2016 Hyundai Sonata

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Hyundai Sonata highlights

Customer rating

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 32 highway, 26 combined

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New for 2016

  • Sonata trims have been upgraded with Heated Steering Wheel, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • The SE trim now comes with Rear View Camera as standard equipment.

Explore Hyundai Sonata details

Limited 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Infinity Sound System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 45.5"/R 35.6"

Head room

F 40.4"/R 38"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




5 reasons to buy the 2016 Hyundai Sonata

1. Helpful driver assistance features

If you're looking for a vehicle that offers the best of both convenience and technology, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata boasts an array of features that make it a standout among other sedans. Highlights include adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, and lane departure warning, all of which can provide an extra layer of confidence out on the road. Plus, this car features a rearview camera and rear park assist, giving you peace of mind in tight parking lots.

2. Spacious and comfortable cabin

Drive or be driven comfortably in the 2016 Hyundai Sonata. The spacious cabin can comfortably accommodate up to five passengers with room to spare. The padded front seats and spacious rear offer enough legroom and headroom to make long road trips and afternoon cruising as hassle-free as possible. The cabin is also designed with luxury-style amenities that you'd expect in a sportier ride, such as heated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an easy-to-use touchscreen and control center.

3. Balanced performance

Balancing performance and time spent refueling, the 2016 Sonata includes a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that delivers 180 horsepower and 178 lb-feet of torque. The SE trim with this engine gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.

There's also the option of a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine, increasing horsepower to 245 and torque to 260 lb-ft. The best part? The impact on your mpg is minimal as the more powerful engine still gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
This makes the 2016 Sonata a great option for long commutes or road trips.

4. User-friendly technology

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata is packed with easy-to-use technology for an even more enjoyable drive. For starters, it comes equipped with a sophisticated infotainment system that includes a large touchscreen display, smartphone integration, and voice recognition technology. This system allows you to easily access your favorite apps, music, and navigation while keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Step it up with Hyundai's Bluelink®, which allows you to remotely start, lock, and unlock your car doors and take advantage of other helpful features like a remote car finder, destination search, and on-demand diagnostics.


5. Smooth and responsive ride

Though the 2016 Hyundai Sonata isn't a sports car, you can expect your drives to be controlled, quiet, and smooth. Its steering is precise and well-weighted, giving you confidence and control while navigating tight turns and winding roads. Its engine delivers consistent power, with responsive acceleration and smooth shifting transmissions.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is a great sedan. Customers like the gas mileage, the roominess, and the style.

RepairPal gave the Hyundai Sonata an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Hyundai Sonata 10th out of 30 among Midsize Cars.

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