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2016 Hyundai Sonata Overview

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The 2016 Hyundai Sonata comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®

2016 Hyundai Sonata

Featuring a staring MSRP of 21,750, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is a mid-size sedan that sports class-leading interior space, three competent engine options, and decent fuel economy. Coming standard with a rearview camera and other advanced safety features, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is a classy sedan that just keeps getting better with age, as the vehicle has been available in the global car market for 30 years now.

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata is offered in six trims: SE, Sport, Eco, Limited, Sport 2.0T, and Limited 2.0T

Automatic headlights come standard on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata

2016 Hyundai Sonata

What’s New for the 2016 Hyundai Sonata?

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata is available with a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder twin-scroll turbo engine good for 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The new Sonata is also available with Android Auto, which allows occupants to integrate their smartphone features and apps with the Sonata’s touchscreen, in order to create an even more luxurious and entertaining riding experience.

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The 2016 Hyundai Sonata comes with a large number of optional exterior features

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Exterior

Despite turning 30 years old this year, the seventh-generation Hyundai Sonata still boasts an athletic and sporty exterior configuration. Coming standard with 16-inch alloy wheels and available with a chrome front grille, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata simply exudes style. Exterior color options for the 2016 Sonata include Nouveau Blue, Phantom Black, Dark Truffle, Venetian Red, Lakeside Blue, Shale Gray Metallic, Quartz White Pearl, and Symphony Silver.

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Exterior available on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata SE

  • Dual fold-away heated power body-color side mirrors, Center High-Mount Stop Light (CHMSL), Body-color exterior door handles, Chrome window-belt molding, Chrome-tipped single exhaust, Rear lip spoiler, Solar control glass, Variable intermittent windshield wipers/washer, Shark-fin antenna, Projector headlights, Automatic headlights

Exterior available on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport

  • Dual fold-away heated power body-color side mirrors, Side mirror-mounted turn-signal indicators, Center High-Mount Stop Light (CHMSL), Body-color exterior door handles, Sport front grille, Chrome window-belt molding, Side rocker panels with chrome molding, Sport appearance front bumper, Chrome-tipped dual exhaust, Rear lip spoiler, Solar control glass, Variable intermittent windshield wipers/washer, Shark-fin antenna, Projector headlights, Automatic headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Exterior available on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Eco

  • Dual fold-away heated power body-color side mirrors, Side mirror-mounted turn-signal indicators, Center High-Mount Stop Light (CHMSL), Body-color exterior door handles, Chrome front grille, Chrome window-belt molding, Chrome-tipped single exhaust, Rear lip spoiler, Solar control glass, Variable intermittent windshield wipers/washer, Shark-fin antenna, Projector headlights, Automatic headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Exterior available on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Limited

  • Hands-free smart trunk, Dual fold-away heated power body-color side mirrors, Side mirror-mounted turn-signal indicators, Center High-Mount Stop Light (CHMSL), Chrome exterior door handles with welcome light, Sport front grille, Chrome window-belt molding, Side rocker panels with chrome molding, Sport appearance front bumper, Chrome-tipped dual exhaust, Rear lip spoiler, Solar control glass, Variable intermittent windshield wipers/washer, Shark-fin antenna, Projector headlights, Automatic headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), LED tail lights, Proximity Key entry with push button start

Exterior available on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T

  • Hands-free smart trunk, Dual fold-away heated power body-color side mirrors, Side mirror-mounted turn-signal indicators, Center High-Mount Stop Light (CHMSL), Chrome exterior door handles with welcome light, Sport front grille, Chrome window-belt molding, Side rocker panels with chrome molding, Sport appearance front bumper, Rear diffuser, Chrome-tipped quad exhaust, Rear lip spoiler, Solar control glass, Variable intermittent windshield wipers/washer, Shark-fin antenna, Projector headlights, HID Xenon headlights, Automatic headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), LED tail lights, Proximity Key entry with push button start

Exterior available on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T

  • Hands-free smart trunk, Dual fold-away heated power body-color side mirrors, Side mirror-mounted turn-signal indicators, Center High-Mount Stop Light (CHMSL), Chrome exterior door handles with welcome light, Chrome front grille, Chrome window-belt molding, Glossy DLO surround and mirror housing, Side rocker panels with chrome molding, Sport appearance front bumper, Rear diffuser, Chrome-tipped quad exhaust, Rear lip spoiler, Solar control glass, Variable intermittent windshield wipers/washer, Shark-fin antenna, Projector headlights, HID Xenon headlights, Automatic headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), LED tail lights, Proximity Key entry with push button start

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A 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder Twin-scroll Turbo engine good for 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque comes standard on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Performance

