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2015 Hyundai Sonata Road Test

2015 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

(2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Automatic)
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Quick Summary
It's been five years since Hyundai put its stamp on the midsize segment in a serious way with a Sonata that set new standards for space, styling and fuel economy. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata, though not revolutionary, stands to build on the sedan's existing strengths while infusing it with better value.


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What Is It?
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is a five-passenger midsize family sedan. For 2015 the Sonata increases in length, width, height and wheelbase, giving it easily the biggest footprint in the class. Overall length increases 1.3 inches, wheelbase increases 0.4 inch and width bumps up 1.2 inches. Though it doesn't have the longest wheelbase in the segment, the Sonata does offer more passenger volume than its primary competitors.

2015 Hyundai Sonata

The Sonata's exterior styling also takes on a more stately appearance that leans toward the luxury-focused Genesis sedan. On the inside, the Sonata gets the same treatment, with improved materials and a list of options that we're more accustomed to seeing in premium luxury vehicles.

There are five trim levels: SE, Sport, Limited, Eco and, featured in this test, the Sport 2.0T. Three different four-cylinder engines are available, and all trims are front-wheel drive. A redesigned hybrid model will be added in 2015, but until then the hybrid version of the 2014 model will be sold alongside the new models.

What Engines and Transmissions Are Available?
Our Sport 2.0T test vehicle represents the most powerful engine choice in the Sonata lineup, generating 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It is designed to challenge the V6 offerings from competitors like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

The base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is good for 185 hp: 5 fewer than last year. Both the 2.4-liter and 2.0-liter engines are paired to a six-speed automatic with manual shift capability. With the 2.0-liter turbo engine you get steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, which is both welcome and unusual in the segment.

The third engine is new to the Sonata lineup. It's a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 177 hp. It also boasts 195 pound-feet of torque, significantly more than the 2.4-liter normally aspirated engine with which it overlaps. Offered only on the Eco trim level, the new engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automanual transmission for maximum mileage.

2015 Hyundai Sonata

How Does It Drive?
Possibly the most striking characteristic of the Sonata's character (across all trims) is the utter silence with which it goes about its business. This is a quiet car. Swallowing road irregularities with hushed damping and quiet confidence is this sedan's biggest strength. Ride quality, regardless of trim, is well controlled but never harsh.

Though there's nothing to complain about when it comes to its driving dynamics, there's also little that's exciting about the way it drives. Even the big-gun Sport 2.0T trim lacks serious power, though it will hit freeway speeds significantly quicker than the base model. In Edmunds testing, the Sport accelerated to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds, which is an average result among other four-cylinder-powered cars in the segment. The V6 versions of these rivals hit 60 mph about 2 seconds quicker.

In Edmunds panic braking tests from 60 mph, the Sport 2.0T required 125 feet, which is an acceptable distance for a midsize family sedan. With maximum brake effort applied, the car remained composed, with very little nosedive while tracking straight. The pedal also remained reassuringly firm over multiple runs, though distances increased by about 5 feet.

The Sonata Sport 2.0T also features handy wheel-mounted shift paddles and a flat-bottom steering wheel, which feels better than the round wheel in other trims. It's still no driver's car, though. Honda's Accord Sport, which offers a six-speed manual transmission, is far more involving.

It's the Eco trim that's the real surprise to drive. With discernibly more power than the base engine and similar road manners, it offers the best fuel economy of the group and costs less than the 2.0T. And it doesn't have to be a complete stripper, either. It can be had with the Technology package, which adds navigation, blind-spot detection, heated front seats and more.

All trims offer three driver modes: Normal, Sport and Eco, which adjust the transmission and throttle calibrations according to your needs. Steering weight increases in Sport mode as well. The difference between Normal and Sport mode is modest at best and unless you're more patient than everyone else who's ever driven a car, you'll avoid Eco.

2015 Hyundai Sonata

What Kind of Fuel Economy Can You Expect?
If you're buying the Sonata simply to save fuel, the Eco model is the seemingly obvious choice. It has the highest EPA rating of the three engines at 32 mpg combined (28 city/38 highway). Problem is, that's only 3 mpg better than the base model with the 2.4-liter engine, which costs $2,125 less to start. At 12,000 miles annually and an average fuel price of $3.70 per gallon, it would take more than 15 years to earn your money back in fuel cost savings.

There's more to the Eco model than just good mileage, though, as it's more enjoyable to drive thanks to its extra helping of torque. We preferred its power delivery and overall drivability compared to the base engine, so it could be worth the extra money on that aspect alone.

Keep in mind that Sport and Limited trim versions with the 2.4-liter are rated lower (28 mpg combined/24 city/35 highway) than the base SE trim (29 combined/25 city/37 highway) with the same engine. This, says a Hyundai representative, is because of their bigger wheels and tires and the weight of additional content.

The Sport 2.0T we tested is rated at 26 mpg combined and 23 city/32 highway. These numbers represent a 2 mpg increase in the city and a 1 mpg increase in combined fuel economy over last year's 2.0-liter turbo-powered Sonata. Highway mileage is the same. In its tenure with us, the Sport 2.0T averaged 23 mpg in mixed driving conditions, with a peak of 31.4 mpg on one highway journey. On the Edmunds evaluation loop that included some pockets of heavy traffic, we averaged 28.4 mpg.

How Much Does It Cost?
Base trim SE Sonatas start at $21,960 including destination fees, which represents a $300 reduction vs. the 2014 base (GLS) model. And in an effort to rebuild the brand's value statement versus its Japanese rivals, it has additional equipment. New base-model standard equipment includes a driver's knee airbag, rear lip spoiler, a height-adjustable passenger seat and a driver blind-spot mirror plus LED daytime running lights.

At the top of the lineup, the Sport 2.0T starts at $29,385. With the optional Ultimate package added (feature highlights include a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and forward collision warnings, automatic high beams, rear parking sensors, heated seats, ventilated front seats, a navigation system and premium audio) along with floor mats, our as-tested price rose to $34,460. Fully loaded Camry and Accord models cost between $1,000 and $2,000 less, but don't offer some of the Sonata's premium features.

2015 Hyundai Sonata

What's the Interior Like?
Put simply, it's huge inside. You'll likely never feel like you need more space. Large adults will be comfortable in the backseats, and the Sonata's class-leading front head- and legroom speaks for itself.

A freshly designed interior further enhances the already utilitarian layout we've come to appreciate in most Hyundai vehicles. A more horizontal design replaces the old car's vertical secondary control arrangement, further enhancing the cabin's width. Though there's nothing ground-breaking designwise, the abundance of space provides a sense of roominess not present in all competitors.

The control layout is straightforward and easy to use, with dedicated buttons for primary functions like navigation, phone, radio and media. Climate control is handled with knobs, and Hyundai's intuitive touchscreen interface remains. Full leather seats are available at the Limited trim level, though those on the Sport 2.0T with orange leather piping look the best.

At 16.3 cubic feet, the Sonata's trunk ties the also massive Volkswagen Passat for sheer volume. A wide opening and remote releases for the folding rear seats further increase the Hyundai's convenience and utility.

2015 Hyundai Sonata

What Features Set It Apart?
With fuel economy being the primary factor by which midsize sedans live and die, feature content has become a prominent secondary means of setting one car apart from another. Though you'll have to opt for more costly option packages to get most of them, the Sonata makes available several unusual, if not completely unique, features. Sunshades on the rear side windows are a perfect example.

Adaptive cruise control with the ability to bring the car to a full stop is a feature only available on premium brands until recently, and the Sonata adds it for 2015. Hyundai's Smart Trunk feature, which offers a hands-free trunk release, is something many will either love or hate since it opens the trunk when it senses the key is within the prescribed proximity. Walk near the trunk, wait 3 seconds and it opens. The jury is still out on how useful this will be in practice.

This Sonata also offers heated and cooled seats for both the driver and front passenger, while the rear seats offer optional heating only. Add the Tech package to the Sonata Limited and you also get a heated steering wheel.

Bluetooth, USB and an auxiliary jack are standard. Apple CarPlay, which mirrors specific apps (texting, music, maps, etc.) from a user's iPhone on the 8-inch navigation screen, will finally provide the interface most users want later this year. An Android version will eventually arrive as well.

How Safe Is It?
Standard safety features for all 2015 Sonatas include seven airbags, including a driver's knee airbag. It's also worth noting that the new chassis is 41 percent stiffer torsionally and 35 percent stiffer in bending strength for a more robust passenger space. Available options include forward collision warning, blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and a lane departure warning.

In government crash tests, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata earned the highest rating of five out of five stars for overall, frontal and side impact passenger protection and four stars for rollover protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's testing resulted in similar findings, earning it a Top Safety Pick + rating with the top score of "Good" in all categories except for the very challenging small overlap frontal crash test, where it attained the second-best "Acceptable" ranking.

What Are Its Closest Competitors?
It's no secret that the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are the best-selling cars in the country. Their reputations for durability and reliability help, but both are for-real family haulers that will serve buyers well with proven powertrains and simple practicality. The Nissan Altima, with striking fuel economy and genuine comfort, won our last midsize comparison test, so it's worth a look as well.

Why Should You Consider This Car?
If you want a midsize sedan with plenty of passenger room and a quiet, easy-to-live-with cabin, this Sonata definitely has what you're looking for. A long list of available features at competitive prices and a very generous 10-year/100,000-mile warranty is also another reason to take a long, hard look at the Sonata.

Why Should You Think Twice About This Car?
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata's revised 2.0T makes significantly less power than all V6-powered competitors, so if you like your family sedan with a stout engine under the hood, this Sonata may disappoint. This Sonata isn't particularly fun to drive either regardless of engine or trim level, so if that's something you value there are competitors that offer more to like in this area.

The manufacturer provided Edmunds this vehicle for the purposes of evaluation.

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Comments

  • razzafraza razzafraza Posts:

    Lousy speedometer... Do Korean execs drive in the USA, where speed limits are set at 25 / 35 /45 /55 /65 /75 ? Sure will be fun to drive through the speed traps...

  • emajor emajor Posts:

    "It's the Eco trim that's the real surprise to drive. With discernibly more power than the base engine and similar road manners, it offers the best fuel economy of the group". You are assuming the EPA ratings have any bearing in the real world. Ford's 1.6 Ecoboost has high EPA ratings that are notoriously difficult to achieve. It will take a more thorough test to know if the Hyundai has the same issue.

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    Wait a minute. Just a couple years ago the Sonata had 274 hp from their turbo motor, along with 22/26/34 mpg. And now they've detuned it to 245 hp and it gets 23/26/32? And it's BETTER than last year?? Not sure I understand what happened here.

  • ab348 ab348 Posts:

    > @greenpony said: > Wait a minute. Just a couple years ago the Sonata had 274 hp from their turbo motor, along with 22/26/34 mpg. And now they've detuned it to 245 hp and it gets 23/26/32? And it's BETTER than last year?? Not sure I understand what happened here. Simple. Hyundai got caught overstating rated HP while also exaggerating fuel economy numbers. These numbers are likely closer to reality and the disappointing results are closer to what owners will experience in the real world. Nothing in this review makes me think this car is anything other than a dull appliance and likely a step backwards.

  • bankerdanny bankerdanny Posts:

    The bulk of buyers in this class WANT dull appliances. They want competence and comfort, not superior driving dynamics and sub 6 sec 0-60 times. Like the prior version, I predict this will be a strong seller for Hyundai.

  • ab348 ab348 Posts:

    > @bankerdanny said: > Like the prior version, I predict this will be a strong seller for Hyundai. The shoddy, cheap merchandise that Walmart flogs sells strongly too.

  • razzafraza razzafraza Posts:

    @sukemadiq No issue with increments of ten as they are clearly marked on the speedometer. Even if they kept those ridiculous speed marks on the speedometer, there should be at least small hashmarks for the -5s, but Not much point in dedicating space for 100-180 mph on the speedometer in the US while sacrificing the useful numbers from 0-90 ... As this car is not the only offender, see this AP article: https://news.yahoo.com/speedometer-top-speed-often-exceeds-150136959.html I don't agree with the various conclusions of the interviewee, but cars are creeping up with unrealistic speedometers for no practical reason...

  • darthbimmer darthbimmer Posts:

    The styling of the new Sonata is very me-too. The design looks like it could have been created by any company anytime in the past 5 years. In fact, my immediate reaction to the front quarter view was, "Looks like a Buick." Surprising and disappointing for a company that recently was out in front of the pack, willing to use edgy designs.

