2022 Hyundai Sonata Interior and Cargo

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2022 Sonata Interior

Most manufacturers have gone with the sleek and minimalist look commonly found in Audi and VW models, and that's not a bad thing, but it is slowly starting to get a bit generic. Those who are into this type of interior design will love the Sonata's cabin; it's a clean-cut design and well-built. In fact, it's so classy and tightly screwed together that it feels more luxurious than the Sonata's asking price would suggest. Hyundai has gone for a mature and impressively refined feel inside the cabin, and the build quality continues to impress, especially in the more luxurious Limited trim, which boasts near German levels of refinement. There are many features to make every drive comfortable, and top trims enjoy the likes of dual-zone climate control, wireless charging, power-adjustable front seats, and heated front seats.

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Seating and Interior Space

This midsize sedan offers ample space for four adults and five at a squeeze. Those in the front get a generous amount of legroom, while back-seat passengers get just under 35 inches of legroom. Headroom is more than enough in the front and back for six-foot occupants. Base models get a six-way manually adjustable driver's seat and a four-way front passenger seat upholstered in cloth fabric. Higher up in the range, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, a six-way power front passenger seat, leather upholstery, heating, and ventilation also become standard. N Line models get unique sport front seats with Dinamica microfiber inserts.

2022 Hyundai Sonata Interior Dimensions:

Hyundai Sonata TrimsSESELHybrid BlueHybrid SELSEL PlusN LineLimitedN Line Night EditionHybrid Limited
Seating555555555
Headroom Front Seat40 in.40 in.40 in.40 in.40 in.40 in.40 in.40 in.40 in.
Headroom Back Seat38.4 in.38.4 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.37.4 in.37.4 in.37.4 in.37.4 in.37.8 in.
Legroom Front Seat46.1 in.46.1 in.46.1 in.46.1 in.46.1 in.46.1 in.46.1 in.46.1 in.46.1 in.
Legroom Back Seat34.8 in.34.8 in.34.8 in.34.8 in.34.8 in.34.8 in.34.8 in.34.8 in.34.8 in.
Shoulder Room Front57.9 in.57.9 in.57.9 in.57.9 in.57.9 in.57.9 in.57.9 in.57.9 in.57.9 in.
Shoulder Room Rear56.1 in.56.1 in.56.1 in.56.1 in.56.1 in.56.1 in.56.1 in.56.1 in.56.1 in.
Hip Room, Front54.6 in.54.6 in.54.6 in.54.6 in.54.6 in.54.6 in.54.6 in.54.6 in.54.6 in.
Hip Room, Rear54.4 in.54.4 in.54.4 in.54.4 in.54.4 in.54.4 in.54.4 in.54.4 in.54.4 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

The base model and SEL are fitted with comfortable cloth seats in your choice of Black or Gray, and the SEL Plus gets Black Dinamica upholstery and a leather steering wheel. The Limited trim is the only Sonata offered with standard leather seats and these come in Dark Gray/Camel, Black, and Gray. Both N Line derivatives come with unique N Line sports seats with Dinamica/leather upholstery, and aluminum sport pedals.

The Sonata Hybrid Blue and SEL models have black or Dark Gray cloth seats, and the Limited has leather in the same colors plus one other option - Dark Gray with Camel. It's worth noting that interior colors are dependent on which exterior color option you choose.

2022 Sonata Trunk and Cargo Space

Midsize family sedans will always be required to offer decent trunk space and will spend most of their lives carrying families and their stuff. The Hyundai Sonata fits the bill and provides a decent amount of cargo space but falls short of class leaders. Pop the trunk, and you'll be greeted by 16 cubic feet of cargo space. That's a solid number and comes close to matching favorites such as the Honda Accord, which offers 16.7 cubes. The trunk opening is wide, and the space is easily accessible. For those that need to get rid of large amounts of evidence, the Sonata's rear seat folds 60/40 and opens up even more space.

The Hyundai Sonata's interior storage is average. You get a center console storage bin, a small nook in the front for a cellphone, a glovebox, a sprinkling of cupholders, a seatback pocket on the passenger side, and some door pockets.

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2022 Hyundai Sonata Cargo Dimensions:

Hyundai Sonata TrimsSESELHybrid BlueHybrid SELSEL PlusN LineLimitedN Line Night EditionHybrid Limited
Trunk Volume16 cu. ft.16 cu. ft.16 cu. ft.16 cu. ft.16 cu. ft.16 cu. ft.16 cu. ft.16 cu. ft.16 cu. ft.

2022 Sonata Infotainment and Features

Features

With such an extensive range of trims to choose from, new buyers have all the options in the world. The base model obviously offers the least, but you still get advanced driver assistance features such as forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, and driver attention warning. A six-way manual driver's seat and air conditioning are standard. Next in line is the SEL, which adds handy features such as an eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar support, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and proximity key entry with push-button start. The SEL also includes advanced safety tech such as blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and safe exit warning. The SEL Plus adds some extra luxuries such as a panoramic sunroof, wireless device charging, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a 12.3-inch LCD cluster.

N Line models get special sport seats, 64-color ambient interior lighting, and a unique leather steering wheel. The Limited is the most premium of all and includes heated and ventilated leather front seats, remote smart parking assist, a surround-view monitor, and a color heads-up display. There are a few subtle differences for the hybrid model; for instance, you'll need to get the top hybrid Limited for the 12.3-inch LCD cluster.

Infotainment

Hyundai understands the value of a good infotainment system and the 2022 Sonata benefits from a pretty impressive unit that offers all the modern tech you'd expect from a 2022 model year car. The base model gets an eight-inch touchscreen display with HD Radio, Bluetooth streaming, and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay integration. SEL models add SiriusXM satellite radio and Blue Link. The SEL Plus gets some significant upgrades in the form of a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation and traffic flow, dynamic voice recognition, and a powerful Bose sound system with 12 speakers. By comparison, the lower two trims have a more basic six-speaker sound system.

The operating interface is easy enough to use, and the addition of voice recognition in higher trims is a welcome addition. We would recommend stretching for the larger 10.25-inch screen, as the eight-inch screen can feel cramped.

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