2015 Hyundai Sonata: A Little Gutless, But Trouble-Free and Comfy After 10,000 Miles
July 29, 2015
We've finally driven 10,000 miles in our 2015 Hyundai Sonata. We took delivery of our car back in December, so perhaps a little slow in hitting this milestone. Our goal for almost all of our long-term test cars is to drive them for at least 20,000 miles over 12 months or so. We still have the rest of the year to make up ground, however.
In the meantime, I've recapped our thoughts on the Sonata so far.
The Sonata's interior has gotten high marks. We've liked the roomy back seat, the comfortable front seats, the simple control layout, the generous storage cubbies and the big trunk. For the most part, we've also liked the touchscreen interface.
We haven't been quite as positive on the engine. Around town, the 2.4-liter engine is fine, but highway passing or climbing mountain grades seem to highlight its modest power output, even if the Sonata's track-test acceleration times are on-par with those of other family sedans.
So far, our Sonata has been nearly trouble-free. We had to take it to the dealer early on to check out a faulty airbag light, but that's pretty much it. More recently, we had it in for its 7,500-mile service.
Overall, I'd wager that Editor-In-Chief Scott Oldham's "I'm Impressed" update would mirror the opinions of most of our staff as well for these first 10,000 miles.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 10,055 miles