Hyundai Adds Features, Value to 2017 Sonata

2017 Hyundai Sonata

CARS.COM — For 2017, Hyundai added optional adaptive headlights to the Sonata and lowered the price of many trim levels. The SE trim now starts at $22,435, including an $835 destination charge — $150 less than the outgoing model.

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The SE gets power from a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 185 horsepower and 178 pounds-feet of torque. The Eco, which comes with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder good for 178 hp and 195 pounds-feet of torque, now starts at $23,960, 600 less than last year. The Sport 2.0T, with a top-of-the-line 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making 245 hp and 260 pounds-feet of torque, starts at $27,435, a whopping $2,300 less. The Eco comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, while the SE and Sport models get a six-speed automatic transmission.

The newly available adaptive headlights join an optional-safety-equipment roster that includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, adaptive high beams, rear parking assist, blind spot monitoring, lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert. Also available are a navigation system with 8-inch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, an electronic parking brake and Hyundai's Blue Link telematics system.

Standard equipment includes traction control, seven airbags and tire pressure monitoring, three selectable driving modes, remote keyless entry, heated exterior power mirrors and Bluetooth connectivity.

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