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Speaking at a press event in Korea, Hyundai CEO John Krafcik let it slip that the Hyundai Sonata Turbo will start at just under $25,000, undercutting its V6 segment rivals by about $3,000.

The Sonata Turbo puts out 274-horsepower and a combined 32 mpg from its 2.0L four-cylinder engine. Hyundai intends for the vehicle to be a faster and more efficient alternative to V6 powered competitors like the Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

Krafcik also announced that the Hyundai Veloster, Hyundai's long awaited sports coupe based on the Elantra compact, will use a 1.6L direct injection four-banger to put out 140 horsepower while getting 40 mpg on the highway. With the Veloster taking straight aim at the Honda CR-Z, the Hyundai offers a significant power advantage, and better estimated fuel economy on the highway.

More: Hyundai Sonata Turbo To Start At Under $25k Veloster To Get 140 HP, 40 MPG on AutoGuide.com
 

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I can't wait to put my money down on this. I'll upgrade the base with NAV and Panoramic roof and be in heaven. Fall can't come soon enough.
 

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The combined 32 MPG sounds a bit aggressive given the Hyundai stated 34 Highway projection. Further, Hyundai stated 0-60 of 6.5 will not make it faster than the V6s on the market. Should be an interesting car but the devil will be in the details.
 

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QUOTE (Shoot2Thrill @ Jun 29 2010, 11:58 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=337150
The combined 32 MPG sounds a bit aggressive given the Hyundai stated 34 Highway projection. Further, Hyundai stated 0-60 of 6.5 will not make it faster than the V6s on the market. Should be an interesting car but the devil will be in the details.
Yes it will. The Accord 3.5L V6 does 0-60 in about 7.5 seconds.
 

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QUOTE (Shoot2Thrill @ Jun 29 2010, 07:25 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=337271
http://www.zeroto60times.com/Honda-Vtech-0-60-mph-Times.html


006 Honda Accord EX (V6) 0-60 mph 5.8 Quarter mile 14.3
Some Google searching would indicate that 4Dr with auto is more like 9.1 sec.

http://www.topspeed.com/cars/honda/2006-ho...rd-ar12167.html

While zeroto60times.com does not specify it, that speed run would have had to be a coupe with a manual trans.
Certainly respectable, but this is comparing an apple to an orange.

What amazed me is that most of the 2011 Sonata times seem to be around 7.6-7.8 seconds. Very similar times to my '99 Chrysler 300M at 7.6 seconds.

My old Infiniti I30t was about 8.3 seconds. My 2003 G35 was 6.1
 

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QUOTE (jsmit86 @ Jun 29 2010, 08:20 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=337288
Some Google searching would indicate that 4Dr with auto is more like 9.1 sec.

http://www.topspeed.com/cars/honda/2006-ho...rd-ar12167.html

While zeroto60times.com does not specify it, that speed run would have had to be a coupe with a manual trans.
Certainly respectable, but this is comparing an apple to an orange.
I completely agree. As a former owner of a V6 Accord EX Coupe with a 6-speed manual trans, that car is a completely different animal than anything the 4 door version can muster.

I miss that car so much, and would consider a new Coupe if they hadn't jacked up the prices so much in recent years. Mine was an '04 that I bought in Dec of '03. Sticker on mine with every option except Nav was a little over $26k. I talked them down to $24.5k. Now, pricing the '10 model on Honda's website and the same car is $30,379k. To some, a $4k difference isnt that much, but for me, that puts it just over what I want to spend.
 

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QUOTE (jsmit86 @ Jun 29 2010, 08:20 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=337288
Some Google searching would indicate that 4Dr with auto is more like 9.1 sec.

http://www.topspeed.com/cars/honda/2006-ho...rd-ar12167.html

While zeroto60times.com does not specify it, that speed run would have had to be a coupe with a manual trans.
Certainly respectable, but this is comparing an apple to an orange.

What amazed me is that most of the 2011 Sonata times seem to be around 7.6-7.8 seconds. Very similar times to my '99 Chrysler 300M at 7.6 seconds.

My old Infiniti I30t was about 8.3 seconds. My 2003 G35 was 6.1
No way is the current Sonata faster than a V6 Accord -- That is just too over the top.
 

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QUOTE (Shoot2Thrill @ Jun 30 2010, 11:19 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=337472
No way is the current Sonata faster than a V6 Accord -- That is just too over the top.
That was for 2006. The 2008 is listed at : 2008 Honda Accord LX Sedan 0-60 mph 7.3 I found similar times for the Crosstour for 2010.

So at least for 2008, the Accord is quicker than the 2011 Sonata 2.4 GDI. That was the last figures on 0-60.com
I'd still say that the Sonata is a pretty decent performer.
 
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