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Quality Used Hyundai Sonata For Sale

Important Notice: Please note that the Hyundai Sonata was discontinued in 2015, which means that only Used Hyundai Sonata 2015 models and older are available on our pre-owned showroom floors.

A Used Hyundai Sonata for Sale at Group1 offers you the perfect fusion of value for money and ultimate driving status. This is thanks to its timeless good looks and exceptional Hyundai engineering excellence. In fact, it is pretty safe to say that a used Hyundai Sonata has all of the elegance and style of a new Hyundai Sonata, but now also includes multiple savings.

Why Buy a Used Hyundai Sonata?

A Used Hyundai Sonata is the perfect car for up and coming businessmen who desire only the best quality and reliability from their vehicles, as well as for growing families looking for that safe, smooth and comfortable ride at an affordable price.

It has been through seven generations (only the 4th to 6th were available in South Africa), with the previous sixth iteration running from 2009 to 2014 and a facelifted version launching introduced in 2012 as the final version to be sold in South Africa. With each generation have come numerous improvements and today a Used Hyundai Sonata rivals many of the more expensive competitors makes and models. This means that when you purchase a Used 2015 Hyundai Sonata or Used 2014 Hyundai Sonata it comes with a host of standard features and benefits that include:

  • Six airbags
  • Push button start
  • Traction Control Systems
  • Park Assist
  • Climate control
  • Paddle Shift

6th Generation Hyundai Sonata
2010 – 2015

The 6th generation Hyundai Sonata cost US$372 million and took 5-years to develop, which resulted in the worldwide launch of this groundbreaking vehicle in 2010. As with all of the Hyundai vehicles of the time (and even to this day), the Sonata included some of the very best safety features of the time. Because of this, it was awarded some of the most prestigious safety awards in the world. These included:

  • The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick Award
  • A 5-star U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Safety Award
  • A 5-star ANCAP Safety Rating
  • A 5-star KNCAP Safety Rating
  • And a 6-star CNCAP Safety Rating

In 2012 the Sonata received a mild facelift that included all of the following changes:

  • A new grille
  • Slimmer LED mirror indicators
  • All new front fog lights with LED daytime running lamps
  • A new alloy wheel design
  • Redesigned LED tail lights
  • A new interior colour touchscreen display (model dependent)
  • Redesigned interior dual-zone automatic climate control
  • A Driver Selectable Steering Mode
  • Front parking sensors (model dependent)
  • An electronic parking brake

Did You Know? This 6th generation Hyundai Sonata was the second vehicle after the Tucson to be designed using Hyundai’s cutting-edge “Fluidic Sculpture” design language. However, here in South Africa, the Elantra was the first vehicle to be sold on our showroom floors that used this revolutionary new design style.

6th Generation Hyundai Sonata at a Glance

Power Train


  • 2.0 L Petrol
  • 2.4 L Petrol


  • 6-speed automatic
  • 6-speed manual


  • 2,795 mm


  • 4,820 mm


  • 1,835 mm


  • 1,470 mm

5th Generation Hyundai Sonata
2005 – 2009

Unveiled in 2004 and going on sale in 2005, the 5th generation Hyundai Sonata was the first to use Hyundai’s all-aluminium I4 engine. Although it was only sold and produced for 4 years, this generation of Sonata had an excellent reputation for reliability and economical running and maintenance costs. It was also considered a very safe car and was awarded the following safety ratings by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 5 stars for its Frontal Crash Rating (Driver)
  • 5 stars for its Frontal Crash Rating (Passenger)
  • 5 stars for its Side Crash Rating (Driver)
  • 5 stars for its Side Crash Rating (Passenger)
  • 4 stars for its Rollover Crash Rating

This generation of Sonata received a very minor facelift and update in 2008, and was sold until the end of 2009.

Did You Know? In 2009 Beijing Hyundai launched a vehicle called the Ling Xiang, which was sold until 2011. It was essentially the same vehicle as the 5th generation Sonata, but for a few minor design changes such as an updated exterior and a completely revised rear seating setup.

5th Generation Hyundai Sonata at a Glance

Power Train


  • 2.0 L petrol
  • 2.4 L petrol
  • 3.3 L V6 petrol


  • 4-speed automatic
  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual (2.0 CRDI only)
  • 5-speed automatic


  • 2,730 mm


  • 4,800 mm


  • 1,830 mm


  • 1,475 mm

4th Generation Hyundai Sonata
1998 – 2004

This was the very first version of the Hyundai Sonata to be sold in South Africa and was extremely popular thanks to its high comfort and convenience levels which were available for a very attractive price. It is one of the cars which helped to launch the Hyundai brand in South Africa, and quickly became a regular sight on South African roads.

It received a facelift in 2001, which updated the front and rear exterior stylings to a more modern look.

Did You Know? This generation of Sonata was sold under the name Hyundai Sonata Viv in South Africa. Surprisingly it shared a build platform with the first-generation Hyundai Santa Fe!

4th Generation Hyundai Sonata at a Glance

Power Train


  • 1.8 L petrol
  • 2.0 L petrol
  • 2.4 L petrol
  • 2.5 L V6 petrol
  • 2.7 L V6 petrol


  • 4-speed automatic
  • 5-speed manua


  • 2,700 mm


  • 4,710 mm – 4,745 mm


  • 1,815 mm – 1,820 mm


  • 1,410 mm – 1,420 mm

Used Hyundai Sonata Prices

Come on down to one of our showrooms in either Gauteng or Knysna to test drive a Second Hand Hyundai Sonata and experience all of its refinement for yourself. Not only will we offer you some of the best Used Hyundai Sonata prices around, but you can rest assured that thanks to our commitment to the Hyundai Select Pre-Owned promise we will always examine our second-hand Sonatas using a 125 point quality check to ensure that when you buy one, you are not only getting a great price, but you are getting a great Used Sonata as well.

Want to Know More About Used Hyundai Sonata’s?

Then why not contact us today regarding our Used Hyundai Vehicles at our showrooms in:

Group1 Hyundai in Midrand

To get the best deals on a Used Hyundai Sonata in Midrand, visit our showrooms:

Come down to: 450, 16th Road, Randjespark, Midrand, Gauteng Or call us on: 011 312 2678 011 312 2678

Group1 Hyundai in Knysna

We also have great deals on a number of Used Hyundai Sonata’s for Sale in Knysna:

Come down to: 2 Main Road, Garden Route, Knysna Or call us on: 044 302 2600 / 081 530 4342

Request a Used Hyundai Sonata Test Drive

You browse our current stock for a Used Hyundai Sonata online using the functionality on this site, or simply contact us using the address and telephone numbers provided above. Either way, we can guarantee you that you’ll be blown away by our exceptional service and the excellent value of owning a Used Hyundai Sonata.

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