The 2018 Hyundai Sonata comes in five basic trims, SE, Sport, Eco, SEL and Limited. The SE, SEL, Sport and Limited are powered by a 185-horsepower 2.4L 4-cylinder. This engine is mated to an advanced 6-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to the front wheels, a combination that is good for up to 35 mpg on the highway. The Sonata Eco is powered by a 178-horsepower turbocharged 1.6L four, which is paired with a 7-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission. The result is mileage estimates of up to 38 mpg on the highway. For prospective buyers who want a bit more power, Hyundai offers a 245-horsepower 2.0L turbocharged engine as an option on the Sport and Limited trims.
The Sonata SE is the entry-level trim, but still includes heated side mirrors, air conditioning, power windows and door locks, projector beam headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio and cruise control interfaces, a 7-inch color touchscreen infotainment system, USB and auxiliary input jacks and a 6-speaker stereo.
The Sport and Eco trims include side mirror-mounted turn signals, leatherette interior appointments, automatic headlights and LED daytime running lights and an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat with heating for the front seats. They differ where the Sport offers 17-inch alloy wheels and a unique bumper and front grille, plus chrome and carbon fiber accents throughout the interior. If buyers elect to get the more powerful 2.0L engine with the Sport trim, they will also get 18-inch wheels, HID headlights, aluminum pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, leather seats, automatic climate control and vents for rear seat passengers.
The Limited trim really steps up the luxury content of the car. It comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a chrome front grille, LED tail lights, rear window shades, a 6-way power adjustable passenger seat to complement the eight-way, power-adjustable front seat for the driver, heated rear seats, leather seating, wood grain interior accents and an improved stereo that includes a subwoofer.
Part of the fun of the Sonata is that buyers can option the car up with features normally reserved for big luxury cars. Optional items on the Sonata include an 11-speaker Infinity premium sound system, an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system, a 4.2-inch color LCD trip computer display, HD radio, an electronic parking brake with vehicle hold, an intelligent cruise control system, a forward collision system, a heated steering wheel, vented and cooled front seats, a memory system for the drivers' seat and mirrors and HID xenon headlights.
Swoopy Styling Lines
Inexpensive Base Price
Available Upscale Features
In 2018 the Hyundai Sonata gets updates to the suspension and steering aimed at improving the quality and feel of the ride. It was restyled inside and out and all models now come standard with blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist. On the 2.0T models, a new 8-speed automatic transmission replaces the previous 6-speed.
The 2018 Sonata is a mid-sized sedan, placing it in direct competition with several of the best-selling cars in the country. Competing with the likes of the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord is no easy task, but Hyundai's typical strategy of packing a ton of value into its cars remains unchanged. The Sonata offers a lot of car for the money, undercutting its rivals in price, while simultaneously offering more interior volume and more upscale features. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata starts at about $22,000.
Engine: 2.4L GDI 4-Cylinder
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/SHIFTRONIC -inc: OD lock-up torque converter, shift lock and SHIFTRONIC mode
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
2.89 Axle Ratio
80-Amp/Hr 640CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
150 Amp Alternator
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
Wheels: 17 x 7.0J Aluminum Alloy
Wheels w/Silver Accents
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
Body-Colored Rear Bumper
Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Chrome Door Handles
Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Radio: AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM/MP3 Display Audio -inc: 7" color touchscreen, HD Radio technology w/multicasting, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, integrated Bluetooth w/phonebook transfer, 6 speakers (2 front-door-mounted, 2 tweeters and 2 rear) and iPod/USB and auxiliary input jacks, Blue Link Telematics Gen 2, Blue Link Connected Care Package (3-year complimentary trial) and Blue Link Remote Package (3-year complimentary trial)
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
Integrated Roof Antenna
2 LCD Monitors In The Front
Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver's seat w/power lumbar support, 6-way manual passenger seat (height-adjustable) and passenger side seatback pockets
8-Way Driver Seat
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
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