2016 Hyundai Sonata Features

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The 2016 Hyundai Sonata lineup is varied. With the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, it comes in SE, Sport, and Limited trim levels; with the turbocharged 2.0-liter the Sonata is offered in Sport and Limited trim; and with the turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, the Sonata only comes as the Eco.

The SE model starts at about $22,000. Standard equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear lip spoiler, automatic headlights, cloth upholstery, an AM/FM/XM/HD/CD radio with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, Hyundai BlueLink telematics, Android Auto, a rearview camera, a USB port, and Bluetooth with audio streaming.

Feature availability is a strength, even though you might have to pay for that rearview camera. The Sonata offers both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The Eco adds a power driver's seat, faux leather upholstery on the door inserts, and LED daytime running lights.

The Sonata Sport gets 17-inch wheels, carbon fiber-look interior accents, and various sporty exterior trim bits. A technology package for the Sport comes with a navigation system, upgraded gauges, a Dimension premium audio system, SiriusXM Travel Link, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a universal garage door opener.

The Limited adds a sunroof, LED taillights, a hands-free smart trunk, chrome exterior trim, leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, heated front and rear seats, woodgrain interior trim, a power front passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a universal garage door opener, keyless ignition, and blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alerts.

A technology package for the Limited adds a panoramic sunroof, navigation, Infinity audio, HID headlights, LED interior lighting, upgraded gauges, a heated steering wheel, rear side shades, SiriusXM Travel Link, and memory for the driver's seat and exterior mirrors. The ultimate package adds to that adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warnings, a forward-collision warning system, rear parking sensors, and automatic high beams.

The Sport 2.0T is fitted with paddle shifters, a sport suspension, sport-tuned steering, blind-spot monitors, HID headlights, LED taillights, quad exhaust tips, a rear diffuser, 18-inch wheels, aluminum pedals, and sport seats.

The Limited 2.0T adds the hands-free smart trunk, keyless ignition, automatic climate control, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, a forward-collision warning system, automatic high beams, the panoramic sunroof, rear side sunshades, memory for the driver's seat and side mirrors, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, Infinity audio, navigation, and the upgraded gauges.

Hyundai's navigation system has smartphone-app compatibility for Pandora and SoundHound. The system also includes a split-screen view, the ability to record up to 22 minutes of satellite radio, and Apple's Siri Eyes Free. Google's Android Auto smartphone interface is standard on all models. Apple CarPlay will arrive soon as well, according to the automaker.

The Blue Link services include such things as remote start, destination search (powered by Google), and a car-care in-vehicle app.

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