof.

The top-of-the-line Limited edition gets fancy heated leather seating surfaces, automatic climate control, Homelink, 10-spoke wheels and the sunroof is standard. The Limited comes with so much good stuff standard that the only option, besides engine size, is to add the navigation system. It comes with the 5-speed auto transmission.


Model News

The Sonata saw only a few upgrades in the past couple of model years, and 2010 is no different. As a concession to gas prices and demand for more fuel-efficient cars, Hyundai has dropped the V6 engine from the GLS trim level; the SE and Limited are still available with either a 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder engine. The interior received a thorough revamp in 2009, with nicer materials and a "flow-through" center console.


Value Writeup

The Sonata is classed as a large car by the EPA, unlike mid-sized competitors Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima, yet it starts at well under $20,000 for the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder version. The fuel economy of the smaller engine adds to its value, with a city rating of 22 mpg and 32 mpg on the highway with the 5-speed automatic transmission. Even the V6 tops out at a respectable 29 mpg on the highway. Standard safety equipment and an upscale design bring the Sonata into the big leagues at a small price.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5

EPA Classification
Large

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
371.70 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
566.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/144

Fuel System
MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
168 @ 4000

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.25

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.3 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
105 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

Min Ground Clearance
6.3 in

Trunk Volume
16.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3292 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
1.02 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.63 in

Front Tire Size
P215/60R16

Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16

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)
3.28

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
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.

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 16-valve I4 engine

Continuous variable valve timing (CVVT)

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Independent double-wishbone front suspension w/gas shocks

Independent multi-link rear suspension w/gas shocks

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Engine-speed-sensing pwr steering

4-wheel disc brakes

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

16" steel wheels w/covers

P215/60R16 all-season tires

Compact spare tire

Body-color bumpers

Body-color body-side moldings

Body-color heated pwr mirrors

Chrome bar-style grille

Tinted glass

Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

AM/FM/XM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, iPod/USB/aux inputs

In-glass antenna

Cloth seating surfaces

Front bucket seats w/active head restraints

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

Dual tier console w/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

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

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry system w/security alarm

Remote fuel/hood/trunk release

Cruise control

Air conditioning w/cabin air filter, rear seat heat ducts

Rear window defroster

Locking glovebox

Cloth door trim

Map pockets

Dual sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Assist grips

Lighting -inc: dome, front map lamps, ignition, glovebox, cargo

Seatback pockets

Rear coat hanger

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

Shift interlock system

Front/rear crumple zones

Body-side reinforcements

Hood buckling creases & safety stops

Driver/front passenger advanced airbags

Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Front/rear side-curtain airbags

Occupancy classification sensor

3-point seatbelts for all seating positions

Front seat belt pretensioners & force limiters

Childproof rear door locks

Emergency internal trunk release

Lower anchors & upper tether anchors (LATCH)

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Energy-absorbing steering column

 
STANDARD EQUIPMENT PKG 1
$0

 
EBONY BLACK
$0

 
SLATE BLUE
$0

 
WILLOW GRAY
$0

 
RADIANT SILVER
$0

 
MEDIUM SILVER BLUE
$0

 
VENETIAN RED
$0

 
CAMEL PEARL
$0

 
NATURAL KHAKI
$0

 
COCOA METALLIC
$0

 
PEARL WHITE
$0

 
DARK CHERRY RED
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GRAY, CLOTH SEATS
$0

 
CAMEL, CLOTH SEATS
$0

 
PEARL WHITE PAINT
$200

 
IPOD CABLE
$30

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
MUD GUARDS
$85

 
CARGO TRAY
$95

 
CARGO MAT
$95

 
CARPETED FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS
$100

 
BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
$325


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