2015 Hyundai Sonata
The more time passes, the better the Hyundai Sonata gets. And our Quick Spin in the all-new 2015 Sonata makes that even more apparent.
Multiple powertrains offer several levels of performance: the 245 horsepower 2.0 liter turbo inline 4 loses some pep as it carries-over, but still remains the sportiest, and quite engaging.
ZACH MASKELL: Not the best of news, but I’ll tell you right now, it’s not that bad: across the board, the 2015 Sonatas are down in power compared to last year. This 2.0 liter turbo takes the biggest hit, losing 30 horsepower… the reasoning behind that… is more responsiveness at lower RPM and should help out those MPGs.”
JOHN DAVIS: Next in line is the 185 horsepower 2.4 liter non-turbo inline 4; also a carry-over, and also down in output. Although in the base Sonata, it still remains commuter friendly and a competent mid-size family four-door contender.
New is the Sonata Eco, with its 177 horsepower, 1.6 liter turbo inline 4 mated to Hyundai’s first 7 speed dual clutch transmission. This quicker shifting Sonata boasts 32 Combined MPG. The Sonata Hybrid carries over entirely for 2015.
No matter the flavor, this new Sonata has grown up in the looks department. Both inside and out, it’s more refined, if less stylish. Comfort notches up too, and so does the overall driving enjoyment.
On sale now, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata starts around $22,000.
Engine: 2.0 liter
Price: Starts around $22,000