  • bankerdanny bankerdanny Posts:

    > @ab348 said: > The shoddy, cheap merchandise that Walmart flogs sells strongly too. Shoddy? Based on what? I've driven several of the current version of the Sonata. Its a quiet, comfortable, adequately powered vehicle that offers good value for money and Edmunds hasn't had any quality issues with its recent Hyundai long-term testers. This isn't 1987, Hyundai has been producing good quality vehicles for some time now.

  • redgeminipa redgeminipa Posts:

    Someone can't do math, nor has a good memory. The Sonata was redesigned in 2010 as a 2011 model. It's only been 4 years, not 5. The more I read articles on this site, the less likely I am to visit it...

  • stan_g_fl stan_g_fl Posts:

    I keep seeing flashbacks to the previous Chrysler 200 in the rear 3/4 view.

  • ab348 ab348 Posts:

    > @bankerdanny said: > Shoddy? Based on what? I've driven several of the current version of the Sonata. Its a quiet, comfortable, adequately powered vehicle that offers good value for money and Edmunds hasn't had any quality issues with its recent Hyundai long-term testers. This isn't 1987, Hyundai has been producing good quality vehicles for some time now. And unlike 1987 Hyundai is trying to command price points almost equal to other brands now, but their offerings are are sizzle without much steak. Poor driving dynamics, lack of refinement, obvious cost-cutting are rampant. Long-term, who knows whether these will hold up. But the price is right. And of course the stigma that goes with driving a Hyundai can never go away. Good luck to you.

  • se_riously se_riously Posts:

    Speedometer is the first where I've seen the scale change from every 5 MPH to every 10 MPH at the "20" mark. I haven't seen anything like that since a drag racer's tach.

  • se_riously se_riously Posts:

    > @redgeminipa said: > Someone can't do math, nor has a good memory. The Sonata was redesigned in 2010 as a 2011 model. It's only been 4 years, not 5. Sales began in early 2010 as a 2011 model. So yes, there are 4 model years but it's been on sale for nearly 5 years. You could even argue that 2011 models manufactured after July 2010 were a different model year because of mid-cycle improvements that improved their crash test ratings.

  • ryster ryster Posts:

    Hyundai came in fourth place in the most recent JD Powers initial quality survey. Only 94 problems per 100 cars (the industry average was 116 problems per 100.) That is a pretty compelling testament to the quality of the products coming out of their factories. I have almost 57,000 miles on my 2011 Sonata. While the interior is riddled with various rattles, the car has been mechanically fine other than a thermostat failure that was repaired under warranty. Like any car, it has its unexplainable and sporadic quirks. Minor issues that randomly come and go. The 2015 Sonata seems like a nice enough car. I may wait 6 months or so and go look at them as a replacement for my 2011. The decrease in horsepower for the 2.0T and 2.4LNA is most likely a function of fuel economy and reliability. It is no secret that Hyundai has been dealing with some engine and transmission issues in the 2011-2014 models. Reducing power output puts less stress on the drivetrain, and makes the whole system more stable/reliable.

  • spwolfx spwolfx Posts:

    > @ryster said: > Hyundai came in fourth place in the most recent JD Powers initial quality survey. Only 94 problems per 100 cars (the industry average was 116 problems per 100.) That is a pretty compelling testament to the quality of the products coming out of their factories. I have almost 57,000 miles on my 2011 Sonata. Lets put this straight - IQS is 90 day survey... JD Power VDS (dependability) survey that rates 3yr old car rates Hyundai very poor - significantly worse than average. Here is the info: http://www.automotive-fleet.com/fc_images/news/m-jd-power-vds-2014.jpg Hyundai is 4th best from the bottom :-)

  • stever stever Posts:

    ?The margin from the best cars to average and below average has diminished dramatically,? Autotrader.com senior analyst Michelle Krebs said." [Do good auto quality scores produce sales and profits?](http://www.freep.com/article/20140706/COL14/307060030/Mark-Phelan-Do-good-auto-quality-scores-produce-sales-and-profits- "Do good auto quality scores produce sales and profits?") (Detroit Free Press) (Another discussion that may be of interest: [Comments: Consumer Reports/JD Power Rankings](http://forums.edmunds.com/discussion/6575/general/x/comments-consumer-reports-jd-power-rankings "Comments: Consumer Reports/JD Power Rankings"))

