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2016 Hyundai Sonata What's new for 2016? 
2016 Hyundai Sonata

This year a Sonata hybrid and Sonata plug-in hybrid round out the Sonata lineup, while Android Auto made its debut in late 2015. Other changes include lighter-weight suspension components, new wheels for the Limited trim, and automatic emergency braking on models equipped with forward-collision warning.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata What's new for 2015? 
2015 Hyundai Sonata

All-new for the 2015 model year, Hyundai’s midsize sedan sports new looks both inside and out. A new 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to a new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission also debuts in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata.

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2014 Hyundai Sonata What's new for 2014? 
2014 Hyundai Sonata

The 2014 Hyundai Sonata has over 50 improvements this year. Some of the more notable include refreshed interior/exterior styling, standard Driver Selectable Steering Mode, available Blind Spot Detection system, available ventilated seats and a new navigation system with an 8-inch color monitor.

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2013 Hyundai Sonata What's new for 2013? 
2013 Hyundai Sonata

For the 2013 model year, the Hyundai Sonata receives a handful of minor revisions to its feature content. GLS trims equipped with the Popular Equipment Package now include fog lights and heated front seats, while Limited models get a traditional moonroof in place of the previously-standard dual-panel unit. Standard heated front seats for SE trims round out the changes.

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2012 Hyundai Sonata What's new for 2012? 
2012 Hyundai Sonata

For 2012, the Sonata Limited gains a 3-piece panoramic sunroof, while all trims receive Hyundai's Blue Link infotainment and safety system. Cars equipped with navigation also come with HD Radio.

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2011 Hyundai Sonata What's new for 2011? 
2011 Hyundai Sonata

There's a new mainstream mid-size sedan in town, and it's going to force Honda and Toyota to step up their games.

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2010 Hyundai Sonata What's new for 2010? 
2010 Hyundai Sonata

In a nod to improved fuel economy, Hyundai has added its 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine to the SE and Limited trims. A V6 is still available on all but the base GLS model. Auxiliary audio and a USB input jack are now standard on all trims.

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2009 Hyundai Sonata What's new for 2009? 
2009 Hyundai Sonata

The Sonata gets a comprehensive – and much needed – mid-cycle update for 2009. The architecture is the same, but it has a completely reworked interior, upgraded engines, minor exterior revisions, different spring rates and larger front and rear stabilizer bars.

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2008 Hyundai Sonata What's new for 2008? 
2008 Hyundai Sonata

The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is now available on all trims, while the GLS trim can now be had with a V6 engine. XM Satellite Radio is standard across the line and the SE receives a power driver's seat. Limited models now feature a six-speaker Infiniti sound system with separate subwoofer.

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2007 Hyundai Sonata What's new for 2007? 
2007 Hyundai Sonata

A new SE trim is added to the Sonata lineup and features 17-inch wheels and a V6 engine. The four-cylinder GLS models receive a price reduction while the top-end Limited trim gets a new chrome grille and optional Infinity sound system. Both the four- and six-cylinder engines now qualify the Sonata as an Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle.

About Hyundai Sonata

It's no small feat that the 2016 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan is a strongly competitive alternative to the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Even against the rest of the market – which includes the Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Volkswagen Passat, Chrysler 200 and Kia Optima – the 2016 Sonata stands apart. Credit goes in part to the choice of naturally aspirated or turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. The true fuel-sippers will like the available hybrid with up to 44 mpg, or the plug-in hybrid with up to 24 miles of EV range. It all comes with a comfortable and quiet interior, plenty of high-tech, and wrapped in conservatively attractive styling that's sure to stay that way for years to come.

