Hyundai Sonata Oil Type

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Hyundai Sonata

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You can find 26 different trims for the Hyundai Sonata and their corresponding recommended oil type.

The years available stretch from 1994 through to 2019 and to view the oil type and capacity you just click to expand.

The Hyundai Sonata line has been running since the mid-1980s and is now in its eighth generation.

Originally the car was a facelifted Hyundai Stellar with a better engine but due to poor sales, this was scrapped to make way for the second generation.

Much to customers' delight, the second-generation Sonata was built on the popular Mitsubishi Galant platform sharing almost every single part.

Thanks to cost-cutting the car was priced relatively low compared to other manufacturers such as Ford making it appealing to budget car buyers.

Eventually, towards the end of the 1990s, the South-Korean automobile manufacturer moved away from rebranding Mitsubishi platforms and engines and introduced their own Sonata.

This fourth-generation car was built on the same platform as the company's popular Santa Fe SUV and the Trajet.

During the 21st century, the Hyundai company went from a budget car manufacturer offering cheap alternatives to a value-for-money quality car producer.

The Hyundai Sonata is now a stylish 4-door sedan selling in high numbers compared to where it was in the 1980s and 1990s.

A range of fuel-efficient engines mated to advanced transmissions have helped the car sell in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Sales in the USA peaked around 2012 with almost a quarter of a million examples sold for that year followed by a sharp decline as customers flock to crossover SUVs like the Kona.