The 2017 Hyundai Sonata hasn’t changed much this year compared to the 2016 model, but that doesn’t come as a total shock given that the Sonata was just recently redesigned. Offering a more modern, euro-inspired design, improved comfort and refinement, and a lot more connectivity options, the current-generation Hyundai Sonata is certainly a stand out in the competitive midsize sedan segment.

Two gasoline-powered traditional engines for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata

That said, what truly sets the 2017 Sonata apart from its competition is the impressive number of engines offered in the Korean sedan. There are indeed to hybrid variants, and two gasoline-powered engines. Let’s start there.

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. This engine sends its power to the front wheels using a six-speed traditional automatic transmission. No continuously variable automatic here given that Hyundai wants to ensure that you have as much fun as possible behind the wheel of the new Sonata.

This engine may be powerful, but it is also fuel-efficient with a combined fuel economy rating of 9.4 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 7.0 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway.

That said, buyers looking for more power without having to sacrifice fuel economy will want to turn to the 2017 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T and its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine is the definition of smooth, offering its power as soon as you nudge the right pedal. On the other hand, its average 10.4 liters per 100 kilometers in the city, and 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway fuel consumption ratings mean that the added performance won’t hurt you too much at the pumps.

Two hybrid engines as well in the 2017 Sonata

Of course, buyers looking for the very best fuel economy rating will turn to one of the 2017 Sonata’s hybrid engines. The first is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle unit that is combined with a 38 kW electric motor to deliver a fuel consumption rating of 5.9 L/100 km in the city and 5.3 L/100 km on the highway.

If you want to improve on those numbers, go with the 2017 Hyundai Sonata PHEV Plug-in hybrid model that features the same engine, but a larger 50 kWh battery which allows the Sonata PHEV to cruise 43 kilometers without every using a single drop of fuel. If you think about that for a moment, you realize that most owners will be able to get to work and back all week (by plugging the vehicle overnight) without needing any fuel.

To learn more about the 2017 Hyundai Sonata which starts at $ 24,749, contact us today at Gyro Hyundai!