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Sonata is enhanced and refined for 2009, from the inside out, to provide a more premium
mid-size sedan experience.

All new Interior with new features

• Center console, audio, Heating/Ventilation/Air   Conditioning              
• Instrument panel, door trim
• Blue interior illumination for an upscale   appearance 
• New interior colors: cocoa, gray, camel
• Factory Navigation system with high-resolution
  touch-screen display
• Auxiliary/USB/iPod input jacks (MP3)

Enhanced SE Differentiation

• Sport-tuned suspension
• Leather bolster/cloth insert sport seats

2009 Sonata front end styling is a balance of sportiness and refinement.

• New headlights and foglights
• New front grille with deeper opening for a
• more aggressive look and triple-bar chrome
  for Limited
• New 10-spoke alloy wheels
• Seven new or refined exterior colors  

Improved Powertrain

• Output increased (3-10 hp) for each engine;   sound enhanced
• Dual CVVT Theta II engine with improved fuel   efficiency
• SULEV/PZEV version of 4-cylinder
• New 5-speed automatic transmission for

2009 Sonata rear end styling conveys more sophistication and power.

• New tail lights
• New exhaust tips
• Rear bumper fascia/bumper moldings for Limited


Unsurpassed Standard Safety Equipment

• Six standard airbags: Dual front airbags,
  front seat-mounted side-impact airbags,
  and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags for front   and outboard rear seat occupants
• Standard ABS with Electronic Brake-force   Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
• Standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with
  Traction Control System (TCS)
• Standard front active head restraints
• 5-star Frontal (Dr./Pass.) and Side (front and
  rear) crash ratings by the NHTSA for 2008

Product Links

Scheduled Maintenance     Accessory Brochure     Quick Reference Guide     Fast Facts  

eBrochure     Nav Unit Quick Reference Guide    2009 Sonata Microsite

Product Overview

3.3L V6 engine has been improved and refined for greater power, efficiency, and intake sound.
•  Maintenance-free steel timing chain
•  5% improvement in fuel economy
•  Est. +1 mpg city
•  Est. +1-2 mpg highway
•  Horsepower: 249HP @ 6000 rpm

2.4L 4-cylinder engine has also been improved with added power and fuel economy.
•  5% improvement in fuel economy
•  Est. +1 mpg city
•  Est. +1-2 mpg highway
•  Horsepower: 175 HP @ 6000 rpm-ULEV / 168 HP @ 6000 rpm-SULEV

Sonata offers substantial improvements in structural rigidity which allow for both enhanced ride comfort and handling.
•  Sonata boasts a 29% torsional stiffness advantage over Honda Accord. This rigid body
   structure allows Hyundai chassis engineers to improve two suspension goals that normally
   •  A more comfortable, quieter ride than Accord
   •  Maintain precise steering and handling

Who's Buying Sonata

•  Virtually everyone can be a Sonata buyer
•  It appeals to Camry and Accord shoppers who are looking for better value
•  It appeals to domestic shoppers who want more style
•  The new Sonata works for families and singles

Why They Buy

•  NHTSA 5-star crash test rating for front and side impacts.
•  Class-leading standard safety equipment
•  Powerful and efficient engines
•  More interior space than any car in its class
•  Outstanding value
•  Quality backed by America's Best Warranty

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