Hyundai Sonata Review

Hyundai Sonata
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Hyundai Sonata Review

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Hyundai have done an excellent job with the Sonata's interior which is well packaged, simple and modern.

How It Looks - Interior

Hyundai have done an excellent job with the Sonata's interior which is well packaged, simple and modern. The interior is finished with full leather trim including seat facings, door inserts, hand brake and gear lever. The interior plastics were of a good quality and were enhanced with brushed aluminium effect trim. A single titanium effect strip runs horizontally across the dashboard which would not be out of place in a Volvo.

Infotainment

The Sonata is equipped with a stereo RDS radio/CD player with 6 speakers as standard. Our test car featured a boot mounted CD autochanger. We found this system fiddly to operate but the sound quality was OK.

Rivals
  • Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Citroen C5, Honda Accord, Kia Magentis, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Nissan Primera, Renault Laguna, Saab 9-3, Toyota Avensis & Vauxhall Vectra
What We Liked
  • Exterior / interior styling
  • Ease of use
  • 5-year warranty
  • Interior space and large boot
  • Price
What We Disliked
  • Stereo impossible to operate on the move
  • Cabin had a strange plastic smell
What We'd Like To See
  • Easy to operate stereo
  • Choice of a diesel engine (2.0 litre diesel to be launched in 2006)
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
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Hyundai Sonata Road Test Data
Model ReviewedHyundai Sonata 2.4 CDX
  
Body Type4-Door Saloon
ColourDeep Pearl Blue (Mica)
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph10.4 Seconds
Top Speed 126 mph
  
Transmission4-Speed H-matic Automatic Transmission
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban22.9 mpg
Extra Urban40.4 mpg
Combined32.1 mpg
  
Insurance GroupTBA
Euro NCAP Rating12
WarrantyFive year unlimited mileage warranty and three year's RAC assistance as standard
Price (when tested on the 10/09/05)£ 17,495.00

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