Test Drive 2017 Hyundai Sonata near Longmont CO

Vehicle Overview

Once overshadowed by perennial heavyweights like the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord, the Hyundai Sonata is now the midsize sedan to beat-with the ability to blend attributes like ample interior space, a high level of ride quality, a generous list of standard features, and one of the industry's most robust warranties into one excellent package. The 2017 model year ostensibly appears in the middle of the Sonata's seventh production cycle, with no major changes. Six models are available on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata; they are the SE, Eco, Sport, Sport 2.0T, Limited, and Limited 2.0T.

Interior - Schedule Your 2017 Hyundai Sonata Test Drive

InteriorA cavernous five-seater, the 2017 Sonata has 106.1 cubic feet of passenger volume, as well as 16.3 cubic feet of cargo space. The rear bench-style seat can be folded down to expand cargo space from the trunk into the cabin itself. To add 8-way power adjustability and power lumbar support on the driver's side, go with the Sport trim. The Sport 2.0T has added front-seat heating capability and its cloth trim replaced with leather; go with the Limited trim level (i.e., Limited and Limited 2.0T) for the addition of 6-way power adjustability on the front passenger seat. Exclusive to the top-of-the-line Limited 2.0T are rear-seat heating capability, front-seat cooling capability, and a memory system for the driver's seat. More comfort and convenience, at least at the base level, comes from features such as Bluetooth for audio streaming and hands-free phone operation; steering wheel-mounted controls; Hyundai's Blue Link telematics system that provides services like vehicle service scheduling, automatic collision notification, and SOS emergency assistance; and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo system with HD Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio service, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for smartphone-based control, and a 7-inch color touchscreen. With the 2.0T trim level (i.e., Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T), you will also get proximity key entry, a universal transceiver for remotely operating garage doors, auto dimming on the rearview mirror, and push-button engine start. The Limited 2.0T is the only model with a nine-speaker 400-watt premium audio system and an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system.

Exterior - Hyundai Sonata Dealership Test Drives

With the 2017 model year, the Sonata is three years into the second generation of Hyundai's "Fluidic Sculpture" design language (i.e., Fluidic Sculpture 2.0), which is characterized by sharper edges and lines that give it a more aggressive look. This is in contrast with the sixth-generation Sonata, which sports a much sleeker profile. However, the Sonata still remains a unibody-constructed vehicle, which ensures its superior integrity and stability over a car that has separate pieces bolted to the frame. Base-level exterior Sonata features include a rear spoiler, projector automatic headlights, dual fold-away heated power side mirrors, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Upgrade to the Sport to add turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors, give the car a sportier look with a racing-style front bumper and side rocker panels, and replace the halogen headlight bulbs with LED ones and add daytime running ability. On the Limited trim level, the halogen taillight bulbs are swapped with longer-lasting LED ones, and Hyundai gives the car a hands-free smart trunk. Moreover, the Sport and Limited have a dual exhaust system, while the 2.0T models have a quad exhaust system (as opposed to a single exhaust).

Mechanical / Powertrain - Sonata Information

The standard engine on the new Hyundai Sonata is the 2.4-liter Theta inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine, which generates 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. The Sport and Limited 2.0T get their shared suffix from the 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 version of the Theta engine, which generates 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The fuel efficiency-minded Eco stands apart with its smaller, 1.6-liter G4FJ I4, which generates 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The G4FJ is hitched to a 7-speed dual clutch auto-manual transmission, while the Theta is tied to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Both transmissions come with a SHIFTRONIC mode to allow for shifting gears on demand: similar to a manual gearbox. The all-wheel independent suspension on the Sonata consists of a MacPherson strut design with coil springs at the front and a multi-link design at the rear. The suspension at the 2.0T trim level is sport-tuned to give you a tighter, sportier driving feel. The Sonata gets motor-driven power steering for precise cornering and an independent source of power (instead of drawing from the engine). While the electric motor is installed on the steering rack assembly on the 2.0T models, it is installed on the steering column on the other trims.

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The new Sonata provides crash protection with dual front impact airbags, a driver's knee airbag, dual front seat-mounted side impact airbags, and roof-mounted two front and two rear side curtain airbags. Also standard on the Sonata are electronic stability control, traction control, power four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, a rearview camera, a blind spot mirror, electronic brake-force distribution, and brake assist. On the Limited trim, the blind side mirror is upgraded with a complete blind spot detection system, which includes lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert. The Limited 2.0T gets additional lane departure warning, rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beam assist, smart cruise control with stop/start capability, and dynamic bending light ability.

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