2015 Hyundai Sonata: Vastly Better Seats Than Before
April 2, 2015
Ed has already written that the driver seat in our long-term 2015 Hyundai Sonata is quite comfortable and supportive on long commutes. I heartily agree with him and would like to add this is a much better driver seat than the one we had in our 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS.
Here's a photo of the driver seat in our 2011 Sonata:
It looks comfy enough, I suppose, but every time I sat in it, I wondered if anyone from Hyundai's North American operation actually sat in it before bringing the car to market here. I'm pretty average size (5 feet, 10 inches tall, about 150 pounds and a bit long of leg), and the shaping was just all wrong for me.
I always felt like I was sitting in too reclined a position and barely able to see over the dash. The latter was more a state of mind than the reality, but still, the dash seemed overly high in relation to the driver seat.
In contrast, the driver seat in our 2015 Sonata Sport is perfectly shaped for someone my size, and the sightlines are much better. I don't think there's any more glass area in this car than the previous Sonata, but the dash feels lower, flatter and less distracting. This is a midsize sedan I could buy. I would've passed on the previous Sonata.
Erin Riches, Deputy Editor