  • rbirns1 rbirns1 Posts:

    > @ryster said: > Hyundai came in fourth place in the most recent JD Powers initial quality survey. Only 94 problems per 100 cars (the industry average was 116 problems per 100.) That is a pretty compelling testament to the quality of the products coming out of their factories. I have almost 57,000 miles on my 2011 Sonata. While the interior is riddled with various rattles, the car has been mechanically fine other than a thermostat failure that was repaired under warranty. Like any car, it has its unexplainable and sporadic quirks. Minor issues that randomly come and go. > > The 2015 Sonata seems like a nice enough car. I may wait 6 months or so and go look at them as a replacement for my 2011. The decrease in horsepower for the 2.0T and 2.4LNA is most likely a function of fuel economy and reliability. It is no secret that Hyundai has been dealing with some engine and transmission issues in the 2011-2014 models. Reducing power output puts less stress on the drivetrain, and makes the whole system more stable/reliable. The interior is riddled with various rattles? That's a pretty compelling testament to _poor _quality. Unexplainable and sporadic quirks? That is not "like any car". Hondas and other good makes rarely have issues that randomly come and go. These issues that you seem to downplay are big red flags to me. Hyundai may have come a long way, but it sounds like they still lag the leaders when it comes to quality.

  • ab348 ab348 Posts:

    > @stan_g_fl said: > I keep seeing flashbacks to the previous Chrysler 200 in the rear 3/4 view. And from the front 3/4 view it looks like a Subaru Legacy. Not a good design to mimic. Funny thing, the Hyundai ad for the 2014 model clearance at the top of the page shows a picture of the outgoing model that looks far more interesting than the new one.

  • Hyundai came in fourth place in the most recent JD Powers initial quality survey. Only 94 problems per 100 cars (the industry average was 116 problems per 100.) That is a pretty compelling testament to the quality of the products coming out of their factories. I have almost 57,000 miles on my 2011 Sonata. While the interior is riddled with various rattles, the car has been mechanically fine other than a thermostat failure that was repaired under warranty. Like any car, it has its unexplainable and sporadic quirks. Minor issues that randomly come and go.

    The 2015 Sonata seems like a nice enough car. I may wait 6 months or so and go look at them as a replacement for my 2011. The decrease in horsepower for the 2.0T and 2.4LNA is most likely a function of fuel economy and reliability. It is no secret that Hyundai has been dealing with some engine and transmission issues in the 2011-2014 models. Reducing power output puts less stress on the drivetrain, and makes the whole system more stable/reliable.

    A 2011 full of rattles is not acceptable. Heck I just drove my dad 3 hours in his 2005 Camry V6 and there is not a squeak or rattle in that car, he has not had a single repair and there is nothing that does not work. A few rattles were OK when Hyundai charged far less than competitors, But 35K for a slow turbo that will likely need repairs down the road is the opposite of a bargain.

  • emajor emajor Posts:

    It takes the turbo 8.3 seconds to hit 60? What's the point, a Camry 4 cylinder will do it in 8.4 and the V6 in just over 6. Apparently Car and Driver's 8.0 second 0-60 run in this car wasn't just an anomaly. This is now the slowest "uplevel" engine midsize sedan you can buy, and a 4-cylinder Altima will beat it to 60.

  • kosmo69 kosmo69 Posts:

    @bankerdanny said: Shoddy? Based on what? I've driven several of the current version of the Sonata. Its a quiet, comfortable, adequately powered vehicle that offers good value for money and Edmunds hasn't had any quality issues with its recent Hyundai long-term testers. This isn't 1987, Hyundai has been producing good quality vehicles for some time now.

    And unlike 1987 Hyundai is trying to command price points almost equal to other brands now, but their offerings are are sizzle without much steak. Poor driving dynamics, lack of refinement, obvious cost-cutting are rampant. Long-term, who knows whether these will hold up. But the price is right. And of course the stigma that goes with driving a Hyundai can never go away. Good luck to you.

    what do you expect from a Canadian

  • bankerdanny bankerdanny Posts:

    Why are you re-publishing a 3 month old article on the front page? How about you do a full review of the Eco version that you mention in this review.

