Hyundai Sonata Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Hyundai Sonata Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2020 2020 Hyundai Sonata 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2019 2019 Hyundai Sonata 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2018 2018 Hyundai Sonata 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2017 2017 Hyundai Sonata 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2016 2016 Hyundai Sonata 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2015 2015 Hyundai Sonata 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2014 2014 Hyundai Sonata 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 5
2013 2013 Hyundai Sonata 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 5
2012 2012 Hyundai Sonata 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 5
2011 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4 DR FWD Early Release 4 3 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 5 5
2011 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4 DR FWD Later Release 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 5
2011 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4 DR FWD Latest Release 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 5
2010 2010 Hyundai Sonata 4-DR w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2009 2009 Hyundai Sonata 4-DR w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2008 2008 Hyundai Sonata 4-DR w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2007 2007 Hyundai Sonata 4-DR w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2006 2006 Hyundai Sonata 4-DR w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2005 2005 Hyundai Sonata 4-DR w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 5
2004 2004 Hyundai Sonata 4-DR w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 5
2003 2003 Hyundai Sonata 4-DR Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 5
2002 2002 Hyundai Sonata 4-DR Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 5
2001 2001 Hyundai Sonata 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 Not Rated
2000 2000 Hyundai Sonata 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 Not Rated
1998 1998 Hyundai Sonata 4-DR. Not Rated 3 4 1 2 Not Rated
1997 1997 Hyundai Sonata 4-DR. Not Rated 3 4 1 (picture) 2 Not Rated
1996 1996 Hyundai Sonata 4-DR. Not Rated 3 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1995 1995 Hyundai Sonata 4-DR. Not Rated 3 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Hyundai has manufactured models of Sonata for 32 years. They average 23.0 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Sonata above average at 31 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Sonata to be $1,250 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $1,000 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Sonata consumes about 11 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Sonata emits 291 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 4,365,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 208 trees would offset these emissions. The Sonata does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Hyundai Sonata 31 36 27
2019 Hyundai Sonata 31 37 28
2018 Hyundai Sonata 31 37 28
2017 Hyundai Sonata 26 31 22
2016 Hyundai Sonata 31 36 28
2015 Hyundai Sonata 31 36 28
2014 Hyundai Sonata 24 31 21
2013 Hyundai Sonata 27 34 24
2012 Hyundai Sonata 27 34 24
2011 Hyundai Sonata 26 32 22
2010 Hyundai Sonata 22 29 19
2009 Hyundai Sonata 25 32 21
2008 Hyundai Sonata 22 28 19
2007 Hyundai Sonata 21 27 18
2006 Hyundai Sonata 21 27 18
2005 Hyundai Sonata 20 25 18
2004 Hyundai Sonata 20 25 18
2003 Hyundai Sonata 20 25 18
2002 Hyundai Sonata 20 25 18
2001 Hyundai Sonata 21 26 18
2000 Hyundai Sonata 21 26 18
1999 Hyundai Sonata 21 26 18
1998 Hyundai Sonata 18 22 15
1997 Hyundai Sonata 18 22 16
1996 Hyundai Sonata 19 23 16
1995 Hyundai Sonata 18 22 16
1994 Hyundai Sonata 18 22 16
1993 Hyundai Sonata 18 22 16
1992 Hyundai Sonata 18 22 16
1991 Hyundai Sonata 18 22 16
1990 Hyundai Sonata 18 22 16
1989 Hyundai Sonata 18 22 16

MPG breakdown by model options

The Hyundai Sonata has 102 different model options on record with the EPA since 1989. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 4-dr, Automatic (S8), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 31 37 27
2020 4-dr, Automatic (S8), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 32 38 28
2020 4-dr, Automatic (S8), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 31 36 27
2019 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 28 33 25
2019 4-dr, Automatic (S8), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 32 23
2019 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 31 37 28
2018 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 28 35 25
2018 4-dr, Automatic (S8), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 32 23
2018 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 31 37 28
2017 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 29 36 25
2017 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 31 36 28
2017 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 31 22
2016 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 31 22
2016 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 29 36 25
2016 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 31 36 28
2015 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 28 36 24
2015 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 31 22
2015 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 31 36 28
2014 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 27 34 24
2014 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 31 21
2013 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 33 22
2013 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 27 34 24
2013 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 27 34 24
2012 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 33 22
2012 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 27 34 24
2012 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 27 34 24
2011 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 27 34 24
2011 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 26 34 22
2011 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 32 22
2010 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 25 32 22
2010 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 25 32 21
2010 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 22 29 19
2009 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 22 29 19
2009 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 25 32 22
2009 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 25 32 21
2008 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 24 30 21
2008 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 25 31 21
2008 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 22 28 19
2007 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 24 30 21
2007 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 25 31 21
2007 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 21 27 18
2006 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 24 30 21
2006 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 25 31 21
2006 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 21 27 18
2005 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 27 19
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2005 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.7 L 20 25 17
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.7 L 20 25 18
2004 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 28 19
2004 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2004 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.7 L 20 25 17
2004 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.7 L 20 25 18
2003 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 28 19
2003 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2003 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.7 L 20 25 17
2003 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.7 L 20 25 18
2002 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 27 19
2002 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2002 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.7 L 20 25 18
2002 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.7 L 20 25 18
2001 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 26 18
2001 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 27 19
2001 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.5 L 20 25 18
2001 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.5 L 21 26 18
2000 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 26 18
2000 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 27 19
2000 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.5 L 20 25 18
2000 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.5 L 21 26 18
1999 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 26 18
1999 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 27 19
1999 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.5 L 21 26 18
1999 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.5 L 21 26 18
1998 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 25 18
1998 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 25 19
1998 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 18 22 15
1997 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 25 18
1997 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 19
1997 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 18 22 16
1996 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 18
1996 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 26 19
1996 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 19 23 16
1995 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 18
1995 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 19
1995 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 18 22 16
1994 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 25 18
1994 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 24 18
1994 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 18 22 16
1993 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 25 18
1993 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 24 18
1993 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 18 22 16
1992 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 25 18
1992 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 24 18
1992 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 18 22 16
1991 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 20 24 18
1991 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 26 18
1991 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 18 22 16
1990 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 20 24 18
1990 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 26 18
1990 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 18 22 16
1989 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 26 18
1989 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 20 23 18
1989 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 18 22 16