Believe it or not, even the picky Americans are beginning to pay more attention to the cost of the car. Before us is the text of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco, which in addition to its beautiful design can help make service and repair the finances in your wallet. You will see that we will put the emphasis on the driving force of the vehicle.
2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco Engine and Performance
While it used to be unthinkable to the so-called “mid-size” class provides the engine of less than V6, it now dominated by cars with four cylinders and hybrids. Stands out Ford, whose Model Fusion provides a standard 1.5L EcoBoost engine, and fight recently included a Hyundai with Eco version of the popular Sonata. Korean car manufacturer has recently introduced a new Sonata for 2015 in the standard and turbo versions, the middle of next year, the offer will be extended with two new models – a hybrid of the aforementioned Eco. This new version changes the standard 2.4L atmospheric engine with a new 1.6L turbo engine, and a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which will replace the current six-speed automatic transmission. Compared with the standard 2.4L model, the new 1.6L is certainly more economical, with fuel consumption of 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 6.2 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway.
Although the difference is not very large compared to the 2.4L model, a smaller turbo engine consumes on average 1.5 liters less on flown 100 kilometers. The power of this engine is 177 hp and 264 Nm of torque, which is eight fewer horses, but for the 24 Nm of torque more. The new transmission also makes a big difference and is quite similar to that already used in the Hyundai Veloster, and he was specially modified to during regular driving does not reach high revs and maximize efficiency. The two cars share a full suspension, meaning that the driver and passengers do not have to suffer the comfort to get lower power consumption.
On the design side, the change between the two cars there with the exception of a few “Eco” label, and thus the car will be able to obtain the identical equipment as well as the rest of the Sonata offers. Eco adds several options as standard, including a driver’s seat that can be adjusted in several different ways, then a small monitor that informs the driver about what happened in the car and at the end of the camera to the back of the vehicle. Are customers willing to spend an extra few thousand dollars to lower spending? If we take the Ford Fusion for example, then you definitely are, as the most popular version of this car just the one with the 1.5L EcoBoost engine.
Eco is certainly not a cheap car and its starting price of 24,085 dollars (17,900 euros), and to compare the 2.4L model will cost 21,960 dollars (16,400 euros).