At Hyundai, value continues to reign. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Mar. 1, 2015 2017 Hyundai Sonata SE with the 6-speed AT (Eco shown) - $22,710 to start incl. mats, D&H while offering owners a 28/38 mpgUS city/highway rating. It is large – the largest D-segment at 106.3 cu. ft interior and 16.3 cu. ft cargo, quiet, comfortable, rides and handles competently, tons of std. features, and is reasonably efficient. Besides those accolades, where it really shines vs competitors is the value. This $22,710 true full-sized vehicle can be picked up for less than $19k just about everywhere. Me? I am partial to the ECO – also available for just under $19k and Sonata HEV/PHEV variants available for less than $21k and $24.5k if you qualify for all the incentives respectively. Hyundai February 2016 Sales Overview Hyundai reported its best U.S. February sales result in its history, selling 53,009 vehicles, up 1 percent over the 52,505 sold in February of 2015. Year to date, sales of 98,020 vehicles is also up 1.0 percent over the 97,010 vehicles sold during the same period of 2015. Hyundai February 2016 Sales Highlights The Sonata reached 17,470 new drives in February, up 24.9 percent over the 13,987 vehicles sold in February of 2015. Year to date, sales of 32,679 vehicles is up 24.0 percent over the 26,350 sold through the same period of 2015. The Tucson remains hot with February sales of 7,336 vehicles, up 89.6 percent over the 3,869 sol in February of 2015. Year to date sales of 12,554 is up 81.8 percent over the 6,905 sold through the same period of 2015. In February GM and especially Chrysler picked up significant market share while Kia's rise is coming out of Hyundai's hide. U.S. February 2016 Sales vs. February 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM February 2016 Sales Down 1.5% with 227,825 Vehicles Sold Ford February 2016 Sales Up 20.1% with 209,153 Vehicles Sold Toyota February 2016 Sales Up 4.1% with 187,954 Vehicles Sold FCA February 2016 Sales Up 11.8% with 182,879 Vehicles Sold Nissan February 20165 Sales Up 10.5% with 130,911 Vehicles Sold Honda February 2016 Sales Up 12.8% with 118,985 Vehicles Sold Hyundai February 2016 Sales Up 1.0% with 53,009 Vehicles Sold Kia February 2016 Sales Up 13.0% with 49,737 Vehicles Sold Subaru February 2016 Sales Up 1.6% with 42,011 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz February 2016 Sales Down 0.5% with 25,632 Vehicles Sold BMW February 2016 Sales Down 12.4% with 25,337 Vehicles Sold VW February 2016 Sales Down 13.2% with 22,321 Vehicles Sold Mazda February 2016 Sales Down 16.0% with 21,544 Vehicles Sold Audi February 2016 Sales Up 2.3% with 11,718 Vehicles Sold In February, notice how Nissan is increasing the sales gap over Honda and Kia not only overtook Subaru but is quickly coming up on Hyundai’s heels. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in February was 17.7 million vehicles.