So, we all know by now that the Hyundai Sonata is very good and better than most of the competition. It looks brilliant and can turn heads like a topless woman walking down the street. It has never lacked power, but Hyundai wanted to offer up something fun, for those of us who are speed freaks.

The Hyundai Sonata Turbo is coming and we simply can’t wait. Hyundai say that under the hood of the Turbo will be a 274-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged motor that will allow the car to hit 60 miles per hour in just 6.5 seconds. Nissan Altima 3.5 SR, watch your back.

The power is great, but so is fuel economy. And like the base Sonata, the new Turbo version doesn’t disappoint. The Sonata Turbo, with its turbocharged motor, will be able to get 22 miles per gallon city and 34 on the highway. Mind you, that is on regular-grade fuel, not the premium nonsense that some turbocharged cars have to use. That is mighty impressive if you ask us. Hyundai claims that the fuel economy figures are 16 percent better than the 3.5-liter V6.

Driving impressions should be coming soon and we can’t wait to take this new Hyundai out on the back roads.


Source: Hyundai

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  (257) posted on 12.2.2010

The Sonata Turbo is promising. Between the power and fuel efficiency. That’s why many love it rather than the Camry and Honda Accord.

  (341) posted on 10.4.2010

It’s not. Not until they tune up the suspension, tighten the steering, and give it an athletic look with firm, supportive seats. And a 6-speed manual in turbo trim.

  (745) posted on 08.30.2010

I am confused here. What do you mean less weight has less fuel?

  (745) posted on 08.30.2010

And now, Hyundai is making great sales nowadays. That is a fact!

  (765) posted on 06.30.2010

Sonata has impressed the crew here at C/D HQ with its style, value, and refined driving manners, and this much grunt in a car that should weigh between 3300 and 3400 pounds will make for a wild ride one way or another

  (434) posted on 06.28.2010

I bet the straight engine is not enough for the sonata. They wanted more power and speed with less fuel consumption and the turbo is the key to achieve the speed and power they wanted.

  (205) posted on 06.27.2010

Finally, Hyundai has officially unveiled the turbocharged version of its all new Sonata. Well, that’s pretty darn impressive.

  (507) posted on 06.27.2010

Nice! Even Hyundai has already entered the turbo world in a luxury car.

Uncia  (868) posted on 06.25.2010

The Sonata does not out-perform the Camry. The TRD Camry SE V6 hits 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, is around the same price as the Sonata and is the fastest FWD four-door ever in a slalom.

Uncia  (859) posted on 06.25.2010

well of course, making it more smaller means less weight, less weight mean low fuel consumptions but even though it became more smaller still it has the aggressive look of it’s big brother.

Uncia  (859) posted on 06.25.2010

nice! hyundai sonata has be outperformed the toyota camry. now they are aiming to smoke the Nissan Altima 3.5 SR.. good luck to both cars.

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