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Consumer Reviews

Third Hyundai/Kia product after years of European

By on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,500

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Room, power, comfort, value"

Cons: "So-so steering feel. no electric folding mirrors."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Retired mechanic/service manager/service advisor 50 years old. Nerve damage in my legs from cancer treatment. Can't work on cars like I used to. Was a right of passage owning German cars. ALWAYS something to fix and not inexpensively. 2008 Sonata traded with 115,000 trouble free miles in 2012 for the hubby's Kia Forte5 SX. Near 80K on that now also trouble free. Time to get back to two cars. I need something roomy and comfortable within a certain budget and WITHOUT a CVT transmission. With the nerve damage, seat/leg room comfort is even more important to me now. 6ft2 200 lbs. This Sonata is one of few cars that I don't have the drivers seat all the way back to find room and comfort. Headroom is stellar even with the panoramic sunroof which I LOVE. Limited package so has everything except heated steering wheel which I can live without. Ventilated seats are the best thing since sliced bread. Android Auto is amazing. I can dictate text messages with the roof open at 70mph and it translates perfectly. Ride is just taught enough without being harsh. I'm not one for a cushy ride. Power delivery is great. Amazing highway car. Only scored 8 in Driving Dynamics simply because the steering can have better feel. Chalk that up to electric power steering and let's face it, the German's still have "feel" down to an art. But reliability is an acceptable trade off to steering feel. Looking forward to many trouble-free years and miles. Since it's a 2015, I got a fantastic deal."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Fantastic value on wheels

By on Saturday, October 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,050

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great looking well made car that is fun to drive"

Cons: "MPG not as stated under normal driving conditions."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love my Sonata Hybrid. This is the second one I have owned. It came with almost anything you could ask for as far as comfort technology goes. I have the LIMITED version. It is a beautiful and reliable car. My only complaint is the MPG is not nearly as much as stated in the sticker. Driving the freeway to work daily and around town I get between 30-33 mpg instead of the 40 mpg stated. If I drive at 55 or 60 mph I feel confident I can get better MPG but who drives that way?"

18 people out of 20 found this review helpful

Best bang for my buck

By on Saturday, March 26, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Quietness of the cabin, equipment, layout, ride"

Cons: "Seats could be a little softer (they are not stiff"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Sonata with a bow

"I am spending 2.5 hours every working day in the car: to me it is not choosing "just a car", but a second home and office. I have invested a lot of time in selecting a new vehicle. Here are the reasons I did not buy competitors: Accord EX (pros: awesome screens and interior quality, nice open layout, camera on the mirror, handling; cons: suspension is on the stiffer side, road imperfections are quite noticeable). Altima (pros: the most comfortable seats; cons: engine noise, no Android Auto(AA)). Fusion (great car overall, but the cabin layout is claustrophobic and rear seat room is the smallest, no AA). 2016 Malibu (looks awesome, but the ride is on a stiffer side and interior is simply "fine"). Camry LE (everything is in place, but it lacks Android Auto/Apple Car, which serves as a live personal assistant during the trip). Sonata is the car where all my stars have lined up: it has definitely the smoothest ride of the bunch, the car irons out all the cracks in the pavement - you do not feel them nor hear them. Sonata is the quietest car on a highway - no tire noise, no wind noise, it feels and rides like a luxury car, even though I got the entry level model without a single option. Cabin layout is very open, you constantly "feel" spaciousness especially with the light interior (light gray or beige). Sonata has a very confident handling, and there is absolutely no "floatiness" as you would normally feel with soft suspensions. Entry-level model comes with the most equipment compared to the cars above: nice 7" screen with lots of features (XM data - traffic, weather), high-quality HD backup camera, AA works great, seats are comfortable on my long rides, and the price tag is unbelievable if you know how to negotiate - very low 18,000s. The sound system generates an unexpectedly good sound quality - it is not what you would think to get in a "stripped-down model". Paired with the cabin quietness the sound is very good. If you choose very nice options like panoramic sunroof, heated/cooled leather seats and a plethora of safety/electronic features, adaptive cruise control, super stereo system - prepare to pay at least 50% more. In my case - it was not worth "half the car", but everyone is different. Confession: I really loved those options, but then brain overruled my feelings and desires. Paired with 5 year full/10-year powertrain warranty and very low maintenance costs this Sonata SE is my perfect choice to be my 2nd home/office for the next 5 years."

31 people out of 35 found this review helpful

Sonata with a bow

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