Add fuel economy to the list of improvements that the redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata boasts over its predecessor, as the EPA has released fuel economy ratings for the Sonata. In standard trim with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata is rated at 25/37/29 mpg (city/highway/combined).
This is a bump of 1 mpg city, 2 mpg highway, and 1 mpg combined compared with the equivalent 2014 Hyundai Sonata. This rating only applies to the base Sonata SE model; the Sonata Sport and Limited trim levels are rated at 24/35/28 mpg (city/highway/combined)—the same rating as the outgoing car—due to equipment differences that make these models slightly heavier than the base car. Fuel economy ratings for the more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder available on the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport are not yet available.
The slight bump in mpg puts the 2015 Hyundai Sonata right in the mix with other family sedans in terms of fuel economy. The only four-cylinder models with higher ratings are the 2015 Mazda 6 (26/38/30 mpg city/highway/combined) and the 2015 Nissan Altima (27/38/31 mpg city/highway/combined), and the 2015 Sonata is right on par with other midsizers like the 2014 Honda Accord (27/36/30 mpg city/highway/combined) and the 2014 Ford Fusion (25/37/29 mpg city/highway/combined).
This all makes the 2015 Hyundai Sonata a worthy competitor in the contentious midsize segment, at least on paper. Along with this competitive fuel economy number, its starting price of $21,960 with destination makes it the second cheapest midsize sedan on the market, behind the 2014 Mazda 6 which costs just $175 less. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is on sale now.