2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco Gains 7-Speed DCT, 38 MPG

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco Gains 7-Speed DCT, 38 MPG

Hyundai has expanded its 2015 Sonata lineup with a new Eco model.

Powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the 2015 Sonata Eco takes advantage of a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to deliver an estimated 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Those are impressive considering the Sonata Eco has 177 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque and its 32-mpg combined rating is segment leading for a non-hybrid midsize sedan.

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The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco will start at $24,085 including destination and will begin production in Alabama this summer. The Sonata Eco comes standard with all the features of a Sonata SE, plus a chrome grille, side mirror-mounted turn signal indicators, automatic headlights, a 10-way power driver seat with lumbar support, stitching on the instrument cluster hood, chrome interior door handles, 5-inch color touchscreen audio, a rearview backup camera and Hyundai’s Blue Link infotainment.

The only option available on the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco is a Technology Package that costs $4,100 and includes an eight-inch navigation screen, a 4.2-inch color LCD multi-info display, Blind Spot Detection System and more.

GALLERY: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco

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