The Hyundai Sonata gain much popularity in the pas several years and in the mid size sedan segment that is a pretty huge accomplishment. It’s sleek styling abundance of luxury features and most importantly it’s value have helped accumulate these sales. The latest motto of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata received a pretty big redesign for the 2015 model year featuring more chiseled styling more features and more interior space.
There are some considerable big changes for the 2018 model year for the Sonata, essentially there is more features minor styling updates and suspension upgrades. They added to the 2018 Sonata automatic emergency braking and you can also choose the Hybrid model which is one of the most fuel efficient hybrids in the class. The wheels are 16-inch with pretty nice design. Headlights are halogen projector beam’s with optional LED daytime running lights, the overall styling is very nicely chiseled. At the back it have nice looking LED taillights with trapezoidal exhaust tip.
You can get the Sonata in 6 trim packages: SE, SPORT, ECO-(hybrid and plug-in hybrid), LIMITED, SPORT 2.0T, LIMITED 2.0T. Now build quality and materials inside of the Sonata are pretty average for the class. The dashboard is slightly padded and the gaining of the plastic is very nice. You can get a lot of features in this car like the 8.0-inch touch screen with navigation, SiriusXM Travel Link, 400-watt audio system, panoramic sun-roof and HD radio. The seats are overall pretty good with soft optional leather upholstery. Visibility is very good better that the previous model.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Engine
Now because the Sonata offers a lot of trims it also have i offer a lot of engines too. The standard engine is a 2.4-Liter which can put out 185 horsepower and it is mated with a six-speed automatic. The second engine goes in the Eco model a 1.6-Liter with a power of 178 horsepower this one got a seven-speed automatic and also this engine is in the hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. The sport versions will get a 245 horsepower turbo engine with 6-speed automatic transmission. EPA estimates are 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. it accelerates from 0-60 in 6.7 seconds and the top speed is 133 mph.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Price
The price of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata is in the range between $21,975 and $34,350. It is ranked 5th i its segment. Main competitors are: 2019 Honda Accord, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda Mazda 6, Kia Optima, 2018 Nissan Altima, 2018 Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu.