We've been intrigued by the 2006 Hyundai Sonata ever since it's new shape debuted at the Detroit Auto Show. The Korean carmaker has been quietly overturning a negative brand image for a while now that was created by the cheap unreliable transportation it used to offer. Hyundai's momentum started gaining strength when it began offering one of the best warranties in the business and lately the company has focused on improving its designs. It seems that the 2006 Sonata is the culmination of all the hard lessons Hyundai has learned since 1986 when it began selling cars in the U.S.

Edmunds has just posted a comparison test between the new Sonata, a Honda Accord and a Toyota Camry. While most agree this pair of Japanese mid-size sedans represents the best in class, their value has been called into question by the new Sonata, which retails for thousands less. Edmunds ordered a car from each company for the test and stipulated the price for each tester must fall below $22,000. I?ve already spoiled the outcome for you, but it?s amazing to read how the three vehicles compare in terms of value for the dollar. We look forward to getting a new Sonata in the Autoblog Garage so we can verify the newfound praise Hyundai has received for its best North American offering yet.

More Hyundai news:
Hyundai Sonata starts at $18,495
Hyundai wants 150,000 Sonata sales
Hyundai making everything standard
Hyundai plant in Alabama officially opens

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