Editors’ Picks: Top Cars We Drove in 2021

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2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line
The 2021 Sonata N Line draws power from a new turbocharged version of Hyundai’s 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 290 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque from 1650–4000 rpm, mated with a new N 8-Speed wet dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters. To improve handling, the Sonata N Line suspension gets stiffer springs, stiffer stability bars, monotube dampers, more rigid chassis bushings and other chassis stiffening. Brakes are upgraded to 13.6-inch front rotors, 12.8-inch rear rotors and premium pad materials. The quick-ratio, rack-mounted, motor-driven steering system improves steering feel and feedback. The Sonata N Line feels like a sport sedan so it’s super fun to drive on twisty canyon roads. The chassis feels balanced and the steering responsive with excellent feedback. The traction and stability control systems do a great job putting power down when exiting corners — without too much intrusive intervention.

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