The Truth About Cars » hyundai sonata http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » hyundai sonata http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Wards 10 Best Engines For 2016 is Equal Parts Performance, Parsimonious http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/wards-10-best-engines-2016-equal-parts-performance-parsimonious/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/wards-10-best-engines-2016-equal-parts-performance-parsimonious/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 19:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242009 Three hybrid powertrains and three performance powertrains bookended Wards Auto’s top 10 engines, which was released last week. The list included repeat winners such as the Ram 1500 Ecodiesel 3-liter six, Subaru’s turbo flat-four and Nissan’s veteran VQ 3.5-liter V-6. Appearing for the first time was BMW’s replacement for its N55 turbocharged, 3-liter straight six […]

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Three hybrid powertrains and three performance powertrains bookended Wards Auto’s top 10 engines, which was released last week. The list included repeat winners such as the Ram 1500 Ecodiesel 3-liter six, Subaru’s turbo flat-four and Nissan’s veteran VQ 3.5-liter V-6. Appearing for the first time was BMW’s replacement for its N55 turbocharged, 3-liter straight six […]

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Hyundai (Finally) Recalls Sonatas Over Engine Debris Issues http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/hyundai-finally-recalls-sonatas-over-engine-debris-issues/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/hyundai-finally-recalls-sonatas-over-engine-debris-issues/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1181058 Hyundai, looking down the barrel of a class-action lawsuit, has finally agreed to recall 2011 and 2012 model year Sonatas for engine issues resulting from metallic debris. According to Automotive News, the issue affects Sonatas equipped with both naturally aspirated 2.4-liter and turbocharged 2.0-liter engines due to debris not being properly removed from crankshafts when […]

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Hyundai, looking down the barrel of a class-action lawsuit, has finally agreed to recall 2011 and 2012 model year Sonatas for engine issues resulting from metallic debris. According to Automotive News, the issue affects Sonatas equipped with both naturally aspirated 2.4-liter and turbocharged 2.0-liter engines due to debris not being properly removed from crankshafts when […]

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Hyundai Sonata Does Its (2012) Civic Duty http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/hyundai-sonata-2012-civic-duty/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/hyundai-sonata-2012-civic-duty/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:30:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=983697 We’ve seen this scenario play out before: an auto maker follows up a successful model with a next-generation version that is a stylistic dud. Hyundai is facing this problem with their new Sonata, which hasn’t followed up the success of the prior generation, known for the bold design statement it made upon its introduction in […]

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We’ve seen this scenario play out before: an auto maker follows up a successful model with a next-generation version that is a stylistic dud. Hyundai is facing this problem with their new Sonata, which hasn’t followed up the success of the prior generation, known for the bold design statement it made upon its introduction in […]

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Capsule Review: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/capsule-review-2015-hyundai-sonata-limited/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/capsule-review-2015-hyundai-sonata-limited/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:13:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=910729 In the corners of our brain where the abstract controls the synapses, trains run on time only if we allow a car to charm us, to woo and seduce and enchant. I find the sound of a Jaguar F-Type V8 S appealing and the wind-in-my-hair romanticism of a Mazda MX-5 captivating and I’m fascinated by the roofline […]

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In the corners of our brain where the abstract controls the synapses, trains run on time only if we allow a car to charm us, to woo and seduce and enchant. I find the sound of a Jaguar F-Type V8 S appealing and the wind-in-my-hair romanticism of a Mazda MX-5 captivating and I’m fascinated by the roofline […]

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Review: 2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Sport and 1.6T Eco http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/review-2015-hyundai-sonata-2-0t-sport-and-1-6t-eco/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/review-2015-hyundai-sonata-2-0t-sport-and-1-6t-eco/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:30:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=856521 Yesterday, we gave a qualified thumbs-up to the Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4, noting that the powertrain didn’t really come up to snuff in what was otherwise a competent and well-equipped sedan. Today we’re trying the other two motivational packages on offer, in lower-priced Sport and Eco trim. Be warned: not every Sonata Sport has the […]

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Yesterday, we gave a qualified thumbs-up to the Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4, noting that the powertrain didn’t really come up to snuff in what was otherwise a competent and well-equipped sedan. Today we’re trying the other two motivational packages on offer, in lower-priced Sport and Eco trim. Be warned: not every Sonata Sport has the […]

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Hyundai Introducing Sonata Eco With Dual Clutch, Turbo Engine http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/hyundai-introducing-sonata-eco-with-dual-clutch-turbo-engine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/hyundai-introducing-sonata-eco-with-dual-clutch-turbo-engine/#comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 04:01:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=847825 Hyundai will add a Sonata Eco model, featuring a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a dual clutch transmission, when the new generation sedan debuts for the 2015 model year. Automotive News reports that the 1.6L mill will put down 177 horsepower and 195 lb-ft, through a 7-speed DCT. Fuel economy will rise to 28/38/32 mpg, […]

