2015 Hyundai Sonata Priced at $21,960

Pricing is now available for the redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata, with the 2.4-liter base SE model starting at $21,960 including destination fees. Hyundai unveiled the all-new Sonata at the 2014 New York auto show, touting an improved array of safety and technology features as well as revised powertrains for better low-end torque.

“A strong value proposition has always been a cornerstone for Hyundai and the 2015 Sonata continues that tradition, with the base model priced $300 less than the model it replaces,” said Hyundai national sales vice president Bob Pradzinski in a statement.

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata benefits from many of the Genesis’ premium cues and design elements, which have trickled down to a more attainable price point. Chief among the changes are a redesigned exterior with reduced drag, a more spacious interior with more luxury amenities, a stiffer platform with better crash protection, and updated engines. The base 2.4-liter engine makes 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque, with revisions to improve low-end torque, and comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission.

More active safety features, including forward collision, lane departure, and blind spot warning systems are also available for the Sonata’s upper trim levels. The Sport and Limited trim begin at $23,985 and $27,335 respectively.

At the top of the line for the 2015 Hyundai Sonata is the Sport 2.0T model, which now starts at $29,385. The Sonata Sport 2.0T offers adaptive cruise control, start/stop functionality, heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, and a panoramic sunroof. Like the base engine, the twin-scroll turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gets increased low- and mid-range torque at the expense of outright horsepower. For 2015, the Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T makes 245 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, down from 274 hp and 269 lb-fto of torque last year. Other bespoke upgrades include unique suspension tuning, bigger brakes, quad exhaust, and 18-inch wheels.

Customers will now have even more reason to look toward the 2015 Hyundai Sonata, which gets the revisions in needed to stay competitive in the increasingly competitive mid-size segment. The Sonata goes on sale this summer.

Base Price Engines Transmissions EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined)
2014 Nissan Altima $22,650 2.5L I-4, 182 hp, 180 lb-ft; 3.5L V-6, 270 hp, 258 lb-ft Continuously variable 27/38/31 mpg (I-4); 22/31/25 mpg (V-6
2014 Ford Fusion $22,695 2.5L I-4, 175 hp, 175 lb-ft; 1.6L turbo I-4, 182 hp, 184 lb-ft; 1.5L turbo I-4, 177 hp, 177 lb-ft; 2.0L turbo I-4, 240 hp, 270 lb-ft 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic 25/37/29 (1.6L manual); 23/36/28 (1.5L auto); 22/34 (2.5L auto); 22/33/26 (2.0L auto)
2014 Honda Accord $22,745 2.4L I-4, 185-189 hp, 181-182 lb-ft; 3.5L V-6, 278 hp, 252 lb-ft 6-speed manual, CVT, 6-speed automatic 27/36/30 mpg (I-4 CVT); 24/34/28 mpg (I-4 manual); 21/34/25 mpg (V-6 auto)
2014 Hyundai Sonata $21,960 2.4L I-4, 185 hp, 178 lb-ft; 2.0L turbo I-4, 245 hp, 260 lb-ft 6-speed automatic N/A
2014 Mazda6 $21,785 2.5L I-4, 184 hp, 185 lb-ft 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic 28/40/32 mpg (I-4 auto w/ i-ELOOP); 26/38/30 mpg (I-4 auto); 25/37/29 mpg (I-4 manual)
2014 Toyota Camry $23,235 2.5L I-4, 178 hp, 170 lb-ft; 3.5L V-6, 268 hp, 248 lb-ft 6-speed automatic 25/35/28 mpg (I-4); 21/31/25 mpg (V-6)

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