2008 Hyundai Sonata vs. Its Competition

2008 Hyundai Sonata 4-door Sedan V6 Auto GLS Angular Front Exterior View
Martin Padgett Martin 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 Sonata
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2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2009 Toyota Camry
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2008 Nissan Altima 2-door Coupe I4 Man S Front Exterior View2008 Nissan Altima
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Quick Specs
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.
The 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid melds the automaker's proven, hybrid system into America's bread-and-butter sedan. What's not to like?
The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Gas Mileage  
19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class  
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (SE)4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Manual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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