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Hyundai will add a Sonata Eco model, featuring a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a dual clutch transmission, when the new generation sedan debuts for the 2015 model year. Automotive News reports that the 1.6L mill will put down 177 horsepower and 195 lb-ft, through a 7-speed DCT. Fuel economy will rise to 28/38/32 mpg, […]

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Revealed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/2015-hyundai-sonata-revealed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/2015-hyundai-sonata-revealed/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 03:05:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=779017   Hyundai unveiled the Korean market Sonata in Seoul, while the North American spec version gets its debut in New York next month. The 2015 Sonata uses 30 percent more advanced high-strength steel features the kind of tech that is proliferating in the mid-size segment: Advanced Smart Cruise Control, blind spot and lane departure systems, […]

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  Hyundai unveiled the Korean market Sonata in Seoul, while the North American spec version gets its debut in New York next month. The 2015 Sonata uses 30 percent more advanced high-strength steel features the kind of tech that is proliferating in the mid-size segment: Advanced Smart Cruise Control, blind spot and lane departure systems, […]

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Cain’s Segments: Midsize Sedans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/cains-segments-midsize-sedans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/cains-segments-midsize-sedans/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:01:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=770353 By stealing the Toyota Camry’s best-selling midsize car crown, albeit likely on a temporary basis, the Nissan Altima ended February 2014 as America’s best-selling car overall. The Altima’s lead was also substantial enough last month to make the midsize Nissan America’s leading car year-to-date. It’s early. But the Altima’s trend is a good one. Year-over-year […]

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By stealing the Toyota Camry’s best-selling midsize car crown, albeit likely on a temporary basis, the Nissan Altima ended February 2014 as America’s best-selling car overall. The Altima’s lead was also substantial enough last month to make the midsize Nissan America’s leading car year-to-date. It’s early. But the Altima’s trend is a good one. Year-over-year […]

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Spy Shots From Korea http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/2015-hyundai-sonata-spy-shots-from-korea/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/2015-hyundai-sonata-spy-shots-from-korea/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:52:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=763401 A sharp-eyed TTAC reader based in Korea has sent us some spy shots of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. The shots purport to show the car’s front end, interior and a snap of a Korean car magazine claiming AWD and a 6-speed DCT for the KDM model. Authentic? Who knows.

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A sharp-eyed TTAC reader based in Korea has sent us some spy shots of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. The shots purport to show the car’s front end, interior and a snap of a Korean car magazine claiming AWD and a 6-speed DCT for the KDM model. Authentic? Who knows.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata: This Is It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/2015-hyundai-sonata-this-is-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/2015-hyundai-sonata-this-is-it/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:56:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=761625   Our first official rendering of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata, which will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show.

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  Our first official rendering of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata, which will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show.

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Is The Government’s Green Car Of Choice http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/hyundai-sonata-hybrid-is-the-governments-green-car-of-choice/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/hyundai-sonata-hybrid-is-the-governments-green-car-of-choice/#comments Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:19:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472949 Imports led the majority of the government’s green car purchases last year, with 54 percent of the nearly 1,800 green vehicles purchased by the federal government coming from Hyundai, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Honda. The federal government’s most-purchased hybrid wasn’t a Big Three product either. Instead, it was the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Sales of green vehicles […]

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Imports led the majority of the government’s green car purchases last year, with 54 percent of the nearly 1,800 green vehicles purchased by the federal government coming from Hyundai, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Honda. The federal government’s most-purchased hybrid wasn’t a Big Three product either. Instead, it was the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Sales of green vehicles […]

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The 2002 Altima And The Mid-Size Horsepower Wars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/the-2002-altima-and-the-mid-size-horsepower-wars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/the-2002-altima-and-the-mid-size-horsepower-wars/#comments Fri, 25 May 2012 15:55:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=446081 Although Michael briefly touched on this in his review of the 2013 Altima, the 2002 Altima was a watershed vehicle in our market, albeit one that doesn’t get enough credit. Without it, there would never be a Toyota Camry with a sub 6-second 0-60 time. Two Hundred And Forty Horsepower. Before this magic number, the […]

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Although Michael briefly touched on this in his review of the 2013 Altima, the 2002 Altima was a watershed vehicle in our market, albeit one that doesn’t get enough credit. Without it, there would never be a Toyota Camry with a sub 6-second 0-60 time. Two Hundred And Forty Horsepower. Before this magic number, the […]

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