2016 Hyundai Sonata

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The 2016 Hyundai Sonata retains its classic features, only receiving slight refinement in terms of exterior appearance and interior comfort. The outer body remains relatively same as the outgoing model with small modifications made to the front fascia, while the interior cabin boasts improved space and a restyled center stack. Available in higher trims is an eight-inch touchscreen interface that bundles a variety of technical features but lacks the cohesion of a central infotainment system like Chevrolet’s MyLink system and MyFord Touch. Nonetheless, this vehicle is comfortable and further features a variety of drivetrain options, such as the eco-friendly 1.6-litre turbocharged engine on a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This is an all-around fantastic midsize sedan for optimal everyday driving. 




Full Review

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata, minimally upgraded from the previous year, is well endowed with a sharp style, spacious interior cabin and new engine options – as well as a host of modern technological features. Courageously competing with other models of the midsize sedan range such as the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, the Sonata might just prevail with appearance alone and is hugely assisted by its fuel-efficient engine lineup that is sure to attract modern drivers. The inside is also incredibly roomy and comfortably seats up to five passengers, while the integrated technology suite is modern but lacks cohesion. As it stands, this vehicle is a worthy long-time competitor with more strengths than weaknesses.

This years Hyundai Sonata feels classier and more sophisticated, while retaining some of its more classic features for an overall stylish ride. Trading some of its sweeping curves for more conservative lines, the new midsize sedan adds more refinement with redesigned taillights and a hexagonal wing grille. Horizontal lines likewise cover the outer body for a toned-down profile while surrounding chrome and dual-exhaust with bright tips give the vehicle more of an upscale persona. Overall, the 2016 Sonata is only refined on the outside for a more modern look.

The inside, however, is built with better building materials – featuring quality door finishes and additional cabin accents. There are also two-tone colour schemes and wood grain trimming for an upscale feel throughout the interior. The vehicle as a whole feels more spacious as there is plenty of room for five passengers and even more trunk space with a 16.3 cubic foot compartment. The center stack is further reorganized and features dedicated buttons for primary functions, such as navigation, phone connectivity, radio and other media. And though a five-inch touch screen interface is standard, the eight-inch interface is moreover surprisingly intuitive and features navigation capability. It also bundles Sirius XM satellite radio, Siri Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for improved driver engagement.

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata further offers an impressive engine lineup with great power and fuel-economy for modern and environmentally friendly drivers. The base model includes a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine, producing 184 horsepower on a six-speed automatic transmission. This unit is rated at 11.3 litres per 100 kilometres city and 7.6 litres per 100 kilometres highway. Higher up is an athletic 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, producing 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and delivering a fuel economy of 12.3 litres per 100 kilometres city and 8.8 litres per 100 kilometres highway. The highlight of this drivetrain, however, can be found in the Eco trim, which features a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This unit produces 178 horsepower and is impressively rated at 10.1 litres per 100 kilometres city and 7.4 litres per 100 kilometres highway.

As it stands, the Hyundai Sonata is already a fantastic vehicle and is only upgraded with slight exterior refinement and better drivetrain options. This midsize sedan is great on gas and provides an outstanding everyday ride. 

2016 Hyundai Sonata
Reviewed by Unhaggle on .
Rating: 8.3 / 10



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
2.0T Sport w/Ultimate Package$35,699 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
2.0T Sport w/Ultimate Package Colour$35,699 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
GL$24,749 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
GLS$27,349 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
GLS SE$27,849 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Limited$34,099 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Sport Tech$30,399 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

May 11, 2016 thru May 31, 2016
Cash
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
GL$24,749$1,292$0
GLS$27,349$1,864$0
GLS SE$27,849$1,898$0
Sport Tech$30,399$2,038$0
Limited$34,099$2,331$0
2.0T Sport w/Ultimate Package$35,699$2,422$0
2.0T Sport w/Ultimate Package Colour$35,699$2,422$0
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
GL$1,292$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%0.99%1.99%
GLS$1,864$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%0.99%1.99%
GLS SE$1,898$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%0.99%1.99%
Sport Tech$2,038$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%0.99%1.99%
Limited$2,331$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%0.99%1.99%
2.0T Sport w/Ultimate Package$2,422$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%0.99%1.99%
2.0T Sport w/Ultimate Package Colour$2,422$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.99%0.99%1.99%
Lease
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
GL$1,542$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/AN/AN/A
GLS$1,864$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/AN/AN/A
GLS SE$1,898$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/AN/AN/A
Sport Tech$2,038$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/AN/AN/A
Limited$2,331$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/AN/AN/A
2.0T Sport w/Ultimate Package$2,422$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/AN/AN/A
2.0T Sport w/Ultimate Package Colour$2,422$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/AN/AN/A

General Specs

Engine 2.4000 L
Horsepower @RPM185
Fuel TypeUnleaded
Body typeSedan
Number of Doors4
Passenger5
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Power and Performance:

Next up is the 2016 Eco trim. The drivetrain in this Sonata is brand new and, assuming we've read the tea leaves correctly, is the future base engine. The Sonata Eco’s 1.6-liter, turbocharged engine is mated to a 7-speed, dual-clutch automatic (often called DCT or DSG). These types of transmissions feature faster shifting and—in some cases—are more fuel efficient. This engine produces a smidge less power than the base Sonata at 178 hp. However, the torque curve will deliver more twist at lower RPMs, meaning the Sonata will feel just as peppy driving around town. Coupled with the extra gear in the transmission, the Eco can deliver a satisfying drive with better fuel economy. The Eco earns an EPA-estimated 32 mpg in combined driving compared to the 28 or 29 mpg rating that 2.4-liter Sonatas get.

