Hyundai's U.S. division has added a new member to the 2015 Sonata lineup in the form of a thriftier Eco variant.

Hyundai's U.S. division has added a new member to the 2015 Sonata lineup in the form of a thriftier Eco variant.

Those who are interested in saving a few dollars at the pump will be happy to hear the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco offers a class-leading 32 mpg US in the combined cycle. It will be possible thanks to a 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine delivering an estimated 177 bhp (132 kW) and 195 lb-ft (264 Nm) sent to the front wheels through a newly developed dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox.

Hyundai says this frugal Sonata can do 28 mpg US in the city and 38 mpg US on the highway which makes it 10 percent more economical than the 2015 Sonata SE with the 185 bhp 2.4-liter Theta II engine.

Priced at 23,275 USD (without 810 USD destination charge), the 2015 Sonata Eco comes with a long list of standard goodies like a five-inch touchscreen display, Blue Link telematics system, rearview camera, chrome interior door handles and a ten-way power driver seat with lumbar support. Customers are also rewarded with automatic headlights, chrome front grille, stitching on the instrument cluster and side indicators mounted in the mirrors.

For an additional 4,100 USD, the Sonata Eco can be equipped with an optional Technology Package adding an eight-inch navigation touchscreen display, dual automatic temperature control, leather upholstery, chrome exterior door handles with welcome light, as well as a blind spot detection system with rear-cross traffic alert, lane change assist and additional items.

Production of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco will begin later this summer at the company’s plant in Alabama.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco announced, returns 32 mpg US combined