The 2018 Hyundai Sonata with three different engines and a host of trim levels, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata may seem complicated it’s not. The medium-sized saloon car is a good value and is now more beautiful.
In Hyundai’s bid to bolster Sonata’s sales, the company has reworked almost all the outer elements forward of the A uprights. The muscular muzzle of the front mixes the new Hyundai cascade grille with an aggressive lower fascia , new headlights and a remodeled hood. The rear is also reworked with a new trunk, taillights and a rear bumper.
Meanwhile, Hyundai has slightly retouched the interior of the Sonata. A new center console retains its intuitive layout, but uses buttons and controls of a better feel, while the driver grabs a new three-spoke steering wheel. 2018 Hyundai Sonata comes standard with a proximity key and push button, power driver’s seat, heated front seats and a USB port for the aft cockpit. A 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, automatic headlights, and Blind Spot Monitoring are standard on all trim levels.
Most of the Sonatas to leave the Alabama assembly plant (SE, SEL, Sport and Limited) have a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine producing 185 horsepower and 178 pounds of torque. This relatively large 4-cylinder features direct fuel injection to save fuel and improve efficiency, and transmits power to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. There is nothing revolutionary here, either on the engine or on the way it drives. It is soft and quiet, offering acceptable power but barely enough. Transmission triggers rapid changes and never seems to look for the right relationship, which we can not say about many rivals.