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2015 Hyundai Sonata - Motor Trend's Refreshing or Revolting?




A 245 hp, FWD midsize family sedan with extremely mild sporty aspirations should not have four exhaust outlets. Other than that, it looks much better than the current generation, although that's hardly a compliment in my books because the current generation looks like an over-designed mess. Reducing power seems like a trend with all new Hyundai models now. Someone up there probably wanted to boost all peak power ratings to grab attention while the brand was redefining itself but they are trying to improve drivability now, which is a positive.




Background: Hyundai plans to give the 2.0-litre turbo Sport revised electric power steering system as well as 12.6-inch front brakes (the Mazda6 Grand Touring and Honda Accord Sport have 11.7 and 11.5-inch front brake discs, respectively) and a unique sport-tuned suspension. 

For 2015, HP is reduced for both engines. The 2.4-liter naturally aspirated I4 now produces 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque compared to the 2014's model 190-192 hp and 179-181 lb-ft, while the 2011 model had 198-200 hp. The turbocharged 2.0-liter turbo I4 engine is now rated at 245 hp and 260 lb-ft, compared to the 2014 model's 274 hp and 269 lb-ft.

Hyundai says the engines will be more responsive at lower RPMs. Hyundai didn't just change the tuning on the turbo engine, instead, it went for a turbo with a smaller turbine and compressor wheel which should reduce lag.

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