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The refreshed Hyundai Sonata Active gets a tweaked look and a much better cabin design and fit-out. It remains an uber-competent and comfortable big sedan lacking few attributes but charm.
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LIST PRICE From $30,990
CARADVICE RATING 7.8
FUEL ECONOMY 8.3/100km
SEAT 5
ANCAP RATING
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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai uses cutting edge technology in Sonata Hybrid Hyundai still use the Sonata badge in the Unites States, while Australia has adopted the i45 in keeping with their ever growing stable of ‘i-cars’ here. They also have some interesting engine options in the US; like the potent 2...

2011 BMW 5 Series and Hyundai Sonata awarded first five star safety by NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just awarded the first lot of five star safety ratings for a 2011 model year car. And it's the BMW 5 Series and Hyundai Sonata (i45) that has come out on top so far. Crash testing is still in progress as the NHTSA works its way through 24 new passenger cars, 20 SUVs, nine utes and two vans...

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigating Hyundai Sonata i45

The NHTSA in the US is investigating a steering-related problem with the Hyundai Sonata - our Hyundai i45. Although the investigation does only affect American models, the concern could become more widespread. Only after being on sale for a few months in America, the Sonata has received various awards and praises from journalists and automotive experts since...

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will have cost & perfomance advantage

Hyundai says its first US hybrid model, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, will have significant cost and performance advantages over rivals such as the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid. Due to go on sale in the US later this year (as an MY11 model), the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid uses a system that is lighter than those found in its direct rivals, while also offering better acceleration...

2011 Hyundai Sonata Recall

Hyundai Motor America Inc have informed regulators that the front door-lock modules on 2011 Sonatas can stick, and will notify customers of a recall. “Anything to do with door latches warrants a recall,” said Hyundai spokesman Miles Johnson in Fountain Valley, Calif. A halt of 2011 Sonata sales has been ordered...

2010 Hyundai Sonata voted safest in US by IIHS

The US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has today named the 2010 Hyundai Sonata as its safety "best pick". The award was made more difficult this year when the IIHS added a roof strength test to its existing front, side, rear and headrest measurements - all of which Sonata excelled at...

Hyundai YF Sonata breaks Korean sales record

The new Hyundai Sonata (codenamed the YF) has set a sales record in its domestic market of South Korea with more than 100,000 contracts signed since the car hit showrooms in September last year. Translating to more than 1000 vehicles per day, the popularity of the all-new mid-sized sedan has secured 10 months of sales for Hyundai...

2011 Hyundai Sonata unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show

As we reported a couple of weeks back, Hyundai was set to unveil its 2011 Sonata at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and over the course of the weekend, the new sedan quietly made its debut for all the world to see. Codenamed “YF,” this Sonata was penned at Hyundai’s design studio in Irvine, California...

2010 Hyundai Sonata to be unveiled next week

As rumours fly around the web, Hyundai has confirmed to CarAdvice this morning that it is preparing to unveil its Sonata replacement, codenamed YF, next Thursday the 10th of September. Powered by a 2.0-litre Theta-II four-cylinder petrol engine and mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission the fluid coupe-like sedan will deliver a combined fuel economy figure of just 7...

2009 Hyundai Sonata CRDi First Steer

2009 Hyundai Sonata CRDi First Steer   - DAVID TWOMEY It will probably go down on record as the shortest First Steer we’ve ever done, but after little more than 50 kilometres at the wheel of the revised Hyundai Sonata, with an all-new 2.0-litre diesel engine, we can report that the car is worth consideration...

Hyundai Sonata Sports SXi

Its not often the words Hyundai and Sports are used in the same sentence, but this is a rare and special moment for Hyundai. This my friends, is the Hyundai Sonata Sports. Or as Hyundai like to refer to it, the Hyundai Sonata SXi...