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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: 2014 Hyundai Sonata gets host of improvements, starts at $21,350* [UPDATE]
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    Hyundai has announced improvements for the 2014 Sonata, as well as a price increase of $155 for the base GLS model, which has a MSRP of $21,350. That doesn't include the *$795 destination fee. The most expensive Sonata, the Limited Turbo, starts at $28,650, also not including destination. The new features are numerous, but only a fraction of them come ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Hyundai Sonata spotted testing near the 'Ring
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    Recalls: Hyundai, Kia recall 270,000 cold-weather state vehicles over rust
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    Hyundai has announced plans to recall 240,000 Sonata and Azera models registered in the northern United States over corrosion caused by the use of road salt. Exposure to the salt can cause rust to form (we know, basic chemistry here), and that the corrosion can change the alignment of the rear wheels, according to Reuters. Sonatas from the 2006 to 2010 ...

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    Report: Business booming for Hyundai in 'Bama, new production record set
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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #332
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    Report: Altima, Fusion shaking up midsize sedan sales race
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    Report: Hyundai Sonata successor to seek evolution, not revolution
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    Recalls: Hyundai and Kia recalling 1.6M more models for faulty brake switch
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    Recalls: NHTSA launching investigation into 2006-2008 Hyundai Sonata rust
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    The Detroit News reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating almost 400,000 Hyundai Sonata models over rust complaints. So far, NHTSA has received six complaints that Sonata models, built between 2006 and 2008, have allegedly suffered rear control arm failures due to subframe rust. Three of those occurred at highway speeds, ...

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    Official: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid gets bigger, better battery pack, lower MSRP [UPDATE]
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    Study: Consumer Reports criticizes small turbo engines for misleading performance, fuel economy claims [w/video]
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    Video: Hyundai shows us two more Super Bowl commercials
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    Official: Hyundai details its five Super Bowl ads, Santa Fe is MVP [w/video]
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    If the Super Bowl were Las Vegas, Hyundai would be considered one of its whales. The South Korean automaker will be advertising for the sixth straight year during The Big Game, and this time it's rolling up with five spots, four of them new. The new 2013 Santa Fe gets the star treatment, featuring in three of the spots, but the theme throughout is using ...

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    Report: Hyundai mulling four-door coupe model, V8 or V6 turbo for next Genesis Coupe
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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #309
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    Study: Redesigns that worked and flopped determined by new Cars.com index
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    Report: Hyundai readying "Sonata-lite" for China
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    Recalls: Hyundai recalls over 220,000 Sonata and Santa Fe models over airbag concern
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    Hyundai is recalling certain Sonata and Santa Fe models due to issues with the vehicles' airbags. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, certain 2012-2013 Sonata models may have been built with side-curtain airbags that may deploy inadvertently, potentially injuring occupants and greatly reducing driver visibility. Hyundai will ...

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    Report: Hyundai working on "Fluidic Precision" design for next Sonata
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    Bid farewell to the Hyundai Sonata equipped with a manual transmission. The Korean manufacturer has discontinued the third-pedal in its midsize sedan for 2013, though buyers can look forward to more standard equipment on next year's model. With such a small take rate, Hyundai saw no reason to continue offering the six-speed manual in the base GLS model. ...

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