2018 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan is a strongly competitive alternative to the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Sonata is one of our favorite sedans in this class, and improvements to the technology interface and additional standard features make the 2018 Hyundai Sonata an even more attractive proposition. This generation has more conservative looks and higher refinement levels. The Hyundai Sonata earns high marks across the board, reflecting the automaker’s steadfast approach to employing best practice design, engineering, and ergonomics in the development of its products.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Exterior and Interior Design
The award-winning design of the latest Sonata is enhanced by a series of functional changes to the front and rear fascia for the 2018 Sonata that highlight its efficiency and the advanced technology below the surface. The flamboyant styling is replaced by a more even tempered look inside and out, and it may end up aging better despite media criticism that it’s become too bland. Visual changes to the Sonata exterior include a unique larger grille, front and rear bumpers, front fenders, front and rear lights, chrome side sill moldings and new eco-spoke alloy wheel designs.
The most significant change for 2018 Hyundai Sonata lies with the Sonata’s base infotainment system. All 2018 Hyundai Sonata models get a new 17 inch touch screen audio system with HD Radio, Bluetooth and USB smartphone integration, and Hyundai’s Blue Link telecommunications suite. Limited models get new wood trim, and automatic headlights are now standard across the board as well. In addition to the lengthy list of features on the first Blue Link system, this new version adds remote ignition, automatic emergency contact notification in the event of an accident and destination search powered by Google.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Release Date and Price
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata will go on sale this summer. The base model is expected to be priced from $22,935. At the top, high-performance price hits $33,335.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Engine Specs and Performance
One of the lighter cars in its class, the Sonata was also one of the first to move to an all four cylinder lineup, and it doesn’t want for more. The base 185 hp 2.4 liter with a six speed automatic is standard, there is a 178 hp 1.6 liter Eco model with a seven speed automatic as well as both a hybrid and plugin hybrid, for those seeking fuel efficiency. A 245-hp turbo four with a six-speed automatic carves out the sporty end of the market. The suspension is supple, steering is pleasing 2018 Hyundai Sonata.