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Interiors and Special Features:

The inside of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata boasts high-quality door finishes and additional cabin accents. There are also two-tone colour schemes and wood grain trimming for an upscale feel throughout the interior. The vehicle as a whole feels more spacious as there is plenty of room for five passengers and even more trunk space with a 16.3 cubic foot compartment. The center stack is further reorganized and features dedicated buttons for primary functions, such as navigation, phone connectivity, radio and other media. And though a five-inch touch screen interface is standard, the eight-inch interface is moreover surprisingly intuitive and features navigation capability. It also bundles Sirius XM satellite radio, Siri Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for improved driver engagement.

Safety features:

The Sonata otherwise includes seven airbags, now including a driver’s knee bag. Other new technologies lifted from the 2016 Genesis include blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and active cruise control. There’s also a new Lane Change Assist system that places warning lamps in the side mirrors to warn of approaching vehicles.

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Audio

Antenna
Audio system with AM/FM radio, satellite radio, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen and colour screen
6 speakers
Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted
Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front
Element antenna

Body Exterior

Chrome/bright trim around side windows

Brakes

Electronic brake distribution
4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)
ABS
Hill holder
Brake assist system

Bumpers

Painted front and rear bumpers
Front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Load restraint: hooks

Charges

Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,795.00

Convenience

Rear camera parking distance sensors
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
Voice activating system; includes phone
2 12V in front
Cargo area light
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
3 passenger assist handles
Remote control trunk/hatch release
Cruise control
Front and rear reading lights

Dimensions

External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,855, overall width (mm): 1,865, overall height (mm): 1,475, wheelbase (mm): 2,805, front track (mm): 1,614, rear track (mm): 1,621 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10,900
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,025, rear headroom (mm): 965, front hip room (mm): 1,404, rear hip room (mm): 1,426, front leg room (mm): 1,155, rear leg room (mm): 905, front shoulder room (mm): 1,470, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,435 and interior volume (litres): 3,004
Cargo capacity(in litres): all seats in place: 462

Doors

Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged
Body colour exterior door handles

Engine

Engine: 2.4L Theta II in-line four-cylinder DOHC with VVT
Emissions data: CO2: 3,721 kg/yr

Engine Performance

Power: 185 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 178 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm
Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 9.4 ; highway= 6.5 ; combined= 8.1 ;

Fuel

Fuel tank: 70 litre capacity
Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)
Fuel system: gasoline direct injection

Instrumentation

External temperature
Main dashboard display
Tachometer
Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range
Multi-function display screen 5.0, touch screen and 2

Interior Trim

Floor mats
Floor covering: none
Carpet floor mats
Luxury trim: alloy look on dashboard and none

Lights

LED day time running lights
Headlights: halogen with projector beam lens halogen
Headlight control with dusk sensor
Daytime running lights

Locks

Remote keyless power locks ; automatic locking
Anti-theft protection
Immobilizer

Paint

Pearl paint

Safety

Front to rear curtain airbags
Front side airbags
2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre
LATCH
Driver knee airbags
Crash test results IIHS, Good, Good, Acceptable, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 4, 5.00 and 5
Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag

Seats

Front driver seat : heated, bucket ; details: manual height and manual tilt, front passenger seat : heated, bucket ; details: manual height
Rear seats: split-folding bench with seating for three
Seating: 5 passengers
Seat upholstery: cloth
Front seat centre armrest
Rear seat centre armrest

Service

Main service variable distance/period
Intermediate service 6,000 and variable distance/period
Intermediate service 6,000, variable distance/period and 3,728

Steering

Multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment
Vehicle speed proportional power steering type

Storage

Dashboard console with covered storage, full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console
Cupholders in front row and rear seats

Suspension

Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Transmission

Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)
Transmission: SHIFTRONIC 6-speed automatic w/manual mode ; incl. shifter on floor
Front-wheel drive
2.885:1 axle ratio
Electronic traction control
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) stability control

Ventilation

Ventilation system with cabin filter
Air conditioning

Version

Data completeness
Powertrain type : combustion
Date introduced:
Version information 15 Oct 2015
Trim level: GL
4-door sedan

Visibility

Rear view mirror
Zone tinted windshield
Front power windows with 1 express, rear power windows
Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe
Tinted glass
Rear window with defroster
Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable

Warranty

Roadside assistance warranty: 36 months/ Unlimited km
Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km

Weights

Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,475 and Manufacturer’s own

Wheels

Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim
Front and rear alloy wheels: 16"x 6.5"
Front and rear all-season tires 205/65/H

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