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Time to get your creative caps and color swatches out, because it's configurator time again. Next up is the Hyundai Sonata 2.0T, the sedan that continues to show a ton of strengths and few weaknesses.

Of course the palette is slightly limited, necessary when the package is so thorough and priced at just $20,865 for the SE. For instance, that trim offers just one interior, gray leather with cloth (nope, not making that up). You have to step up to the Limited trim, for another $2,900, to get one more interior hue. We don't expect that to stop the car's assault on the mid-size segment, so get to the configurator and arm yourself. Hat tip to Mike N.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Even Cdn pricing aint too bad...
      About a $4000 difference from one country to another...and the only way to get an "SE" model in Canada is with the Turbo (bummer - but then I'd want it anyway) but who knows, out the door prices may be better in Canada. Not sure how it works on US side, but if you guys are paying MSRP (you wouldn't - would you?) it might be in the ball park shopping locally. Of course, I've not shopped a Hyundai dealer here...ever...so I might be wrong. They may think I should pay MSRP here too, in which case it's off to the Ford dealer I go. I might have to go find out.

      Personally I'm impressed with the content of the car, and even more so with the Ltd. Though I'm not sure the extras the Ltd gives you for $2700 is worth it over the SE 2.0T, but it's still cheaper than most competitive cars with a ton more boogey. What's a loaded SEL Fusion cost with a 4 banger? Bet it'd be close to the 2.0T SE. (nope...it's about $7g more than a Turbo...without loading it up...yup, I'd take the Hyundai.)

      As for looks, they're growing on me. Like it in white, at least in the pics AB put up, and in the darker colours too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      No manual with the 2.0T,what is this world coming to?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like everything about the car except the front end. Looking at it makes me want to puke.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Keep a bucket handy, you're going to be seeing thousands of these.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree.

        I see them in person.. car looks weird... way too much going on. Cars dont have to be over done to looks good.

        I always loved a simple clean looking car... over something designed like this Sonata... wayy too much goin on.
        • 4 Years Ago

        and it already looks old
        nice interior design though
      • 4 Years Ago
      $24,865? If that really is the price, there is an extremely high probability of this being my next car. Good looks, good performance, great price. It's a shame the dealers here are rubbish.
      • 4 Years Ago

      Its a damn Sonata AB get over it... gesh.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The price of this car got me wondering, which car on the market has the best dollar per hp ratio? and dollar for lb/ft torque?
        • 4 Years Ago
        My guess would be the V6 mustang. 305HP for 22k.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Flashpoint: great link. But I think the TTAC post answers a slightly different question: dollars per HP when you go from base engine to an optional one (usually V6). Unless I'm mistaken, Hike15's questions is just an average: price/hp for the entire car.

        For those who know what these terms mean, TTAC is looking at the marginal cost of hp, but Hike15 seems to be asking about the average cost.
        • 4 Years Ago
        TTAC did a report on "HORSEPOWER per $" you can see it here I think:

        I love the Sonata Turbo but the one thing missing is more lavish lights. I'd like to see better light fixtures with LED's on the back and an AUDI- like LED bar on the front.
        This car looks good already so I know aftermarkets are gonna make alot of cool stuff for it. This was my take on the regular one:
        • 4 Years Ago
        Velorium never said the two were comparable, he was just giving a suggestion for a car with the best $/hp ratio.

        Obviously the cars play two very different roles.
      • 4 Years Ago
      For family sedans? This would be at the top.

      Overall? Ariel Atom 300 would top all or so I would think.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Give it AWD and I will be driving my Legacy to my local Hyundai dealership.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like it will shake up the midsize segment.
      • 4 Years Ago

      Typo or wishful thinking, but you're off by $4K.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Venecian Red SE 2.0T, please.

      Yeah, that is a nice vehicle. I just wish it had one more pedal.
      • 4 Years Ago
      And in other news; My Cat farted today.....

      Naw seriously, I love this new Sonata, but is this really newsworthy?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Don't give Hyundai(Auto)blog any ideas. Now they will create threads about the cats of Hyundai employees.
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