6th Gen (2011 – 2014) Hyundai Sonata Problems

The 6th generation of the Sonata has a cumulative PainRank™ of 64.28. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 2011–2014 Sonata model years have sent in 1119 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (37%) followed by the steering (18%) and the interior (7%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Hyundai model years.

Watch out for the 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2014 40
2013 147
2012 193
2011 739

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