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… » 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… » 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… » 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… » 10/27/05 10:00am 10/27/05 10:00am