The outgoing 2015 Hyundai Sonata got an extensive redesign. This means that the new model will just feature updates meant to make it look better as well as improve its riding experience.
2016 Hyundai Sonata Exterior and Interior
Compared to the outgoing model, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is more stylish and sophisticated but conservative. At the front, the 4-door sedan features a 6-sided chromed grille which is flanked by HID headlights, LED turn signals and LED daytime running lights. 2016 Hyundai Sonata the headlights have been pushed out close to the edge and flow almost halfway to its A-pillar. The hood features raised accents to complete the front look. The 2016 Hyundai Sonata also features a character line that starts just above the door handles and intersects the top part of rear taillights; the line augurs well with the other character line that runs from the headlights through the bottom of the windows. At the back, the vehicle features a new diffuser and clear lenses on the LED taillights. The SE trim will ride on 16-inch alloy wheels while the rest trim ride on 17-inch alloy wheels except for the Sport 2.0T which rides on 18-inch wheels.
The interior of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata has been redesigned to offer more comfort, entertainment and convenience. To start with, the new model will feature a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system across all trims. The system features HD radio, Smartphone integration, USB ports, Bluetooth and the automaker’s own Blue link telecommunication suite. Limited trims get a wood trim in the cabin. The interior is nicely laid-out and also easy to use. Its seats which are upholstered in quality cloth are comfortable with enough head and leg room. There is another 4.2 inch screen mounted between the gauges to display other information about the vehicle. More features have been made standard for this model year unlike the outgoing model. 2016 Hyundai Sonata other standard features include power windows that come with pinch protection, air conditioning, power mirrors, a blind spot mirror, stability control and traction control. 2016 Hyundai Sonata a tilt and telescoping steering wheel is also standard as well as 60/40 split-folding rear seats. Higher trims come with a long list of options including Android Auto, a 10-speaker Infinity audio system, ventilated front seats, a tilt/slide sunroof, smart cruise control and automatic high beams among others.
2016 Hyundai Sonata Engine
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata is availed in five, 4-cylinder engine variants with two of them combined with electric motors to form two different hybrid drive-trains. The first engine which is featured on most of Sonata models is a 2.4 L inline-4 engine good for 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission system. It is EPA rated at 25 mpg on city and 37 mpg on highway drives. This engine is fitted on SE, Sport and Limited trims. The second engine is a turbocharged 2.0 L inline-4 engine. It delivers 245 hp and 260 b-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system. It is offered on the Sport 2.0T trim. In terms of fuel economy, the engine is rated at 23 mpg city and 32 mpg on highway. The third engine is a turbocharged 1.6 L inline-4 capable of producing 177 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. 2016 Hyundai Sonata the engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic system. 2016 Hyundai Sonata its EPA rated at 28 mpg city and 38 mpg on highway drives. This engine is offered exclusively on the Eco trim. The fourth engine is a hybrid drive-train which combines a 2.0 inline-4 engine with a 38-kilowatt electric motor to produce 193 hp. 2016 Hyundai Sonata the engine is EPA rated at 40 mpg city and 44 mpg on highway drives. The final engine is still a 2.0 L, inline-4 engine that combines with a 50-kilowatt electric motor to produce a combined 202 hp. This is a plug-in hybrid drive-train and it has a fuel economy rating of 40 mpg on combined drives. The engine has an estimated electric-only range of 24 miles (93 mpge).
2016 Hyundai Sonata Price and Release Date
2016 Hyundai Sonata the base SE trim has an MSRP of $ 22,600 inclusive of $ 835 destination charge. The Sport trim has a starting price of $ 23,400, $ 23,725 for the Eco trim and $ 27,350 for the Limited trim. The Sport 2.0T attracts a $ 28,925 price tag.