2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Interior & Cargo

$25,500 - $38,850
Price Range (MSRP)

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers a less stylish interior than many of its counterparts, but is big on practicality, perceived quality, and ergonomics. Revisions for the 2018 model see the touchscreen brought into easier reaching distance, with all buttons and knobs large and distinct enough for ease of use. Seating is comfortable, with leather upholstery, 8-way power adjustment for the driver with lumbar support, 6-way passenger power adjustment, heating and ventilation, and memory function thrown into the mix on the Limited model. Rear seats offer ample space, even for adults, though only the Limited model offers split folding seats. LATCH anchors feature in the rear as well (2 lower, 3 upper tethers), and the rear is spacious enough to easily affix a child safety seat.

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Interior Space

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid seats 5 adults very comfortably, though taller rear passengers might find headroom on the slightly cramped side of things. Leg and shoulder room is ample though, and the driver and front passenger are living lavishly with copious amounts of room. Comfort is one of the Sonata Hybrid’s highlights, with seating that remains comfortable for hundreds of miles at a time – particularly with heated and ventilated seats offered in the Limited trim. Ingress and egress is made easy as well by wide door apertures, though the sloping roof sees rear passengers needing to duck ever so slightly to get in without bumping their heads.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Honda Accord Hybrid
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Seating Capacity 5 5 5
Front Seat Legroom 45 inches 42 inches 42 inches
Front Seat Headroom 40 inches 39 inches 38 inches
Rear Seat Legroom 35 inches 40 inches 38 inches
Rear Seat Headroom 38 inches 37 inches 37 inches

Interior colors and materials

The base Sonata SE Hybrid comes standard with a leather steering wheel and cloth upholstery and no option to upgrade to leather seating. The cloth is available in either beige or grey to suit your needs and stylistic desires, and is offset by ‘metalgrain’ accents throughout the cabin. Opting for the Limited trim sees the interior upgraded to feature woodgrain appearance accents and trimmings, and also equips the seats with a choice of three leathers – beige, grey, or Emerald Blue. On both trim lines, the upholstery colors are limited and the choice defined based on the exterior paint color you’ve chosen.

Standard interior Colors

  • Beige, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Beige, Premium Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Emerald Blue, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Gray, Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Gray, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Gray, Premium Cloth Seating Surfaces

Interior Features

A 7-inch touchscreen system is standard on both derivatives of the Hyundai Sonata, though the Ultimate Package on the Limited model upgrades the system to an 8-inch unit in size. The standard 7 inch setup features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality, a rearview camera system, auxiliary input jacks, and six speakers on the SE, and equips HD Radio and SiriusXM satellite radio on the Limited model, while the Ultimate Package on the Limited model equips the 8-inch unit with a 10-speaker Infinity audio system with amplifier and subwoofer, navigation, and 3 years complimentary service to BlueLink Connected Car Services which respond to Alexa and Google Assistant. Also included with the Ultimate Package is wireless device charging for compatible smartphones and devices, while a USB port is standard in the rear of the cabin.

Standard Interior Features

  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • 6-Way Driver Seat
  • Air Filtration
  • Analog Display
  • Bench Front Facing Rear Seat
  • Blue Link Tracker System
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Compass
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Distance Pacing w/Traffic Stop-Go
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Driver Seat
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Remote Engine Start
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: multi-adjustable bucket, seatback pockets and 6-way manual passenger seat (height-adjustable)
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru
  • Front Cupholder
  • Front Map Lights
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power driver seat w/4-way lumbar support and 6-way power passenger seat
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Bucket Seats -inc: multi-adjustable bucket, seatback pockets, 8-way power driver's seat w/adjustable lumbar support and 6-way power passenger's seat
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power driver seat w/4-way lumbar support and 6-way manual passenger seat (height-adjustable)
  • Heated Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Integrated Memory System (IMS) -inc: memory for driver seat and outside mirrors
  • Interior Trim -inc: Colored Instrument Panel Insert, Colored Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat and Door Mirrors
  • Memory Settings Include
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Passenger Seat
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Premium Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Proximity Cargo Access and Power Fuel
  • Smart Device Integration
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Valet Function

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Cargo Space

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers 13.3 cubic feet worth of cargo volume in the trunk – which is less than the 15.1 cu. ft. of the Camry Hybrid and the huge 16.7 cu. ft. on offer in the Accord Hybrid; but it still offers more than the 12 cu. ft. of the Ford Fusion Hybrid. In Limited trim, the 60/40 split folding rear seats do allow for longer item storage and expansion into the cabin. Getting items in and out isn’t all too difficult either, and when you have the standard proximity key on you, the hands-free power trunk lid standard on all Sonata Hybrid models makes for convenient loading when you’ve got your hands full and doesn’t require treacherous one-foot endeavors.

Inside too, storage is generous, with a large center console, glove box, and door bins all offering great storage, and many other small storage areas located throughout the cabin.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Honda Accord Hybrid
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Trunk Volume 13 ft³ 16 ft³ 15 ft³