New York 2014: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Live Shots

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
new york 2014 2015 hyundai sonata live shots

Unveiled in South Korea last month, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata made its United States debut during the 2014 New York Auto Show.

The sedan, set to roll out of Hyundai’s Montgomery, Ala. plant this summer, offers an improved ride quality thanks to a stiffer chassis and lower co-efficient of drag. Up front, either a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four-pot or turbocharged 2-liter put less power to the front wheels than the previous generation of engines, with the former creating 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque while the latter churning 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft torque. Both engines are forever linked to a six-speed automatic.

Those opting for the turbo-four can add the Sport trim to their Sonata, bringing bigger brakes, 18-inch alloy wheels, quad exhaust, and more aggressive bodywork to the package.

Stepping inside the sedan, those who test-drove the Genesis sedan may feel a sense of deja-vu thanks to the driver-oriented center stack. Meanwhile, Hyundai will be offering a number of safety conveniences for the Sonata, including blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and rear cross-traffic alert.

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  • 30-mile fetch 30-mile fetch on Apr 16, 2014

    I finally figured out what the center stack reminds me of: Ford Crown Victoria. Wide-set central air vents flanking the stereo, all on a large vertical wall. The materials quality will be leaps and bounds above that archaic Ford, but the hexagonal stack looks really dated and contrasts with the passenger dashboard and that nice modern three-spoke steering wheel.

  • Big Al from Oz Big Al from Oz on Apr 17, 2014

    I do think this is probably the nicest looking Hyundai I've seen. I would rather the turbo version. Yep, the Koreans are making inroads. I would like to see Hyundai come up with a pickup as well and a SUV. Hyundai haven't had a SUV since the Terracan.

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    • Kyree Kyree on Apr 17, 2014

      @Big Al from Oz I don't quite know what you're saying here, but I know that our 2003 Sorento had a ladder frame and a hi-lo range transfer case. And yes, crossovers do generally have full-time AWD as opposed to a ranged 4WD system.

  • Vvk The expansion of Tesla Supercharger network has been astonishing. They are popping up everywhere. Still nowhere near enough at busy spots especially in densely populated areas like NJ and California.
  • Kwik_Shift Equus paved the way for Genesis luxury
  • SCE to AUX "...memories of those shoddy Excels faded."Not really, since such comments appear in nearly every article about H/K cars.As for this one, who knows... maybe the 2nd owner ran it 40k miles without an oil change and destroyed the engine, then balked at the $10k replacement cost.
  • ToolGuy Last ad: Is that The Dude doing the voiceover at the end? 😉
  • ToolGuy Nice paint!!Too young to die.