The 2012 Hyundai Sonata Sedan is noted for being one of the more affordable Hyundai and hybrid models. This vehicle can be found for around $20,000 in some of its standard forms, yet it looks like it would have a high-dollar price tag with its gorgeous styling.
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The Hyundai Sonata Sedan features a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs up with an electric motor to produce 206 horsepower and 193 pound-feet of torque. Zero to 60 mph is accomplished in 8.7 seconds, which is relatively quick for a hybrid, and it returns 35 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
The exterior of the Sonata is incredibly appealing. It features a strong line around the side of the vehicle to create a point of interest. It is very well contoured and the steel construction of the vehicle also helps to make the body durable.
The vehicle uses some attractive interior items as well. The trip computer works with Blue Link technology. This feature from Hyundai can link to a smartphone, and can provide help with controlling many other features. A navigation system works on this trip computer, and can even work with the optional XM NavTraffic service.
The cabin of the Hyundai Sonata Sedan can handle five people comfortably while still providing plenty of cargo space. When one is granted 16 cubic feet of cargo space, it makes it easy to plan a last minute road trip and invite a few friends. There will be no problem squeezing luggage in there.
The vehicle is incredibly safe to drive as well. It is equipped with individual sensors to monitor how wheels are active when steering, and it grants you the ability to stop individually wheels automatically, which is a huge benefit in this car. The Brake Assist feature in the car is especially convenient because it can determine when an emergency braking function needs to be handled, and it will step in and help. When tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2012 Hyundai Sonata was rated "Good" in frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests. A few other safety features drivers appreciate include antilock brakes, tire pressure monitoring, child seat anchors, engine immobilizer, electronic brakeforce distribution and a whiplash protection system in the front head restraints. Also, the drivetrain and the hybrid component are backed by a 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty, which offers peace-of-mind for quite a long time.