The redesigned Sonata has a sleek, coupe-like silhouette.
The standard 191-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder is coupled to an eight-speed automatic provides unobtrusive, linear power, and 31 mpg overall.
The uplevel 180-hp, 1.6-liter turbocharged engine provides readily available power at lower revs.
The hybrid version gets an excellent 44 mpg but delivers rough shifts from its six-speed transmission.
Handling is responsive, but the ride is rather stiff.
Rear seat room is decent, although the low stance compromises access.
The modern cabin is marred by a counterintuitive push-button gear selector.
An 8-inch touch screen comes standard and is easy to use.
A larger screen comes on high-end versions, but it eliminates the radio's tuning knob.
Heated and cooled front seats are optional, among other upscale features.
Standard advanced safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane keeping assistance.