Looking for a well-rounded and affordable sedan? The 2017 Hyundai Sonata might be a great fit. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
JOSH SADLIER: This is automotive editor Josh Sadlier with an Edmunds Expert Rundown of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata. The Sonata is Hyundai's rival to midsize sedans like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. And it's so good that frankly it's easy to take it for granted at this point. But Hyundai has made incredible strides over the past few years. The current Sonata is fully competitive in its class. It's got fuel economy up to 36 miles per gallon with a base 2.4-liter fou4-cylinder. It's got a spacious interior. And as you can see, it's a good-looking car too. And Hyundai's warranty is the icing on the cake. You still get 10 years, 100,000 miles on the powertrain. And that continues to lead the class. We're looking at the turbo version here. And that's one disappointing thing about the Sonata. The 2.0T model, as they call it, doesn't quite have the punch you'd expect. And our track testing would notice that it lags behind other performance-oriented models in this class. Inside the Sonata, the back seat's about average for the class, which means there's room for a couple of six-footers. No problem. Pretty standard stuff here. That's why you get a midsize sedan in the first place. Up front, Hyundai's dialed back the styling of bit on the dashboard. It's a little more conservative this time around. And frankly, we think it's a step up in terms of appeal. It's almost a entry-level luxury look here with the way they've laid out the controls. And Hyundai's got a decent touchscreen infotainment system. And they even give you metal pedals in the Sport model. This is a very competitive segment. We mentioned the Accord. Mentioned the Camry. There's even the Mazda 6 as a dark horse candidate. Bottom line is you want to do a lot of test driving before you make a final choice. For more Edmunds Expert Rundowns, click the link to subscribe.
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