  • bankerdanny bankerdanny Posts:

    @bankerdanny said: Shoddy? Based on what? I've driven several of the current version of the Sonata. Its a quiet, comfortable, adequately powered vehicle that offers good value for money and Edmunds hasn't had any quality issues with its recent Hyundai long-term testers. This isn't 1987, Hyundai has been producing good quality vehicles for some time now.

    And unlike 1987 Hyundai is trying to command price points almost equal to other brands now, but their offerings are are sizzle without much steak. Poor driving dynamics, lack of refinement, obvious cost-cutting are rampant. Long-term, who knows whether these will hold up. But the price is right. And of course the stigma that goes with driving a Hyundai can never go away. Good luck to you.

    what do you expect from a Canadian
    Stigma? Again, not 1987, not even 1997. While driving a Hyundai would not be a point of pride, there is absolutely nothing to be even the least bit ashamed about in buying and driving any Hyundai built in the past 4-5 years. There is no more a stigma to driving a Hyundai or Kia than there is in driving a minivan vs an SUV

  • stever stever Posts:

    Why are you re-publishing a 3 month old article on the front page? There is no more a stigma to driving a Hyundai or Kia than there is in driving a minivan vs an SUV
    Lots of older editorial content is getting published on the Forums to get the comments merged with the Forum posts, so you may see more stories like this. And I'd consider driving a Hyundai minivan. B)

  • gizmo2009 gizmo2009 Posts:

    I got the new 2015 Sonata Sport and it rides smooth, quiet ride.Handles great. I like the new look. I get about 33 MPG on hwy. Combine around 29 to 30 MPG. If you are thinking about getting a new 2015 Sonata, I would say, what are you waiting for????

  • emajor emajor Posts:

    "If you are thinking about getting a new 2015 Sonata, I would say, what are you waiting for???? " Something that isn't dog-slow for $30K. Every other upscale engine in this class, be it the Japanese 3.5-liter V6s or the 2.0 turbos in the Fusion and Malibu, will lay waste to this Sonata in acceleration.

  • ijcy ijcy Posts:

    I have no idea how your 2011 Sonata has rattles. I have the 2011 Limited 2.0T and i can't hear anything! It is the best car i owned (previously had the Nissan murano, Volvo S80,Volvo 850) And was so looking forward to the 2015 to change my car. But wow! The new design is fugly! And 8.3 0-60?! Mine does it in 6.0! What have they done? Unfortunately i will not get a Hyundai this time around. And i unlike stuck in the 90's ab348 and love and appreciate the strides hyundai has made to get where they are now.

  • sampak sampak Posts:

    Just an FYI to a poster above, the outgoing 2011-2014 model Sonata 2.0T does 0-60mph in about 6.4 seconds. http://www.zeroto60times.com/Hyundai-0-60-mph-Times.html The new one is 30hp weaker and probably a few pounds heavier given the trend most cars seem to have in that department, but that still doesn't explain an almost 2 second difference between the new and previous model 2.0T. It must have to do with the power AND the way it is put down (transmission loss, ECU, tech wizardry to save fuel etc.) so even the 245hp is probably not what the car is REALLY putting down. It's a shame, but like someone mentioned already, most potential buyers for these types of cars probably don't give 2 nuts about performance. That and the ridiculous price point increases across the board, (2.0T especially) makes this car a gloss-over for someone like me, however. That, and the rear end looks way too much like the Kia Optima. Meh.

  • topdaline2 topdaline2 Posts:

    My opinion of Hyundai, yes they have come a long way in appearance and quality, the overall Hyundai ownership experience is below average. I have a 2012 Genisis Base, the engine is very powerfull but the MPG is no where near the claim. I have had several strange problems with my vehicle, which Hyundai always seems not to be able to duplicate. If you contact their corporate office in California be prepared, to treatment that borders on almost rude. The dealer experience does not compare with competitors and a Genesis owner is treated like an Accent owner. The cost of maintenance on my Genesis is extremely high $85.00 to replace the cabin air filter is a bit excessive every 7,000 miles, plus my vehicle was returned to me with grease prints on the glove box door, where the filter is located?. My previous vehicle was a Cheverolet Impala, the treatment I received from GM was always fair and repair costs were moderate, and the dealer experience was always good. Will I purchase another Hyundai product probably not, say what you may about the domestic vehicles, I have never been told we can not duplicate your problem, so much for their 10 year warranty

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