The changes that the 2016 Hyundai Sonata received are mostly based on the previous year model and come highly needed, meaning that the current model has been taken as a basis for the development of the latest iteration of it. The new Sonata has a quite elegant appearance and is overall a superior model compared to the older versions.
Basically the 2016 Hyundai Sonata exterior design is pretty much the same as the current model, with no significant enhancements and changes applied. The designers have added many features that the previous version lacked and needed to be improved, all this happened with the 2015th model. The overall design of the exterior was focused on making the car more aerodynamic but also sportier. This feature doesn’t just give the car beautiful look, but it gives it better handling, maneuvering capabilities, higher efficiency 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 the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is concerned, we can say that this generation comes with more room than before, and it is slightly more comfortable. In the front, there is more space both for the driver and the passenger, as well as some extra head space for the back seat passengers. These changes will be easily noticed by taller passengers that will now have more room but do not expect anything revolutionary in terms of space increase.
Review Of 2016 Hyundai Sonata
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 generation 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.
Under the hood of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata, you will find a base 2.4 liter inline four cylinder engine that is probably not a major innovation compared to the last model, but nevertheless, it is a good change. The engine 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 far better fuel economy than before, and is now rated at 24/35 mpg.
Two more engine options are offered as well, and both of these are turbocharged units. They include a 1.6 liter turbo engine that is capable of pumping out up to 177 hp while the second option is a turbocharged 2.0 l powerplant, which is capable of delivering 245 hp. Both of these engines come with no changes compared to previous year model and still are good choice. With smaller engine you will be able to achieve 28/38 city/highway while the performances will be on par with larger naturally aspirated base unit.
That Hyundai is becoming one of the leaders on the market proves the fact that it will also offer hybrid version of their mid-size model. Reports suggest that the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will come with 199 hp system which is more than competitive with standard gasoline powered models from the lineup. Addition of hybrid powertrain will improve fuel economy that is expected to be at 36/40 mpg city/highway but the base version comes with a price tag of $26,000.
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 $21,000, 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 but we do not expect to see large changes over the previous version. Top of the line Limited model equipped with 2.0 liter turbo will be priced at about $34,000. The new Sonata is expected to be available for buying at the beginning or at least in the first half of the next year.