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another sunday, another hyundai

Hyundai Sonata

It was definitely fitting that Hyundai gave us a 2015 Sonata Sport to drive out to the desert last Sunday because, well, this car is hot!

I mean, look at how sleek and sophisticated it is. But, as we well know from testing so many cars, looks aren’t everything. And I’m certainly not going to judge anything by its body, no matter how striking it may be.

So here are a few other reasons we were pretty smitten with the Sonata.


Driving the Sonata was just plain fun. It’s as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside, and is right up there with the cushiest interior we’ve ever experienced. It was a pleasure to just hit the road in the comfort of these seats.

Hyundai Sonata interior


We packed up two big suitcases, two backpacks, golf clubs and tennis rackets, and could have easily thrown in enough for two more people. Who wants to join us next time? The trunk is huge!

Hyundai Sonata trunk


The cup holders are huge, too, and were able to hold not only my Trenta-sized iced tea but also Michael’s Diet Coke plus his sandwich — which wasn’t technically on a bun but “hero” doesn’t rhyme so I’m taking creative liberties here. Don’t get distracted. When have you ever seen a space that holds a sandwich so nicely?

Hyundai Sonata cup holder


The Sonata runs like a dream. Its features are easy to figure out and they actually work the way they’re supposed to. This is more rare than you would imagine, so we totally appreciated the ease of the GPS, the sound system, the lights, everything. It was truly a well-oiled machine.

Hyundai Sonata Sirius


We got to Desert Springs and back and were able to get in a full day’s worth of errands all on one tank of gas. That’s impressive.


Fast forward a week to when we reluctantly gave back the Sonata because, unfortunately, it was also DONEday.


  1. Oh that is a beautiful car! You know I love driving in the desert too. So you get a new car every Sunday? Wow!

  2. Pretty impressive. I’ve said before how much my friend loves his Sonata, too!

  3. The Sonata looks fabulous! How fun you got to test drive it for the weekend.

  4. You rock! Did I ever tell you that? You have the most amazing blog. You do the most amazing things. You are living life out loud and inspiring each of us to do the same. Girl, you got it going on! 🙂

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      Thank you so much, Tami! That means a lot to me because I LOVE your blog, too. Your have such a positive attitude and I always look forward to reading your quotes and your inspiring words. xo

  5. Yes, that’s my hand you see raised for the next outing, Jimmy’s is up too, he just doesn’t know it. That looks like a great car!

  6. Wow, what a nice vehicle. It looks very cozy too.

  7. Sounds like a RE-Run day is what you want from this great sounding car! How did we live before cup holders?

  8. GREAT title!
    And the Sonata is a terrific little car. My sister has one (she’s music teacher so naturally, she drives a Sonata.). It’s a terrific car to be a passenger in too.

  9. I don’t know a lot about cars but that sure looks like a nice one! I love your descriptions because they answer all of the questions I would have about a car!

  10. Now this is one nice car. I wouldn’t mind having it, that is for sure.

  11. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Looks like a fabulous car with every amenity I would want. The extra room for a sandwich is a definite plus. Maybe we should drive this one cross country?

  12. And all I have reported on was a wheelbarrow. I like the Sonata much better

  13. Wow, looks like this car is loaded with all the fun stuff! If it were only a plug-in…. Great review Lois!

  14. I’m always impressed with how nice Hyundai’s are. I really want a Santa Fe.

  15. I wish I could have a new car, I call our ford winstar old rust bucket. My husband and I have been talking about getting a new car or at least new to us car when we get out taxes this year. I love to own a car like the Hyundai 2015 Sonata Sport. The mom mobile just isn’t cutting any longer lol Love the pictures.

  16. Just look at how sleek this car is! I would love to own a Hyundai.

  17. My husband rented a Hyundai when his car was in the body shop recently and I loved it. The interior was roomy and very luxurious.

  18. What a beautiful car to be able to use for a week. I love the picture of the sandwich and the drinks. I wish more car companies would take that into consideration when making cars.

  19. I’ve always wondered what the inside of a Hyundai looked like! Very nice!

  20. What a great car. I love that it has a large trunk and large cup holders. I am frustrated when a car does not have those things..lol

  21. Now that’s one nice car! I’ve never really looked inside one before and wow. I always like learning about new cars and keep a running list for the next time we are in the market. Thanks much for sharing! xo

  22. What a great car. I’m really liking how Hyundai has really upped their game the past few years.

  23. I have been thinking of buying a new car and a hyundai sonata looks perfect!

  24. Love it when cars have places to set our stuff! Totally taken by the space for the sandwich!!

  25. I’d love to drive this car out to the desert too! It looks so comfortable inside and also has a lot of room for all the camping gear we usually take with us everywhere. Very informative review and I love the pics!

  26. Looks like a very cool car, and what a fun post! Thanks for sharing!

  27. What a great looking car. We have a Hyundai and we love it!

  28. Oh I love this car. So cute and full of accessories.

  29. We are huge Hyundai lovers and own the Hyundai Santa Fe. I actually plan on trading in my minivan for another once the kids are out the house. 🙂

  30. That is a sharp looking car! It is sophisticated with a little bit of a sporty touch to it. 🙂

  31. I have never even been in a Hyundai that I can recall. I tell you what, though, I am loving all those drink holders.

  32. This is a really nice looking car. It has way more room than I imagined!

  33. What a large trunk! I had no idea that a car could hold so much luggage.

  34. Looks like a wonderful ride! Lots of nice features!

  35. Nice looking car! I haven’t had a new car in…well, I won’t tell you how long. I’m thinking I want a Santa Fe or Tucson next.

  36. Looks like a very nice car – great style – lots of goodies inside and great on gas!

  37. This is a great car. I can imagine you had a blast driving it.

  38. I will always have a soft spot for Hyundai vehicles because my first new car was a Hyundai accent.

  39. Nice car. Love the looks of it.

  40. I am SO impressed with all the trunk space the Sonata Sport has! I’d love to test drive one of these, it seems like it would be a nice car for a small family such as mine!

  41. Looks like a nice, comfy ride indeed! Great for tooling around in!

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