2015 Hyundai Sonata: Looks More Expensive Than Before
June 5, 2015
Since the day it was revealed to the public, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata has taken hit after hit for its conservative styling. It was inevitable. The previous model was almost universally loved for its extroverted styling. It put the Sonata on the lists of buyers who might have otherwise overlooked it, which was precisely the point, of course.
This time around, Hyundai dialed back the styling.
Although it's not quite so memorable, I still find it handsome. It's a more mature-looking sedan. It's not trying so hard to stand out, yet still looks distinctly different from segment leaders like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
It has tasteful chrome trim, expensive-looking wheels and LED marker lights that give it a distinctive look at night. For a $24,000 car, I'd say it looks pretty nice. Will it go down as one of the more distinctive midsize sedans in recent memory? Uh, no. But if I'd just spent $24K for one, I'd feel pretty good about what I got for my money every time I looked at it.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 7,802 miles