What is it like?

Used Hyundai Sonata Saloon 2005 - 2009 review

(2005 - 2009)
Hyundai Sonata Saloon (05 - 09)
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1 Jan 2006 00:00 | Last updated: 5 Oct 2018 11:36

What's the used Hyundai Sonata saloon like?

It looks in a different league from the previous version of the Sonata. You wouldn't call it handsome exactly, but it's certainly strong, clean-lined and tidy.

The interior also has a more classy look than the old car's. Every model comes with leather upholstery, and the soft-touch dash covering and door cappings add to the sense of luxury. There's also just about every gadget you could expect - and a few more besides - to keep you comfortable and safe.

It isn't short of space, either, for passengers or their luggage. The boot is huge and, should you need it, the rear seat splits and folds for even more carrying space.

For all that, though, the Sonata just doesn't cut it on the road. The engines are mediocre and the dynamics are worse. Most family cars - never mind executive contenders - do it all so much better.