2012 Hyundai Sonata

  • Type: Sedan
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2012 Hyundai Sonata Ratings


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

Not Rated
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 2012

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Hyundai Sonata after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Comfort of the driver's seat

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's audio system
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 34


34 - 39


190 - 274


6 speed, Automatic w/manual shift, 6 speed, Manual


Gas I4, Gas/Electric I4, Turbocharged Gas I4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Hyundai Sonata Review

The Hyundai Sonata breaks up the monotony of the mid-size with bold-not-boring styling and a fuel-efficient engine. The Sonata is equipped with a 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection engine which has been specially engineered to squeeze the most horsepower torque and fuel efficiency out of every gallon. A 400-watt Infinity audio system. A six-disc CD changer and MP3 player. USB/iPod and auxiliary input jacks. XM Satellite Radio. Touch screen navigation. Bluetooth. HD Radio Technology. It’s not a list you’d normally associate with a car with a reputation for value. And yet there they are — technologically advanced interior features and options that can make driving safer more convenient and just plain more fun. Electronic Stability Control Traction Control and an advanced ABS braking system are standard across the board—all of which are designed to help you outmaneuver dangers on the road. And when it comes to protecting passengers the Sonata’s reinforced unibody design and advanced front airbags are there to help in the event of a crash. The 2012 Hyundai Sonata Get out of the ordinary.

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