Hyundai as a model has been on the up within the final decade, and along with its sister manufacturers Kia and Genesis, have been slowly carving their very own area and constructing a buyer base throughout all value brackets. Hyundai’s N division is run by ex-BMW M division head, Albert Biermann, who has been key to the event of enjoyable and inexpensive automobiles. Identical to BMW’s M efficiency fashions and Audi’s S line of automobiles, Hyundai’s N-line fashions function a stepping stone to the complete efficiency N fashions. The Sonata N-line not like different N-line fashions; Kona N-line and Tucson N-line that are beauty and look packages, is nearer to the complete N mannequin. The Sonata N line desires to provide prospects a package deal that’s not solely sporty and cozy but in addition inexpensive.
POWERTRAIN AND PERFORMANCE
The automobile is powered by a 2.5 liter turbocharged inline 4 cylinder engine that produces 290 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque, and is mated to an computerized eight velocity twin clutch transmission powering the entrance wheels. The engine delivers it’s punch down low, giving unsuspecting drivers a pleasant shove and It reaches 60 mph in a formidable 5.3 seconds.
The dampers have been tuned and are considerably stiffer than the usual automobile’s. This nearly eliminates physique roll, and paired with the sharp steering, give shocking agility. The suspension nonetheless retains some softness because it should even be comfy to drive, strolling a fantastic line between consolation and efficiency. Most irregularities are handled a light jolt, with no residual bouncing motions.
The twin clutch transmission is managed via a pair of paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. The twin clutch shifts okay however isn’t as clean as I’d like. The steering is communicative and direct however is burdened by torque steer as a result of entrance wheel drive structure, however is well managed.
The Sonata N line’s EPA estimates aren’t unhealthy because it will get 23 mpg metropolis and 33 mpg freeway and a mean of 27 mpg mixed. However with the way in which the automobile is obtainable and arrange, driving it with gusto will get you nearer to twenty mpg.
INTERIOR, COMFORT AND TECH
The inside is enticing and feels dearer than the automobile’s asking value. The inside is intuitive, and simple to determine even for first time consumers. The touchscreen structure is easy and has fast responses. The onboard navigation is relatively plain however the data on it’s simply understood. Normal on the N-line is a 12 speaker Bose audio system which is obvious and punchy. Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are additionally normal, and there are a number of ports and shops for connection and charging on the go.
The marginally swooping rear design means passengers must duck out and in. As soon as inside, the cabin affords tons of each head and leg room even for six toes and above passengers. Backside seat anchors are simple to seek out, whereas lifting up the headrest provides you entry to the highest tether factors, making becoming a toddler seat a straightforward feat. The trunk at 16 cubic toes is among the largest in school, and is accomplished by in cabin storage reminiscent of the big door pockets, and a large bin beneath the local weather management cluster.
If it weren’t for the existence of automobiles just like the Mazda 6, and the Kia Stinger, the Sonata N-line can be your best option for a fast and enjoyable midsize sedan. Total the package deal it affords may be very competent when it comes to worth for cash and enjoyable issue. The automobile is succesful dynamically, has an important inside and comes with Hyundai’s in depth guarantee protection, what’s to not love from such a package deal.