2015 Hyundai Sonata photo tour

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2015 Hyundai Sonata from the front

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco front view
2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco. Photo © Hyundai

New Sonata's styling is rather bland, especially when compared to the outgoing version. From a distance, it looks a wee bit like a Buick. This is the Eco model.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata from the rear

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco rear view
2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco. Photo © Hyundai

Sonata's styling doesn't get any more interesting when viewed from behind. Shame, because there are some nice details. Note those small triangular windows between the rear doors and the back body pillar -- they provide excellent over-the-shoulder visibility.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport

2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport
2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport. Photo © Hyundai

Sport model gets a blacked-out lower grille and a chrome spear above the rocker panel, which looks to me like a tacky dealer add-on.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata interior

2015 Hyundai Sonata interior
2015 Hyundai Sonata interior. Photo © Aaron Gold

New Sonata's interior gets high marks for material quality and control organization, but as with the exterior, the styling isn't anything to set your heart afire. The wood trim identifies this as a Limited model.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata dash detail

2015 Hyundai Sonata dash detail
2015 Hyundai Sonata dash detail. Photo © Aaron Gold

One of the things I really like about the Sonata is the well-organized control layout and excellent all-around visibility. A touch-screen display stereo is standard in all but the base models.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata center stack

2015 Hyundai Sonata center stack
2015 Hyundai Sonata center stack. Photo © Aaron Gold

Secondary controls are neatly grouped, with climate and stereo controls each in their own area. Lower panel hides USB and auxiliary ports, illuminated for easy plugging-in.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata front seats

2015 Hyundai Sonata front seat
2015 Hyundai Sonata front seat. Photo © Aaron Gold

These are the leather-upholstered seats in the Limited model. Sport model gets deeper bolsters that provide additional support.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata back seat

2015 Hyundai Sonata back seat
2015 Hyundai Sonata back seat. Photo © Aaron Gold

On paper, Sonata's back seat offers less legroom than most of its competitors. In real life, it's roomy and supportive. Sonata is wider than most mid-size cars, providing plenty of shoulder space.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata panoramic sunroof

2015 Hyundai Sonata panoramic sunroof
2015 Hyundai Sonata panoramic sunroof. Photo © Aaron Gold

Panoramic sunroof lets back-seat passengers enjoy the sights. It's optional in higher trim levels.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata trunk

2015 Hyundai Sonata trunk
2015 Hyundai Sonata trunk. Photo © Aaron Gold

A trunk is an important feature in a mid-size sedan, and the Sonata's is one of the car's high points: It holds 16.4 cubic feet and features a nice big opening.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 liter engine

2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 liter engine
2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 liter engine. Photo © Aaron Gold

Base engine is this 2.4 liter four-cylinder. Both the 2.4 and 2.0 liter turbo engine produce less power than last year, but Hyundai is offering the new Eco model with an impressive 177 hp 1.6 liter turbocharged engine.

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