Every Sonata offers a spacious and quiet environment for five passengers. The trunk holds an above-average 16.2 cubic feet, and a split-folding rear seat comes standard.
Most models carry a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that’s good for 185 horsepower. The Eco trim receives a 178-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that delivers 32 mpg in combined city and highway driving (versus 30 mpg with the 2.4-liter). At the top of lineup is a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces a stout 245 horsepower. The 2.4-liter and 2-liter run with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the 1.6-liter gets a seven-speed unit.
Gets the 2.4-liter engine and basic equipment like power window and locks, heated mirrors, Bluetooth phone, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio. The SE adds a rearview camera, automatic headlamps, an infotainment touchscreen, Bluetooth streaming audio, and smartphone integration.
The Sport builds on the SE with 17-inch wheels, dual exhaust outlets with chrome tips, LED running lights, and more aggressive exterior trim. The interior gets leatherette upholstery and a power driver seat. The available Value Edition package (exclusive to this trim) gets you a partial leather interior with heated front seats, a sunroof, keyless ignition, and a hands-free trunk opener.