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Hyundai Sonata Specs (2016)

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan
Wheelbase 110.4 in
Length 191.1 in
Width 73.4 in
Height 58.1 in
Curb Weight 3250 lb.
Fuel Capacity 18.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 40.4 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 57.9 in
Hip Room, Row 1 55.3 in
Legroom, Row 1 45.5 in
Headroom, Row 2 38.0 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 56.5 in
Hip Room, Row 2 56.1 in
Legroom, Row 2 35.6 in
Total Legroom 81.1 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume 16.3 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata

2016 Hyundai Sonata Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2015 According to the spec sheets, the Ford Fusion has nearly as much combined legroom as the new Sonata, which has an inch more than the old Sonata. But Ford cheats the specs. In reality, the Hyundai's rear seat has a few more inches of rear legroom than the Ford's, and about as much as you'll find in any competitor. Rear headroom is in shorter supply, but (again as in most competitors) should be sufficient for people up to six feet in height. The rear seat cushion is a little too low and level to provide optimal thigh support, but the space to stretch out largely compensates for this. You can get rear air vents to help cool this roomy rear seat, but only on the Limited and Sport 2.0T. see full Hyundai Sonata review
 

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2016 Hyundai Sonata 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim SE ECO Sport Limited Sport 2.0T Limited 2.0T Hybrid SE Hybrid Limited Plug-in Hybrid Plug-In Hybrid Limited
Standard Engine 2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
185 hp@6000
178 lb-ft@4000
turbocharged
1.6L I4
DOHC-4v
178 hp@5500
195 lb-ft@1500
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
185 hp@6000
178 lb-ft@4000
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
185 hp@6000
178 lb-ft@4000
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
245 hp@6000
260 lb-ft@1350
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
245 hp@6000
260 lb-ft@1350
2.0L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
154 hp@6000
140 lb-ft@5000
2.0L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
154 hp@6000
140 lb-ft@5000
2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
DOHC-4v
154 hp@6000
140 lb-ft@5001
2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
DOHC-4v
154 hp@6000
140 lb-ft@5001
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable automatic7-speed automated manual6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires205/65HR16 tires205/65HR16 tires215/55VR17 tires215/55VR17 tires235/45VR18 tires235/45VR18 tires205/65VR16 tires215/55VR17 tires215/55VR17 tires215/55VR17 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata

2016 Hyundai Sonata Powertrain: Pros
YearComment
2016 The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid isn't the quickest midsize sedan hybrid. That honor goes to the Toyota Camry followed closely by the Honda Accord, both of which have much stronger electric motors than the Hyundai (141 and 166 horsepower, respectively, vs. 51). Compared to those cars, the Sonata Hybrid takes another half-second or so to get from a dead stop to 60 mph--figure eight seconds rather than 7.5. The hybrid's time is similar to that for the non-hybrid Sonata, since the electric motor compensates for a smaller, less powerful gasoline engine. The previous Sonata Hybrid had a 159-horsepower 2.4-liter engine. The new one has a 154-horsepower 2.0-liter, while the current non-hybrid has a 185-horsepower 2.4-liter. This is comparing full-throttle accleration. In typical around-town driving the hybrid feels stronger than the non-hybrid. The electric motor makes an especially noticeable difference at low rpm, so there's less need to rev the engine for a given amount of power, and acceleration feels smoother and more effortless. If you expect a hybrid to feel slow, you're in for a surprise--with any of the midsize sedans. Returning the comparison to competing hybrids, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid's powertrain distinguishes itself more qualitatively than quantitatively. It might not be the quickest, but it is the most pleasant to drive. Unlike in the Toyota, Honda, and Ford, the transmission remains a conventional six-speed automatic, just with electric motor taking the place of a torque converter between the engine and transmission. As a result, while accelerating the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid feels much like a regular Sonata, just with more low-end torque. There's none of the weird slipping disconnect between the speed of the engine and that of the car that mars the driving experience in CVT-based hybrids. The gas engine can shut off and disconnect at speeds up to 75 mph, but unlike in the Toyota, Honda, and Ford tends to automatically restart when even a slight amount of acceleration is requested. The related Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, designed to operate on electricity alone for the first 27 miles or so, has a somewhat stronger, 67-horsepower electric motor. It's possible to select among normal, sport, and eco modes. In sport mode, the throttle responds too eagerly for my taste. To me, the car felt better in normal and even in eco mode. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2016 Hyundai Sonata Powertrain: Cons
YearComment
The 2011 Hyundai Sonata burst onto the midsize sedan scene with segment-leading power ratings. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine was good for 198 horsepower (200 in SE trim). The turbocharged 2.0-liter for 274. A funny thing has happened with the 2015 redesign: the peak power outputs of these engines have dropped to 185 and 245, respectively. Hyundai claims that these changes were made to boost power at low engine speeds--the revised turbo engine is a significant twenty percent stronger than before at 1,500 rpm. This should improve initial responsiveness in typical daily driving. But full-throttle acceleration doesn't feel as strong as before, even if the Sonata Sport 2.0T remains at least as quick as the Fusion 2.0T. It doesn't help the fun factor that engine revisions plus improved sound insulation much better block out desirable as well as undesirable engine sounds. The minority of midsize sedan buyers seeking pedal-to-the-floor thrills will want a V6-powered competitor. The 2.4-liter four delivers performance worthy of a quality appliance. Drivers who care little for rocketing away from traffic lights will find it thoroughly acceptable. The ECO's powertrain, a 177-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter four hitched to a seven-speed automated dual clutch manual (instead of the conventional six-speed automatic in the other variants), is much more likely to provoke complaints. In a brief drive around downtown Asheville this powertrain often hesitated, especially when in Eco mode. Acceleration was neither smooth nor linear. When creeping along at slow speeds (such as in heavy traffic or in a parking lot) the dual-clutch transmission shuddered slightly (a common complaint with the similar unit used in small Fords). Hyundai won't offer the ECO until the fall. Further development could take care of these issues. see full Hyundai Sonata review
 

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2016 Hyundai Sonata MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan SE 21,750 20,859 835
4dr Sedan ECO 23,725 22,716 835
4dr Sedan Sport 23,400 22,293 835
4dr Sedan Limited 27,350 25,850 835
4dr Sedan Sport 2.0T 28,925 27,170 835
4dr Sedan Limited 2.0T 34,075 31,933 835
4dr Sedan Hybrid SE 26,000 24,724 835
4dr Sedan Hybrid Limited 30,100 28,257 835
4dr Sedan Plug-in Hybrid 34,600 32,938 835
4dr Sedan Plug-In Hybrid Limited 38,600 36,698 835

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