Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Facelift Revealed

Hyundai Motor America unveiled its redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show. 2018 Sonata Hybrid/Plug-in Hybrid Highlights New front/rear fascia design, grille, hood, front…
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Updated 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Play Catch-Up

Hyundai announced a mid-cycle update for the 2018 Sonata in the spring of 2017, but at the time, only the gasoline-powered models were redone. Now, Hyundai has brought the hybrid and plug-in hybrid models up to speed with design changes that align them with their gas brethren. The exterior and interior redesigns are more extensive […]

So, Who’s Winning the Midsize Sedan Battle?

  In a shrinking segment increasingly dominated by two longstanding nameplates, the battle for sales supremacy is quickly resembling a U.S. election. Two main players, plus a handful of also-rans. (In Europe, this would be a very different — and p…

Midsize Sedan Deathwatch #14: July 2017 Sales Plunge by a Fifth, Everybody Falls Except the Dodge Avenger

Every midsize car on sale in the United States reported declining year-over-year volume in July 2017. Every car except the Dodge Avenger, which came back from the dead with 10 reported sales after a nine-month hiatus. 2014 was the Avenger’s last model year. But forget that sales stat quirk — Pentastar Avenger Blacktop Edition, be still […]

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Midsize Sedan Deathwatch #14: July 2017 Sales Plunge by a Fifth, Everybody Falls Except the Dodge Avenger

Every midsize car on sale in the United States reported declining year-over-year volume in July 2017. Every car except the Dodge Avenger, which came back from the dead with 10 reported sales after a nine-month hiatus. 2014 was the Avenger’s last model year. But forget that sales stat quirk — Pentastar Avenger Blacktop Edition, be still […]

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Hyundai Acknowledges Seventh-Generation 2015-2017 Sonata “Didn’t Turn Heads”

After the forgotten third-generation car, the odd and bulbous fourth-generation car, and the dull fifth-generation car, the sixth Hyundai Sonata was unveiled at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. It was surprising, even shocking, that Hyundai so dramatically transformed its staid midsize car into a radical “fluidic sculpture” sedan. In the United States, after averaging […]

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Don’t Let the Sun Shine In: 2018 Hyundai Sonata Eliminates the Panoramic Sunroof

“It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your roofs.” — Not Nelly, 2002 Citing weight reduction and consequent improvements in fuel economy, Hyundai Motor America has removed the panoramic sunroof from every Sonata model for the 2018 model year. Is the move away from vast sunroofs, spanning the breadth and length of the roof, back […]

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