2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco To Deliver Class-Leading Fuel Economy and Luxury Features at an Affordable Price

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco is the third powertrain available in the new Sonata and it comes with class-leading fuel economy as well as plenty of premium features. It is expected to achieve a 28/38/32 city/highway/combined fuel economy rating and will start at $23,275.

It’s powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged Gamma four-cylinder engine with 177 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque paired to a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission only available in the Eco. This represents a 10 percent improvement over the 2015 Sonata SE which is powered by a 2.4-liter Theta II engine.

Although the engines differ, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco will come with all the standard features found in the SE with the addition of a chrome grille, side mirror-mounted turn signal indicators, automatic headlights, a 10-way power driver seat with lumbar support, stitching on the instrument cluster hood, chrome interior door handles, 5-inch color touchscreen audio, a rearview backup camera and Blue Link telematics system.

The Technology Package ($4,100) will be the only option package available on the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco and it will include a Blind Spot Detection System with Rear-cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist, chrome exterior door handles with welcome light, hands-free Smart Trunk Auto Open, proximity key entry with push-button start, leather seats with heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

It will also add dual automatic temperature control, 4.2″ color LCD Multi-Info Display, 8″ navigation system with voice command, HD Radio, navigation and map split display, navigation with junction view lane guidance, Apple Eyes Free Siri integration, Wi-Fi and Dimension premium audio.

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata will go into production later this summer.

Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.