Hyundai has become one of the most successful and well-regarded automakers in recent years. Their cars have been getting better and better in a time where many automakers are struggling. The 2017 new Hyundai Sonata is a perfect example of this. The Sonata has many standard features, along with some very unique options. It is also priced very competitively, which helps it stand out in an increasingly crowded segment. The new Sonata has some of the best cutting edge technology in the business, but it is based on a tried and true platform for exceptional reliability.
The Sonata’s Groundbreaking Hybrid Model
One of the most significant developments in the new generation of the Sonata is the addition of a hybrid model. It is a plug-in hybrid, which means it can be charged with a regular electrical outlet. The Sonata hybrid is only available in California and other states that have the same zero emissions laws for vehicles. The electric-only range is 27 miles. The hybrid range, however, is considerably greater at 600 miles. The MPG equivalent rating is an impressive 99 MPG in electric-only mode and 40 MPG in hybrid mode.
The Specs of the New Hyundai Sonata
The new generation of the Sonata not only looks good, it has a surprising amount of performance as well. The beautiful exterior hints at the unexpected performance of the car. It has a turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder engine sending the power to the front wheels. Its relatively light curb weight of roughly 3300 pounds allows the Sonata to be agile through the bends. The Sonata is even available with a dual-clutch automatic transmission for quicker shifts. For those who like driving, the Sonata is the best in its class.
Made in America
It may surprise you to hear that many Sonatas are made right here in the United States of America. As you no doubt are aware, Hyundai is a South Korean car manufacturer. However, they recently began manufacturing many of their cars, including the Sonata, right here in the United States. This provides many jobs to American workers. Specifically, the plant that many Sonatas are made at is in Montgomery, Alabama. This area has struggled economically in recent years, and the Hyundai plant has brought hundreds of good jobs to the area.
Why You Should Consider the Sonata
There are many decent options in the Sonata’s class. However, when you compare the Sonata to some of its competitors, it is clear which is best. The 2017 New Hyundai Sonata is competitively priced, well-equipped, attractive, and has a surprising amount of performance. In addition to this, the Sonata is made in American and provides many Americans with great jobs, unlike many other cars.