Other than its frowning face, the Hyundai Sonata sedan is an attractive car, and we appreciate the wild tail light design, but most will struggle to distinguish it in a parking lot filled with Kia K5s and Honda Accords. The wraparound lighting signature at the back around the Hyundai emblem is quite striking, though. All Hyundai Sonata models get standard LED headlights with automatic high beam assist and solar control windows. SEL models add heated side mirrors and a few styling changes. The N Line features a unique front and rear fascia along with a rear spoiler, and the N Line Night adds a few tasty carbon fiber pieces, dark chrome badging, red-painted brake calipers, and some matte black trim on the mirror covers and upper door handles. The base model is fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels, which grow up to 19 inches on models such as the N Line. From the SEL Plus and up, a glass sunroof is fitted. The top-spec Hybrid Limited has a panoramic sunroof as standard.
The Hyundai Sonata is classified as a midsize car and its dimensions speak to that. It measures 192.9 inches in length, making it shorter than both the Kia K5 and Honda Accord, the latter measuring 196.1 inches in length. The Sonata is 73.2 inches wide when you exclude the wing mirrors and is 56.9 inches tall with a ground clearance of 5.3 inches. The wheelbase is 111.8 inches.
The lightest Sonata of the bunch is the entry-level SE which has a curb weight of 3,120 pounds, while the heaviest of the lot is the N Line at 3,552 lbs. In the hybrid lineup, the Blue trim starts at 3,325 lbs, while the SEL and Limited weigh up to 3,530 lbs.
|Hyundai Sonata Trims||SE||SEL||Hybrid Blue||Hybrid SEL||SEL Plus||N Line||Limited||Hybrid Limited|
|Max Width||73.2 in.||73.2 in.||73.2 in.||73.2 in.||73.2 in.||73.2 in.||73.2 in.||73.2 in.|
|Length||192.9 in.||192.9 in.||192.9 in.||192.9 in.||192.9 in.||192.9 in.||192.9 in.||192.9 in.|
|Height||56.9 in.||56.9 in.||56.9 in.||56.9 in.||56.9 in.||56.9 in.||56.9 in.||56.9 in.|
|Wheelbase||111.8 in.||111.8 in.||111.8 in.||111.8 in.||111.8 in.||111.8 in.||111.8 in.||111.8 in.|
|Hyundai Sonata Trims||Curb Weight|
|Hybrid Blue||3,325 lbs.|
|Hybrid SEL||3,404 lbs.|
|SEL Plus||3,230 lbs.|
|N Line||3,552 lbs.|
|Hybrid Limited||3,505 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||18" x 7.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||18" x 7.5"|
The sleek Sonata is offered with seven different exterior paint colors, ranging from mild to slightly less mild. These toned-down colors perfectly suit the mature nature of the Sonata; you won't find any Octane Reds, Hellraisin Purple, or British Racing Greens here. The colors on offer are Hampton Gray, Silver, Phantom Black, Blue, Portofino Gray, Quartz White, and Calypso Red. The N Line Night is exclusively available in the Black or White. Hybrid models have Hyper White instead of Quartz White, and some hues are limited in their availability.