2015 Hyundai Sonata: No Problems On the Way to 20K
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on November 20, 2015
It's almost been a year since our 2015 Hyundai Sonata entered its long-term test, so it wasn't much of a surprise when I looked down at the odometer this weekend and noticed that it had just clicked past 20,000 miles. Time flies in the face of unpretentious competence.
Almost nothing of note has happened in the past year. No minor service issues, no serious problems, not even a flat tire. Other than a slight pull to the right that was remedied with a quick trip to alignment shop, our Sonata has been flawless.
I remember driving the Sonata during its first few weeks in the fleet and thinking that it felt surprisingly sharp. The suspension was dialed in nicely, the engine responded quickly and the steering was precise. It was a new car, so everything should have been in order, but past Hyundais didn't always feel this precise.
Even after 20,000 miles, it still feels just as well-sorted. No squeaks or rattles, and the suspension still feels dialed in. Usually by the time the odometer has passed 20,000 miles, cars get a little soft around the edges, yet this one still has that same sharpness. I've liked this car from day one and nothing this past year has soured my feelings on it.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor