2015 Hyundai Sonata Video

The popular midsize sedan class is one of the toughest segments, but Hyundai's updated-for-2015 Sonata sedan should have more than a fighting chance with shoppers. The new Sonata boasts attractive, fluid styling and loads of creature comforts. Watch the video above and climb inside the new Sonata with Cars.com's Kelsey Mays. 

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By Jennifer Geiger | April 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Hyundai Sonata Photo Gallery (25 Photos)

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Hyundai's midsize sedan has always been one of the best-looking cars in the class. A redesign for 2015 means revised styling, but is it enough to keep the Sonata looking fresher than its competitors?

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The Sonata's trapezoidal grille and chrome trim along the sides of the hood return for 2015, as does its sleek, coupelike rear roofline. New this year is a more upright nose, which gives the sedan an aggressive look.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | April 16, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Hyundai Sonata: Up Close

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When the prior-generation Sonata debuted as a 2011 model it made waves with a daring design that challenged conservatively styled competitors. Fast-forward a few years and Hyundai has a new Sonata and the 2015 Sonata is unlikely to create the kind of stir its predecessor did. The new sedan is handsome, but there's enough of the old version that casual observers could easily confuse them.

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The 2015 Sonata retains its distinctive coupe-like profile, and it seems even more pronounced now as the rear roof pillars extend nearly to the tail. This makes for a very short trunklid, and also makes the rear-quarter angle one of the car's best.

By Mike Hanley | April 16, 2014 | Comments (4)

2015 Hyundai Sonata: First Look

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Competes with: Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry

Looks like: Hyundai is taking an evolutionary styling approach with the updated Sonata

Drivetrain: 185-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder or 245-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with six-speed automatic transmission; front-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Summer 2014

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Family sedan shoppers already have a number of relatively new cars to consider like the Ford Fusion and Honda Accord, and later this year there'll be a new version of Hyundai's Sonata. It's offered with a choice of two four-cylinder engines, including a performance-oriented turbocharged unit, and is available with a host of convenience features from an automatically opening trunk lid to Apple's CarPlay entertainment interface. It's available in SE, Limited, Sport and Sport 2.0T trim levels and will be built in Alabama.

By Mike Hanley | April 16, 2014 | Comments (7)

$40,000 3-Row SUV Car Seat Challenge: the Highs and Lows

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Large families basically have two choices when it comes to what to drive: a three-row SUV or a minivan. Both have their merits and handle cargo and passenger room differently. During Cars.com's recent $40,000 3-Row SUV Challenge, I spent a few days getting to know seven of the contenders in the midsize crossover class, driving them, climbing in and out of them, and installing car seats in their second and third rows.

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Although they all have to offer a large amount of room in order to fit that third row, it's obvious that not all SUVs are created equal. When it comes to car seats, there were some very clear winners and losers, with the Honda Pilot and Hyundai Santa Fe leading the pack, and the Chevrolet Traverse and Mazda CX-9 bringing up the rear.

By Jennifer Geiger | April 9, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan: First Drive

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The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is a complete redesign of the luxury car that won Cars.com's first-ever Best of award in 2009. My daylong drive of V-6 and V-8 versions of the full-size sedan proved the Genesis charges closer to the heels of more expensive competitors, but it's not without its shortcomings.

2015 Hyundai Genesis Photo Gallery (24 Photos)

As before, the Genesis is technically full size, but Hyundai positions it against nominally midsize sedans like the BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Lexus GS 350 — and prices it to undercut them all. As we've reported, the base Genesis 3.8 (named for its 3.8-liter V-6) starts at $38,950, including the destination charge. This price beats the most affordable of the above competitors and the Jaguar XF and Infiniti Q70 as well, by anywhere from $7,075 (Cadillac CTS 2.0L) to $13,375 (Mercedes E250 Bluetec). Like the others, the Genesis now offers all-wheel drive with the V-6, along with rear-wheel drive with either engine.

By Joe Wiesenfelder | April 6, 2014 | Comments (3)

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Photo Gallery

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The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe finished first in our $40,000 3-Row SUV Challenge. "Loads of features, a premium cabin and pleasant road manners. Just make sure you pack wisely," said one of our judges. Check out our gallery below to inspect the Santa Fe's styling, interior and family-friendliness.

By David Thomas | April 6, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Hyundai Genesis Starts at $38,950

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When Hyundai's redesigned large sedan goes on sale later this month, it'll start at $38,950, including destination. That's $2,830 more than the 2014 version, but Hyundai promises more standard content in the 2015 Genesis.

2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan: First Look

The new Genesis rides a 2.9-inch-longer wheelbase and aside from fresh exterior styling, gets new controls borrowed from Hyundai's Equus flagship luxury sedan, including an available 9.2-inch center display screen.

For 2015, the Genesis sedan comes with rear-wheel drive or a new all-wheel-drive system. The base price nets you the 3.8-liter V-6 trim in rear-wheel drive. Adding all-wheel drive ups the price to $41,450. Jumping up to the rear-wheel-drive-only 5.0-liter V-8 brings the starting price to $52,450; all prices include a $950 destination fee. Both engines continue to use an eight-speed automatic transmission.

By Jennifer Geiger | April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Hyundai Shows New Sonata In Korea

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The current Hyundai Sonata changed how many car shoppers viewed the brand in the U.S., and in just a few weeks the company will unveil the next generation at the New York International Auto Show.

Related: 2015 Hyundai Genesis Up Close

But today the company unveiled the global version of the new sedan in Korea. Final U.S. specs, trim levels and prices will have to wait, but for now we can tell that the car gets a new, more angular look versus the curvy lines of the current car.

By David Thomas | March 24, 2014 | Comments (4)

Top 10 Used Cars for $10K

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Although new cars offer the latest design, tech and safety features, shoppers buy more of their used counterparts: about 2.7 used cars for every new car sold in 2013, according to CNW Marketing Research. It's hard to blame shoppers. The average new car sells for around $30,000. By contrast, the average used car sold in early January 2014 for $10,843 at franchised dealerships (e.g., Bob's Honda) and $9,513 at independent dealerships (e.g., Bob's Used Cars), according to CNW.

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The age of paying $10,000 for a brand-new car is in the rearview mirror. So what are the best used cars for $10,000? We crunched a lot of data, and from a pool of more than 60 candidates, here are our top 10 cars, listed alphabetically.

By Kelsey Mays | March 17, 2014 | Comments (8)

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