He even admits this car was on summer tires and they were testing in the cold with damp conditions as well. What do you expect when going full throttle on a 90 degree turn from a stop using the wrong tires for the temperature?Makes sense, keep the car in sport plus and complain about wheel spin with 310 lb/ft of torque in a FWD car w/o a LSD. Whatever you say Jack... you don’t know Jack.
So nice of Mark to walk back his original thoughts at the end of the video, damage was already done pal.
Interesting how other reputable reviewers raved about how great handling and performance were in their respective reviews.
The Sonata N line specifically, (none of the other performance lacking N Line trim models i.e Elantra, Tuscon), is an LSD, electronically controlled suspension and louder popping and crackling exhaust away from a full on N (which I’m guessing Jack would loathe). He’s not looking for more hardcore performance when he’s complaining about the ride quality of the Sonata N Lines already more aggressive tuned suspension.While I agree it could use a LSD, and believe Hyundai will add that, I found it silly to go off on it the way he did. And it's an N-Line version, not a full on N variant that he seems to want with more hard core performance features.
Watch YouTube Throttle House compare “2021 Acura TLX vs Honda Accord 2.0 T vs Hyundai Sonata N Line”. MM Automotive “Autobahn 270 km/h (170 mph) Hyundai i30 N meets BMW M3”. YUNKI Ride, “2021 Hyundai Sonata N-line Driving on race track”"Think of it this way: The Sonata N Line technically competes with cars like the Toyota Camry TRD and turbocharged Honda Accord and Mazda6, but it's way better to drive. You're getting a car that's closer to Acura TLX and BMW 3 Series levels of enjoyment, and those cars cost a whole lot more."
That's from CNET Roadshow Reviews where they gave it a 9.0 score. I am more than satisfied with my purchase so far.
Except that it is still quick off the line. According to the big ones (and many others), Motor Trend and Car and Driver, who have tested 0-60 between 5.0 and 5.3 seconds - likely in ideal conditions and summer tires (which as we all know are the only true option on this car at $200). It is the fastest FWD car in it's segment.Watch YouTube Throttle House compare “2021 Acura TLX vs Honda Accord 2.0 T vs Hyundai Sonata N Line”. MM Automotive “Autobahn 270 km/h (170 mph) Hyundai i30 N meets BMW M3”. YUNKI Ride, “2021 Hyundai Sonata N-line Driving on race track”
The Sonata N Line was designed by Germany’s Former Director of BMW M and suspension tuned by Lotus of UK, for neutral high speed handling. It was not designed for drag racing launches. The Sonata N-line is so aerodynamically slippery and balanced, it only require 15 hp to sustain 60 mph (100 km/h). and get over 30 mpg and can take Nurburgring high speed corners at great speeds in confidence.
The Sonata N-line is not quick of the line, but with a rolling start it will run away from Acura, Honda Turbos, BMW’s, etc... The Sonata N-Line was clocked at over 250 km/h (155 mph) on the Autobahn. The i30 N and Sonata N have been clocked at over 270 km/h (168 mph)!
Honestly, take a look at the Lamborghini Trafeo and Porsche GT3 racing cars. They have to be de-tuned for racing because they cannot put the power down. The street cars have more silly nonuseable HP.
Silly car reviewers have diverted scarce engineering resources to produce foolish vehicles what cannot put down the power to the ground. Dodge Charger, Mustang Shelby GT500, Supercharged Camero, ...those fools cars can get beaten on the line by Honda 2.0 T.
Car Reviewers, stop wasting engineering resources for your “Mental Masterbation”.
None of these exotics cars can beat a 250 cc super kart, not in acceleration, cornering at 4+G’s. And the 250 cc SuperKart is only $15,000 base model and $20,000 hopped up. Go brake a rib driving a 250 cc SuperKart at the track and stop wasting engineering resources.
Hyundai won 20+ “Top Safety Pick” and 4 “Top Safety Pick +” awards from IIHS for crash tests. Some of these silly companies that wasted money on cars that cannot put the power to the ground got ZERO safety awards. In fact NONE of those silly high horse power cars passed the latest off-set crash test at 40 mph. Why review against a piece of junk that cannot put the power to the ground or protect it’s occupants? Wasting engineering resources for self-satisfaction and mental masterbation!
With some tuning (which should be available soon if not already), the Sonata N Line creeps into 4 sec range 0-60 times, which is kind of crazy when you think about it.Except that it is still quick off the line. According to the big ones (and many others), Motor Trend and Car and Driver, who have tested 0-60 between 5.0 and 5.3 seconds - likely in ideal conditions and summer tires (which as we all know are the only true option on this car at $200). It is the fastest FWD car in it's segment.
But, as you mentioned, it is much more than just a speed demon. It might not be the perfect car, that doesn't really exist, but it is mighty impressive and ticks all the right boxes for me.