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Basic Info

Description:
Pre-Owned 2019 Hyundai Sonata SEL
Engine:
Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144
Drivetrain:
FWD
Transmission:
6-Speed Automatic w/OD
Model Code:
284J2F4P
Body:
4dr Car
Mileage:
14,823
Exterior:
Quartz White Pearl
Interior:
Gray
HWY:
33 MPG
CITY:
25 MPG
Stock#:
UGW886A
VIN:
5NPE34AF9KH801460
Custom

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Disclaimer:

Tax, title, registration and dealer doc & title prep not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at 401-586-6950 or by visiting us at the dealership.

Please understand that an AutoCheck Report is subject to change at any time without notice. Feel free to have the vehicle of choice inspected by someone you trust if uncertain. AutoCheck is a third party vehicle history reporting company, not affiliated with Used Car Genius. Used Car Genius does not endorse AutoCheck, and disclaims any and all liability for any damage, economic or otherwise, which may result from the use or reliance on the information contained in the AutoCheck Reports.

Sample finance payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price. Rate is only an example and may not reflect currently available rates. With approved credit. Terms may vary.


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  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • 8-Way Driver Seat
  • Air Filtration
  • Analog Display
  • Blue Link Tracker System
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • FOB Controls -inc: Cargo Access
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • Front Cupholder
  • Front Map Lights
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver's seat w/power lumbar support, 6-way manual passenger seat (height-adjustable) and passenger side seatback pockets
  • Heated Leather Steering Wheel
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Integrated Roof Antenna
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Piano Black/Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shifter Material
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Passenger Seat
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
  • Radio: AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM/MP3 Display Audio -inc: 7 color touchscreen, HD Radio technology w/multicasting, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, integrated Bluetooth w/phonebook transfer, 6 speakers (2 front-door-mounted, 2 tweeters and 2 rear) and iPod/USB, wireless phone charging and auxiliary input jacks
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Smart Trunk Proximity Cargo Access and Power Fuel
  • Selective Service Internet Access
  • Streaming Audio
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Valet Function
  • YES Essentials Premium Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
  • Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Tires: P215/55R17
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Wheels w/Painted Accents
  • Wheels: 17 x 7.0J Aluminum Alloy
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
  • Streaming Audio
  • Integrated Roof Antenna
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • 140 Amp Alternator
  • 18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • 2.89 Axle Ratio
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • 80-Amp/Hr 640CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • Engine: 2.4L GDI DOHC 16-Valve I4
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/SHIFTRONIC -inc: OD lock-up torque converter and shift lock
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Lane Change Assist (LCA) Blind Spot
  • Blue Link Emergency Sos
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Vehicle Name: Hyundai Sonata
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
  • EPA Classification: Large Cars
  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Passenger Volume: 106.1
  • Base Curb Weight: 3303
  • Fuel Economy Est-Combined: 28
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City: 25
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy: 33
  • Engine Order Code:
  • Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
  • Displacement: 2.4 L/144
  • Fuel System: Gasoline Direct Injection
  • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM: 185 @ 6000
  • SAE Net Torque @ RPM: 178 @ 4000
  • Trans Order Code:
  • Trans Type: 6
  • Trans Description Cont.: Automatic w/OD
  • Trans Description Cont. Again:
  • First Gear Ratio (:1): 4.21
  • Second Gear Ratio (:1): 2.64
  • Third Gear Ratio (:1): 1.80
  • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1): 1.39
  • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1): 1.00
  • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1): 0.77
  • Reverse Ratio (:1): 3.38
  • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1): 2.89
  • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary): 640
  • Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year: 6.3
  • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps): 140
  • Suspension Type - Front: Strut
  • Suspension Type - Rear: Multi-Link
  • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.): Strut
  • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.): Multi-Link
  • Front Tire Order Code:
  • Rear Tire Order Code:
  • Spare Tire Order Code:
  • Front Tire Size: P215/55VR17
  • Rear Tire Size: P215/55VR17
  • Spare Tire Size: Compact
  • Front Wheel Size: 17 X 7
  • Rear Wheel Size: 17 X 7
  • Spare Wheel Size: Compact
  • Front Wheel Material: Aluminum
  • Rear Wheel Material: Aluminum
  • Spare Wheel Material: Steel
  • Steering Type: Rack-Pinion
  • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb: 35.6
  • Brake Type: 4-Wheel Disc
  • Brake ABS System: 4-Wheel
  • Disc - Front (Yes or ): Yes
  • Disc - Rear (Yes or ): Yes
  • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness: 12
  • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness: 11.2
  • Drum - Rear (Yes or ):
  • Rear Drum Diam x Width:
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx: 18.5
  • Front Head Room: 40.4
  • Front Leg Room: 45.5
  • Front Shoulder Room: 57.9
  • Front Hip Room: 55.3
  • Second Head Room: 38
  • Second Leg Room: 35.6
  • Second Shoulder Room: 56.5
  • Second Hip Room: 56.1
  • Wheelbase: 110.4
  • Length, Overall: 191.1
  • Width, Max w/o mirrors: 73.4
  • Height, Overall: 58.1
  • Track Width, Front: 63.5
  • Track Width, Rear: 63.8
  • Min Ground Clearance: 5.3
  • Trunk Volume: 16.3
  • Model Group: Sonata
  • Vehicle Segment: Intermediate
  • Vehicle Type: Sedan
  • Engine Displacement Units: 2.4
  • Engine Camshaft: DOHC
  • Engine Block Type: aluminum
  • Engine Cylinder Count: 4
  • Engine Valve Count: 4
  • Country of Origin: United States Hyundai Passenger Cars
  • Radio: AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM/MP3 Display Audio -inc: 7 color touchscreen, HD Radio technology w/multicasting, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, integrated Bluetooth w/phonebook transfer, 6 speakers (2 front-door-mounted, 2 tweeters and 2 rear) and iPod/USB, wireless phone charging and auxiliary input jacks
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Lane Change Assist (LCA) Blind Spot
  • Hands-Free Liftgate
  • Heated front seats
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Piano Black/Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Power driver seat
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Satellite Radio
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Option Group 01
  • 6 Speakers
  • AM/FM radio: SiriusXM
  • Radio data system
  • Radio: AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM/MP3 Display Audio
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Rear window defroster
  • Power driver seat
  • Power steering
  • Power windows
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Traction control
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Emergency communication system: Blue Link
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Knee airbag
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Overhead airbag
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Blind spot sensor: Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Lane Change Assist (LCA) warning
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Exterior Parking Camera Rear
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • First Aid Kit
  • Panic alarm
  • Security system
  • Speed control
  • Bumpers: body-color
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Mud Guards
  • Power door mirrors
  • Rear Bumper Applique
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Driver door bin
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Front reading lights
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Illuminated entry
  • Leather Shift Knob
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Outside temperature display
  • Overhead console
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Tachometer
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Trip computer
  • Front Bucket Seats
  • Front Center Armrest
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Split folding rear seat
  • YES Essentials Premium Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Cargo Net
  • Passenger door bin
  • Reversible Cargo Tray
  • Wheels: 17 x 7.0J Aluminum Alloy
  • Speed-Sensitive Wipers
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • FIRST AID KIT
  • QUARTZ WHITE PEARL
  • REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
  • CARGO NET
  • REVERSIBLE CARGO TRAY
  • MUD GUARDS
  • GRAY YES ESSENTIALS PREMIUM CLOTH SEATING SURFACES
  • CARPETED FLOOR MATS
  • BLACK YES ESSENTIALS PREMIUM CLOTH SEATING SURFACES
  • OPTION GROUP 01
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Tires - Front Performance
  • Tires - Rear Performance
  • Temporary Spare Tire
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Rear Defrost
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Automatic Headlights
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Satellite Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • HD Radio
  • Smart Device Integration
  • Requires Subscription
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Bucket Seats
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Trip Computer
  • Power Windows
  • Telematics
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Door Locks
  • Keyless Start
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Hands-Free Liftgate
  • Cruise Control
  • Climate Control
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • A/C
  • Cloth Seats
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Security System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Knee Air Bag
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Back-Up Camera
  • 4 Cylinder Engine
  • Gasoline Fuel
  • 6-Speed A/T
  • A/T
  • Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

