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2015 Hyundai Sonata

Completely redesigning a vehicle competing in a fiercely contested segment requires delicately balancing styling, performance, safety, efficiency, innovation, passenger comfort and pricing, while simultaneously not alienating model loyalists. In other words, it's no simple task. Automakers generally follow one of two paths. Some take a conservative approach and choose to raise each bar marginally, in an effort to appease all and estrange none. Others strategically take risks and focus on specific attributes in an attempt to shift perception about their vehicle. With its all-new 2015... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.0L I4
Power:
245 HP / 260 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$21,150
As-Tested Price:
$29,385
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    Official: Hyundai hires actor Paul Rudd as pitchman [w/video]
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    The Dude abides, but his deep voice is going to be coming from your TV a little less. After seven years of his earthiness, laid back actor Jeff Bridges is no longer the voice of Hyundai in the brand's advertising. He has been replaced by comedian Paul Rudd who is already narrating the new commercial for the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. "We were looking for a ...

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    Recalls: Hyundai recalls over 419k vehicles in three campaigns
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    General Motors is the undisputed king of recalls for 2014. No one is going to contest this point. The American company is far from the only one with vehicles that need fixing, though, as Hyundai has announced another recall totaling 419,000 vehicles in three separate campaigns. The majority of the vehicles affected come from the Santa Fe family, where ...

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    Recalls: Hyundai recalls 883k Sonatas over detaching shift cable
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    There are plenty of things that can go wrong in a car, some more vital than others. Automakers try their best to make sure they don't, but things slip through, like the shift cables on the Hyundai Sonata. Hyundai and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have found that, on 883,000 units of the MY2011-2014 Sonata manufactured between ...

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    Video: Watch the 2015 Hyundai Sonata crash its way to an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating
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    Hyundai has managed to get another vehicle on the prestigious Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick +, as its new 2015 Sonata sedan performed admirably in crash testing. The redesigned Sonata's new look belied an improved crash test in the difficult small overlap front test, where Hyundai's family sedan improved from a "Marginal" score ...

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    Exclusive: Hyundai Azera fate in question for US
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    The Azera has been consistently outsold by its rivals. Through June, Hyundai has shifted just 4,191 units. Hyundai's dealers call the Azera the "nicest car nobody knows about." That's according to Mike O'Brien, Hyundai Motor America's vice president of corporate and product planning. Indeed, the fullsize sedan is a handsome, well-rounded machine, ...

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    Recalls: 2015 Hyundai Sonata already recalled for bad wiring harnesses
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    It's barely arrived in dealerships, and already, Hyundai is recalling its 2015 Sonata. A total of 2,138 vehicles are facing issues with a wiring harness that could limit the amount of power steering help and in some cases, making it difficult to shift out of Park. Most of the cars are not yet in customer hands. This is a followup action to a very quiet ...

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    Review: 2014 Hyundai i40 Tourer / Sonata wagon
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    Recently, we took a vacation to Australia, because sometimes we have to get away from all of that other travel and good living that we withstand in order to bring you the latest car news. While there, we grabbed the keys to a Hyundai i40 Tourer, essentially the Sonata wagon we never got a chance to love here. Even though it didn't have a manual ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Hyundai Sonata
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    Completely redesigning a vehicle competing in a fiercely contested segment requires delicately balancing styling, performance, safety, efficiency, innovation, passenger comfort and pricing, while simultaneously not alienating model loyalists. In other words, it's no simple task. Automakers generally follow one of two paths. Some take a conservative ...

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    Official: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco nets 38 mpg from 1.6L turbo, 7-speed DCT
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    The wholly renewed 2015 Hyundai Sonata is on the verge of launching here in the United States, but it appears there's a bit more to the story first told at the New York Auto Show earlier this year. Hyundai has just revealed the first images and details of the Sonata Eco, a new entry in its midsize sedan lineup that combines a small, turbocharged engine ...

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    Official: 2015 Hyundai Sonata configurator powers up
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    Eager to get your hands on a new Hyundai Sonata? We could hardly blame you. With more mature styling and better equipment for less than the model that preceded it, the new Sonata makes a compelling case, even in a market segment this competitive that includes such rivals as the Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Mazda6, Ford Fusion, Chevy Malibu, ...

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    Official: 2015 Hyundai Sonata cheaper than last year, starts at $21,150* [UPDATE]
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    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 ...

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    Video: First 2015 Hyundai Sonata ad surfaces
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    The new Hyundai Sonata just made its debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show, but it's already begun making its slow march towards dealers, meaning it's about time we start seeing ads for the new family sedan on the TV and internet. This 62-second spot is one of the first. The ad places a particular focus on styling, and what great design really is. There's ...

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    Report: Hyundai missing Q1 earnings targets blamed on slow US sales
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    Slow US growth is hampering profits at Hyundai. In its first quarter financial statement, the Korean automaker reported a profit of 1.93 trillion won ($1.86 billion). According to Reuters, this is less than analysts' expectations and nearly the same as last year. According to the report, US sales fell by 3 percent in Q1 2014. To make matters worse, the ...

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    New York: John Krafcik eyes Sonata, talks about his new role
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    As hundreds of people gathered to watch the unveiling of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday, John Krafcik, a driving force behind the new vehicle, found himself in a peculiar position. He stood far away from the car, away from the crowd. He watched from the Nissan stand as the covers were pulled off the Sonata. If it was an ...

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    New York: 2015 Hyundai Sonata plays a more mature tune
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    Hyundai's new North American CEO Dave Zuckowski pulled a silky sheet off of the redesigned 2015 Sonata here at the New York Auto Show, ushering in not only a new era of domestic stewardship for the company, but also a new, more mature design direction for its mass-market vehicles. Though we've already seen the striking sedan in a wealth of recent photos, ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #373
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    Episode #373 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Steven Ewing are joined by Rory Carroll of Autoweek to talk about the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Porsche working on a flat-four engine, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata, and the Acura TLX debuting in New York. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for ...

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    Official: Hyundai reveals all-new Sonata in South Korea
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    We've seen the spy shots. We've seen the teasers. We've even seen the finished product uncovered in its home market. But now Hyundai has officially taken the wraps off its new Sonata, consistently one of its top sellers in North America that was surpassed only recently in the sales charts by the smaller, cheaper and slightly newer Elantra. It's Hyundai's ...

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    Hyundai admits 'error' in KDM Sonata fuel economy announcement
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    Stop us if you've heard this one before: Hyundai is going to have to reduce the officially announced miles-per-gallon number for its 2014 Sonata. While there's a lot of similarity between this new situation and events that transpired in 2012, there are some important differences. For one, the new mileage mistake, which Hyundai says was once again caused ...

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    Spy Shots: 2015 Hyundai Sonata found uncovered in Korea
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    Hyundai is locked and loaded to debut its redesigned, 2015 Sonata at the New York Auto Show next month. For one enterprising Korean photographer, however, the reveal just couldn't come soon enough. A South Korean website called Bobaedream.co.kr unceremoniously published some images of what would appear to be a completely undisguised example of the new ...

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    Teased: 2015 Hyundai Sonata gets a shadowy preview
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    It's only been on the market since 2010, but such is the hectic pace of the family sedan world that the Hyundai Sonata finds itself as the elder statesmen of the midsize segment. The current, sixth-generation sedan put the Korean automaker in the hunt with its audacious Fluidic Sculpture styling and bold powertrain choices (it was the first to eschew a ...

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