2015 Hyundai Sonata: Excellent Road Trip Car
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on August 27, 2015
After more than 700 miles behind the wheel of our 2015 Hyundai Sonata this past weekend, I'm sold on its road trip capabilities. Here's why.
It has great seats. This is surprising since they don't boast much of a pedigree. They're not heavily bolstered or infinitely adjustable. They're not air-cooled or even covered in leather. But after several multi-hour stints behind the wheel, I rarely got uncomfortable. No squirming around to keep my rear end awake or any noticeable lack of lumbar support. I hardly noticed them at all which is good.
It gets solid mileage. Over the course of the trip, my overall average was 29.3 mpg. That's far from its highway number of 35 mpg, but there was quite a bit of around-town driving over the weekend in between the long slog at each end. It's not a bad number for a sedan of its size.
It has everything you need: satellite radio, navigation, plenty of range, big back seats and a sizable trunk. All in a car that costs just over $27,000.
Are there other vehicles in our fleet that I might have preferred? Sure. But after this road trip, I wouldn't hesitate to take this Sonata on the road again.