2015 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GL

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The Hyundai Sonata raised many eyebrows, in a good way, during its 2011 debut and has since made several tweaks to continue to raise the bar. For 2015, the Sonata returns with even more refreshes, including upscale cues, more room and refined interior.




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The previous-generation Hyundai Sonata raised the bar in the mid-size sedan segment as it hit all the marks in order to be a great competitor in this class. The 2015 Sonata got another refresh, but this time, it takes things to a more mature level by adding more refinement and features. The Sonata has been around since 1985 and has gone from an afterthought of a car to a bold competitor in the segment. This five-passenger vehicle is a great option for those looking for a well-equipped vehicle at a reasonable price. That is, however, how the Sonata stays competitive – it has a bunch of standard features, while costing slightly less than the competition.

The exterior design of the 2015 Sonata is what Hyundai describes as “an athlete in a well-tailored suit.” While it may be a more toned-down version than the one last year, it seems as though the design will also have more longevity. The more mature look includes wider shoulders and horizontal lines that give off a calmer look. There is also an addition of a rear lip spoiler and its chrome surrounding, which in conjunction with the dual exhaust with bright tips, adds a sporty touch.

The cabin of the Sonata is as clean as the car’s outward appearance. The centre stack got straightened out and the hierarchy of controls re-evaluated thanks to a bit of regrouping. The overall design is more formal than that of the previous generations, while the steering wheel is sportier, which is reminiscent of the Genesis. The available features inside the cabin really make it so that this vehicle can compete in the segment. The cabin is spacious, being able to comfortably fit the five passengers that it promises. Those in the back get even more hip and legroom this time around, but headroom stays consistently tight for taller passengers due to the sloping roofline. The trunk is ample at 16.3 cubic feet of space and the 60/40 split-folding seats will only increase the room for cargo. There is no doubt that the materials, space and overall quality of the Sonata cabin have improved for 2015.

As for tech specs in the Sonata, it is completely dependent on the trim level that you go with to determine how good your features will be. The lower trim levels get a pretty basic radio, CD player, USB port and Bluetooth with audio streaming. Moving up in trims can deliver an all-new infotainment system that will be displayed on an eight-inch touchscreen display. This system will include navigation, smartphone-app capability and much more.

As for the powertrain, the 2015 Sonata actually comes with quite a few different options. A 2.4-litre four-cylinder that produces 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque powers the SE, Sport and Limited models. Meanwhile, the Sport 2.0T gets a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The Eco version gets a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, rated at 177 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, and a seven-speed automatic transmission. The other Sonatas come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

Overall, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata has really distinguished itself as a player in the mid-size segment. The bold moves made a few years ago have paid off completely by gaining plenty of attention, and this refresh aims to keep it.

2015 Hyundai Sonata
Reviewed by Unhaggle on .
Rating: 7.8 / 10



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GL$23,999 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS$26,299 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Sport$28,399 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Sport Tech$30,199 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto$30,999 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited$32,999 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Ultimate w/Colour Pack$34,799 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Ultimate$34,799 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

October 01, 2014 thru October 31, 2014
Cash
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto$30,999$1,000$1,635
4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Ultimate$34,799$1,000$1,825
4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Ultimate w/Colour Pack$34,799$1,000$1,825
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GL$23,999$1,000$514
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS$26,299$1,000$560
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited$32,999$1,000$1,041
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Sport$28,399$1,000$602
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Sport Tech$30,199$1,000$957
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto$0$1,6350.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%1.99%
4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Ultimate$0$1,8250.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%1.99%
4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Ultimate w/Colour Pack$0$1,8250.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%1.99%
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GL$0$5140.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%1.99%
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS$0$5600.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%1.99%
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited$0$1,0410.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%1.99%
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Sport$0$6020.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%1.99%
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Sport Tech$0$9570.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%1.99%1.99%
Lease
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto$0$1,635N/A2.99%3.99%4.99%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Ultimate$0$1,825N/A2.99%3.99%4.99%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Ultimate w/Colour Pack$0$1,825N/A2.99%3.99%4.99%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GL$0$514N/A2.99%3.99%4.99%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS$0$560N/A2.99%3.99%4.99%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited$0$1,041N/A2.99%3.99%4.99%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Sport$0$602N/A2.99%3.99%4.99%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Sport Tech$0$957N/A2.99%3.99%4.99%N/AN/AN/A

General Specs

EngineRegular Unleaded I-4
Horsepower @RPM185 @ 6000
Displacement2.4 L/144
Torque @RPM178 @ 4000
Fuel SystemDirect Gasoline Injection
Fuel Economy (Hwy)6.7 (Est) L/100 km
Fuel Economy (City)9.8 (Est) L/100 km
Body type4dr Car
Passenger5
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission6-Speed A/T
Power and Performance:

A 2.4-liter four-cylinder rated at 185 hp and 178 pound-feet of torque powers the SE, Sport and Limited models. All Sonatas are front-wheel drive, and all engines except the Eco's are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Sonata SE has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 29 mpg combined (25 city/37 highway). The Sport and Limited trims are slightly less at 28 mpg combined (24/35).

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Interiors and Special Features:

The Sonata SE is fairly basic inside, but materials and build quality are improved over those in the base trim level from last year's Sonata. With their plusher door trim and additional cabin accents, the higher trim levels compare pretty well to those of segment rivals. Not surprisingly, the Limited trim, with its available two-tone color schemes and convincing wood grain trim, is particularly appealing. The Sport 2.0T features heavily bolstered sport seats for added lateral support during spirited back-roads drives.

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Safety features:

Standard safety features on every 2015 Hyundai Sonata include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag.

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Brakes

Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Brake Type N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft) 16.3

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) N/A

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary) 640
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150

Emissions

G/km Of CO2 Emissions N/A
Kg/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 20K km/year N/A

Engine

Displacement 2.4 L/144
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 178 @ 4000

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in) 58.1
Length, Overall (in) 191.1
Liftover Height (in) N/A
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3
Track Width, Front (in) 63.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.4

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) 70

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 40.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft) 106.1
Second Head Room (in) 38
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5

Mileage

Battery Range (km) N/A
Cruising Range - City (mi) 1679.21
Cruising Range - Hwy (mi) 2456.15
EnerGuide Estimate - City (L/100 km) 9.8 (Est)
EnerGuide Estimate - Hwy (L/100 km) 6.7 (Est)
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - City N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Combined N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Hwy N/A

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) N/A
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire Size P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Size P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A

Transmission

Clutch Size (in) N/A
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.88
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.64
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Type 6

Vehicle

EPA Classification Large Cars

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3252

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact

MECHANICAL

Engine: 2.4L I4 GDI DOHC w/Dual CVVT
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/SHIFTRONIC -inc: OD lock-up torque converter and shift lock
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
Front-Wheel Drive
2.88 Axle Ratio
80-Amp/Hr 640CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
150 Amp Alternator
4497# Gvwr
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
70 L Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

EXTERIOR

Wheels: 16 x 6.5J Aluminum Alloy
Tires: P205/65R16 All-Season
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Clearcoat Paint
Body-Coloured Front Bumper
Body-Coloured Rear Bumper
Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Body-Coloured Door Handles
Body-Coloured Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Light Tinted Glass
Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Lip Spoiler
Metal-Look Grille
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

ENTERTAINMENT

Radio: AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 Audio System -inc: 6 speakers, 5" colour LCD screen, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, iPod/USB/MP3 auxiliary input jacks, SiriusXM shark fin antenna and steering wheel audio controls
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Voice Activation
Wireless Streaming
Window Grid And Roof Mount Antenna
Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
1 LCD Monitor In The Front

INTERIOR

Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: active head restraints (height adjustable) and 6-way manual front seats including height adjustment
Premium Cloth Front Seats
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Premium Cloth Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows
5 Person Seating Capacity
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Valet Function
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Power Fuel
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Manual Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Cloth Door Trim Insert
Urethane Gear Shift Knob
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
Front And Rear Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Systems Monitor
Redundant Digital Speedometer
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Analog Display
Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Front Centre Armrest and Rear Centre Armrest
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
Perimeter Alarm
Engine Immobilizer
3 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration

SAFETY

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver Knee Airbag
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Centre 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Rear Camera