Large sedans: Hyundai Sonata
The Korean automaker's strikingly styled family car (starting at a little more than $24,000) is rated at 8.7/5/7 city/highway with the base 2.4-litre four-cylinder and a six-speed autobox. In the unfamiliar second spot, Honda's Accord, equipped with a 2.4-litre four-banger and five-speed manual rated at 8.8/5.8. But the Accord is almost $2,000 more and its 177-hp engine gives up 21 horsepower to the Sonata. Both have an estimated annual fuel cost of $1,554.
If you care a little bit more about performance, check out the Sonata 2.0T, which sports a 274-hp turbo four and a 9.3/6.0 city-highway fuel economy rating for around $29,000. Or, for another $1,000, you can have the new Sonata Hybrid with a combined output of 206-hp, 5.5/4.6 city-highway fuel economy and claims to reach 100 kilometres an hour on electric power only.
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A 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sold for $1.3 million. Do you think classic cars were made better than modern rides?
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- Yes, the quality of cars from the 1960s and '70s is the best
- No, modern technology makes cars better today
- Maybe, it's hard to say since most Canadians get a new car every 10 years