The Hyundai Sonata has emerged from mild cosmetic surgery and chiropractic work on its suspension and steering feeling quite refreshed for the 2018 model year. The “refresh” is autospeak for a midcycle tweaking of the vehicle’s body and mechanicals intended to spur interest for the rest of the model run. As was the case with Hyundai’s popular — and popularly priced — midsize sedan, it typically includes restyling the front end, reworking the interior, and revising the suspension and steering.
It is as lovely as it is quick, a refined and elegant automobile that looks even more expensive than the $61,400 base price tag on the all-wheel-drive model I tested. Notice, too, the lack of edginess in its styling. Its flanks are as smooth as a baby’s bottom. Body creases, once so ubiquitous, are now in the industry’s rearview mirror, according to the E400’s designers.
Predictably enough, automobile reviews are usually about new cars. But frequently, the new car that suits a family’s needs doesn’t suit its wallet. So, this week I’m going to deal with that problem by resurrecting the rationale for the “Coming Off Lease” column I used to write, and test-driving a three-year-old midsize family sedan: the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu LS.
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Selecting a term
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