2012 Hyundai Sonata Gets Blue Link System And Fuel Economy Bump

Harry Lay
by Harry Lay

Hyundai is taking the fight to General Motors‘ OnStar System by offering its Blue Link system as standard equipment. The Blue Link system is capable of providing direct connection to emergency services but also delivers traffic and weather updates as well as allowing owners easy access to roadside assistance. The system also lets users pair their smartphones to locate the vehicle in crowded parkinglots. The system will also keep track of the vehicle position and how fast it’s being driven.

Hyundai also improved the fuel efficiency of the Sonata. The base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine now gets 24 mpg, gaining 2 mpg in the city and 35 mpg highway. The Sonata equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder will now get 22 mpg and 34 mpg highway, an increase from 33 mpg highway in last years model.

Hyundai states that the Sonata leads all mid-sized sedans in fuel economy, excluding hybrids.

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  • Ron Leczner Ron Leczner on Jun 11, 2011

    Dealing on a 2011 sonata hybrid, can you confirm when 2012 will come out, or when they started making 2011? Thanks, Ron

  • THOMAS THOMAS on Jun 16, 2011

    I' SAY THE 2012 MODEL IS EQUIPPED WITH NEW SOFTWARE in the on star system ,AND HAS NO DAMN BUSINESS, HOW FAST I AM DRIVING ... READ ABOVE CAREFULLY ... the last sentence of the first paragraph says -- the system will also keep track of how fast the car is being driven ... end of quote .......