The Hyundai Sonata is one of the most successful Asian car models in the Nigerian car market. Every production year of the Sonata is a huge hit with buyers, but 2016 and 2017 have been especially great. Find out whether you should choose the Hyundai Sonata 2017 or the Hyundai Sonata 2016!
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1. 2016 Hyundai Sonata
The Hyundai Sonata was redesigned for the 2015 model year, which is why the 2016 model didn’t get any upgrades that can qualify as major. Let’s take a closer look at what the 2016 Sonata has in store for the buyers.
1. 2016 Hyundai Sonata specs
Compared to the previous generation of the car, the 2016 Sonata sports a much more conservative styling. The new classy look was positively received by critics, and for the buyers it means a better resale value, as the more refined styling won’t lose its popularity for years.
The Sonata 2016 comes with a 2.4L engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine delivers 185 horsepower, and the combined fuel consumption is 7.8L/100km, which is very respectable for a full-size sedan.
This version of the Hyundai Sonata also doesn’t lack safety and other additional features. Safety features include seven airbags, active cruise control, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking.
2. 2016 Hyundai Sonata problems
The 2016 Sonata has received excellent reviews, but there still were some complaints about the upgraded car. For some people who are still not used to automatic cars, the main 2016 Hyundai Sonata problem is the missing manual transmission. Plus, some drivers have found that the Sonata underperforms in terms of speed compared to its main competitors.
3. 2016 Hyundai Sonata price
The price of the vehicle is a big deciding factor for most buyers, and the Hyundai Sonata isn’t exactly the most affordable car. Today you can buy the 2016 Sonata starting at ₦5 million for a slightly used car, while a brand new Sonata will cost about ₦8 million.
2. 2017 Hyundai Sonata
For the 2017 model year the Hyundai Sonata became even better. Find out what the new Sonata 2017 has to offer to the buyers.
1. 2017 Hyundai Sonata specs
Just as the 2016 model, the 2017 Sonata is a visually attractive four-door sedan whose styling was noticeably subdued with the 2015 redesign. This new version of the Hyundai Sonata appeals to a wider category of buyers who love its versatility, refined look, and powerful performance.
The performance part of the Hyundai Sonata specs is represented by the 185-horsepower 2.4L engine that is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy of the standard SE model hasn’t changed, but the Eco version offers an even more fuel efficient drive.
One of the best things about the latest Hyundai Sonata is all the space it has, both in the cabin and in the trunk. The 2017 Sonata can comfortably seat up to 5 passengers, and, thanks to the advanced safety technology, you’ll feel more secure no matter where you go.
2. 2017 Hyundai Sonata problems
The missing manual transmission is the most commonly reported 2017 Hyundai Sonata problem. Occasionally drivers also report slow driving speed and sudden engine failure while driving, but those issues are rare and unlikely to happen to you.
3. 2017 Hyundai Sonata price
The 2017 Sonata is one of the newest vehicles released by Hyundai, which is why there are not too many offers on used Sonata 2017. If you’re determined to own a brand new Sonata, be prepared for the prices starting at ₦10 million all the way up to ₦12 million.
While going for the newer version of the Hyundai Sonata may be your first instinct, in this case you may be better off with choosing the 2016 version. Hyundai didn’t change much for the 2017 model year of the Sonata, and price difference of ₦2 million is enough of a reason to consider going for the 2016 model.
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