The new Hyundai Sonata has been out on the streets for a short time now and, despite what some reviewers think, the new Sonata is proving popular with owners.
The Sonata comes in either a 2.4 litre 4 cylinder version or a 2.7 litre V6 and each version comes in various levels of creature comfort and body styles.
If you’re looking for a big booming drag machine so that you can burn off the lads at the lights then, if you ask an owner they will tell you that the car goes like a scalded cat. But if you ask a reviewer then neither version is going to quite get your adrenalin pumping.
The 4 cylinder version is probably the more lively of the two although the 6 cylinder equipped Sonata is definitely not sluggish. But let’s face it, this is a car that you are going to buy because you want creature comfort more than you want to win the traffic light drags and the Hyundai Sonata is going to deliver that comfort.
The Courier Mail has a full road test report that you can find here and they suggest that the car isn’t quite all it should be. That could be a little harsh because most of the criticism the reviewer had for the car seemed to stem from it’s less than blistering launch times at traffic lights.
Personally, as a long time Hyundai owner, I can tell you that the cars are generally well-built and will just keep on turning in the kilometres.