2017 Hyundai Sonata Review

A polished midsize car with lots to offer, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata has earned big time praise from top auto reviewers and local test drivers throughout Greenville, Wilson, and Rocky Mount.

If you're in the market for a roomy commuter or family sedan that's cozy and efficient, you won't be disappointed when you take the newest Sonata for a spin. 

In the following review, Pecheles Hyundai will outline the 2017 Sonata's performance in the categories of seating and cargo, power and fuel, and safety and technology. 

Seating Five with Zero Complaints

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata was designed for on-the-go families. Its dimensions and design elements focus on comfort and convenience, supported by quality trims and fabrics.

  • Front seat:
    • 40.4 inches of headroom
    • 45.5 inches of legroom
    • Back seat:
      • 38 inches of headroom
      • 35.6 inches of legroom
      • Trunk:
        • 16.3 cubic feet of cargo space
        • Available hands-free automatic trunk

These cabin dimensions make the Sonata one of the most spacious vehicles in its class!

Strong and Efficient Sonata Engines

As we saw above, the main feeling you get in the Hyundai Sonata cabin is comfort.

The Sonata's performance elements complement this notion by producing a smooth and quiet ride that's engaging for the driver and calming for those on board.

  • Power:
    • The standard Sonata engine is a 2.4L 4-cylinder that makes 185 horsepower.
    • Top power belongs to the turbocharged Sonata Sport that gets 245 horsepower.
    • Efficiency:
      • The Sonata Eco's turbo motor and special 7-speed automatic transmission earn the model's leading EPA estimates of 28 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway.

The Sonata's impressive balance between power and fuel lets you have the best of both worlds: an engaging drive, and the chance to save big time at the gas pump.

Cutting-Edge Technology Features

In terms of media and entertainment technology on board, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata comes superiorly equipped.

  • Connectivity:
    • A Bluetooth® connection allows the infotainment system to access your phonebook so you can make hands-free calls in the car.
    • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ translate your favorite smartphone apps and functions to the Sonata's 7-inch dashboard touchscreen.
    • Available technology:
      • An 8-inch touchscreen upgrade with navigation is available.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Safety

Built with families in mind, the Hyundai Sonata is fortified to keep you and yours safe and secure.

In government-administered crash tests, the Sonata earned the best possible scores, including a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and was recognized as a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

  • Core safety:
    • Advanced dual-front airbags can sense the size of the person in the seat to provide customized protection.
    • Driver-Assistance aids:
      • A rearview camera comes standard on the Sonata, and smart safety systems like Lane Departure Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking are available.

Test Drive the 2017 Hyundai Sonata at Pecheles Hyundai

Now that you've gotten a closer look at all that the 2017 Hyundai Sonata offers, it's time to check it out for yourself by getting behind the wheel.

Interested Sonata test drivers in the Greenville, Wilson, and Rocky Mount areas can check out the Sonatas we have in stock at Pecheles Hyundai. When you see one you like, contact us to schedule your test drive appointment!

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