Every Hyundai Has Problems. Some More Than Others.

PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked Hyundai generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

Why You Should Avoid the 6th Generation Hyundai Sonata

From 2011 to 2014, the Sonata accumulated an overall PainRank™ of 64.28. By our math that means it ranks last in overall reliability. See why it ranks so poorly.

Want to know now all 48 Hyundai generations rank?

Rank Model Generation Years Reliability PainRank
48th Sonata Gen 6 2011—2014
64.28
47th Elantra Gen 5 2011—2016
39.53
46th Santa Fe Gen 2 2007—2012
21.24