2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 Video
2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 Video Transcript
>> So here we are in the Hyundai Sonata and the first thing you think is, oh great a Hyundai - cheap car, badly made. Well that is an old and now undeserved reputation that's a whole over from the bad old days. This Sonata is a nice car that is actually fairly well equipped from the tech perspective. ^M00:00:17 [ Music ] ^M00:00:21
>> First of all, check out what's in the middle of a console there. You don't expect that in a Hyundai, do you? A good looking navigation screen that is touch screen and voice command driven. Great rendering of the streets, the street names are crisp and clear even when they're at an angle at the F and R here in San Francsico. And check out the touch screen response. When I hit a button on the screen, it's right now, you get the menu right away. There's also as I mentioned, a voice command system. And it's surprisingly intuitive and able to understand at least the way I talk. Let's check it out.
>> The city please.
>> San Francisco.
>> San Francisco. What is the street?
>> Green Street.
>> Green Street. And the house number?
>> 999. Start guidance.
>> That could not have been a whole lot less painful. Now the whole time I'm playing with this I'm wondering where am I seeing that head unit before until I look up here and see the infinity audio brand and then - ding, it finally dawns on me. We've seen this before in some recent Chrysler products and liked it there as well. Audio options on this guy include AM, FM, XM sattelite radio, CD and when you get the nav, it's a single CD that also digest DVD video discs and it's got some surround sound technology as you see there DTS in Dolby digital. There's also a nice compliment of external connectors for your various portables. Also over here in the console, you see the USB iPod deal and the standard aux jack right next to that. This is stock with the stereo you get in this premium V6 level, this limited they call it of the Sonata. The power train of this car is the OEM V6 that Hyundai does, 3.3 liter in this case, 249 horesepower, 229 foot-pounds of torques - those numbers aren't gonna blow you away on paper, but in the real world it just works. The powers available more or less down low without having to rub this thing like mad, that's how you're gonna drive a car like this. You're not gonna be out racing around, so the power is gotta be readily available and it is. The transmission is not gonna excite anybody either, it's a five-speed automatic. So what? But again, it just works well. That's works a car like this has to emphasize more than anything else. ^M00:02:41 [ Music ] ^M00:02:42
>> Let's price our toip-end Sonata. Now this is a limited V6. That means, we got the best one they make -- 25,700 is the base, plus another 675 destination. Not a whole lot to add just the navigation system which is about 1250 -- factory installed. For under 30 -- well under 30, you're loaded up. You're looking for a nice car and not a status improver, this could be your choice. ^M00:03:10 [ Music ]
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2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 Review
The good: The 2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited can be had with a high-resolution navigation system and includes iPod and USB ports standard.
The bad: The suspension is too soft, while the steering is overpowered. The five-speed automatic spent some time gear hunting.
The bottom line: The 2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited brings the car maker into the tech world by offering good navigation and digital music options. It makes for a good commute car, but the V-6 might be too thirsty for today's gas prices.
2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 Specs
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company
Part number: 100983415
- Product Basic Spec