Changes that the 2016 Hyundai Sonata received are mostly based on the previous year model and come highly needed, meaning that the current version has been taken as a basis for the development of the one we will be getting. The new Sonata has a quite elegant appearance and is overall a superior car in all segments when compared to its predecessors.
Basically the 2016 Hyundai Sonata exterior design is pretty much the same as the current model, but with some enhancements and remodeling applied. The designers have added many features that the previous model lacked. The overall design of the exterior was focused on making the car more aerodynamic. These changes doesn’t just give the car a better looks, but it also gives it better handling and improved performances as well. The new design wasn’t made just for the purpose of simple luxuriance, but also with a purpose of making the new Sonata a better vehicle.
As far as the inside of this car is concerned, new cabin comes with more room than before, and offers more comfort as well. In the front area, there is more space both for the driver and the passenger, as well as some extra head space for the back seat passengers. Without a doubt this will be appreciated by all, especially by those taller passengers. With the addition of some high quality and luxurious materials, Hyundai has managed to make the new Sonata beautiful to look at and drive in as well.
Furthermore, the dashboard has been redesigned and is positioned in a way that allows the centrally fitted 5 inch, or in higher trims 8 inch, touch screen system to be the showy part of the interior, making it easily accessible and reachable at the same time. The previous model came with a design that was focused on a more elegant look, but now the cabin is a bit more sophisticated and also a bit more aggressive. Controls are easily reached while everything is more driver oriented giving higher ride quality.
Price And Specs
Under the hood of the new 2016 Hyundai Sonata, you will find a base 2.4 liter I4 engine that does not offer any major innovations compared to the last model, but nevertheless, it is still a good option. This unit is capable of delivering up to 185 hp and is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission system. This combination allows the new model to come with decent fuel economy, and is now rated at 25/37 mpg. Two more engine options are offered as well, and they include a 1.6 l turbo engine that is capable of pumping out up to 178 hp and is the best option if you are looking for reduced fuel consumption since it can return 28/38 mpg in city/highway driving.
Most powerful option is the turbocharged 2.0 liter inline 4 engine, which is capable of delivering 245 hp. With this unit you can expect to see 23/32 mpg but decently improved performances over other two options. For those drivers that want to further reduce fuel consumption Hyundai prepared hybrid version. Combination of 2.4 liter four cylinder unit and electric motor bring total power of 199 hp which is nice bump over both 2.4 liter and 1.6 liter turbo units and also bring much higher fuel efficiency. As a result this version can offer 36/40 mpg but it does come at a slightly high price.
2016 Hyundai Sonata Release Date
When it comes to the price of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata base model, it is set to be somewhere around $22,000, but it is still not certain if it will stay there, or perhaps the Hyundai will change it. As far as the other trim levels are concerned, they have not been priced yet. If you want to go for a hybrid be ready to pay almost $30,000. The new Sonata is expected to be available for buying at the beginning or at least in the first half of the next year.