The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is a midsize family sedan that comes with an inconspicuous look, hiding its fuel economy and top-notch safety features. With a spacious interior, an endless list of standard features, a smooth ride, and well-laid controls, the model rarely disappoints. Therefore, if you are seeking an affordable and well-rounded sedan, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata should be on top of your list. This Sonata is a four-door family car that sits right with other top tier family sedans. It is available to inform of Sonata SE, Limited, Sport and Eco models.
2017 Hyundai Sonata – Minimal Noise in Cabin:
This sedan offers a smooth highway ride with very minimal noise. It features road trip worthy seats and a spacious interior to complement it’s stylish exterior. This is in addition to a very user-friendly navigation system and entertainment interface. Apart from the exceptional crash test ratings, the Sonata also comes with a ten-year engine warranty.
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata’s general look on the outside may lack the exuberance of the previous Sonata, however, it features an appealing tapered shape with wide shoulders. The chrome surround and the dual exhaust are some of the features that calm down its look.
Other standard equipment on the outside includes; 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, rear defogger, variable intermittent wipers, and a rear lip spoiler. The sports version has a slightly stiffer tune and bigger tires. This enhances it to stand out visually compared to the SE, Limited and Eco models. The sports version also features a distinctive front-end appearance, side rocker extensions, and added chrome body-side molding. Other exterior options available for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata include; mud guards, puddle lights, rear Bumper Applique and wheel locks.
Hyundai is set to incorporate the latest technology in the new 2017 Hyundai Sonata, thereby improving the ownership and driving experience significantly. Thanks to this technology, the driver will experience more comfort, improve their driving, as well as access more information.
The Hyundai Sonata features bucket front seats that are height adjustable and rear seats that have a folding center armrest. The seats are pretty comfortable with ample bottom cushion and bolstering.
Space is another major strength of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata. It avails ample room for the knees at the back, enough to cross over your knees. It also features excellent power features such as heated mirrors, and 1 one-touch power windows. Its comfort features include interior air conditioning, interior air filtration, and dual illuminating vanity mirrors.
The Sonata comes with improved safety features that include; child seat anchors, dusk sensing head lights, front and rear headrests, Daytime running lights, Stability control, Tire Pressure monitoring, Traction control, 4-wheel ABS, emergency braking assist, locks, rear height adjustable headrests,and a first aid kit.
2017 Hyundai Sonata – Engine Options:
The base Sonata SE has the most straightforward combination of engine and transmission. It combines a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine generating 185 hp with 178 lb-ft of torque, with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Sonata Sports 2.0 liter generates 245 hp with 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine is obviously stronger than the base engine but falls short of the competing turbo-4 and V-6’s with regard to speed.
Nevertheless, with any of the engines, you will get a 6-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic manual controls and quick, smooth shifts. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata has a fuel consumption of 28 mpg in the city and 36 mpg in highways. Also, the Sonata has a very good, absorbent ride quality. Its drive-trains and handling are designed expressly for the mainstream family sedan.
2017 Hyundai Sonata – Release Date and Price Expected:
The redesigned 2017 Hyundai Sonata is expected to hit the market in mid-2017. The price of the new model is expected to remain static with the base model going for $22,800 and the hybrid version selling at $35, 500.