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Why you should buy this car: Because it s so damn sensible it hurts.
Why you shouldn t buy this car: Because it s so damn sensible it hurts.

Suitability Parameters:
· Speed Merchants: No
· Fashion Victims: No
· Treehuggers: No
· Mack Daddies: No
· Tuner Crowd: No
· Hairdressers: No
· Penny Pinchers: Yes
· Euro Snobs: No
· Working Stiffs: Yes
· Technogeeks: No
· Poseurs: No
· Soccer Moms: No
· Nascar Dads: No
· Golfing Grandparents: Yes

Vitals
· Manufacturer: Hyundai
· Model tested: Sonata LX
· Model year: 2006
· Price as Tested: $23,495
· Engine type: 3.3-liter V-6, aluminum block and heads
· Horsepower: 235 hp @ 6000 rpm
· Torque: 226 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
· Redline: 6000 rpm
· Wheels and Tires: Michelin Pilot HX MXM4, P225/50R-17 93V
· Drive type: front wheel drive
· 0 - 60: 7 secs.
· 1/4 mile: 15.5 sec @ 92 mph
· Top speed: 137 mph
· Fuel economy city/highway: 20/30
· NHTSA crash test rating front/side/rollover: 5/5/not rated

[by Robert Farago]

Related:
Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Hyundai Sonata, Part 1, Part 2 [internal]