On the exterior the Sonata gets a new grille, modified headlights and new alloy wheels. Inside the 2009 Sonata gets a revised dash with dual-zone climate control. Under the hood Hyundai upgraded both of the 4-cylinder and V6 engines. The 2.4L engine now puts out 169 horsepower and 165 lb-ft of torque. The 3.3L V6 now puts out 239 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque. Both 4-speed and 5-speed automatic transmissions are still offered.
The photos of the new Sonata are of the Korean spec version. Hyundai has stated that versions sold outside of Korea may differ slightly.
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