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Hyundai Sonata N-Line

HIGH POINTS INCLUDE SPORTY SEATS AND EASY-TO-READ DIGITAL GAUGES

There Are Certain Car Models You Would Never Imagine Being Available In A Performance Departure. Take the Hyundai Sonata N-Line, for instance.
   

No disrespect to this svelte midsize sedan intended, as it’s proven very likeable in both its standard and hybrid forms. No, it’s just a little remarkable what some tinkering will do.
   

In this case, the Hyundai folks have given the Sonata N-Line a vitamin boost in the form of the turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder. With an output of 290 horsepower—a whopping bump of 99 horsepower—this family car is deceptively quick. A beefed-up suspension makes good use of all that extra power without sacrificing a decent ride. The brakes are likewise upgraded.
   

Inside is the same comfortable interior I’ve liked in other versions. High points include supportive front sport seats, easy-to-read digital gauges and a large 10.3-inch infotainment display with a refreshingly straightforward touchscreen.
   

With an overall look that’s more sophisticated than flashy, the Sonata N-Line is a sport sedan that’s unexpectedly fresh.

   

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STRENGTHS

  • Spacious interior, including generous back seat
  • Turbo four-cylinder’s strong performance

 

WEAKNESSES

  • Its classy styling might not be sporty enough for some.
  • The Hyundai name lacks cachet of some competitors.

 

BOTTOM LINE

  • “High-performance Hyundai” may seem like an oxymoron—until you drive this sport sedan.

 

PRICING

  • Base Price: $23,950
  • As Tested: $00,000 tk

 

SAFETY

  • NHTSA/Overall: 5 Stars (out of 5)

 

M.P.G. (city/highway)

  • 23/33 (2.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder)