A carry-over from 2006, the Sonata is a four-door five-passenger family sedan offered in three trim levels – the GLS, SE and Limited. The GLS features a 16-valve four-cylinder engine that produces 162 horsepower while the SE and Limited feature a 24-valve 3.3-liter V6 that produces 234. The GLS is offered with a five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission that is standard in the other models.Read more Read less
After a complete redesign for 2006, the Hyundai Sonata returns for 2007 with a price reduction across the line, a revised feature list, and new trim levels. The base Sonata GLS entered the market for 2007 costing $700 less than a comparable 2006 Sonata GL. Electronic stability control (ESC) is now standard on all Sonatas, and all engines now meet ultra low emission vehicle (ULEV) standards. An Infinity premium sound system is now available on the Limited model. The exterior color palette includes Dark Cherry Red and Natural Khaki for 2007, and black leather interior trim is now optional on the Limited model.
Interior space; ride; refinement; fuel efficiency; low prices.
With the 2007 Hyundai Sonata's drop in price, it's even more competitive versus its primary competition, which includes the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. The Sonata's V6 has more torque than the Honda Accord V6, and Accord and Camry don't offer a manual-selection mode such as Shiftronic. Hyundai also says that the Sonata has more torsional stiffness than the Honda Accord, which affords a quieter ride while still maintaining precise handling, and claims that the cabin quietness is class-leading.