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NEW CAR PREVIEW: 2015 Hyundai Sonata

With a more refined look, better ride quality and a host of new features, 2015 Hyundai Sonata will be priced beginning at $21,150, the South Korean manufacturer recently announced.

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata lineup ranges from the base model 2.4-liter to a new range-topping Sport 2.0T Ultimate. It offers hands-free Smart Trunk, Smart Cruise Control with stop/start capability, panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel.

The Sonata’s new features include a new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, stiffer body structure, better ride quality, reduced noise, vibration and harshness and advanced safety and convenience features.

2015 Sonata comes standard with seven airbags, including a new driver’s knee airbag designed to help prevent the driver from sliding down the seat in a collision, which allows the other restraint systems to be more effective. Hyundai engineers also implemented many active safety technologies for the 2015 Sonata to assist drivers and help prevent accidents. No longer reserved for luxury cars, advanced safety technologies such as Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a Lane Departure Warning System are all available in this mid-size sedan.

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata has a new inter and exterior and many new features.
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata has a new inter and exterior and many new features.

2015 Sonata SE, Sport and Limited models are powered by a revised 2.4-liter Theta II GDI four-cylinder engine that makes 185 horsepower and 178 lb. ft. of torque. New for 2015 is an Electronic Intake Continuously Variable Valve Timing (E-CVVT) system that improves performance in low temperatures and reduces emissions.

A revised 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged GDI, also featuring E-CVVT, powers Sonata Sport 2.0T models. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is optimized for lower-RPM drivability and it produces 245 horsepower and 260 lb. ft. of torque. The twin-scroll turbocharger features a smaller turbine and compressor wheels, which provide better responsiveness and more torque in the low and mid RPM range.

Dealerships began to receive the new Hyundais at the end of May.

2015 SONATA PRICE STRUCTURE

Model/Engine/Transmission/MSRP

SE 2.4L I4 6-Speed A/T w/SHIFTRONIC, $21,150-$22,350.

Sport, 2.4L I4, 6-Speed A/T w/SHIFTRONIC, $23,175-$26,625.

Limited 2.4L I4 6-Speed A/T w/SHIFTRONIC, $26,525-$31,575.

Sport 2.0T, 2.0L Turbo I4, 6-Speed A/T w/SHIFTRONIC, $28,575-$33,525

Freight charges for the 2015 Sonata are $810 and not included in the prices above.

 

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