Bigger, more conservatively styled inside and out, and plenty of standard features. That about sums up the new Sonata.
Last month, Hyundai unveiled its totally redesigned Sonata in South Korea, but only now has it had its official American debut in New York. Featuring more refined exterior and interior styling, the 2015 Sonata is also a little larger than the car it replaces. If you want just basic styling, go for the Sonata SE, which still comes with standard LED daytime running lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a rear lip spoiler.
If you want some added style (in a Hyundai sort of way), step up to the Sonata Sport which features a more aggressive front grille and bumper, side rocker extensions and side chrome molding. It comes powered by a 185-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder with dual exhaust. Sport 2.0T models have an output of 245-hp and come with a unique rear bumper fascia, quad exhaust and 18-inch alloys. Both engines come paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. A few safety features include a Blind Spot Detection system, Lane Change Assist technology, and Lane Departure Warning System.
All new Sonatas come with standard iPod/USB and auxiliary input jacks, Sirius XM satellite radio and Bluetooth. An eight-inch navigation screen is optional as well as HD radio and a 400-watt Infinity premium audio system. Official pricing and a launch date weren’t announced, but we suspect the 2015 Sonata will be in dealerships sometime this summer.