Last post on Oct 20, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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Hyundai Sonata, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#12 of 15 Facebook update!
Oct 12, 2010 (4:59 pm)
I sent a message to Hyundai Canada on Facebook recently about the launch date. They replied today and said that it will be November 1! Positive news all round today!
#13 of 15 Price advantage
Oct 16, 2010 (1:11 pm)
On a whim (and having nothing better to do), I compared the price of the SE 2.0T to competitors' V6s. Looking at the closest trim levels (or in the case of the Accord, the ONLY trim level available in a V6, the EX), I saw about a $2000-3000 price advantage for the Sonata, list-price wise. There's some equipment differences, of course, e.g. the Accord EX has a standard moonroof. Of course, OTD pricing could be a different story, as I expect big discounts on the 2.0Ts to be hard to come by initially, while some competitors offer big rebates and discounts. And with the price advantage the 2.0T has over competitors' V6s, Hyundai might not have to put rebates on them to be price-competitive.
#14 of 15 Edmunds full test
Oct 20, 2010 (8:41 am)
0-60 a tenth slower than the 2009 Mazda 6 V6 and .4 - .9 faster than the Altima and Accord V6.
"The use of a twin-scroll turbo means lag is minimal. Midrange passing power is just plain impressive, as this car's ability to get up to speed on a freeway entrance ramp is pretty shocking. There's very little intake noise either, so a casual driver might not even realize the car is turbocharged. While generally a smooth runner, the engine note does get a little thrashy at high rpm."
#15 of 15 Re: Edmunds full test [dash5]
Oct 20, 2010 (4:35 pm)
What caught my eye is this:
Of note, the 2.0T sprints to 60 mph over a second faster than the normally aspirated 2.4-liter 2011 Sonata.
About a second faster than the 2.4L. So that makes me think, do I really need the 2.0T, and the extra cost and lower fuel economy that comes with it? Or is the 2.4L plenty quick enough? And I'm reminded how many competitors have 198-200 hp in their base engines.
And if I really needed that extra acceleration, would I be better off putting my $25-30k down on something like a slightly used G37, or even a new Genesis 3.8?