With the addition of this turbo four engine option, the Sonata-which also includes a normally-aspirated four and, soon, a hybrid-now offers a complete model lineup that should compete well with the heavy hitters in its class. While the non-turbo four-cylinder is refined and offers adequate power, the turbo is just as smooth and refined and despite the additional 74 hp and 83 lb-ft of torque, it sacrifices very little in terms of economy. To me, the Sonata turbo offers the most appealing combination of refinement, style, performance, price, and economy in its class. It's as refined as the Camry and Accord in terms of interior quality and performance, it has styling as distinctive as that of the Mazda 6, and a turbo four-cylinder engine that, in this segment, was previously only available in the Subaru Legacy.
- Jennifer Misaros, Production Editor
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