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Please understand that an AutoCheck Report is subject to change at any time without notice. Feel free to have the vehicle of choice inspected by someone you trust if uncertain. AutoCheck is a third party vehicle history reporting company, not affiliated with Used Car Genius. Used Car Genius does not endorse AutoCheck, and disclaims any and all liability for any damage, economic or otherwise, which may result from the use or reliance on the information contained in the AutoCheck Reports.

Sample finance payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price. Rate is only an example and may not reflect currently available rates. With approved credit. Terms may vary.

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  • What is AutoCheck?

    AutoCheck is a subscription service that provides a look into a vehicle’s history so that a potential buyer can assess the risks of buying that vehicle. AutoCheck is a subsidiary of Experian and is also partnered with other leaders in the automotive industry, such as Autotrader, Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book, EbayMotors, Nada Guides, and Cars.com. Many used-car shoppers consider AutoCheck a good resource, but there’s only so much that this service can do. These limitations mean that a vehicle history report may be missing important information, either because it was never reported or it was reported but hasn’t made it onto the report yet. After all, since AutoCheck reports are not based on any kind of firsthand inspection – nobody from AutoCheck ever sees these vehicles at all – the information they contain is likely to be incomplete.

    What Does an AutoCheck Report Contain?

    An AutoCheck vehicle history report outlines some factors that contribute to that vehicle’s AutoCheck Score so that the potential buyer can compare the cars they’re considering. The score begins at a certain numerical value based on the year, make, and model. That starting point will be lowered by factors such as accidents, high mileage, title brands (salvaged – such as from flood damage – or rebuilt), odometer issues, a history of multiple owners, frame damage, being branded as a lemon for repeated repairs at low mileage, whether a vehicle is a “buyback” (meaning that the manufacturer bought it back from the original buyer as required by law after it was found to be lemon), theft, repossession, and whether the vehicle has been used as a fleet vehicle – usually taxi or police. However, if these factors appear on an AutoCheck report, it doesn’t mean the vehicle isn’t perfectly sound and worth buying. The reported issues did not necessarily harm the car, and if any damage resulted, it’s likely that it was repaired. And there’s always a chance that a mistake was made in the report. The only thing that matters is the vehicle’s present condition, and the surest way to assess that is to have it looked at mechanically by a professional you trust. Here’s a look at the six categories you’ll see in an AutoCheck report and what information they contain:
    Accident Check: AutoCheck receives accident data from the Department/Registry of Motor Vehicles, auctions, and insurance companies. AutoCheck itself has never physically inspected any vehicles or claimed to know of unreported accidents.
    State Title Brand and Other Problem Check: Entries reported under this category can be significant, if they were serious enough to affect the vehicle’s safety. A salvaged or rebuilt title can greatly impact a vehicle’s overall condition and value.
    Vehicle Use and Events Check: This section of an AutoCheck report identifies if the vehicle was used as a rental, lease, police vehicle, or taxi. It also shows if the vehicle is reported to have a loan/lien or duplicate title issued. The Events section will show reported accidents, repossessions, and theft.
    Odometer Check: Concealing or tampering with a car’s true mileage is illegal. The Odometer Check identifies incorrect or fraudulent mileage data, including rollbacks, rollovers, and other inconsistencies.
    Detailed Vehicle History Report: This section shows a timeline of a vehicle’s history in chronological order. While it’s most important to focus on a vehicle’s current condition, knowing a vehicle’s entire history can help.
    Structural Damage: Here, you can see structural damage to the vehicle’s frame or unibody. If a vehicle has structural damage, it may be something minor as a dent to a part of the unibody of the vehicle or something major as a previous repair to a portion of the vehicles structural integrity that can potentially make the vehicle unsafe to drive and expensive to fix. Used Car Genius recommends that you make any purchasing decision based on the vehicles current condition, and have the vehicles condition reviewed by a trusted mechanic.

    Reading an AutoCheck Score

    The scores are based on a scale of 1 to 100 – with 1 the worst and 100 the best – but it’s not that simple. Each vehicle score also correlates to its specific make and model’s score range to give a more accurate picture. For example, a specific 1999 Nissan Maxima may have a score of 84, but the general 1999 Nissan Maxima score range is from 76 to 81. This implies that this 1999 Nissan Maxima exceeds the expectations of similar Maximas from the same model year. Here’s where it gets a bit tricky. On the other side, a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu may have a score of 89, but the range for 2005 Chevrolet Malibus is 90 to 95. Although the Malibu has a higher score than the Maxima, it falls short of the Malibu’s average score range, ultimately making it a less favorable option than the average Malibu from the same model year.

    Where does AutoCheck Get Its Data From?

    AutoCheck vehicle history reports receive data from several sources, including the Registry (or Department) of Motor Vehicles, auto auctions, and insurance companies. These reports also use police-reported accident and theft information and data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, during times of major storm events, to state when a vehicle suffered storm damage. Again, this data collection is not comprehensive: not everything is reported, and not everything that is reported gets added to the report in a timely manner.
    The Takeaway: How Best to Use an AutoCheck Report
    Feel free to use an AutoCheck report as one of many tools in your car-shopping arsenal. But while you may use a negative report to rule out a used car you’re considering, you should be careful about using a positive report to rule one in. Again, that report could be missing something in the vehicle’s past that was not reported to or otherwise recorded by any of the sources AutoCheck uses. It can also take some time for reported information to show up on the report, meaning that the report may change after you buy the vehicle. That could present a problem if you want to sell it later: if negative information from incidents before you bought the vehicle is added during your ownership, potential buyers can then see that if they view the report. Even if the negative parts of the report never caused an issue with the car (or if you had the issue fixed), that delayed negative report can devalue the car when you’re trying to sell it, as well as making some buyers change their minds.
    The bottom line is that there’s no substitute for having a trusted mechanic look over the vehicle you’re interested in buying. This should include a road test so he can listen and feel for any unusual sounds that could indicate a developing issue. Used Car Genius will always welcome you to take this valuable step for your peace of mind.

    *Please understand that an AutoCheck Report is subject to change at any time without notice. AutoCheck is a third-party vehicle history reporting company and is not affiliated with Used Car Genius. Used Car Genius does not endorse AutoCheck, and disclaims any and all liability for any damage that may result from relying solely on the information contained in AutoCheck Reports.

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