Hyundai’s 2017 sedan models include the Sonata, the Elantra, and the Azera. The Sonata is a family sedan with plenty of room and a lot of standard features at a good price. The stylish Elantra is a compact sedan with Hyundai’s reputation for value behind it. The Azera is a full-size sedan with many luxury car features.
The Hyundai Sonata, a family sedan, comes in nine trims: the base trim, the SE, the Sport, the Eco, the Limited, the Sport 2.0 T, and the Limited 2.0 T, the Hybrid, and the Hybrid Plug-in. The Sonata has ample interior space for your family, including rear seat and trunk space, and it has amenities like heated, height-adjustable front bucket seats and climate control.
[ag_respa]The Hyundai Sonata starts at $21,300 MSRP. It is 191″ long, 73″ wide, and 58″ high. It offers 16.3 cubic-feet of cargo space. It has ventilated front disc and solid rear disc brakes, an anti-lock braking system, and a four-wheel independent suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars.
The 2017 Sonata handles well on the open road and has good acceleration for passing. It offers either a 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter engine or a 245-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo, 16-valve, variable-speed, DOHC, four-cylinder engine, both with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Eco trim provides a 178-horsepower, 1.6-liter engine with a seven-speed automatic transmission.
For your entertainment and to keep you connected, it has Android Auto, AppleCarPlay, satellite radio, voice-activation, auxiliary audio input, a USB port with external media control, and six speakers.
To protect you and your family, it has stability and traction control, tire pressure monitoring, emergency braking assist, blind-spot monitoring, and a rearview camera.
How Does It Compare With Its Competition?
[ag_respb]Car and Driver Magazine ranked the 2017 Hyundai Sonata sixth among family sedans. They felt that the Mazda 6 had better grip on the road and that the Honda Accord had more responsive steering. However, they said that the Sonata was a good value with all the standard features at a good price.
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata gets 23 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway.
Pros and Cons
While it could use some improvements on handling, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata is a roomy car with lots of standard features at a good price.