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2016 Sonata

KBB Says Hyundai Sedan Offers Safety and Comfort

Top of the list for most parents looking for a family sedan is safety. A car can have all the bells and whistles of a luxury vehicle, but getting precious cargo from point A to point B without injury is the most important thing when it comes to family transportation. Auto consumer advocate KBB.com studied all the new models and picked the 2016 Hyundai Sonata as the best family sedan based on safety, comfort, the fit of child car seats and other factors. “Safety is a top priority for families shopping for a new car, so we ensure our vehicles offer the latest safety technology and the best crash performance,” according to Hyundai vice president Mike O’Brien.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety agrees that the Sonata is one of the safest vehicles on the road. The IIHS awarded the car the Top Safety Pick + award, based on crash testing and the wide number of available sensor-driven safety features available for the vehicle. Judge for yourself why the Sonata is a perfect family vehicle by taking a visit to Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.

Reviewers Put Vehicles Through a Barrage of Tests

The editors at KBB.com lived with a group of sedans for a couple of weeks and put them through a barrage of tests. They not only drove the cars, but also checked leg room, loaded and unloaded cargo, installed baby seats and anything else that a typical family might do with a vehicle. Based on the results of those tests and the value that you get with a Hyundai, the Sonata was the top dog in the family vehicle competition.

Sonata Available in Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid

Although the gasoline Sonata gets an excellent rating of 38 mpg on the highway, if you want even better fuel economy for your commutes and family vacations, consider the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid or Plug-in Hybrid. The Hybrid model delivers 44 mpg on the highway and comes in two trim packages, the SE and Limited. The plug-in hybrid can go 27 miles on a battery charge before the efficient gas engine takes over. It produces the equivalent of 99 mpg, has a lifetime battery warranty and available panoramic sunroof. The hybrid models have the same great aerodynamic design and safety features as the gas-powered model, they just deliver a little more fuel efficiency. Whether you want a gas model or a hybrid, stop by Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale and experience the comfort and performance that makes the Sonata a great family choice.

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New Nu Engine Now Gets 42 MPG

When Hyundai redesigned the new 2016 Sonata Hybrid, the company not only created a sophisticated look but also delivered more power and better gas mileage. The heart of the vehicle is a 2.0-liter Nu gasoline engine that actually wraps around a 38 watt electric engine. With an electric engine that’s more powerful, the new Sonata has increased gas mileage by 10 percent, up to 42 mpg combined. The new design also allows the battery pack to rest under the floor of the trunk, removing the hump from the legroom of the rear seat passengers. This creates the most passenger space in the vehicle’s class, a whopping 106.1 cubic feet. See how the style, comfort and power of the new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid all come together with a trip to Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.

Seven Airbags Just the Start of Sonata Safety Features

With seven smartly placed air bags, including one by the driver’s knees, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a safe place to be in the event of a collision. Helping to avoid collisions are a slew of new features, such as forward collision warning, blind spot detection, lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert. All these features use audible and visual warnings when an action by the driver could cause a wreck. The new Sonata also has electronic stability control and vehicle stability management to help keep your car on the road when either speed or highway conditions cause you to start to lose control.

More Technology Leads to Better Driving Experience

You would be forgiven for thinking the new Sonata was made by a more recognized luxury car brand. With features like hands free trunk lid release, an electronic parking brake, memory seat for the driving, heated steering wheel and smart cruise control, this affordable hybrid is encroaching on territory once dominated solely by much more expensive vehicles. LED interior lights provide a soft ambiance, while a four-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar control provides comfort on long road trips.

Multimedia System Provides First Class Connectivity

All new Sonata Hybrids have a standard infotainment system that comes with MP3 and auxiliary jacks, satellite radio connectivity and Bluetooth with voice recognition software. Upgrade if you like to an 8-inch touchscreen system that comes with navigation, HD radio and a limited number of apps you can control from the screen or your smartphone. Hyundai’s navigation system delivers stunning graphics and the ability to split the screen between your map and music choices. Stop by Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale and see how the Hyundai multimedia system can make your driving experience better.