With the Sonata's 2015 redesign, Hyundai made some significant improvements. They both improved ride and reduced road noise. The styling became more upright and less sleek, but it still looked pretty sharp. The new design made access easier and the view out appreciably better. As before, controls are easy to reach and simple to use.
There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Fast!I did not think this 2.4L 4cyl. could drive the curves and climb the mountains here in Colorado as well as my previous 2012 Hyundai V-6 (best hiway mileage wss never better than 28 MPG) I made the dealer give me 72 hours to return the car if it didn't satisfy me. I drove this this 2015 Hyundai 2.4cyl as hard and faster than I ever could have driven 2012 V-6. It handled GREAT and drove up Vail Pass and the Eisenhower tunnel pass at 60MPH on the cruise control. I couldn't believe it! Also my"

JAMES O., CO (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Does not have sufficient response in power on hills and passing on two lane highways. I wish that I had purchased the turbo engine. Handling is only ho hum."

R L., NJ (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Really like the lane change and backing up danger signaling (safety feature)"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"For an eco model, it has decent acceleration and is stable on corners."

LOUIS W., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"It's sluggish even in "Sports" mode."

M T., TX (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"I have the 2T engine. (small turbo). The competitors' V6's are more powerful and get better mileage."

WALTER D., TN (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"excellent accleration"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Too much road noise."

MICHAEL L., NV (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"I enjoy the non-cvt engine."

SEAN L., MA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Great gas mileage, excellent handling, adequate acceleration, especially in sport mode (has 3 driving modes, sport, regular, and Eco), and extremely quiet."

ED W., MO (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Turbocharged 1.6L engine coupled with 7-speed dual clutch transmission."

T K., AL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Overall I'm satisfied with the vehicle, except for the lack of acceleration with the engine. For the size of the vehicle, I feel the engine is smaller than what I was expecting."

MICHAEL F., GA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Only negative feature of performance is when it accelerates after auto-slowing with cruise control, it shifts down....not good for gas mileage."

CORLISS J., KS (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"excellent performance overall."

MIKE B., AR (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"A lot of pep for a 4 cyl"

Anonymous, MO (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Accelerator has very annoying lag. At times like when passing, when you press on the gas peddle there is a noticeable and dangerous lag. And, the ECO drive selection is worthless."

SCOTT K., WA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Great handling."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"The electric motor and gasoline engine are designed to create a smooth transition, one to the other. Mileage differs significantly based on conditions, but I usually get 38-42 mpg highway and 32-36 mpg in city."

CLARA F., KY (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Although it has an automatic transmission, the car doesn't shift smoothly between 2nd and 3rd gear, and between 3rd and 4th gear. It sounds like it's laboring, but when I take my foot of the gas momentarily, then it shifts smoothly."

Anonymous, CT (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Great acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"problems with shaking at speed after first required tire rotation"

SCOTT P., VA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Mediocre acceleration. Would like car to be more responsive"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Great handling"

MARK S., OH (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Nice luxury car from the inside. Exterior sty;ing dictated bulk over visibility.. A pity. The nuisance apps, like Sirius radio - that come with it are annoying. I wish they'd have a like model more elder driver friendly."

STEPHEN B., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Bad - Problem with acceleration traced back to factory recall. Dealership was difficult to deal with."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"With the 2.4 four-cylinder, acceleration is merely adequate, but never less than capable in all situations. It is a worthy trade-off for the exceptional fuel mileage. CR criticized handling and braking on this model, but I have not experienced this and believe any future problems will be solved with better quality tires."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"It sometimes feels like it doesn'r accelerate quickly...a lag before it takes off"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"I was used to a turbo and this one doesn't have it so the acceleration isn't as good."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"I like to use the manual shifting option when driving. I think it provides more power."

DAVID P., MD (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"This car is very very slow...if I knew how slow I would get turbo version."

LUKAS A., NY (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"eco trim has jerky transmission combined with slugglish throttle response and turbo lag"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"It seems just recently that I am getting lower gas mileage than I was previously. I am ready to do my normal maintenance so I will discuss this with the service personnel at that time."

