For the second year in a row, Wards is recognizing Hyundai for its impressive engines. Two Hyundai engines have earned coveted spots on the 2020 Wards 10 Best Engines and Propulsion Systems list, demonstrating the automaker’s commitment to offering innovative, fuel-efficient engines.
2020 Hyundai Sonata
The new Smartstream 1.6-liter Turbocharged engine available for the 2020 Sonata made the list for its balance of power and efficiency. The engine delivers 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, while also reaching an EPA-estimated 36 mpg on the highway.* The engine utilizes Continuously Variable Valve Duration technology, which helps make for a more eco-friendly sedan.
2020 Hyundai Kona Electric
WardsAuto also recognized the powertrain of the 2020 Kona Electric, which has also landed a spot on the list before. The powertrain is capable of producing 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, it gives the SUV an EPA-estimated driving range of 258 miles.**
“These accolades reinforce Hyundai’s commitment in leading the industry’s most diverse powertrain lineup and we are excited to continue our product onslaught and powertrain innovations with 13 eco-friendly vehicles in the U.S. by 2022,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Product, Corporate and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America.
Both the 2020 Hyundai Sonata and Kona Electric can provide you with enjoyable commutes, in part, due to their peppy powertrains. Visit us at Gossett Hyundai South to check out the vehicles for yourself.
* 2020 Sonata SE: 28 City/38 Hwy/32 Combined MPG. 2020 Sonata SEL: 27 City/37 Hwy/31 Combined MPG. 2020 Sonata SEL Plus/Limited: 27 City/36 Hwy/31 Combined MPG All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.
** 2020 Kona Electric: 258-mile range based on a fully charged battery and 120 combined MPGe. MPGe is the EPA-equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual range and mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery’s condition and other factors.