The Best Mid-Size Sedan

America loves it some mid-size sedans. Wagons might be more practical and crossovers are now outselling the humble four-door, but mid-sizers remain the chariot of choice for a massive swath of the population. Nearly every automaker offers one and each comes in dozens of flavors, so how do you pick the best? We’re… » 3/23/15 12:00pm 3/23/15 12:00pm

Hyundai Recalls 883,000 Sonatas Because They Just Roll Away Sometimes

The Detroit News reports that Hyundai has issued a massive recall of its Sonata sedan for two separate issues. The first recall, which affects 883,000 vehicles involves the car rolling away; the other recall affecting 5,650 cars involves defective front brakes. Thankfully, no cars have both problems. » 7/30/14 8:18am 7/30/14 8:18am

Hyundai to fix wandering Sonatas after Jalopnik report

Two weeks ago we told you about a growing number of Hyundai Sonata owners who say their cars had a tendency to wander at highway speeds. Yesterday, Hyundai told us it has issued a service bulletin to fix those Sonatas. » 8/16/11 7:00am 8/16/11 7:00am

Hyundai struggles to fix wandering Sonata syndrome

The Hyundai Sonata is one of the best-selling cars in the United States and a touchstone for the Korean automaker's rise among consumers. Yet possibly thousands of the cars want to turn left, constantly — a problem Hyundai can't seem to fix. » 7/26/11 2:30pm 7/26/11 2:30pm

Car theft foiled as owner rolls up on stolen car at stoplight

"I'm gonna git you sucka," is the first thing Ben Gaskill thought when he realized the car in front of him at a red light was his wife's 2005 Hyundai, reported stolen from the couple's driveway just days before. » 4/14/11 12:30pm 4/14/11 12:30pm

Hyundai Sonata In Third Place In Beigest Market Segment

The Hyundai Sonata is now in third place in the beigest market segment of them all. This totally explains why my little brother bought one. [Detroit News] » 9/21/10 5:15pm 9/21/10 5:15pm

New Hyundai Sonata Plagued By Flaccid Horn

The 2011 Sonata has been a smash hit for Hyundai, already selling about 100,000 copies and winning near-flawless praise from auto reviewers. Yet many owners are now turning into D.I.Y. greasemonkeys thanks to the world's weakest horn. » 8/18/10 12:00pm 8/18/10 12:00pm

2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo: 274 HP, 34 MPG, No Manual

Hyundai used to be an automotive punchline, but with the new Hyundai Sonata Turbo dishing up a cracking 274HP and 269 lb-ft of torque and 34 MPG from a twin-scroll turbocharged 2.0-liter direct-injection four-cylinder we wonder: who's laughing now? » 3/31/10 1:35pm 3/31/10 1:35pm

Hyundai Sonata Turbo, Hybrid Will Cancel Each Other Out

When the Hyundai Sonata Turbo and the Hyundai Sonata Greenwash Hybrid are unveiled at this month's New York Auto Show, Hyundai exclusively told Jalopnik they believe the two will cancel each other out. "No harm, no foul," we're told. » 3/17/10 2:20pm 3/17/10 2:20pm

Hyundai Pulls Jeff Bridges From Oscar Ads, The Dude Abides

The Academy prohibits nominees and award presenters from appearing in ads during the Oscars, a problem for Korean automaker/adspace devourer Hyundai who uses Jeff Bridges as their pitchman. The solution? Use a bunch of losers, instead. » 3/02/10 4:40pm 3/02/10 4:40pm

Old Brett Favre Will Never Retire According To Hyundai Super Bowl Ad

Brett Favre's cashing in on his indecisiveness again with this Hyundai Super Bowl commercial. In it, a fifty-year-old Favre is holding a holographic trophy for 2020 MVP wondering if it's time to retire. » 2/02/10 12:45pm 2/02/10 12:45pm

Hyundai's Theta II 2.4-liter Direct-Injection Four-Cylinder: First Look

Today, Hyundai showed off its latest engine, the Theta II, a 2.4-liter, direct-injection four-cylinder with variable valve timing destined for the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Impressively, they also showed us the guts of a beat-to-hell test unit. » 11/20/09 7:15pm 11/20/09 7:15pm

2011 Hyundai Sonata: Now With Even More Camry-Like Style!

Not content just to be the cheaper mid-size sedan on the market, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata, which debuted in Korea this morning, appears to be another vehicle from Hyundai ready to try and compete on more than just price. » 9/17/09 10:45am 9/17/09 10:45am

2011 Sonata, Rendered: Hottest. Hyundai. Never.

These official renderings of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata are maddeningly hot. Why maddeningly? Because we've already seen photos of the KDM version and we know it won't look this cool. One more exaggeratedly awesome shot below the jump. » 9/01/09 1:20pm 9/01/09 1:20pm

Hyundai Sonata Destroys Brand-New $450K Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

This $450,000 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 was being trailered to a new owner in South Korea when a Hyundai Sonata collided with it. As you can see from the next pic, it's pretty much a write-off. » 8/25/09 11:00am 8/25/09 11:00am

IIHS: No Mid-Size Cars Score "Good" In Low-Speed Collisions

The IIHS has performed another round of slow-speed bumper tests, this time demonstrating all mid-size sedans will cost you a pretty penny to repair in slow speed collisions. See how your favorite appliance auto did below. » 8/06/09 10:00am 8/06/09 10:00am

12 Unexpected Examples Of Car Part Prostitution

Whether an engine or a steering wheel, parts-sharing is an easy way for manufacturers to save money. Still, many car owners may be surprised by what parts get shared. Here's 12 unlikely examples. » 3/09/09 12:00pm 3/09/09 12:00pm

Ten New Cars For People Who Hate Cars

Not everyone enjoys driving. Some hate it, and not everyone can get where they need to go by walking or using public transit. Individuals who find themselves in the center of that particular Venn diagram are in luck because automakers have created a number of cars for drivers who hate driving. These cars are to… » 10/01/08 3:30pm 10/01/08 3:30pm