Every year, Ward’s Auto puts together a 10 Best Engines contest. Though the competition is hot as ever, it looks like the engine found in the Hyundai Sonato Eco, a 1.6-liter turbocharged Gamma four-cylinder, is going to be quite the serious contender.
Ward’s first says that the engine “makes a compelling argument for a hybrid alternative.” The editors at Ward’s understand that this engine’s goal is efficiency, so when it comes to the performance of the engine, they’ve taken that fact into account. And yet, they aren’t at all disappointed with its power capabilities.
The engine “should feel underpowered and sluggish” they say, but that’s not what they found. Rather, the folks at Ward’s found that “the engine is quiet, smooth and plenty powerful, even in Eco mode.” A lot of editors took the Hyundai Sonata Eco for a test drive and “their reviews were favorable.”
With this powertrain, Hyundai has struck a perfect balance between efficiency and power. Just ask Ward’s! And if you don’t believe them, see it for yourself when you test drive a Hyundai Sonata Eco here at Southtowne Hyundai!