Used 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sedan
Hyundai Sonata Sedan
Feature heavy, reasonably priced, and refined, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata takes a different route in the crowded midsize- sedan segment.
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Life as a midsize sedan automatically means competing against the likes of the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, and Chevrolet Malibu. Hyundai also considers the Volkswagen Passat, Chrysler 200, and its corporate cousin – the Kia Optima – as secondary competition. Overall, the midsize sedan segment is packed with stalwart offerings – some of the best-selling vehicles in the automotive industry. It will take a different train of thought for the 2015 Sonata to carve out its own space in the segment, but the all-new Sonata will try to lure prospective buyers in with more features and even a touch of luxury for less money than the competition.
You'll Like This Car If...
You say you don’t want to drain your bank account, but still want some value and refinement? The 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE undercuts segment heavyweight sedans from Honda and Toyota by $825 and $1,275, respectively.
You May Not Like This Car If...
The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are best sellers for a reason, offering loads of space and, perhaps most importantly, legendary reliability at a reasonable price. While Hyundai has been around in the U.S. for a few decades now, it’s still working to win the masses over.
What's New for 2015
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.
Of the available Sonata powerplants, the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is the peppiest, allowing the 5-passenger sedan to take off from a standstill with ease. At the top of the 2.0-liter line, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T trim brings a different steering wheel than what’s found in the rest of the lineup. Not only did we find this particular steering wheel to be easier on the eyes, a new dual-pinion rack exclusive to the 2.0T enhances handling. Back here on Earth, the 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine will carry the bulk of 2015 Sonata sales and for good reason. It’s quiet and works harmoniously with the 6-speed automatic transmission. As for the newcomer – the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder turbo – we expect this to be the choice for those focusing on fuel economy above all else. We’re anxious to drive it once Hyundai makes it available later this year.
CHROME-TIPPED QUAD EXHAUST
Opting for the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T model brings different styling cues like chrome-tipped exhaust pipes. That’s not something you’ll find on an Accord or Camry anytime soon.
8-INCH TOUCH SCREEN
One of the optional features we recommend springing for, the 8-inch color touch screen houses navigation, a rearview camera, and media interfaces like Bluetooth and SiriusXM radio.
After being redesigned for the 2015 model year, the Sonata finally boasts an interior that’s capable of taking on the competition. An available leather-wrapped steering wheel and 8-inch touch screen are obvious refinements, but things like a windshield-wiper setting icon displayed through the 4.2-inch screen on the instrument cluster shows how Hyundai went the extra mile. In terms of overall layout, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata feels similar to the Accord courtesy of optimal ergonomics and more than enough room for five adults.
Hyundai describes the 2015 Sonata as “an athlete in a well-tailored suit,” and designers even went as far as to watch athletes walking the red carpet at various award shows for inspiration. A refreshed take on the Sonata’s signature saber line and hexagonal wing grille made the cut for the 2015 model. It has a low, athletic stance and sports redesigned taillights as well. On the Sonata Sport 2.0T, the trim level you go with dictates different exterior styling cues, including the front and rear fascia . The Eco trim benefits from aerodynamic enhancements in the name of fuel economy.
Notable Standard Equipment
Standard equipment found on the base model Sonata SE sedan includes air conditioning, power windows with pinch protection, power locks, a driver’s blind-spot mirror, stability and traction control, and cloth seats. Other standard features include a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback, iPod and USB ports, and Bluetooth.
Notable Optional Equipment
Available options for the 2015 Hyundai Sonata – standard on some models – include automatic headlights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an 8-inch touch-screen navigation system, audio upgrades, heated front and rear seats, and HD Radio. Optional equipment offered exclusively on the Sonata Limited and Sport 2.0T include a 10-speaker Infinity sound system, smart cruise control with stop/start capability, , automatic high beams, ventilated front seats, a panoramic tilt/slide sunroof.
Under the Hood
Three engine choices are available for the non-hybrid 2015 Hyundai Sonata sedan models: a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, a 2.4-liter inline-4, and an all-new 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. This new engine will be paired with a new 7-speed dual clutch transmission, while the other engines use a 6-speed automatic. With fuel efficiency being the focal point of the 1.6-liter, it offers up the least amount of power with 177 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter is rated at 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, while the 2.4-liter produces 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of peak twist. The Sonata
Hybrid lives on for 2015 virtually untouched from the 2014 model before a refresh comes for 2016.
2.4-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine + 35-kilowatt electric motor (Sonata Hybrid)
159 hp @ 5,500 rpm
199 net horsepower (engine and motor combined)
154 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 36/40 mpg (6-speed automatic)
1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4
177 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
195 lb-ft of torque @ 1,500-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 28/38 mpg (7-speed automatic)
Sonata SE, Sport and Limited
185 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
178 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 25/37 mpg (6-speed automatic)
Sonata Sport 2.0T
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
245 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
260 lb-ft of torque @ 1,350-4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/32 mpg (6-speed automatic)
Pricing for the 2015 Hyundai Sonata opens up near $22,000 for the base SE model while the Sport will set you back about $24,000. Moving up the ladder brings you the Eco trim and its just-over $24,000 price tag, followed by the Limited which carries an asking price of around $27,300. The top-tier Sport 2.0T starts a hair under $29,400. For comparison’s sake, a 2014 Honda Accord sedan base model starts at about $22,800 and a base Toyota Camry at $23,200. The previous-generation Hyundai Sonata ran mid-pack when it came to resale value, which is an indication – though not a guarantee – of how the all-new Sonata will do when the time comes to sell. To give yourself the best idea of what folks in your area are paying for the 2015 Hyundai Sonata, be sure to check out the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price.
Hyundai Sonata Consumer Reviews
December 06, 2018
Great vehicle, good mileage, runs great on hwy
I love my Sonata, gets between 36 and 40 MPG on hwy depending on terrain. Great technology, interior is stylish and comfortable for long...
November 18, 2018
Only 600 miles on my 2018 Sonata Sport Plus 2.4 W/ Tech package but I have to say I am very Impressed with this car, it is very well...
October 10, 2018
Best car I've ever had!
My 2015 Hyundai sonata sport is an awesome car! I'm nearing the 4 year mark with 35,000 miles and I couldn't be happier. Never a single...
June 23, 2018
I have been a car person for as long as I can remember. This is my first Hyundia and I am impressed. I dont think you can get a better...
June 15, 2018
This is probably one of the best cars that I have ever owned and that is because of the safety features and comfortable interior. Most...
May 11, 2018
Best value for the money
Ive had my Sonata Hybrid Limited for 3 years now, still averaging 43 MPG (70% highway - 30% city). Only big expense was buying a spare...
April 24, 2018
Best Sedan for Tech, Warranty, and Price!
Let me start off by saying I owned a 2015 Audi before making the switch and IT did NOT disappoint. First off, I am saving more on...
March 30, 2018
Best car value for quality and features
Purchase the limited model in summer, 2017. Very happy with quality,fuel economy,ease of controls. In normal or ECO mode,pickup is...
March 10, 2018
A very nice car
I have had my car about a week and a half. I really like it, although I am used to a V-6 and there is a little less power. There is...
February 16, 2018
As a tall individual, extremely comfortable.
I have had this car for 18 months. As someone 6 feet 5 inches tall, I was looking for a midsize 2016 sedan, with adequate room inside. I...