Stays Cool in the Heat - 2015 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

2015 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Hyundai Sonata: Stays Cool in the Heat

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on August 31, 2015

2015 Hyundai Sonata

Returning home to southern California this past weekend from the more temperate central coast was an eye opener. Temperatures along the way were triple digits nearly the entire drive. Overheated cars littered the road at various spots, but the final push over the mountains into the Los Angeles basin was a particularly tough slog for some.

We counted at least a dozen cars and trucks on the side of the road with their hoods up, yet our 2015 Hyundai Sonata didn't seem to mind one bit.

With the air-conditioner blasting cold, I used the manual shift mode to keep it planted in third gear all the way up the grade. We managed to pass numerous slow pokes in the left lane and the Sonata's temperature barely budged. Not bad when it's 105 degrees outside.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 12,621 miles

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