2016 Hyundai Sonata – Matthews, NC
The engineers of the Hyundai Sonata were clearly intent on delivering an optimal driving experience to their loyal customers. That’s why every aspect of this mid-size car has seemingly been designed with the driver in mind.
For instance, the three engine options provide a surprising amount of power, all without compromising fuel efficiency. You could also focus on the plush interior, which offers an array of comfort and technological features to keep passengers content. Perhaps you’re truly enamored by the stylish exterior, enhanced by a wealth of convenience features.
The brand wanted their new mid-size car to provide the best possible driving experience, and there’s no denying that they succeeded with the 2016 Sonata.
While all of the interior and exterior amenities are certainly appreciated, an excellent driving experience is usually defined by the engine. Fortunately, each of the Sonata’s three engine offerings is more than capable of delivering an exciting, enjoyable ride. The trio of units pump out excellent power, so you’ll be able to cruise alongside the fastest cars on the road.
And get this: each of the three engines is relatively fuel efficient. Instead of spending money at the gas station, you can pocket that change while enjoying the best attributes of your 2016 Sonata’s mechanics.
Just because this unit is small doesn’t mean it should be taken for granted. The 1.6-liter engine is actually one of the Sonata’s most impressive engine offerings. Coupled with front-wheel drive capabilities and the exclusive seven-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission (with SHIFTRONIC), drivers can expect 178 horsepower and 195 horsepower.
Of course, considering the size of the unit, drivers are also expecting solid efficiency specs. The Sonata’s numbers are more than impressive – they’re actually the best efficiency specs produced by any of the Sonata’s three engine options. The unit delivers a 28 city/38 highway miles per gallon efficiency, meaning drivers can actually spend their free time enjoying their vehicle’s capabilities (as opposed to making constant stops at the gas station).
This specific unit delivers the utmost power among the three engine offerings, explaining why it’s only available via the pricier Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T trims. Accompanied by the six-speed automatic transmission (with SHIFTRONIC), drivers can anticipate that the unit will pump out 245 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque.
Predictably, the fuel efficiency suffers a bit due to the incredible power, but it’s still plenty impressive, rated at 23 city/32 highway miles per gallon, these numbers are often absent from engines that can produce 200-plus horsepower.
The largest of the three offerings is also the most common, as the 2.4-liter engine is featured in three of the Sonata’s six model offerings. While the 1.6-liter seemed to focus on efficiency and the 2.0-liter on power, the 2.4-liter combines these two attributes to produce a versatile engine.
The power is commendable, as the engine pumps out 185 horsepower and 178 pounds-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the unit delivers a 25 city/38 highway mile per gallon efficiency, mighty impressive specs when you consider the unit’s other attributes.
This isn’t a profound thought, but when interacting with their new rides, car owners spend the majority of their time in the actual car. While the engines and exterior certainly improve the entire experience, there’s no denying that an underwhelming interior could bring down your entire commute.
The 2016 Sonata offers all of the amenities and capabilities that a driver could possibly want… and a whole lot more. The adequate cargo room is certainly appreciated (especially from a mid-size car), and the plethora of comfort and technological features will keep each of the occupants cozy and content.
Surprising Amount of Cargo Room
Since you’re pursuing a mid-size car, you may have given up on acquiring adequate cargo room. Luckily, Sonata owners can appreciate the abundance of trunk space to store their luggage, as the car offers 16.3-cubic-feet of cargo volume. Sure, you’re going to have to account for passengers, but it’s worth noting that the Sonata offers 122.4-cubic-feet of total interior volume, numbers that beat out those of the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and Honda Accord.
The interior also offers plenty of space to spread out and relax. Rear passengers enjoy 38 inches of head room, 35.6 inches of leg room, and 56.5 inches of shoulder room.
Variety of Comfort Features
Nothing can make a commute worse than an uncomfortable ride. Fortunately, the 2016 Sonata offers enough interior amenities to keep any driver or passenger content.
It all starts with the heated steering wheel and heated seats. Instead of shivering as you wait for your car’s heat to kick in, drivers and passengers can appreciate a warm cabin right away. Meanwhile, the class-exclusive rear-side sunshade will prevent that glaring sun from entering the cabin, offering enough shade to keep rear passengers cool.
The Sonata’s driving experience is improved thanks to its various technological amenities. For entertainment and assistance, drivers can access their favorite radio stations or an extensive navigation system via the car’s seven or eight-inch touchscreen. Drivers can even connect their Android phones, making this the first vehicle in its class to offer such connectivity.
The car’s technology also helps improve safety. For instance, the rearview camera (also accessible via the touchscreen) allows drivers to monitor everything that’s happening behind their vehicle, thus preventing a minor fender bender. Several more elaborate systems, like the Smart Cruise Control (with Stop/Start capabilities) add some convenience without compromising safety.
Lastly, when you invest money in a new car, you want to impress – and you’ll do just that behind the wheel of your new 2016 Sonata. The stylish, curvy design demands attention, and the bright LED lights are certainly eye-catching.
To put it over the top, the Sonata’s exterior offers several convenience factors, making the driver’s life a whole lot easier. The exterior is truly the cherry on top of an already excellent driving experience.
While it may not be the main intention of all car buyers, most drivers hope to turn heads when they cruise in their new rides. If you ultimately opt for the 2016 Sonata, you’ll find that you have a whole bunch of admirers.
The vehicle stands strong and muscular, but the curved edges still give it a smooth, stylish look. The alloy wheels provide excellent traction and a firm grip on the road. Even the LED lights are noteworthy, as they provide extra visibility (as well as a way to grab other driver’s attention).
Appreciated Convenience Features
The Sonata comes with a smart Proximity Key, so your new sedan will sense whenever the driver is near. That opens up a whole lot of convenience opportunities, like the hands-free smart trunk.
Able to recognize when the driver is approaching (driver must be within three feet for at least three seconds), the Sonata will automatically popping the trunk for easy loading or unloading. If you’re used to lugging a bunch of grocery bags out of the store, you’ll undoubtedly appreciate this inclusion.
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Keffer Hyundai: Find Your Future Sonata
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata is the obvious choice for those seeking the perfect driving experience. And for those seeking the perfect car buying experience, there’s no better choice than Keffer Hyundai. Located in Matthews, North Carolina, the dealership offers a variety of new and used Hyundais for the best prices in the area.
The dealership is focused on making car buying an experience, rather than an ordeal. The finance department will help a buyer determine a reasonable payment plan, while the service and parts department can help you with any mechanical issues you may run into. Keffer Hyundai even offers express delivery, providing the customer with maximum convenience.
If you’re seeking the nameplate that offers the best driving experience, you should purchase that ride from the dealership that delivers the best buying experience. That’s why your new Sonata and Keffer Hyundai are the perfect match.