2008 Hyundai Sonata

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2008 Hyundai Sonata Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize Car of 2008

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Midsize Car
#4 Hyundai Sonata

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2008 Hyundai Sonata after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Forward visibility
  • The vehicle's audio system

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Styling of the dashboard
  • Feel of the seat material
  • Vehicle's handling on curves

Performance Specs

MPG City

19 - 21


28 - 31


162 - 234


4 speed, Automatic w/OD, 5 speed, Automatic w/OD, 5 speed, Manual w/OD


Gas I4, Gas V6


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2008 Hyundai Sonata Review

The 2008 Hyundia Sonata is a refined and sophisticated sedan that inspires driving confidence and offers an unprecedented combination of safety power and value. The Sonata is outfitted with the new V6 Lambda engine. This finely engineered machine serves up 237 Horsepower while maintaining an ecological and pocketbook friendly 30 MPG. And with the Hyundia Advantage warranty you know you’re taken care of. The 2008 Sonata is designed so you won’t blend in. Fine lines and elegant details parade the Sonatas form. Indulge yourself with luxuries such as leather heated seats solar controlled glass and automatic temperature control. Don’t forget about safety. The Sonata is equipped with dual front and side airbags along with electronic stability control and ABS. Consider the bar raised the 2008 Sonata has the looks and performance to match.

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