We have had nothing but good things to say about the new Hyundai Sonata, expect of course for the recall issues. It won our midsize sedan test, beating out the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, and it has been praised by numerous other media outlets.

With all these awards and great comments, the Sonata began to sell very well. It began to move up the sales ladder and now, it has overtaken the Nissan Altima for third place in the midsize sedan segment, according to The Detroit News. Hyundai sold 21,399 models, just falling behind Honda’s 22,506 mark for the Accord and Toyota’s 30,000 sales for the Camry.

The Korean sedan has been kicking the tails of theFord Fusion and the Chevrolet Malibu for quite some time, but this is the first time that it has beaten a major Japanese machine. There are many reasons for this overtaking. Styling, performance, build quality, and the car’s incredible fuel economy have helped it climb easily up the ladder.


Source: The Detroit News

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  (780) posted on 11.8.2010

new sonata came out late Feb. so first couple of months don’t really count since outgoing sonata sales weren’t as good as the new one.

  (765) posted on 11.5.2010

I have sat in a Camry but i can’t tell you what the interior was like i fell asleep. That’s never happened before don’t know what would cause that?

  (406) posted on 10.4.2010

I don’t see how anyone can buy a Camry or accord with this coming to market.

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