The contest in the market for mid-sized cars got stiffer than ever before with the unveiling of the 2015 Toyota Camry Vs 2015 Hyundai Sonata. The cars were unveiled during the 2014 International New York Auto Show. The Toyota Camry has for ages been the undisputed leader in this car segment. It has been of great help in solidifying Toyota’s reputation of dependability, reliability, and quality. Its global sales have made it the largest automaker worldwide. Things are, however, bound to change with the introduction of the Sonata. Hyundai’s launch of the Sonata in 2011 marked a radical departure from the usual car styling. The 2015 brands of both new cars reveal a head to competition in their quality.
2015 Toyota Camry Vs 2015 Hyundai Sonata Exterior Design
The 2015 Toyota Camry has improved its ordinary product cycling and has introduced about 2000 new parts. It will have a new sport’s trim package. The new package comes with Lexus-like grill with a front fascia. The grille with a mesh is symbolic of Toyota sport models. It also has 18-inch wheels wit new shock absorbers, high-rating coil springs, firm bushings, and unique EPS tuning. Toyota decided to have the Camry sportier because half of its customers opt for sport trims.
Hyundai, however, decided to retain its luxury focus of a middle sized car. The 2015 model follows the design it has used for the last five years, but with a refined look. The car is sporty and much of an Audi. It will have a more aggressive bumper, front grille, side chrome modelling, and side rocker extensions. It has four exhaust pipes, 18-inch alloy wheels, and an appealing rear bumper fascia.
The 2015 Toyota Camry has improved the driver’s comfort with upgraded comfort materials. Has a cockpit with top-flight electronic and display. It has a 4.2 inch TFT screen which is situated between gauges to avoid distracting the driver. It has premium materials that make the seats feel soft and a comfortable interior environment.
Hyundai has also improved its interior with better materials. It has a paddle shifter, D-cut steering wheel, and a sporty instrument cluster. It has increased its total interior volume to 122.4 cu. Ft. with 106.1 cu. ft. of it being for passengers.
Engine and Performance
Toyota say that the 2015 Camry is their best driving model because of a stiff chassis, improved hydraulic system, and a wider track. It has an improved steering wheel response. Power-train options are the same as of the previous models. It will be powered by a 2.5l four cylinder engine or a 3.5l six-speed automatic transmission system.
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata will use a 2.4 litre four-cylinder engine that produces 178lb. ft. of torque and 185hp. The 2.0 litre turbocharged engine option will produce 260lb of torque and 245hp. Both engines are quiet and free of vibration. The car will provide better response and more torque in mid and low RPM range. More detailed information about 2015 Toyota Camry vs 2015 Hyundai Sonata engine and performance can be found from their websites.
Price and Release Date
The 2015 Toyota Camry will be available at a price of about $22000 while the 2015 Hyundai Sonata models will cost between $17000 and 27000. Both cars will be available in all markets by the end of the first quarter of next year.