2017 Hyundai Sonata Overview
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is a front wheel-drive sedan that can hold up to five people in its spacious cabin. Due to its affordable price tag, the Hyundai Sonata is one of the most popular options in the mid-size sedan segment and it also provides a long list of standard features that make this car an excellent choice for long road trips. The starting MSRP of the 2017 Sonata is $21,950 and its competition includes the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Ford Fusion.
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What’s New for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata?
For the 2017 model year, the Hyundai Sonata is available with Dynamic Bending Light. These unique headlights can be steered left and right in order to provide greater visibility while navigating corners. With the exception of that new tech feature, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata is basically unchanged for its new model year. However, some standard features have been rearranged through the lineup due to revised pricing.
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2017 Hyundai Sonata Exterior
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata may not be as eye-catching as previous Sonatas, but the 2017 version still offers an attractive exterior that comes standard with chrome trimming around the windows, as well as 16-inch alloy wheels. But, for larger wheels, consumers can opt for the Sport trims, which also come with a dual exhaust system and LED daytime running lights. Moreover, for the latest technology, the Value Edition package that’s available on the Sport models provides a sunroof and hands-free opening trunk. Exterior color options for the new Hyundai Sonata include Scarlet Red, Lakeside Blue, and Phantom Black.
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Exterior available on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata SE
- 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/65R16 tires, 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 spoiler, Solar control glass, Variable intermittent windshield wipers/washer, Shark-fin antenna, Projector headlights, Automatic headlights
Exterior available on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Eco
- Contains the same features as the previous trims.
Exterior available on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport
- Adds to or replaces features on the previous trims: Side mirror-mounted turn-signal indicators, Sport front grille, Side rocker panels with chrome molding, Sport appearance front bumper, Chrome-tipped dual exhaust, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Exterior available on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T
- Adds to or replaces features on the previous trims: Rear diffuser, Chrome-tipped quad exhaust
Exterior available on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Limited
- Adds to or replaces features on the previous trims: Hands-free smart trunk, Chrome exterior door handles with welcome light, LED tail lights, Proximity Key entry with push button start
Exterior available on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T
- Adds to or replaces features on the previous trims: Glossy DLO surround and mirror housing, HID Xenon headlights with Dynamic Bending Light
2017 Hyundai Sonata Performance
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. That motor works with a six-speed automatic gearbox to provide a calm and quiet ride. Also, unlike some other competitors, Hyundai does not offer a V6 engine with its mid-size sedan. Instead it offers consumers the ability to upgrade to a 2.0-liter turbo motor that’s rated at 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Lastly, Hyundai also offers a pair of hybrid powertrains, which increases fuel efficiency, as well as acceleration capabilities.
2017 Hyundai Sonata Efficiency
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata provides similar fuel efficiency as most of its rivals in the mid-size sedan segment. The base Sonata equipped with the 2.4-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission yields an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. 2017 Sonatas using the turbo four-cylinder come with reduced fuel economy, as the Sport 2.0T trim yields just 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata comes standard with an 18.5 gallon fuel tank.
2017 Hyundai Sonata Interior
Because of its affordable price tag, it shouldn’t surprise people to learn that the 2017 Sonata doesn’t come standard with premium features such as leather upholstery and heated seats. However, those luxury amenities, along with many more, can be found on higher trim levels. That’s not saying Hyundai is stingy with its equipment, as even the SE model comes packed full of advanced technology like a rearview camera, 7-inch color touchscreen, and the Blue Link Telematics system, which is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition, the highest-level Sonata Limited 2.0T provides an Infinity nine-speaker premium sound system that’s sure to please music lovers who take more pride in their stereo equipment. Also, in terms of cargo space, the new Sonata features more than 16 cubic feet of available space in the trunk and the 60/40 folding rear seats can be lowered to provide extra storage room.
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Interior available on the 2017 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, Steering-wheel-mounted audio/Bluetooth®/cruise controls, Bluetooth® hands-free phone system, Blue Link® Telematics System, Smartphone/USB and auxiliary input jacks, AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers, HD Radio™ technology with multicasting, Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™, 7-inch color touchscreen audio
Interior available on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Eco
- Offers the same features as the previous trim.
Interior available on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport
- Adds to or replaces features on the previous trims: 8-way power driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support, Leatherette door trim inserts, Carbon fiber appearance accents
Interior available on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T
- Adds to or replaces features on the previous trims: Leather sport bolster with cloth insert seating surfaces, 3D tech appearance accents, Chrome interior door handles, Aluminum pedals, Leather-wrapped D-cut steering wheel with contrast stitching, Sport leather-wrapped shift knob, Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters
Interior available on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Limited
- Adds to or replaces features on the previous trims: Power tilt-and-slide sunroof, Dual front automatic temperature control, Floor console-mounted rear vents, Power auto-down/up passenger window, 6-way power passenger seat, Heated front seats, Heated rear seats, Leather seating surfaces, Leatherette door trim inserts with stitching, Woodgrain appearance accents, Premium door sill plates, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink® and compass
Interior available on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T
- Adds to or replaces features on the previous trims: Panoramic tilt-and-slide sunroof, Rear side window sunshades, Integrated Memory System (IMS) for driver’s seat and side mirrors, Heated rear seats, Ventilated front seats, Leather seating surfaces with stitching and sport bolsters, Electronic Parking Brake with Automatic Vehicle Hold, Infinity® AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 9-speaker premium audio system with subwoofer and external amplifier (400 watts), 8-inch touchscreen navigation, 4.2-inch color trip computer with Electroluminescent Gauge Cluster
2017 Hyundai Sonata Safety
There aren’t too many vehicles that have received safety ratings as excellent as the Hyundai Sonata’s. In crash tests performed by the federal government, the Sonata sedan earned the best possible overall safety rating of five stars. In addition, the Hyundai Sonata was named a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus when it’s equipped with the available Automatic Emergency Braking feature. That rating from the IIHS applies to Sonatas built after October 2015. For even more piece of mind, every 2017 Sonata comes standard with traction and stability control, antilock brakes, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Other advanced safety features offered with the new Sonata include rear parking sensors, pre-collision braking technology, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.
Standard Safety Features
- Driver’s blind spot mirror
- Rearview camera
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure indicator
- 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) (front and rear passengers)
- Driver’s knee airbag
- Energy-absorbing steering column
- Front seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
- Rear LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
- Power window lock-out button
- Front and rear crumple zones Standard
- Remote keyless entry system with alarm
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