Dan Heyman, Simon Hill, and Brendan McAleer
While it may not be quite as popular a segment as it once was in Canada, 2018 is nevertheless looking like the year of the midsize sedan if our three competitors in this test are any indication. Hyundai was first to the table this year with the Sonata, which managed to beat both the 2018 Honda Accord
What does a Charger Daytona, Lancia Delta HF Integrale and Hyundai Sonata PHEV all have in common? They are all homologation specials, cars whose special nature have raised the eyebrows of car nuts all over the world. While the first two were spawned by racing rulebooks, this week’s plug-in hybrid tester comes to us thanks to the zero-emission laws
Hyundai Canada brought autoTRADER.ca to Ann Arbor, Michigan – just outside Detroit – for the launch of the all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata .
Why Ann Arbor? The company has its North American technical and research centre there. This is where they test out the engines, develop and perfect the driver interface and simulate extreme climates, among oth
Hyundai has taken the “soft” mallet to the front end of their mid-size sedan, taking the striking and imposing square-cut lines and rounding them all off to create a far more conservative, gentle figure in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata . I personally believe that subtlety is for awkward teenagers, and this is a step too far in the “gentle direction”; bu
Chances are you’re one of the millions of Canadians who have never considered adding a plug-in hybrid vehicle to your shopping list. This means you probably didn’t get too excited when the all-new 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid was revealed late last year, or maybe even realize that the automaker had joined the electric vehicle fray with this
It’s a squirm. Or maybe a shift, or a wriggle: the sensation, in a hybrid car, of the gasoline and electric propulsion systems combining, blending or switching between the power sources currently driving the wheels, as clutches clamp and decouple, polarities switch and reverse, electrons stream to and fro, and motors and generators come online and
Fuel-efficient cars sell well when gas is expensive, but not when it's cheap. That's basic economics, and something that can't always be predicted; tie that in with long auto industry development cycles and you sometimes wind up with a car that reaches the market at exactly the wrong time.
These days it's never really the wrong time to bring out
“Pleasantly stunned” is a good way to describe my initial reaction to testing the front-wheel-drive 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid . If you’re in the market for a midsize sedan with both good drivability and exceptional fuel efficiency, definitely put this one on your list.
As smooth as a Kenny G matinée in Dayton, Ohio
You could argue t
Once upon a time, there was a cheap little car called the Hyundai Pony, and it was absolute sh– [Careful. – Ed.] …enanigans. Shenanigans. Ahem.
The Sonata feels quick as anything.
To be fair, the Pony was not actually all that terrible, merely disposable. Perhaps the worst thing about it was that any time a modern Hyundai is reviewed,
Hyundai has brought the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the new Sonata to the Chicago Auto Show. The new models get the interior and exterior upgrades that the gas-only models received last spring.
The new nose and new tail give the Sonata a sleeker, more upscale look than the previous model. It's not the dramatic styling change that the 2
Hyundai has quickly been replacing or refreshing their car lineup, with a new for 2017 Elantra arriving earlier last year and the new Accent making its debut last month in Toronto. Now it's the Sonata's turn. The new model gets new styling, more tech, a new transmission for the 2.0 turbo, and possibly a new base engine.
This isn't an all-new
Hyundai is bringing back style to their Sonata for 2018. It has a new cascading grille, revised profile, and a much cleaner rear end. Those aren't the only changes, with the Sonata getting improved safety technology, new additions to its Blue Link infotainment system, and an eight-speed automatic for 2.0T models.
When the sixth-generation Hyunda
The mid-size family sedan may not have the market wind of SUVs these days, nor end up, in wallpaper form, as heart-fluttering reminders on many people’s home screens; rather, it’s their overall value that have kept them a mainstay of the automotive marketplace for generations now.
Luxury cars may cost double our $40k budget, but don’t offer a
Hyundai adding more connectivity to older cars. Owners of 11 2015 and 2016 model year vehicles can now add Apple CarPlay and Android auto connectivity software.
The update doesn't even require a trip to the dealer. If you own one of the Elantra , Ioniq, Sonata, Tucson , Santa Fe, or Genesis models on the list, you can download the software fr
The Big Apple played host to one of the most dazzling (literally: there were fireworks involved) vehicle launches in recent history. So much so that we needed a day to collect our wits and contemplate the most significant announcements and worthwhile reveals.
Here are our favourites from the 2017 New York International Auto Show.
Best in Show