The significantly revised 2015 Hyundai Sonata is available in a variety of trim levels, including a trio of engines and two different transmissions. Any way you stack it, $34,460 for a loaded-to-the-gills is reasonable, especially considering an included feature list that would rival vehicles costing more than three times as much.
Take a peek at our TFL Quick Pics review of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T to find out if the new model’s edgy style and beefy powertrain add up to more cruiser or bruiser.
Down 29 HP from 2014 (245 vs 274), the 2015 Hyundai Sonata doesn’t feel at the onset as though it’s lost over 10 percent of its power. Channeled through a familiar six-speed automatic transmission, acceleration is acceptable, though I feel it pales in comparison to its turbocharged competition.
Three selectable drive modes (eco, normal, and sport) adjust shift points and steering effort, the latter something that Hyundai says they’ve worked on extensively in the new Sonata. The steering feels hefty with good off-center response, but still fails to deliver much in the way of driver feedback.
Still, are 2015 Hyundai Sonata buyers really looking for an all-out sports car, or do they simply appreciate a long warranty tied to a car that still has a whiff of fun-to-drive character?