2009 Hyundai Sonata review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 4 February 2008 , 10:02:46 byAngela

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Hyundai Sonata

The 2009 Hyundai Sonata integrates revised powertrains that improve power output and fuel economy together with enhanced suspensions and an all-new interior. Its appeal to a broader range of customers increases due to its intelligent of stylish design, proven dependability and a spirited performance. The 2009 American-made Sonata is the smartest choice in the competitive mid-size sedan as it remains the only mid-size sedan under $20,000 with standard Electronic Stability Control. It is powered by the second generation Theta four-cylinder engine, which delivers 175 HP, 168 lb.-ft. and an impressive 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway fuel economy. This high-tech, all-aluminum, 16-valve engine now features Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) on both camshafts and a Variable Induction System (VIS) for better engine breathing. The combination between a supple ride with sharper handling and steering response is given by the advanced four-wheel independent suspension system. In back, a new sophisticated multi-link system provides excellent handling along with superb ride quality and noise isolation. By tweaking the design of the engine subframe, the engineers improved the 2009 Sonata's front collision performance and it is expected to earn the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration`s (NHTSA) top five-star crash test rating for front and side impacts. Every Sonata has lifesaving ESC as standard equipment, which results in 35 percent fewer single-vehicle crashes and 30 percent fewer single-vehicle fatalities in passenger cars. providing value and a sizable price advantage, the 2009 Sonata GLS undercuts the lesser-equipped base 2008 Honda Accord and 2008 Toyota Camry with its four-cylinder competition.
The all-new 2009 Hyundai Sonata is protected by the Hyundai Advantage, America`s Best Warranty. Coverage includes five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper protection, 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, five-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance and seven-year/unlimited mileage anti-perforation coverage.