SUSAN O., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Acceleration is a little weak."

GREGORY G., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Noisy when accelerating"

MICHAEL C., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The Style comfort and value for the money."

KENNETH S., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"I wish passenger seat would adjust up and down like the driver seat"

CYNTHIA S., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Plastic seat trim cheaply made and poorly designed, broke on driver's seat. Materials used for dash soft and hard surfaces show scuffs and attract dust."

MICHAEL L., NV (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"I find the car somewhat noisy..A lot of road rumble"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"The road noise can sometimes get in the way of phone conversations."

SUSAN O., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"The cooled seats in the limited edition that I have and the rear vents do not push much air with the A/C fan is turned up high, which is also when I need the cooled seats and rear vents the most. When the main A/C fan is a lower speed (such as when it is not blazing hot in the car), the cooled seats seem to work quite well, but as it is not as hot in the car, I don't need that function as much. Very dissapointing."

Anonymous, NE (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Although seats are comfortable on short (2 hrs or less) drives, on long drives they are uncomfortable on longer drives."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"It rides nicely, is quite, the controls are easy to use. I believe it gets good gas Milagros but I haven't checked that."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Love the seat comfort but I would like them to be a little higher. noise, ride, climate controls are great. Especially like the non-touch screen real knobs and buttons for climate control and audio volume"

HOWARD M., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Headrests for driver and front passenger seat position my head too far forward!"

Anonymous, WI (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Seats heated and cooled. Comfortable on long drives"

MARTE K., CO (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Improve seat comfort"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Overall very responsive and comfortable. My second Hyundai Sonata."

JOHN N., CO (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"The problem with the Sonata for us is that we have been used to driving the Santa Fe. We didn't think about how much lower the Sonata is to the ground and now that we are in our late 60's we find it difficult to get in and out of this vehicle. It is particularly hard to stand up when exiting the car, it is not a vehicle fault, more so that we didn't drive the Sonata before buying to experience the sedan as opposed to the SUV. In retrospect we should have purchased the SUV. We also had the bett"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Very uncomfortable. Sits to low. Bucket is not wide enough and is too deep. Feel like you ate in a hole. Very very hard to get out of."

Anonymous, KS (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Seats are not very padded"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"There are no air vents for heating/cooling in the back seat and the lower front vents are very poor in providing heating or cooling to the front passengers as well."

Anonymous, IN (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"The engine is slow to pick up when accelerating out of a sharp turn at low speed."

ROBERT R., AZ (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"The driver's seat is very comfortable for me, I'm 5'3". Very good lumbar support. There is a lot of road noise when driving on concrete roads. When I drive on blacktop, it's practically silent. The tires must be the cause."

DAVID E., WA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"spacious comfortable seating, front and back"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Love the heated / Air Conditioned seats and the lumbar seat adjustment. The ride is excellent. Not as quiet in the cab as I would like"

MICHAEL O., MA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Ergonomically well designed functional vehicle"

T K., AL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Most comfortable car we have ever owned."

DONALD W., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Rattle in the overhead moon roof is my only complaint in this category"

Anonymous, NB (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Climate control in general is fine. Seat cooling (a new feature to me so I have nothing to compare) does not seem effective. The car does have more road noise than I expected for a new car in this day and age. It rides very well."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"My wife and I were retiring. I was looking for a car that was economical, reliable, and comfortable. I am extremely delighted with the Hyundai Sonata. When I'm on the highway, the car gets about 39 miles per gallon! When we drove around the country, 6700 miles total, I was delighted at the savings. Additionally, the Sonata handles like a full size car. The ride is quiet and smooth. The way the car handles can even be adjusted to meet your conditions."

DAVID P., GA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"seat belts are too low by 1-2 inches, have to search for them, cheap plastics around bottom of seats, r/r twice"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Road noise"

RAYMOND T., GA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Lots of legroom for a mid-size car."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Road noise is louder than expected"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"We quiet and nice soft comfortable ride."

