2008 Hyundai Sonata vs. Its Competition

2008 Hyundai Sonata 4-door Sedan V6 Auto GLS Angular Front Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The mid-size sedan segment is the most popular and hotly contested in the United States.

Even though the 2008 Hyundai Sonata was redesigned and introduced as an all-new 2006 model, it is tied for being the oldest in this group.

(The Ford Fusion was also introduced in 2006, the Nissan and Toyota in 2007, and the Honda in 2008.)

2008 Hyundai Sonata 4-door Sedan V6 Auto GLS Angular Front Exterior View2008 Hyundai SonataBrowse Used Listings2009 Toyota Camry XLE2009 Toyota CamryBrowse Used Listings2008 Nissan Altima 2-door Coupe I4 Man S Front Exterior View2008 Nissan AltimaBrowse Used Listings
Quick Specs
7.2
If you can live without top-level refinement and the absolutely latest technology, 2008 Hyundai Sonata is a fine little mid-size sedan, and considering its price, a genuine value.
7.6
The 2009 Toyota Camry remains one of the best choices for those looking for a reliable and roomy—albeit plainly dressed—family sedan.
8.4
The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
MSRP From  
$17,670$19,145$18,620
Gas Mileage  
19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class  
LargeMid-SizeMidsize
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (Natl)4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
Manual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD