The 2020 Sonata starts at under $25,000.
Perhaps it's the sunset age of the sedan, but with the decline in sales as crossovers take over the roads we're seeing some of the best all-round mid-size sedans yet. Honda's current Accord is a great looking and comfortable model with handling to match and can be had with an excellent manual transmission. At the same time, the current Toyota Camry actually looks sharp for a change while still retaining the essential Camry-ness customers seek out.
Hyundai appears to have seen all this and fancies itself a competitor to the dominant Japanese brands with its 2020 Sonata model. The new Hyundai Sonata rocks heavy new styling and the light price of just $24,330 for the base model.
That $24,330 includes delivery for the SE base trim and comes with Hyundai's all-new Smartstream 2.5-liter engine with 191 horsepower and 8-speed automatic transmission with a shift-by-wire selector. Hyundai claims a fuel economy of 32 mpg, while standard features include an 8-inch LCD monitor, LED daytime running lamps and taillights, and a suite of safety features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision-avoidance assist, lane keep assist, and lane follow assist. It even includes automatic high beams and smart cruise control with automatic stop and go.
Moving up to SEL trim then costs $26,430, including delivery, and opens up the package options while the top of the range limited Limited trim runs at $34,230.
Adding the $1,200 convenience package brings a host of features, including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and wireless device charging. An extra $1,850 gets you the premium package that comes with a Bose 12-speaker stereo as well as a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel. There's also the $950 Drive Guidance system that requires the premium package and, weirdly, the $1,000 panoramic sunroof option, but it adds s a 10.25-inch navigation system, and highway drive assist.
The Limited trim has some nice extras on top of the previously mentioned features, including a color head-up display, remote smart parking assist, and a digital key that works via a dedicated smartphone app.