Vehicle Highlight: 2016 Hyundai Sonata
There’s plenty that’s new and exciting at Hyundai, including the launch of numerous new and significantly updated models, and the anticipation of several all-new models set to arrive later this year. An all-new Genesis model line, all-new versions of the Tucson and the Elantra, as well as the upcoming new Hyundai Ioniq family are all creating plenty of buzz.
The all-new Hyundai Sonata launched last year, and it’s also creating plenty of buzz. Totally restyled, re-engineered and re-equipped, Hyundai’s latest family sedan was built to give models like the Toyota Camry, the Honda Accord and the Chevrolet Malibu a serious problem. From its starting price under $25,000, right up to the top-line, turbocharged 2.0T Ultimate Edition priced towards the high thirties, the Sonata seeks to build tremendous value and appeal into each and every one of its trim levels.
Here’s a look at how the new Hyundai Sonata hits over its weight in the mid-sized family sedan marketplace.
Structural Strength: Leveraging the cost benefits of being the world’s only automaker to produce their own steel, Hyundai engineers were able to build the all-new Sonata’s frame and body structure out of a high degree of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS). With the ability to create immensely strong and rigid structures that are simultaneously light and compact, the result is a car that’s lighter, stronger, stiffer, and safer than the competition. Sonata’s extreme-strength AHSS frame also benefits ride quality, handling and even noise levels. Its strength you’ll feel, every time you take the wheel.
Proven Safety: High Beam Assist. Autonomous Emergency Braking. Lane Departure Warning. A standard backup camera on every model. Lane Change Assist. The new Sonata is a rolling showcase of the very latest in affordable high-tech safety. In fact, it was even called a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), placing it amongst an elite group of the safest vehicles on the road today.
AJAC’s Best New Family Car: After back-to-back testing by a panel of Canada’s top auto experts, the Hyundai Sonata earned recognition as the Best New Family Car over $30,000, beating out competitors in key scoring areas and amassing the highest points count in its competitive set. A ‘Best New’ award from the AJAC is like a collective thumbs-up from dozens of Canada’s most experienced vehicle reviewers.
A Class-Up Cabin: Set on creating a cabin that truly exceeds expectations, the Sonata’s interior design team specified upscale trim materials, high-tech interfaces, and a smooth and soothing shape to the doors and dash that enhance its sense of space and relaxation. The Sonata’s cabin is cohesive, logically laid out, user friendly, and boasts a uniquely premium feel that is uncommon in the segment. Compare the competition, then drive the Sonata — you’ll find its upscale cabin truly stands apart from the rest.
Top Line Powertrain Tech: For an award-winning car, comes an award-winning engine lineup. The Sonata’s available Plug-In Hybrid powertrain recently became one of just three hybrid powertrains to be recognized with a place on the annual Wards 10 Best Engines list for 2016, with its smoothness, performance, efficiency and innovation helping secure its place. A standard hybrid model, as well as two gasoline engine options, are also available. Notably, the Sonata’s potent 2.0T turbocharged four-cylinder offers up pleasing performance and reduced fuel use, all with plenty of torque on demand. With four available powertrains offering top-line tech for performance and efficiency, the Sonata’s powertrain lineup has something for any shopper.
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