2015 Hyundai Sonata

The term "all new" has been thrown around loosely in the automotive industry. In the case of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata, it applies accordingly. This new Sonata performs better, is quieter and more comfortable than previous models. It is wider and longer.

The new Sonata was unveiled at the New York Auto Show last April.

Hyundai is a leader in the U.S. sedan market with offerings such as the Elantra and Genesis to go along with the Sonata.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gals (70L) MPG: 24 city / 35 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 191.1 in. (485.4 cm) Wheel Base: 110.4 in. (280.4 cm)
Height: 58.1 in. (147.6 cm) Width: 73.4 in. (186.4 cm)
Performance
Engine: Inline 4 GDI Displacement: 2.4 Liter
Horsepower: 185 HP Max RPM: NA RPM
Torque: 178 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®

* SE Model

Engine & Performance

The 2015 Sonata is equipped with a 2.4L, inline-4 cylinder engine generating 185 horsepower with 178 lbs ft of torque.

The engine is paired to a 6 speed SHIFTRONIC automatic transmission.

This powertrain allows the Sonata to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 7.7 seconds with a top speed of 135 mph.
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Exterior

The new Hyundai Sonata benefits from the car manufacturers new "Fluidic Sculpture 2.0".
The overall styling has a more rigid form as opposed to a sweeping descent of its lines. The roofline is basically the same as are the doors and windows.

The front fascia features an upright grille with a 3D effect of the horizontal slats versus the flat appearance of its predecessors. The headlamps are more recessed away from the grille. The hood also has been changed providing for a new pronounced center section.

The profile view is unchanged from the A-pillars to the rear, which features smaller LED taillights with a softer trunk lid line and trapezoidal exhaust tips.

Interior

The interior features a new instrument panel with a center stack filled with an infotainment display.

The Touch screens begin at just under 4 inches and grow to a full 8" as the trim level goes up. The front seats are heated, cooled and vented while the rear passengers are kept warm during cooler temperatures.

With a starting price of its basic model set at $21,600 it is expected to compete with autos like the Chevrolet Malibu and Mazda6.

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