2015 Hyundai Sonata: A Very Likeable Sedan
March 4, 2015
I've been driving our long-term 2015 Hyundai Sonata for a few days in a row. It's sort of a sneaky car. It's not going to blow you away with flash and pizzazz, but pay attention and you'll realize that it goes about its business in an impressively polished manner. For just about everything I'd actually want in a midsize sedan, the Sonata's got it.
First off, it's easy to drive. The driver seat is comfortable for extended trips. Ride quality is very good, too, as the Sonata ably absorbs rough pavement and bumps. Pleasingly, this isn't due to overly soft suspension tuning. For a family sedan the Sonata is nicely balanced and feels secure when going around turns.
As Mike Monticello wrote previously, it would have been interesting to test out the Eco model. But I'm pretty happy with the 2.4-liter engine in our Sport. It's a solid mill with respectable power and fuel economy.
Back seat? Roomy. Trunk? Big. Plenty of places to store your personal items? Yep. Logical control layout? Spock would love it. High safety scores? Five stars across the board, the government says. And, of course, there are Hyundai's traditional strengths in value and warranty coverage, too.
If I were shopping for a midsize family sedan, the latest Sonata would be right in the mix of cars I'd consider.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 8,435 miles