R B., IL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"A bit noisy on acceleration."

L Z., NJ (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"After 6 months, the vehicle developed (in dash & in door) rattles. There is also a "grinding noise" emitted from below the cards floor when driving or coasting under 20 miles per hour."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"generally quiet and comfortable, but the eco trim could use softer suspension and could definitely benefit from less road noise"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"I am short and can not see the fenders unless I have two pillows. The safety belts are hard to fastens despite being recalled and changed out. Too many blind spots. I had a Hyundai SUV (Santa Fe) before this Sonata and will definitely go back to the SUV on my next car purchase. This is my 3rd Hyundai and will continue to buy Hyundais because the service and reliability is great."

MARCELLA D., NE (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"It is very easy to hit your head upon either entering or exiting the vehicle."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"very comfortable"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"The panoramic sunroof squeaks so badly I would trade the car in...researching the internet, I found numerous complaints about this...Hyundai acts like it is not a problem"

ALAN S., NY (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Drivers lower seat is hard"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Is a little noisier than I would prefer. AC good (not great) for front seat; poor for back seat (I live in Texas)."

J S., TX (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"The cooling seat did not work on the passenger's side so the dealer had to order a new seat. It works better now. I love that it heats and cools because we are N & S at diff times of year. I feel it should get better gas mileage than it does. My 2011 Sonata got much better fuel efficiency- sometime 34 on hwy my husband checks it every time he fills up"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Very uncomfortable drivers seat. Hurts my back. Noisy ride. Can hear everything."

LARRY H., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"I have back problems and can sit in seat for 2 hours without pain and stiffness."

MARY K., IL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Ride not as good as 2000 Park Avenue on bumpy streets, otherwise fine."

WILLIAM T., NY (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"would love to hear less road noise."

KEITH P., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"I have had an ongoing front dash rattle issue that has been deemed "unfindable" by the dealership. It is intermittent but it happens enough that I felt the need to address it. The dealership has been unable to find it...so I have an official dealership service record that states nothing found. Since it is a lease, I do not care that much. I just wanted an official record of the service call for when I turn the vehicle in off lease."

BOB R., OH (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Not tiring during long trips"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Hyundai Sonata)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Excellent warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"It feels like a larger car."

JOHN N., CO (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Features/cost compared to competition"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"great car for a great price"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Researched and test drove the Camry, Accord and Sonata. For about the same cost, many, many more upgrades included with the Sonata. Warranty is also superior."

RONALD A., AZ (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"A great car with a lot of great features especially the blind spot indicator"

Anonymous, MO (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"This car is a GREAT value for the purchase price! It is essentially a luxury car priced like a (regular) mid sized sedan. I did extensive research before making my purchase decision, and (as an example)m I would have had to pay $42,000.00 (+) to get comparable features, bells and whistles in a Toyota product. I would have (had) to buy a Toyota Avalon to get most (but not all) of the features in my Sonata. For this reason, I feel the Toyota brand (while a GREAT product) is significantly overprice"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Considering the option I have on my vehicle I think I got more for my money than if I had bought a Toyota or Handa."

Anonymous, MN (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Can't beat it for looks, economy, reliability and price out the door...a devoted follower of CS car ratings and committed to making the best deal I bought the Sonata at year-end when there were a number of very valuable incentives"

GUS C., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"I leased the top trim level, and it has so many safety and convenience features, it's very difficult to figure what a top European car manufacturer could add to improve it. Great power with excellent fuel economy. Fun to drive!"

JEREMY W., ON (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Great car but lost a lot of value as soon as purchased"

Anonymous, NV (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Great smooth ride and excellent handling. Good value for the price."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"In comparison to others in the class, very good value."

Anonymous, MN (2015 Hyundai Sonata)


Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"The gas mileage does not begin to be what was printed on the literature. Depreciates very fast."

