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Old 01-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by quentinberg007 View Post
If it is anything like the Sonata Turbo, performance won't live up to the HP numbers and the gas mileage won't live up to the EPA numbers.
I still take Motor Trend's words with a grain of salt. Remember, Toyota pays them plenty of $$$ for advertising.

Originally Posted by Mopho View Post
I just had a Sonata Turbo on loan to me for a road trip and perhaps the numbers on paper aren't impressive but it sure takes off when you put your foot down to pass or from a roll. It is more than fast enough

I also got 33.4mpg (EPA is 34mpg) highway and that was with it loaded up with the family and driving driving at 80mph with a few jaunts to 100. I am also notoriously a mileage killer with my driving so I was surprised

Edit to add: Car and Driver got 0-60 in 6.5 and 1/4 mile at 14.9 @ 97mph. That is not exactly slow for a big sedan that is not meant to be all that sporty
I can agree with this having driven the Kia Optima Turbo (essentially the same car). From a roll the Optima T is faster than I even remember my LGT 5MT being. I was extremely impressed.

Its worth the test drive
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