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata features the choice of three efficient and practical engine options. The SE, Sport, and Limited trims all come with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine matched with a six-speed automatic transmission, which work together to produce 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. The Eco trim packs a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder twin-scroll turbo engine and seven-speed EcoShift® dual clutch transmission that’s good for 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T both feature a more powerful 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder twin-scroll turbo engine combined with a six-speed automatic transmission that generate 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

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The 2016 Hyundai Sonata comes standard with a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder Twin-scroll Turbo engine

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Efficiency

Fuel economy for the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is respectable for a mid-size sedan. The SE is good for an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 30 mpg combined, while the Sport and Limited are both rated at 29 mpg combined. The Eco sports the best efficiency of any trim with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 32 mpg combined. Equipped with the more powerful turbo engines, the Sport 2.0T gets 26 mpg combined and the 2.0T Limited is just behind at 25 mpg combined. The 2016 Hyundai Sonata comes standard with 18.5 gallons of fuel tank capacity.

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The 2016 Hyundai Sonata comes standard with premium cloth seating surfaces

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Interior

The interior of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata features class leading passenger and total interior space, so even taller drivers can fit into this mid-size sedan. The 2016 Hyundai Sonata comes standard with premium cloth seating surfaces and Hyundai’s Blue Link® telematics system, which can provide maintenance alerts and automatic collision notification if you’re ever involved in an accident. If you opt for the luxurious Limited 2.0T trim, then you’ll receive a power tilt-and-slide sunroof, as well as the Infinity® AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 9-speaker premium audio system with subwoofer and external amplifier (400 watts).

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Interior available on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata SE

  • Air conditioning, Power windows with driver’s auto-down/up, Power door locks, Premium cloth seating surfaces, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, Dual illuminated vanity mirrors, Metalgrain appearance accents, Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel

Interior available on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport

  • Air conditioning, Power windows with driver’s auto-down/up, Power door locks, 8-way power driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support, Premium cloth seating surfaces, Leatherette door trim inserts, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, Dual illuminated vanity mirrors, Carbon fiber appearance accents, Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel

Interior available on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Eco

  • Air conditioning, Power windows with driver’s auto-down/up, Power door locks, 8-way power driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support, Premium cloth seating surfaces, Leatherette door trim inserts, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, Dual illuminated vanity mirrors, Metalgrain appearance accents, Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel

Interior available on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Limited

  • Power tilt-and-slide sunroof, Air conditioning, Dual front automatic temperature control, Floor console-mounted rear vents, Power windows with driver’s auto-down/up, Power auto-down/up passenger window, Power door locks, 8-way power driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support, 6-way power passenger seat, Heated front seats, Heated rear seats, Leather seating surfaces, Leatherette door trim inserts with stitching, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, Dual illuminated vanity mirrors, Woodgrain appearance accents, Premium door sill plates, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel

Interior available on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T

  • Air conditioning, Dual front automatic temperature control, Floor console-mounted rear vents, Power windows with driver’s auto-down/up, Power auto-down/up passenger window, Power door locks, 8-way power driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support, Heated front seats, Leather seating surfaces with stitching and sport bolsters, Leatherette door trim inserts with stitching, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, Dual illuminated vanity mirrors, 3D tech appearance accents, Premium door sill plates, Chrome interior door handles, Aluminum pedals, D-cut steering wheel, Sport leather-wrapped shift knob, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel

Interior available on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T

  • Panoramic tilt-and-slide sunroof, Air conditioning, Dual front automatic temperature control, Floor console-mounted rear vents, Power windows with driver’s auto-down/up, Power auto-down/up passenger window, Power door locks, Rear side window sunshades, 8-way power driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support, 6-way power passenger seat, Integrated Memory System (IMS) for driver’s seat and side mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated rear seats, Ventilated front seats, Leather seating surfaces with stitching and sport bolsters, Leatherette door trim inserts with stitching, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, Dual illuminated vanity mirrors, 3D tech appearance accents, Premium door sill plates, Chrome interior door handles, Aluminum pedals, D-cut steering wheel, Sport leather-wrapped shift knob, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Heated steering wheel

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The 2016 Hyundai Sonata features a starting MSRP of $21,750

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Safety

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata has yet to be crash tested by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but the nearly identical 2015 model earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS. Optional advanced safety features for the 2016 Hyundai Sonata include lane departure warning, blind spot detection, and automatic emergency braking.

Standard Safety Features

  • Rearview camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure indicator
  • Power window lock-out button
  • Front and rear crumple zones
  • Remote keyless entry system with alarm
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Advanced dual front airbags (SRS) with Occupant Classification System (OCS)
  • Driver and front passenger side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Side-curtain airbags (SRS) for front and rear passengers
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
  • Rear LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • Driver’s knee airbag

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