Prices for the 2015 Sonata range from $21,150 for the 2.4-liter SE to $33,525 for the 2.0-liter, turbocharged Sport 2.0T.

The arrival of a new generation of a successful car is usually accompanied by a small surge in its price, ranging from a few hundred to a couple thousand dollars. Hyundai, though, is eschewing that practice, delivering its heavily redesigned Sonata for less than its predecessor. It's only a $300 difference over last year's base model, the Sonata GLS, but we don't think the savings will be lost on consumers. The move is part of a larger reshuffling of the Sonata line. The outgoing GLS trim has been replaced by the SE as the base car, while the 2.4-liter engine can now be ordered with the Sport trim. Meanwhile the 2.0T Sport is both the sole turbocharged offering, and tops off the Sonata pricing hierarchy.
With the base price for the naturally aspirated, 2.4-liter four-cylinder Sonata SE kicking off at $21,150, excluding an $810 destination charge, consumers can pick up a reasonably equipped family sedan that has all the trimmings one expects at this price point (auto up/down windows, USB connectivity, and a tilt-telescopic multi-function steering wheel). A $1,500 $1,200 Popular Equipment Package adds a 10-way driver's seat, a five-inch touchscreen with BlueLink and a rear-view camera.

Moving up to the Sonata Sport kicks the price up to $23,175, but adds 17-inch wheels, a sportier front clip, and heated mirrors and front seats, alongside smaller visual tweaks. Two packages are available: a $1,700 Premium Package that includes blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, a smart trunk, push-button start and dual-zone climate control. Spend an extra $1,750, and you can snag the Technology Pack, which isn't a standalone pack (you have to have the Premium Pack). It adds an eight-inch touchscreen with navigation, Apple's Siri Eyes-Free system and BlueLink, as well as satellite radio and a seven-speaker Dimension stereo.

The top of the 2.4-liter food chain is the Sonata Limited, which starts at $26,525. 17-inch wheels, blind-spot monitoring (and the rest of the nanny systems), LED taillights, powered, heated, leather seats, push-button start, dual-zone climate control and a Dimension stereo are standard, among other things. A $3,500 Technology Pack includes everything found in the Sport's Tech Pack, but adds a panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlamps, vented seats and it replaces the Dimension stereo with a 400-watt, 10-speaker Infinity system. For an additional $1,550, the Ultimate Package can be added, which tacks on adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and automatic high beams.

Finally, the Sonata Sport 2.0T soldiers on as the most powerful engine offering, offering 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, with prices starting at $28,575. It comes standard with pretty much everything found on the Limited, but adds 18-inch wheels, bi-xenon headlamps, larger brakes, a "sport instrument cluster," and upgraded leather seats with piping. The sole option package is the $4,950 Ultimate Package, which adds basically everything from the Sonata Limited's two packages.

Take a look below for the full pricing release from Hyundai.

UPDATE: We mistakenly reported the Popular Equipment Package price as $1,500. The actual price is $1,200. The change has been reflected in the text, sorry for any confusion.
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2015 HYUNDAI SONATA DELIVERS SOPHISTICATED DESIGN AND MORE STANDARD FEATURES STARTING AT ONLY $21,150
Sonata Delivers Class-Above Features and Improved Driving Dynamics

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 22, 2014 – Hyundai Motor America announced pricing for the all-new 2015 Sonata begins at $21,150. From the base model 2015 Sonata 2.4-liter to a new range-topping Sport 2.0T Ultimate that offers class-above features such as hands-free Smart Trunk, Smart Cruise Control with stop/start capability, panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel, the 2015 Sonata appeals to a wider range of customers than ever before.

"A strong value proposition has always been a cornerstone for Hyundai and the 2015 Sonata continues that tradition, with the base model priced $300 less than the model it replaces," said Bob Pradzinski, vice president of national sales, Hyundai Motor America. "Our customers are also asking for advanced safety and technology features, so we broadened the 2015 Sonata model line to include more premium comfort and convenience features on the upper trim levels. The mid-size sedan segment is incredibly competitive and we made a conscious effort to deliver a world-class mid-size sedan at an outstanding value."

The all-new 2015 Sonata offers a more refined look through the new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, stiffer body structure, better ride quality, reduced noise, vibration and harshness and advanced safety and convenience features. Sonata truly democratizes the premium design and convenient technology of the Genesis sedan for the mid-size sedan class. Production of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata is underway at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant in Montgomery, Ala. and the first retail units should begin arriving at dealerships by the end of the month.

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.

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.

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.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Assurance Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.


