The leather covered steering wheel is adjustable for reach and height enabling you to find the optimum driving position.
Safety and Security
The following safety & security equipment is standard on the Hyundai Sonata 2.4 CDX:
3 x 3 point rear seat belts, active front head restraints, adjustable head restraints - front & rear, driver and passenger front airbags, airbags - side and roof, anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), childproof rear door locks, engine immobiliser, height adjustable front seat belts, high mounted brake light, ISOfix child seat anchorage - rear only, lockable glove box, locking wheel nuts, remote central locking with alarm, front seat belt pre-tensioners with load limiters, side impact bars and ESP (electronic stability programme).
The new Sonata also features shielded deadlocks all round.
Comfort and Refinement
The new Hyundai Sonata is longer, wider, taller and roomier than the model it replaces and the result is a large, comfortable cabin with high levels of standard equipment. Head and leg room is superb in both the front and rear with large comfortable leather faced seats.
The drivers seat is height adjustable and features lumbar support. The leather covered steering wheel is adjustable for reach and height enabling you to find the optimum driving position.
Air conditioning is standard but we feel that the Sonata should be equipped with climate control.
The Sonata 2.4 CDX's level of refinement is high and includes door kick plates, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, foot rest, front and rear electric windows, heated rear window, front and rear cup holders, front door bins, front and rear armrests (rear with two cup holders), seat back pockets, 2 x illuminated vanity mirrors, illuminated lockable glove box, overhead sunglasses holder, interior light and map reading lights.
How It Looks -
The designers of the new Hyundai Sonata have created a very attractive saloon car which should appeal to European tastes. The design includes a purposeful grille with a single bar which is similar to the Tucson model as Hyundai move towards a global face.
We particularly liked the narrow one-piece headlights which sit astride the front of strongly defined bonnet. 17 inch alloy wheels are standard across the Sonata range.
Hyundai Sonata Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Hyundai Sonata 2.4 CDX|
|Body Type||4-Door Saloon|
|Colour||Deep Pearl Blue (Mica)|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||10.4 Seconds|
|Top Speed||126 mph|
|Transmission||4-Speed H-matic Automatic Transmission|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded Petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||40.4 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||12|
|Warranty||Five year unlimited mileage warranty and three year's RAC assistance as standard|
|Price (when tested on the 10/09/05)||£ 17,495.00|