Why the Hyundai Sonata?
Fuel economy: With just over 1400 miles so far, it is averaging 28.3mpg combined with the eco option turned off. It has the eco drive option which works well in sustained at speed driving but lags in demanding driving situations.
Handling: Steering and handling is excellent.
Cargo capacity & towing: Pass through rear seating from trunk comes in handy. I was able to easily fit a 24 bicycle into the trunk with room to spare by dropping one of the rear seats while still having plenty of room for other packages, bags and a cooler.
Audio & nav systems: The premium audio w/400 watt 9 speaker Infinity sound system with sub woofer provides rich cabin filling audio without sacrificing driver control. If one chooses, however it can vibrate ones socks.
Feature availability: Vision around vehicle is good and the backup assist camera is a nice plus.