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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 27 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.7L (162) DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 engine
  • Shiftronic 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Transmission shift interlock
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent double-wishbone MacPherson strut front suspension w/gas shocks
  • Multi-link rear suspension w/trailing arms
  • Front/rear stabilizer bar
  • P205/65R15 all-season Michelin tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • 15" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • Pwr assisted speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 17.2 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Body-color front/rear bumpers
  • Body-color body-side moldings
  • Aerodynamic halogen headlamps
  • Front fog lamps
  • Dual body-color pwr exterior mirrors
  • Tinted glass
  • Body-color door handles
  • Variable-intermittent windshield wipers w/washers

Interior Features

  • Cloth reclining front bucket seats-inc: multi-adjustable driver seat, adjustable head restraints
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Center console w/armrest & storage
  • Full cut pile carpeting
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped transmission shift lever
  • Full instrumentation-inc: tachometer, warning lamps
  • Pwr windows w/driver-side auto-down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry system w/alarm
  • Cruise control
  • Remote releases-inc: fuel, trunk door
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear seat heater ventilation
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • ETR AM/FM stereo-inc: CD player, (6) speakers
  • Digital quartz clock
  • Fixed mast antenna
  • Glove box
  • Cloth insert door trim
  • Front cup holders
  • Driver/front passenger sunvisors w/vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear assist grips
  • Central overhead lamp
  • Cargo area lamp
  • Fully trimmed cargo area-inc: trunk lid
  • Front door map pockets
  • Cargo area 12-volt pwr outlet

Safety Features

  • Driver/front passenger front airbags w/passenger presence detection system
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Front 3-point seat belts-inc: height adjustable anchors, belt pretensioners, force limiters, driver-side ELR, passenger-side ELR/ALR
  • Rear 3-point ELR/ALR seat belts
  • (3) child safety seat anchors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Transmission shift interlock
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering wheel
  • Energy-absorbing front/rear crumple zones

2004 Hyundai Sonata Owner Reviews

94 Reviews
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Loving My 2004 Hyundai Sonata

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

I absolutely love my 2004 Hyundai Sonata. I only have 73,000 miles on it, but I have had no problems with it whatsoever There have been no recalls of any kind. The car is as reliable as the day is long. It is a very comfortable riding car. I have only had to do normal maintenance. I get the oil changed when necessary. For the most part, the car takes care of itself. I didn't have any extra features put on the car, just what comes with it. I would buy another Hyundai Sonata in a heartbeat. I have had the car for over 15 years and I don't plan on replacing it unless some major repair needs to be made. The car has never been in an accident and the body is in great shape. There is no rust. I love my Hyundai Sonata.

- Janet J

Good Family Car, for moms and their babies. Good gas mileage.

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

My car is older so of course I'm having issues now with a/c, brakes, replacing tires, and all that but overall it's a great family car. Small, good on gas and mileage, it's lasted me 7 years so far with close to no issues as far as the car goes. The comfort is great if you are small, my husband is taller and has a bit of a hard time fitting in the car. It's great for me and the kids though to ride around. Heavier set people have a hard time fitting too. There aren't many features on my vehicle since it's old but I know the newer models have tons of feature.

- Morgan B

Dependable car, good on gas

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

The Hyundai Sonata is good on gas. I was used to driving an SUV so it was hard to get used to. The car seems to be reliable, but it does have a recall on it. They said the computer needs to be updated. I'm not sure what that means or if it will affect the way the car runs. I would prefer a newer model with the backup camera, the 2004 does not have this feature. The only thing I really don't like is that I overpaid for the car.

- Danielle E

Very good car for a first car.

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

It drive very smoothly. Good for a first car. Great to fix. Very easy to operate. A bit of a fixer upper but owned and doesn't need a car payment minus insurance. Has a bit of a bum wheel but I'm taking it to the shop so that should be sorted. Anyone driving this car is very lucky to experience the vast smoothness of it. A few dents but none that affect the car function. Very much recommend this car.

- Kerri M

Only 1 owner and 50,000 miles.

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

My car is all banged up but it only has 50,000 miles and new things have recently been put into car. Ir runs very well but it is ugly because of age and wear and tear. If someone is handy and has a machine that gets out bumps they could have a pretty good car with one owner and great mileage.It is white so it needs to be painted. Great leather seats with wood accents but again still wear and tear.

- Robin K

Stellar Sonata: Reliable and Simple

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

It works very well! It is incredibly reliable. The stereo system is broken so it is tricky to listen to music. It has had power steering problems and even once they were fixed it still makes a funny noise sometimes. I have never had the check engine light come on. It is mostly comfortable but it certainly isn't a luxury vehicle. It has gotten me around on road trips without any problems.

- Caroline P

Sonata - such a great car !

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

Hyundai Sonata is such a great car ! I've own 2 so far . They're very reliable, never had to have any special maintenance. And not to mention very comfy ! Great family car because it's so spacious, but also not too big if it's just you in it most of the time ! I would probably stick with Hyundai forever now ! Especially the sonatas. Every year they get better and better ! Love my car !

- Mariah D

My vehicle is super cute!

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

My vehicle is a gold and sand mixture color. The handles are slightly discolored and chipped. The wheels are new. There is a slight tint film across all windows. Mechanically it is in decent shape, which a slight transmission issue. There were new oxygen sensors and a recent oil change installed. The lock system is slightly messed up and the radio does not work.

- Riley S

Good quality Car with amazing features

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

It's a really nice car gets awesome gas mileage and has really good features. Like any car it gets lots of recalls luckily the dealership is nice about getting them all taken care of. The trunk space is nice for hauling big boxes or lots of groceries. The hands free call is a major bonus along with the Sirius XM feature.

- Angela P

My Hyundai Sonata '04 is a very nice car for high school and college students

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

My vehicle is very dependable and I have had very few problems with it in the past 5 years I have owned one. I bought my car pre owned and it was still AWESOME! It is great on gas only takes about $30 to fill up if gas is low. It has nice sunroof and sound system. Although all models may not have a sunroof.

- Rachel J

2004 Hyundai Sonata review

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

My 2004 Hyundai Sonata is a good and reliable vehicle. Although, it is quite old and needs maintenance every once in a while as expected. It runs well and hasn't given me any major problems so far. It handles decent in the snow and overall it's a practical car for new car buyers and college students.

- Jon C

The car that kept me going.

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

My car starts most of the time. I only paid 700 dollars for it, most sonatas are very dependable. I have a problem with burning oil in my Hyundai but I check the oil once a week it usually needs a court of oil a week if I had it to do over again I would still by the sonata and do the up keep on it.

- Jackie K

Great gas mileage, smith ride.

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

Had this car since 2006. Taken on many trips. Drives very smoothly, trunk space is huge, gas mileage is still around 29 on the highway. No major problems, but will be trading it in soon. Probably get another sonata. Drives great in the city for stop & go driving. Really love this car.

- Sharon B

Very reliable, outdated in technology

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

It is very reliable but I have an old year and outdated. Very comfortable but does not have Bluetooth or any updated systems in there. But it is 100% reliable and awesome on very long rides. Would highly recommend for someone who drives often. But not for this generation of technology

- Ashley M

It is reliable and does not need any work so far for such an old car.

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

It is works very well I haven't had any significant problems with it. The only time I need to take it in is for a smog check and oil change like any other car. If you like you go fast I wouldn't recommend because the acceleration is not amazing but it is a great reliable car over all.

- Elizabeth R

Is the middle of the front seats it has a cool place to set your drinks

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

I like my car because it is reliable. It also a easy fix whenever it breaks down. What I enjoy about it as well is the space and how comfortable it is to drive. It is easy to turn and I feel like I'm in control. It also has is good on gas I can almost fill with 35 dollars

- Elizabeth S

I love my car, Old reliable

2004 Hyundai Sonata Base

I've had this model of the 2004 Hyundai Sonata for about 13 years, I've put about 200,000 miles on it. The body holds up strong, I've notice on my car and others like it rust by the fuel tank, but I get work on it here and there and I find it to be very reliable!

- Mila B

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