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The 2017 Hyundai Sonata/Sonata Hybrid Luxury in a Midsize Sedan Y ou’ve got hundreds of new car choices for your family and the Hyundai Sonata is one you should consider. According to Kelley Blue Book’s, it is one of the 16 Best Family Cars of 2016. It has made the list for an impressive second year in a row. PERFORMANCE It Starts Under The Hood Sonata features anew generation of powerful, advanced 4-cylinder engines. The performance of these compact, lightweight powerplants is so remarkable, it’s lead Hyundai to defy the conventional wisdom that says you’ve go to offer V6 power in a midsize sedan. RIDE AND HANDLING Rethinking Sporty By adding aluminum components, the new Sonata suspension is lighter making the handling more agile, no matter which of its allow wheel sizes you choose. In fact, it has the tightest turning diameter in its class. The new Sonata Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T models feature twin-scroll turbocharging that puts up to 245 HP underfoot. They’re also equipped with larger front brakes an sport-tuned suspension and steering. Also have a rear diffuser and quad exhaust tips that hint at their elevated performance. SAFETY INNOVATION Just In Case Sonata has a solid track record for earning the highest overall safety ratings — the NHTSA 5-Star crash rating and the IIHS Top Safety Pick + award. Sonata helps ensure your safety — before, during and after a collision. Its rigid body, constructed using more than 50 percent advanced high -strength steel coupled with the cabin being fitted with seven standard airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag contribute to why the Sonata preforms so well in industry crash tests. INTERIOR DESIGN Luxury Matters With plenty of room, the Sonata has all the head room and legroom needed to put much attention on the little things that create an extraordinary experience for drivers and their passengers who will get an instant sense of the driver-oriented ergonomics. The center console even pitches slightly toward the driver. INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY Handling the Technology Learning Curve Hyundai hasn’t focused on technology for the sake of technology as is the norm in many cars today. They have focused on ensuring that whenever they add a new capability, whether its function is to inform, entertain or protect — you quickly find that it makes for a more rewarding experience. Sonata features a 7” display audio system with convenient access to many of your favorite smartphone apps. Sync your smartphone and access music, maps, messages and more using the center console touchscreen or a button on the steering wheel. There’s also an available 8” navigation system that features a split screen that displays maps with junction views and audio options all at once. 104 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016