Research 2017 Hyundai Sonata

Research 2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Hyundai Sonata

Research 2017 Hyundai Sonata

This is a review for Detroit Troy Southfield Michigan new car buyers.

Vehicle Research

Although the Hyundai Sonata has been around since 1985, it did not significantly challenge the perennial best performers in the midsize sedan segment until the mid- to late-2000s, when Hyundai began to build a reputation for providing durable and fine-looking vehicles. And the Hyundai Sonata was no exception: sporting a more aerodynamic profile and more features than years past, while remaining one of the more affordable midsize sedans around. The 2017 Sonata arrives midway through the nameplate's seventh production cycle. 


The two greatest attributes of the new Hyundai Sonata are excellent safety ratings and outstanding gas mileage. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS, awarded the vehicle its "Top Safety Pick Plus" rating, which is the highest recognition possible from this organization. The new Sonata earned it because it scored the best possible rating ("Good") in every single portion of the IIHS Crashworthiness Test, as well as the best possible rating ("Superior") in the organization's Crash Avoidance & Mitigation Test to measure its ability to prevent front crashes. With its aptly-named Eco trim, the Sonata can achieve up to 25 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, which are excellent numbers for a midsize sedan these days. The Sonata also has a good projected reliability rating; based on evaluating reported issues from drivers during the first 90 days of ownership, J.D. Power gives it 4 out of 5 possible Power Circles, placing it at better than most midsize sedans. The 2017 Sonata is also notable for its user-friendly infotainment system, ample interior space, refined ride quality (over that of the previous production cycle), and Hyundai's now-legendary 10-year engine warranty (one of the most generous ones in the entire industry).

Changes And Overview

For this model year, Hyundai does not change much. New to the vehicle is the Dynamic Bending Light technology option on upper-level trims. These lighting bolsters are designed to make it easier for you to travel around dark bends at nighttime. Dynamic Bending Light achieves that by following the direction to which the Sonata is turning and consequently lighting up the area. On the other hand, a seven-speaker stereo system option, exclusive to the Sport trim, does not survive from the 2016 model year.  For this model year, the Sonata offers four trim levels. In addition to the aforementioned Eco, there's the base-level SE (ranked behind the Eco), the aforementioned sport-oriented Sport (ranked in front of the Eco), and the top-level Limited. There's also a "2.0T" variant of the Sport and Limited; the Sport 2.0T is ranked between the regular Sport and Limited trims, while the Limited 2.0T represents the top-of-the-line Sonata. Check out the official Sonata website for more model research.


The 2017 Sonata starts at $21,950; peak starting MSRP is $34,350. As mostly a carryover from the previous model year, the Sonata gets high ratings from J.D. Power in the following categories: Features & Accessories Quality - Design (4/5) and Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical (a perfect 5/5). Also, U.S. News & World Report ranks it at #1 in its Midsize Cars category based on research 2017 Hyundai Sonata data; the car was a finalist for the publication's "Best Midsize Car for Families" award.

Key Trim Features and Positive Review

The base-level engine of the new Sonata is a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) that pumps out 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. This engine goes on the SE, Sport, and Limited. The Eco is the only one with a smaller, 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbocharged I4, which provides 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0T versions of the Sport and Limited get their names from the displacement of their engine: a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged I4 that churns out 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Eco's engine is paired with a 7-speed EcoShift dual clutch transmission; the other trims get a 6-speed automatic transmission. As the higher-level variants, the Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T come with 18-inch alloy wheels (in place of 16- or 17-inch ones) and get their power steering and all-wheel independent suspensions sport-tuned for a firmer and more exciting driving feel. Standard comfort and convenience features include Bluetooth connectivity, Blue Link for a range of car care services, rearview camera, remote keyless entry, HD Radio, and a six-speaker stereo system that includes a 7-inch color touchscreen for audio information display. Upper-level trims are more likely to have features that include dual-zone automatic control, leather seat trim, a navigation system with an 8-inch color touchscreen, and a tilt-and-slide power moonroof. The Limited 2.0T trim in particular stands alone with features that are otherwise optional or available, such as lane departure warning, the aforementioned Dynamic Bending Light technology, rear parking sensors, and a nine-speaker 400-watt premium audio system. Check out the official Sonata website for more model research.  The 2017 Hyundai Sonata has received virtually universal acclaim. U.S. News & Report rates the level of favorability at 9.1 on a scale of 10, based on a collection of several reviews from auto industry publications and experts. One of them, Car Connection, summarizes that "[t]he 2017 Hyundai Sonata is a strong family-sedan value, with inconspicuous looks hiding top-notch safety and fuel economy."If you are interested in checking out this brand-new midsize sedan for yourself, contact Glassman Hyundai today. Glassman Hyundai is located in Southfield, Michigan and serves customers living in the Detroit metro area and beyond. Contact Glassman Hyundai today to set up an appointment.This is a review for Detroit Troy Southfield Michigan new car buyers. Research 2017 Hyundai Sonata by going to the official Hyundai website.

The  above information is regarding the base model 2017 Hyundai Sonata. Standard specs and features may change from year to year. Contact Glassman Hyundai with any questions regarding the new or used vehicle you're inquiring about.

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