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      riverracerx
      • 7 Months Ago
      I still like my old and dated '13 hybrid better. I think the new one lost it's way. Boring and bland to me. Even the mirrors got boring.
      WTasch Fwe
      • 7 Months Ago
      LOL IT IS HILARIOUS TO SEE THESE TROLLS BASHING HYUNDAI WHILE THEY DRIVE CAMRYS, COROLLAS, IMPALAS AND OTHER ECONO BOXES, STUPID LOSERS... IF THEY CAN ONLY AFFORD A PORSCHE AND HAVE BASHING RIGHTS!
        superchan7
        • 7 Months Ago
        @WTasch Fwe
        I've had a Porsche. It doesn't give me bashing rights. Also, Hyundais make econoboxes just like Toyota and GM.
        wendavid99
        • 7 Months Ago
        @WTasch Fwe
        when some one talks like a spoiled 10 year old in a car forum, it's cute.
      S.
      • 7 Months Ago
      Hey look it's the new Subaru Legacy. Wait..hold on, now I'm confused
        ForcedInduction90012
        • 7 Months Ago
        @S.
        Right? I'm sure you've gotten voted down by the Hyundai enthusiasts. Lol. Those two words in one sentence. Has anyone actually driven a Sonata that had decent steering, suspension, an interior from this millennia, or an engine that doesn't sound like a coffee grinder? I know I haven't driven any Hyundai except the refreshed Genesis coupe hat could even hold a candle to a Honda in terms of driving feel. The rest of the lineup has been a cluster in the driving dynamics department. Steering that has jello as lubricant, dampers that are either rock hard or marshmallow soft, transmissions that shift slower than an 87' Camry, and engines that pack big numbers, but somehow the power never equates into blistering forward momentum.
          msspamrefuge
          • 7 Months Ago
          @ForcedInduction90012
          I have. Wasn't impressed with the steering and the dampers could've used fine tuning in my GLS rental, but on that note, it's funny that you should mention Honda as a standard for driving feel because I don't find their ride characteristics class-leading, and I've owned/driven several in the past decade. It's one of the few aspects I dislike about my '03 CL-S, and drives in subsequent Acura/Honda products have led me to believe that their improvements since my car stem more from upping their NVH insulation measures than their damper game. They still get fairly jouncy on the patchy roads prevalent in my area. . .they just transmit less suspension noise into the cabin.
      FIDTRO
      • 7 Months Ago
      You may as well be smart and buy the Subaru Legacy over this. They both basically look the same, but the Subaru gives you much better quality and dependability.
        jauffins
        • 7 Months Ago
        @FIDTRO
        Quality? I looked at an XV Crosstrek a few weeks ago for the missus, and there was a screw exposed on the back of the hatch. It's 2014 - what car has exposed screws in 2014?
        Justin
        • 7 Months Ago
        @FIDTRO
        This looks much more refined than the new Legacy.
        Humjaba
        • 7 Months Ago
        @FIDTRO
        Having been in both modern Subarus and Hyundais, I hate to break this to you but the quality - both interior and reliability - is higher from Hyundai. My parents put 200k miles on their 2006 Azera in 7 years and had no problems with it.
        Winnie Jenkems
        • 7 Months Ago
        @FIDTRO
        Have you been inside a Subaru lately?
      Krayzeeass
      • 7 Months Ago
      It better be cheaper, what with that mid 80's cheap interior.
      Ken Mam
      • 7 Months Ago
      The rental companies are excited for this car!
        Wm
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Ken Mam
        Hopefully they will get rid of all their Malibus, 200s and HHRs and replace them with this car so I won't be embarrassed when renting.
      Avinash Machado
      • 7 Months Ago
      Quite decent looking.
      BillyM67
      • 7 Months Ago
      I'm confused. Why is Hyundai selling a Ford Fusion with their name on it?
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 7 Months Ago
      Cheaper and much better looking. This will be a hit. So glad it doesn't look like a CATFISH anymore
      ForcedInduction90012
      • 7 Months Ago
      It looks like a mish mash of current sonata, and the Subaru Legacy. Not very appealing to me. A "baby genesis" would've been a much better approach.
      cruzer
      • 7 Months Ago
      As a GM fan, never really thought I'd say this but my next car just might be this Hyundai Sonata. I'd probably change my mind at the last minute though, I like Chevy and Buick too much, they are my favorite car brands.
        ForcedInduction90012
        • 7 Months Ago
        @cruzer
        Buick? What car(s) do they make that are favorite material?
          cruzer
          • 7 Months Ago
          @ForcedInduction90012
          Well everyone likes different things. I like Buicks. I like all their models, they look nice. They are good sturdy reliable cars. Not as luxurious/expensive as Cadillac but nicer than Chevy. And it's attainable to someone my age (21) unlike Cadillac lol.
          ForcedInduction90012
          • 7 Months Ago
          @ForcedInduction90012
          I can't believe anyone at the age of 21 finds a Lacrosse, Encore, Verano, or Enclave attractive. The Regal is the only decent looking one, but it loses in the drivetrain department. Even the GS packs mediocre performance numbers, and GM can't get over plastering that hideous "waterfall" grille on every Buick. You do realize that Buick's are just rebadge Chevrolet's? I wouldn't call any GM product to be the epitome of reliable. Have you not been following the news recently? 30 recalls in a month! More cars have been recalled in a month, than GM sold in the US in 5 years.
          cruzer
          • 7 Months Ago
          @ForcedInduction90012
          Buick may be bought by older folks a lot but if the young ppl want to miss out on great looking cars with a luxury flair and generally good prices for what you get, then that's their loss. Just because it's a Buick a lot of going people won't consider it but they are missing out. I agree with you, Buicks are just nicer Chevys but why's that bad? I can pay a little more and get a car that is more luxurious versus a Chevy. I love the waterfall grill by the way. It's very nice looking and you know from a far it's unmistakable as a BUICK! The waterfall grill has been on Buicks forever, same thing with the ventiports. I have been around GM cars my whole life and they have all been great. I own a 2013 Cruze right now and it's fantastic. Until I experience otherwise, I'll keep buying GM. Plus I love driving American brands.
        Michael Scoffield
        • 7 Months Ago
        @cruzer
        Don't mind all the sour pusses. Buick has some awesome cars right now. As you as, they're somewhat affordable, but also luxurious inside, extremely comfortable and sporty. My favorites are the Verano Turbo and the Regal GS.
        Awhattup
        • 7 Months Ago
        @cruzer
        Yea but too bad the Malibu is pretty incompetitent
      AntBee
      • 7 Months Ago
      I'm surprised the Sport model comes with all of that chrome.
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