My very first impression of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T was that it is a man’s car. My theory is that Hyundai wanted to design a car for men who like driving a tough car, but who are now hauling kids around.
And if that was Hyundai’s plan, I’d say they did an excellent job.
All week, the guys I work with, as well as my guy friends I have seen this week, have approached me after seeing the car: “Hey, is that the new 2015 Hyundai Sonata? That thing is sharp!”
They already knew more than I did about the Sonata, which tells me: Men are attracted to this car.
That is the official concensus of the modern dads I know after seeing this car.
As I drove it around this week, with my son in the back seat, I have to admit: I felt like I was pretty big stuff.
The sharp angles of the rear view mirrors, the “ninja throwing star” wheels, the extremely low ground effects on the front… all very nice to look at and to drive.
Here’s a “2 minute walk around” of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata that I made, by the way:
Now that I’ve established the demographics that this is a man’s car, which doubles as a very effecient family car, I want to point out what my wife and son thought of it.
My 4 year-old son’s favorite features include the panoramic sunroof and the fold down back seat. Each day as I’ve dropped him off at school, I let him crawl through to the trunk, where I lifted him out.
It’s a fairly large opening, since the entire seat folds down.
My wife’s favorite features included the heated/cooled seats in the back, the over all comfort level of the interior, and the user-friendliness of anchors for the car seat.
Another feature that I definitely appreciated was that I was alerted one morning when one of the tires was low on air.
So I stopped at the gas station and filled up the low tire (like a boss), being able to see on the screen that I had put enough, in real time.
Those are my thoughts. I’m curious to know what other guys who have driven it have to say. I really don’t think I’m wrong in my synopsis, though.
Like I said, it’s a car for men who like driving a tough car, but who are now hauling kids around; a perfect marriage of sporty and practical.
I hope you have enjoyed my family friendly review of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata, which is manufactured in Alabama.
Come back again soon!
As shown: $34,460.00.
MPG: averages 26.
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