Used Hyundai Sonata (2005 - 2010) Costs

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 03 Jul 2013
The Sonata is Hyundai's attempt at a relatively upmarket four-door saloon, but aside from decent equipment levels and a comfortable ride, there's little to recommend it. The anonymous styling along with a cheap feeling interior and forgettable driving experience mean it isn't a desirable choice.

2.5 out of 5

Running costs

The Sonata is well equipped but it isn't great value compared to other budget saloons. Running costs are reasonable however, helped by affordable Hyundai servicing and the five year warranty which covers any unexpected costs for a large chunk of the cars life. Insurance is group 10 for the 2.0-litre petrol and CRTD models and group 15 for the V6, but fuel economy could be better for all three engines.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,524 - £2,013 *


£1,228 - £1,519 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 124p and diesel 127p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

10,000 miles.


Five years/unlimited mileage.

Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £0.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

The Sonata scores reasonably on the eco front. With an average of 199 g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are fairly standard for a saloon. Economy isn't overly impressive though - the diesel manages 46mpg but the 2.0-litre petrol only returns 35mpg.

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