20,000 People Want 877 Jobs At Hyundai's Alabama Factory

Have you ever wanted to work in a automobile factory? A lot of people do, apparently, and as car manufacturers ramp up production to meeting a steadily improving economy, the number of people vying for limited job slots is a telltale sign that we aren't out of the woods yet. » 5/31/12 1:30pm 5/31/12 1:30pm

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

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: 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

2009 Hyundai Sonata First To Feature New XM GUI

You got all of the details about the 2009 Hyundai Sonata and its extra-large cupholders yesterday, but there is one more little detail that makes this tech-fiend particularly excited. The 2009 Sonata will feature XM's new and improved touchscreen graphic user interface. Forget about the car, that graphical interface is … » 2/07/08 3:15pm 2/07/08 3:15pm

Chicago Auto Show: 2009 Hyundai Sonata Revealed, Now With…

We've already caught a Korean preview of the new Sonata as it rather slickly though liltingly transforms from the 2008 model to the 2009 version. But now we're gonna catch this revamped mid-size in the flesh, right here at the Chicago Auto Show. This isn't exactly the kind of ride you ooh and aah over, but given that… » 2/03/08 12:01am 2/03/08 12:01am

2009 Hyundai Sonata Revealed, Transforms From 2008 Model


This Korean ad for the new-look 2009 Hyundai Sonata which we'll see revealed first-hand this week at the LA Auto Show may be the first time we've seen a new model transform from the old model to reveal a new facelift to the public. Think about how much more fun we could have if we automakers were forced to do this for … » 11/12/07 11:30am 11/12/07 11:30am

Adventures In Not-So-Subliminal Car Advertising: We're Thinking Of A…

This newspaper ad for a Queens auto dealership could be the world's most obvious attempt at linking sex with buying a car. Still, considering it's an ad for the Hyundai Elantra and the Sonata — that may not be the worst idea to move some product. Hell, maybe they should try that shit out with the Dodge Magnum or… » 1/30/07 10:12am 1/30/07 10:12am

That's Sonata Slow Rental Car: Man Busted Going 147 mph in a Hyundai

We once had a Hyundai Excel that couldn't hit 147 mph if it were reentering the atmosphere from space. But boy, how times have changed for the Koreans' finest. An Arizona man was recently clocked going 147 mph in a Hyundai Sonata that had been either leased or rented. Of course, according to police, he's in for serious … » 6/02/06 5:37pm 6/02/06 5:37pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Hyundai Sonata, Part 2

Exterior Design *****
The Sonata s schnoz is the fifth grill treatment across Hyundai s current model range. While it does nothing for the Korean manufacturer s branding, it s a segment winner: completely unobjectionable and instantly forgettable. From the side, the Sonata is an Audi doppelganger (especially where the… » 10/27/05 10:00am 10/27/05 10:00am