2015 Hyundai Sonata: Earns "A" and "B" Ratings From Edmunds
April 10, 2015
By virtue of utilizing Hyundai's 2.4-liter four cylinder engine, our long-term Sport trim 2015 Hyundai Sonata earns a "B" rating from our editors. Other models in the Sonata line score higher. Read on to discover why.
By nearly every measure the Sonata is a competent and capable midsize sedan. However, this particular flavor - Sport with 2.4-liter engine - lacks both the performance and fuel economy of the Eco trim, which starts only $100 higher.
In our testing, the Sonata Eco, which comes standard with a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission, accelerated to 60 mph in only 7.5 seconds. The last 2.4-liter Sonata we tested, equipped with a 6-speed automatic, required 8.2 seconds to hit the same milestone.
The Sonata Eco also earns a 32 mpg combined rating from the EPA, a number we equaled in testing. The 2.4-liter Sonata, meanwhile, is rated at 28 combined, a number we haven't achieved yet.
Also impressive is that the Eco trim handles nearly as well as the purportedly sportier 2.0T version, which we also rated an "A."
Find ratings on Sonatas with all three powertrains here.
Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor