The 2015 Hyundai Sonata ranked No. 1 as Cars.com's Most Affordable Midsize Sedan. The model earned this prestigious honor for its affordable purchase price, projected low fuel costs and residual value.
"Midsize sedans continue to be some of the most popular cars with consumers," said Dave Thomas, Cars.com managing editor. "This is a segment with a lot of competitive options, most of which come with all of the creature comforts car shoppers expect. Not only is the Sonata the most affordable in its class, but it is also one of the best."
Cars.com tested the midsize sedans on sale today based on price and long-term cost, instead of simply the cost of each car. To make the list, each car had to come with the bare minimum features that today's shoppers expect, including automatic transmission, power driver's seat, rearview camera, Bluetooth and USB.
"It is important for car shoppers to consider the long-term financial implications, such as fuel cost and residual value," said Mike O'Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. "When we designed the Sonata, we wanted to provide a vehicle that helps save owners money over time, so they can pay less at the pump and sell their car for more down the road."
In addition to this award, the Sonata recently also won the Cars.com, USA TODAY, MotorWeek Midsize Sedan Challenge.
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Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.