Ah the holidays… The time when we all get together with the family and reminisce over years past. It is also the time when automotive news shrivels up like the Grinch’s heart, leaving us to report on even the smallest of details, like today’s announcement that the 2016 Sonata Sport will get a new package. I know you’re chomping at the bit to learn what the new Value Edition Package brings to the table, so I won’t keep these super-important details away from you any longer.
Actually, for the $900 extra this package will set you back, it is actually pretty damn cool. It adds in a “conventional” sunroof (not too sure what a non-conventional sunroof is, but Hyundai seems to think it needed to clarify that bit), a proximity key with push-button start, Hyundai’s new Hands-Free Smart Trunk that opens when you stand near the trunk lid with the key fob in your pocket for three seconds, sport seats with leather bolsters, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob, and chrome door handles with welcome lights.
All of these new features add on to the already well-equipped Sonata Sport list of standard features. This model comes standard with a sport-designed and unique front fascia and grille, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, an eight-way power driver’s seat, a 7-inch display audio system with Android Auto, and a rearview camera.
Powering the Sonata Sport is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower. The engine pairs with a six-speed SHIFTRONIC transmission that delivers the ponies to the front wheels.
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport is available at dealers now starting from $23,400. With the Value Edition Package added, it’ll set you back a total of $24,300.