With notable chasis refinement coming for all non hybrid models, we expect most powerful model 2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T to have something extra-ordinary under belt. Being down from 274 horsepower to 245 horsepower available in previous Sonata 2.0T version, also torque went down to 260 lb-ft instead 269 lb-ft, this version is occupying 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine, specifically new version provides more control for low and mid range punches. 200 more pounds than 2015 version , now its 3491 pounds. 7.2 seconds in achieving 60 mph, Eco took 6.7 seconds for same 60 mph. Its been observed as 2.0T is more weaker in launch phase, six speed automatic limits torque when put against brake indirectly making slow start.
Turbo makes upward movement around 2500 rpm, makes maneuvering and overtaking easy. We expected power delivery to be more linear under partial throttle. Eco driving mode has smooth transmissiona and softer throttle response, while Sport mode provides aggressiveness with more sensitive throttle by holding gear for longer time. EPA city/highway is 23/32 mpg, base Sonata is expected to have 27 mpg as average and Eco mode is to have 30 mpg. 2016 Hyundai Sonata comes with updated suspension having steel being replaced by aluminium in rear and front controls arms and in steering knuckles, this makes 100 pounds more lighter, now it weighs 3491 pounds. Ride quality is nice with sport tuned stiffer suspension. With pound reduction Sonata gets more responsive in feedbacking to electrically assisted power steering. Sonata faces occasional cornering struggles with 18 inch Kumho all season tires, though provides a solid braking performance by taking 167 feet to stop from 70 mph.
2016 comes with agreesive three bar grille and front fascia. Standard has 7 inch touchscreen center display except 2.0T model has 8 inch display along with simple dashboard and knobs. Standard features includes heated leather front seats, proximity key, blind spot monitoring, rearview camera, Android Auto, dual zone automatic climate control. Eco 1.6 liter is quicker and efficient to 2.0 liter turbocharged.