$17,895 - $18,795
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,895 - $18,795
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 33-34 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC MPI 16-valve I4 engine w/continuously variable valve timing (CVVT)
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission w/OD
  • Transmission shift interlock
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Front wheel drive
  • 110-amp alternator
  • Independent double-wishbone front suspension w/gas shocks
  • Multi-link rear suspension w/gas shocks
  • Front/rear stabilizer bar
  • P215/60R16 all-season Michelin tires
  • 16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/covers
  • Compact spare tire
  • Pwr assisted speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • 17.7 gallon fuel tank
  • Single exhaust

Exterior Features

  • Body-color front/rear bumpers
  • Body-color body-side moldings
  • Grille w/chrome accent
  • Dual body-color heated pwr exterior mirrors w/shut-off timers
  • Tinted glass
  • Body-color door handles
  • Variable intermittent speed-sensitive windshield wipers w/washers

Interior Features

  • Cloth front bucket seats-inc: multi-adjustable seats, adjustable headrests
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat w/outboard head restraints
  • Front center console-inc: fixed armrest, dual level storage, dual cup holders
  • Rear center armrest w/(2) cup holders
  • Full cut pile carpeting
  • Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, coolant temp, odometer, digital trip odometer, adjustable illumination
  • Warning lights-inc: oil pressure, charge, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk lid open, brake, check engine, ABS
  • Pwr windows-inc: driver auto-down/up, pinch protection, illuminated switches
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • Cruise control
  • Trunk/fuel filler door remote releases
  • Anti-theft alarm system w/panic feature
  • Air conditioning w/cabin air filter
  • Rear seat heater ventilation
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: (6) speakers
  • In-glass antenna
  • Digital clock
  • Cloth insert door trim
  • Small front door map pockets
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear assist grips
  • Lighting-inc: glove box, cargo, ashtray, ignition key surround, front map
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Front seatback pockets
  • (2) coat hangers
  • Cargo area 12-volt pwr outlet

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • 2nd generation front airbags w/occupant classification system (OCS)
  • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side air curtains
  • Front 3-point seatbelts-inc: height adjustable anchors, belt pretensioners, force limiters
  • Rear 3-point seatbelts
  • Pwr window lock-out
  • LATCH child seat anchors
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Transmission shift interlock
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Body-side reinforcements
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Hood buckling creases/safety stops

Options & Packages

2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Reviews

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My Hyundai sonata is very nice and reliable!

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

My vehicle is for the most part very good. I have very little problems with it, but about a year ago when I was pushing the button to open the gas tank the button broke and I had to pry open the door to get to the gas tank. Also the screen on the radio is broken and you cannot see anything on the screen, other than that the car has been very reliable and has always gotten me where I need to go, also it has very good gas mileage, and very comfortable seating but you do stick to the leather like most cars in the heat and in the cold the seats are chilly but it does have a wonderful heating and cooling system. It runs very smoothly, so for the most part the vehicle is very nice.

- Emily G

everyone who has inspected it or worked on it has said what a good car it is.

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

The vehicle is comfortable. The cup holder came to me broken (I bought it used) so I can't speak on that. It's 13 years old and just had some brakes replaced for the first time. It runs smoothly. The trunk is surprisingly spacious. The sun visors DO NOT STAY up when the weather is hot and are constantly falling. There is an emergency latch in the trunk that opens the fuel door, which is incredibly helpful. It is difficult to clean and becomes a sled when there is a hint of snow or slush on the ground.

- Tracey B

The armrest was a big deal for me.

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

There have not been any problems with my car. Honestly, the performance is great. It takes me wherever I need to go whenever I need to go. The sounds that comes from the car is very smooth almost velvety. I can always rely on my car if my friends decide to change plans at the last minute and I have to change my destination quickly. The inside is nice and the seats are very soft. On some days, I like to just take a drive just because I can and I know my car is very trustworthy.

- Trinity R

A car well worth the money.

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

The 2006 Hyundai sonata is a very reliable vehicle. The only problem that we have encountered is a normal one especially for our state of Florida. Because of the year, our air conditioning went out since it is used for at least 8 months of the year. We will get it fixed though since the car is really reliable. It is definitely worth the money and if anything ever happens to this car, we will buy another sonata. Love the gas mileage and the sunroof.

- Deb S

A dependable car if you're ready to spend for upkeep

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

The door handles break off, I've replaced the fuel pump twice in the past 6 months, had to replace the oil pan, oil filter, oil dipstick and all the related gaskets six months ago. The front end suspension (ball joints, shocks, struts, etcetera, need replacing every couple of years. The hood latch cable broke and I have to use pliers to open the hood. The thing that holds the hood open is broken so I have to use a post to keep the hood open.

- Martha J

It's been a good car, very good on gas not a gas hog at all

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

This car has been very reliable but it is not very comfortable. It has trouble with the airbag sensor which has caused it to not pass inspection unless I cover the airbag light up. Dealership will not fix this without charging $100 just to look at it however I already know what the problem is. Car does have almost 280,000 miles on it burns a lot of oil great on gas.

- Jessica T

The Hyundai Sonata is a nice, roomy, comfortable car with good gas mileage.

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

It gets good gas mileage. The trunk is very roomy and the back seats fold down adding extra space to the trunk when traveling. The seats are very comfy and the interior looks nice. Hard to see out of the back, while driving, for shorter people. Needs repairs once in awhile. Not the best comfort on bumpy roads, but overall is a very good car.

- Anonymous P

It gets me where I need to go and that is all I ask.

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

My car is very reliable. It will get me where I need to go and that is all I really ask for in a vehicle. I do not really drive as much since I am in college, so I only really use the car in the summer. It has always worked well for me. It has some minor issues such as that it does not have air conditioning but those issues can be fixed.

- Sydney W

The ins and outs of a college students car.

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

It's very old but it gets the job done. When I first got it, however, it was a charm. Sometimes the problems keep adding up and piling on top of each other but most of the time they are easy fixes. The interior of the car is comfortable and really spacious. The exterior is slick and simple. It just needs a few tweaks here and there.

- Alex M

My vehicle is dependent good on gas and runs great.

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

I love my car it has never let me down and it takes me wherever I want to and everything works in it and also good on gas I get 23 miles to the gallon it has a 2.3 liter motor and a automatic transmission it also has 4 doors also has a sunroof windows are slightly tinted it is very roomy and has a jack and a spare tire in the trunk.

- Brandon L

Drives as good as it looks!

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

My car drives really smoothly. It has a high mileage on it but I have not faced any major issues since it was purchased. The engine is still working good. It is comfortable and spacious inside and fits my sons big car seat comfortably. I have taken the car on long journeys and fuel consumption is really good and economical.

- Ana J

It is a comfortable ride and great gas mileage.

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

The interior is spacious and comfortable. It has both automatic and manual settings which are easy to use and they never fail. The trunk is huge and the seats fold down for more storage. The car hugs turns and you cannot feel all the bumps in the road. Has not needed any major work done, very great mechanically sound.

- Michelle Y

Sonata are reliable Cars.

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

The Performance is great. My car is reliable..It has cold air. My car need shocks. My car also need a set of new tires. My car also need a new paint job. But overall it drives really well to be 13 yrs.old. I would definitely recommend this Car for anyone looking for a great economical Car. Also Very good on gas.

- Iris P

Reliable and comfortable, would not trade it for the world

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

I really have no complaints. My car is sturdy and reliable. I would get another Sonata when it's time to retire my current one! I feel super safe in it, and handling is good. No real blind spots (for me anyway). The only thing is that my visors don't stay up, but I was able to fix that myself.

- Carol A

Old, but extremely reliable for my needs.

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

The car is well over 10 years old now and still running well with very little maintenance (knock on wood). It is roomy enough, comfortable on long drives and I really have no complaints other than it being so old that there are no USB ports to plug in phones, etc. I enjoy having the sunroof.

- Beth M

Hyundai Sonata: Reliable Car

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

Only ever had 'normal' problems throughout the life of this car. Nothing crazy ever. It is almost at 217,000 miles and still going strong!! Runs great, has lots of pick up. I highly recommend this vehicle. It has lasted me forever. Taken it on many road trips and it hasn't let me down.

- Cassandra L

It is good on n mileage and has a lighter

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

It is a reliable CAR if you maintain it. The shocks and struts are broken so the drive is a bit bumpy and I need to get them fixed. It is comfortable I do have a lot of back pain and the seats aren't luxurious but it doesn't cause any further pain. It has very basic features, no aux cord

- Sierra V

Great car to get you to and from places!

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

It is a great car. Has awesome pick up when driving. Great AC/Heat settings. There is also seat warmers in the front, which is the best. Have not had much problems with the engine. The tires need to be constantly replaced, but I think that is only from the roads I drive on.

- Chelsea D

I love my vehicle. It has everything I need in a vehicle.

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

Since I bought it I have had a problem after problem with it. I just had to put a sensor in it. Besides that it is good on gas. It is comfortable. It has everything I need but hands free calling. They have enough gadgets out to add this future. Overall I love this care.

- Bran R

My vehicle is very beautiful and is an awesome ride with great gas mileage.

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

I have had my Sonata for 2 years I bought it used. There was only 1 owner and it is in wonderful condition. I have had absolutely no problems with it. I think it is a beautiful car. I love the way it looks and it is a great smooth ride. The gas mileage is awesome.

- Patricia A

It gets good gas mileage. A tad longer than I wanted.

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

It is a little bigger than I wanted. It does run really well. The seats are comfortable. I do not care for the gas lid opener on the door. That is a pain. It gets good gas mileage. The trunk is huge. I bought it used. The passenger front window does not work right.

- Susan J

The vehicle is comfy and doesn't make much noise

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL

The vehicle is really great. The seats are comfy, however the back can get crowded. The trunk is very spacious. It gets good gas mileage. However, I've had problems with it over the years which include leaking oil, overheating and having to get a new engine.

- Madeline H

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