The 10 Best Midsize Cars of 2016

5. 2016 Hyundai Sonata

What’s New?

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata comes with a 7 inch touchscreen as standard for all the trim levels except the Limited 2.0T which comes with the usual 8.0 touchscreen. Automatic headlights and rear view cameras are standard for all the trim levels. Another additional feature is the automatic emergency braking system which debuts on the Hyundai Limited 2.0 Trim level. Very few changes have been made since 2015 to the Sonata, it tends to sacrifice a luxurious exterior for a more luxurious interior feel – comfort is guaranteed in the 2016 Sonata with a better suspension and an easier steering.

Exterior Design

The Hyundai Sonata is available in 5 trim levels, the Sport, SE, Sport 2.0T, Limited 2.0T and SE trim levels. The SE trim level comes with 16 inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and full power accessories. The Eco and Sport trim levels comes with side mirrors and LED daytime running lights while the sport trim level comes with 17 inch alloy wheels and unique body styling upgrades.

Interior Design and Technology

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata’s cabin is not only cavernous but also exceedingly comfortable. It offers a lot of room in the rear seats which come in handy when ferrying kids and friends. The Sonata Limited is designed with two tone color schemes and a resounding wood grain trim. The Sport 2.0T trim level is engineered with thickly emboldened sport seats which offer the driver with lateral support especially during sprints. The vehicles control layout is not only easy to use but also very straightforward. With a hands-free smart trunk you can open your trunk even when your hands are full so long as the key is within 3 feet of the car! There is an audio system that is displayed on a 7″ color LCD touchscreen with inbuilt smartphone/ USB and auxiliary input jacks. And Bluetooth connectivity is included as standard! There is optional 400-watt Infinity audio system that comes with 9 speakers for an incredible sound quality to help you enjoy your ride even more.

Engine and Fuel Efficiency

Apart from being offered as an all-wheel drive, the Hyundai Sonata also comes with a standard 2.4l 4 cylinder engine which is rated at 185 horsepower and 178 pound per feet of torque. The EPA fuel economy for the SE trim level is rated at 30 mpg combined. i.e. 25 city and 38 highway. The limited and Sport trims have an EPA fuel economy ratings of 29 mpg combined i.e. 25 city and 36 highway.


The standard safety for the 2016 model include traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, driver knee bag, full length side curtains and front seat side bags. Other safety features include a rear view camera, Hyundai’s emergency telematics system, crash response, roadside assistance and remote door lock control. The more expensive models such as the Limited and Limited 2.0T, and these include lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking as well as more.

Posted on May 18, 2023