$4,252 - $5,457
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
* Photo: 2008 Hyundai Sonata SE Trim Image

GLS Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,252 - $5,457
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19-21 City / 28-31 HWY

GLS Features & Specs

Interior Features

  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Front bucket seats w/active head restraints
  • Rear 60/40 split-fold seats w/outboard headrests
  • Dual tier console w/fixed armrest, storage, (2) cupholders
  • Rear center armrest w/(2) cupholders
  • Center console mounted 12-volt pwr outlet
  • Full floor carpeting
  • Door sill scuff plates
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Leather wrapped tilt steering wheel
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, coolant temp, trip odometer, digital clock
  • Warnings-inc: oil pressure, battery, door ajar, trunk open, brake, check engine
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Pwr windows w/driver auto up/down, pinch protection, lockout
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry system w/alarm
  • Remote fuel/hood release
  • Cruise control
  • AM/FM/XM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: (6) speakers
  • In-glass antenna
  • Air conditioning w/cabin air filter
  • Rear window defroster
  • Locking glovebox
  • Cloth door trim
  • Map pockets
  • Assist grips
  • Lighting-inc: dome, ignition, glovebox, map
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Seatback pockets
  • Rear coat hanger

Exterior Features

  • Body-color bumpers
  • Body-color body-side moldings
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors
  • Tinted glass
  • Solar control glass
  • Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags
  • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side-curtain airbags
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions
  • Front seat belt pretensioners & force limiters
  • Emergency internal trunk release
  • Lower/upper anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system
  • Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Shift interlock system
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Body-side reinforcements
  • Hood buckling creases & safety stops

Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC CVVT 16-valve I4 engine
  • 3.3L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Shiftronic
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Shiftronic
  • Shift interlock system
  • Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent double-wishbone front suspension w/gas shocks
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/gas shocks
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P215/60VR16 all-season tires
  • 16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/covers
  • Compact spare tire
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering w/engine-speed-sensing
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist
  • Chrome tipped dual exhaust

Options & Packages

Option Package

Popular equipment pkg 2 ($650)

  • Pwr driver seat
  • Driver lumbar support
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Automatic light control
  • Trip computer
  • Chrome window trim
  • Metalgrain/woodgrain interior accents

Popular equipment pkg 3 plus sunroof ($1,550)

  • Pwr driver seat
  • Driver lumbar support
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Automatic light control
  • Trip computer
  • Chrome window trim
  • Metalgrain/woodgrain interior accents
  • Pwr tilt/slide glass sunroof

2008 Hyundai Sonata Owner Reviews

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I've had my car for 5 years and have only changed the battery once

2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Hyundai Sonata is a great car to have . It's excellent on gas mileage drives smooth and just an overall great car to have. Extremely spacious, rides great. Good car to have if you're traveling long distance. I got my particular model from a dealership in Chapel Hill. The gentleman and lady that helped me secure the car was extremely nice and helpful. They both made sure I got exactly what I wanted at the time and made sure I got a great deal on the price and mileage on the car. When I purchased it, it only had one owner before myself and only had 10,000 miles on it. Practically a brand new car. They only had it for a year .

- Ashley H

Hyundai sonata wear and tear repairs.

2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS

This car has been very reliable over the years. I purchased it used and have experienced normal wear and tear like any other vehicle and I have maintained it well. I purchased it at CarMax with the CarMax extended warranty and am glad I did. I have used it many times for repairs which have saved me money. Repairs over the last 5 years include: new a/c, all 4 door handles fell off, 2 power windows broke and the 'sonata' emblem fell off. But with proper maintenance, this car has never left me stranded. It does drive rather slow though so if you are looking for a car with good pickup, this is not it.

- Danielle M

. I cannot believe this car is still running after all I have done to it.

2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS

My Hyundai has been great. I have had it for over 10 years with very little problems and very little maintenance. They put a lot of money into their drivetrain and engine. But the small plastic details in the car break early. I mean things like the cup holder or the latch for the storage on the console. I change the oil every 5 to 10 thousand miles. At 10 years I finally had a transmission seal leak, an exhaust leak, and had my serpentine belt changed for the first time.

- Richard P

This is a Great car and great company.

2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Overall a great car from a great company. The car sells for a fair cost. They come with 10 year warranty on powertrain. My car was 9 years and 11 months old and they paid for the head gasket to be replaced. I also had the rubber boot break on me I had a retail mechanic fix it then I found out it was covered on the 10 year warranty. I contacted the mfg I sent them the bill and with in about 6 weeks I had the $500 expense reimbursed to me

- Doug K

The sonata is a comfortable car to drive and ride in. It's a great family car.

2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The sonata is a comfortable car. It rides very smooth. There is plenty of trunk space and the rear seats fold down for transporting large items. It handles well. It gets great gas mileage. There is a large glove compartment. Plenty of legroom in back seats for passengers. We like it very much. Not a fancy looking car but has clean lines. Great family car.

- Sue D

Great daily driver with spacious seating and trunk space.

2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS

The car handles well, not much pick up and go through. It's comfortable to drive and the interior is roomy and comfortable for long drives. Sun visors do not hold up so well. Both of mine have broken hinges. Minimal maintenance for me and I drive about 80 miles a day between work, school, and home. I've taken it on multiple road trips with minimal issues.

- Jordan S

The Hyundai sonata is comfortable, practical, and affordable.

2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS

My car performs great and runs smooth and quiet. It is not slow or sluggish. The seats are comfortable. It has great gas mileage. I like it so much that this is the second one I have owned. My first I got rear ended in and I was fine. I drove two hours to find this one, because I only will drive manual transmissions and they are hard to find these days.

- Holly B

6 cylinder car so you speed up very fast and you can hardly feel the car moving.

2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS

My vehicle is very comfortable and drives very smooth. You can hardly tell that you are moving when you are in the car. The only problem that I have had with my car is that there is no tire pressure light on the dashboard so you need to be checking the tire pressure regularly and there is also no aux plug.

- Megan S

Hyundai Sonata is a reliable car

2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS

My vehicle has been very reliable and generally been a pleasure to drive. I haven't had any maintenance issues beyond standard recommended maintenance. Gas mileage is not as great as I would like, but it is an older car, so can't expect it to be as good as the newer models on that front.

- David S

No problems after 11 years!

2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS

I haven't had any major issues with my car. It is 11 years old and the only things, other than normal maintenance, that I have needed to take it in for are minor issues like replacing the visors! I change cabin air filter on my own, but everything has held up so nicely.

- Erin M

sonata gls it comes with intuitive tech features

2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS

rides great, runs great, looks good, great gas mileage, comfortable drive, power seats, power windows, power trunk, power fuel cap, power seats, power mirrors, anti lock braking system, automatic transmission, air bags, defogger, traction control, adjustable comforts


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