The Hyundai Sonata continues to offer a strong lineup in 2017 with three efficient powertrain options, great technology, and newly available dynamic bending light.
Dynamic bending light bolsters an already impressive list of available safety features on the 2017 Sonata, including:
- Automatic emergency braking
- Smart cruise control
- Lane departure warning
- Automatic high beam assist
- Rear parking assistance system
- Blind spot detection system
Sonatas equipped with blind spot detection receive additional benefits of the lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert.
The 2017 Sonata comes standard with Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control System, seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag. As well as four-wheel disc brakes and ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with indicators for each tire.
An all four-cylinder lineup continues to power the Sonata in 2017. The base, naturally-aspirated engine, the 2.4-liter Theta II GDI, produces 185 peak horsepower and 178 lb. ft. of torque. The Sonata Eco comes with a 1.6-liter, turbocharged Gamma engine and delivers 178 peak horsepower and 195 lb. ft. of torque. It mates to an efficient seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Eco models achieve 28 and 36 mpg EPA fuel economy, city and highway, and 31 mpg combined. The range-topping 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged GDI generates 245 peak horsepower and 260 lb. ft. of torque. Both Theta engines are paired with a six-speed SHIFTRONIC ® automatic transmission.
These powertrains move great technology down the road. The 2017 Sonata is available with many comforts and convenience features like our hands-free smart trunk, 8-inch navigation display, Apple CarPlay ™, Android Auto™, electronic parking brake, and Blue Link telematics system. Standard features include: drive mode select (change the engine and transmission settings between eco, normal, and sport, choose between normal, and sports steering feel, all at the push of a button). As well as remote keyless entry with alarm, body colour heated exterior power mirrors, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise control, and Bluetooth hands-free phone system. Hyundai replaced the colour Venetian Red Pearl with a more vibrant Scarlet Red.
Among a crowded field of vehicles seeking to cater to drivers’ need to transport their loved ones, Hyundai’s 2017 Sonata was named the Best Sedan by Parents Magazine and Edmunds on their 10thannual list of 10 Best Family Cars.
The Sonata was recognized for its spacious interior, as well as luxury features such as Apple CarPlay and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. When it comes to keeping families safe on the road, Sonata is loaded with safety features such as seven standard airbags, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot detection and a rear parking assistance system, among others. Sonata’s impressive list of advanced safety technology has led to a Top Safety Pick designation and an overall 5-star rating from NHTSA.
- Hyundai News