Anonymous, KS (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Considering all the amenities, styling and interior comfort Hyundai offers, simular equipped vehicles cost much more. If I stand by my trunk, it will open automatically, a feature my friends newer Lexus lacks."

RUTH G., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Great value. Does what they say. Features important to me [back-up camera and blind spot warning] are included without costly package add-ons"

PETER P., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"The Sonata has a lot of features, (safety and convenience) for the money spent, and the warranty is great."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Great car for the money."

DON L., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Unbelievable value. I bought this vehicle for under $20K, trading in a slightly smaller Elantra. It gets virtually equal gas mileage, over 40 highway, as the Elantra and is roomier than almost any large car on the market, including Ford Taurus, Chrysler 300, and Toyota Avalon!"

ED W., MO (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Value (features/performance) for money was much better than competition"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"This vehicle provides options usually found in automobiles that cost twice as much!"

Anonymous, MS (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"The best car ever."

RAUL P., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Much better value than a Camary"

JEROME H., IL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"The following was my fault: I paid sticker price. I was not paid what my trade in was really worth. All this was realized after I purchased the Sonata. They took advantage of me. I hope this never happens again."

CHARLES P., NY (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Soo much car for the money"

MARTE K., CO (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Overall great value when compared to the Camry which we had owned previously. Much smoother shifting. ."

TOM L., OH (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Comparing this car's price to others, I think I got a lot of car for the money. My last Hyundai Sonata was 10 years old when I turned it over to my twin grandsons for college. It was still in perfect condition. Hyundai makes a very reliable product."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Great styling, Good performance & very comfortable, quite ride. Good value. Great fuel economy. Large trunk."

JAMES D., TX (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Tremendous amount of equipment available at the price point and the build quality is excellent"

ALAN W., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"I, of course, wanted certain amenities such as cruise control and a back-up camera, but was surprised that it also came with the indicator lights and alarm warning for vehicles approaching in a blind spot or from the side while backing up, especially handy while backing out of a parking space beside a larger vehicle in a busy parking lot"

MARY B., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"I feel the value is phenomenal. We purchased the car in Dallas rather than where we live (Albuquerque) and saved about 7,000 by doing so."

DENNIS C., NM (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Love the high end features like heated steering wheel, blind spot alert, hands-free tunk opening"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Lease price dropped 50% after 6 months"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Love is overall, sporty comfortable and good on gas"

VERNON S., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"This car is a great value. A very competitive and reasonable price for an very well designed and built vehicle. This car beats anything in its class for value received."

J M., NH (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"With the High Tech and Ultimate packages I have all the bells and whistles (except for automatic wipers) of a $90,000 BMW for less than $30,000."

CARL M., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Standard features are included, whereas other comparable cars they are options"

DANIEL L., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Overall great car with a lot of features"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Looks good. Color always shine as new. easy getting in or out. "Rich" looking. very comfotable seats front and back."

DAN G., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"At the present time I have no complaints."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Fun to drive. Great styling no problems. Good mileage"

BOB T., MO (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"look great, however there are a lot of other cars (ford Fusion ) that look like it"

MARTIN B., ON (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Very aerodynamically shaped"

LOUIS W., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"just pretty"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Attractive, functional interior styling and controls."

Anonymous, NH (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Always the best looking car on the parking lot."

WILLIAM F., MD (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"doesn't look like a box going down the road, like other vehicles I've seen."

MIKE B., AR (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"I like the looks, I like the gas mileage I get. Its very quite inside"

DENNIS G., AZ (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Very attractive and modern"

RONALD T., AZ (2015 Hyundai Sonata)


Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Assertive, quality-look of styling. Handsome grill."

M V., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Could use more chrome for style."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"At first I thought they ruined the Sonata's distinctive styling for the 2015 model. But I realize that trendy and bold styles, such as that found on the 2011-14 model, look horribly dated and vaguely ridiculous now. The 2015 styling is conservative but it will last a decade or more."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

"Sportiness and smoothness on the highway"

VERNON S., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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