The fully redesigned Hyundai Sonata greets the world with a brand new face, new engines, and an all-new platform, ready to take on chief rivals like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Standard specification is impressive from the base SE right up to the fully-loaded Limited, with a big focus placed on technological advancement for this latest generation. Powering SE and SEL models is a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. SEL Plus and Limited trims get a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-pot engine developing 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. All cars get a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.
Standard exterior features include LED headlights and hidden daytime running lights, with wheel sizes ranging from 16-18 inches across the range. Certain trims like the SEL take on a sportier demeanor with bespoke styling elements, while right at the very top, matrix LED headlights and a panoramic sunroof set the Limited apart from the rest. Inside, you’ll find dual-zone climate control across most of the lineup, along with power driver’s seat adjustment, and, on the three base models, an eight-inch infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and six speakers. A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is available higher up in the range, along with a head-up display, and at the very top of the pile, the Limited gets a 12-speaker Bose sound system as well as additional safety amenities like a surround-view camera and front and rear park sensors.