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Jan
06
2015 Hyunda Sonata Sport

Consumer Guide’s test 2015 Hyundai Sonata arrive in Sport 2.0T trim and equipped with the all-inclusive Ultimate Package. Including destination charge, our test car came to $34,460.

2015 Audi Q52015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T

Class: Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 465

Fuel Used: 21.5 gallons

Jul
29
2015 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai says it went for a more “mature” look for the 7th generation of its midsize Sonata. Rick thinks it’s still pretty stylish.

When the original Sonata was launched into the competitive midsize market for 1989, it stood as Hyundai’s flagship sedan with a strong value equation. But the company was in a tailspin brought on by quality problems, so sales never took off despite the car’s comparatively low price – a trend that continued through the second generation of 1995. But by the time the third generation appeared for 1999, the company’s famed 5-year/60,000-mile  bumper-to-bumper and 10/100 powertrain warranties were in place, and the Sonata’s sales climb was impressive: from just over 14,000 for 1998 to more than 62,000 for 2001. The totals reached nearly 150,000 with the fifth generation of 2006, and that put Sonata in the big time.

Apr
16
2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata

NEW YORK — Hyundai pulled the wraps off an all-new Sonata at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The 2015 Sonata inaugurates the seventh generation of Hyundai’s mainstream midsize sedan, and the company promises a stiffer body structure, better ride quality, improved quietness, and a host of new safety and convenience features.

Aug
26
2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited

2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited

Steve King and Johnnie Putman, Chicago radio personalities and car enthusiasts, are longtime friends of Consumer Guide Automotive. Click the video below for their latest car review.

Aug
14

2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited

Dates Tested: 7/29/2013-8/12/2013

Miles driven: 302

Base price: $25,845 (not including $795 destination fee)

Price as tested: $29,685

Options on test car: Floor mats ($110), Premium Package ($2900)

Real-World Fuel Economy: 20.6 mpg

Driving Mix: 60 percent city, 40 percent highway

Quick Hits

The Great: Great value, classy cabin, simple controls

The Good: Good power, lots of room up front

The not so good: Middling observed fuel economy, marginal adult rear head room

May
15

Azera vs. Sonata

As luck would have it, the Consumer Guide test fleet contains both a 2013 Hyundai Azera and a 2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited this week. The former is Hyundai’s entry into the “near luxury” large-car segment; it competes against the Chevrolet Impala, Kia Cadenza, and Toyota Avalon. The latter is the ritziest trim level of Hyundai’s mainstream midsize car. We thought it would be enlightening to examine these stablemates side-by-side to see exactly what the Azera delivers over the Sonata.

Jun
30
 First Look: 2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia K5

Kia unveiled an all-new version of its mainline midsize sedan today, and with it a new model name. “Out” is the Optima nameplate, replaced by a badge that Kia uses for this car in global markets: K5. “In” is dramatic new styling, available all-wheel drive, a choice of two turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, and fresh technology features.

Jun
26
JD Power Initial Quality

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May
01
Electrification at Fiat Chrysler

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Apr
24
Plummeting Gas Prices, 2021 Kia Seltos

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