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.