Hyundai's battle-tested player in the midsize sedan segment, the Sonata competes head-to-head with some of the best-selling cars on the planet. If its enduring popularity is any indication, the Sonata belongs right up there with the best of its class.
What's New for 2017
The Sonata's trim levels and equipment bundles have been revised to cover more price territory.
Choosing Your Hyundai Sonata
Every Sonata offers a spacious and quiet environment for five passengers. The trunk holds an above-average 16.2 cubic feet, and a split-folding rear seat comes standard.
Most models carry a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that's good for 185 horsepower. The Eco trim receives a 178-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that delivers 32 mpg in combined city and highway driving (versus 30 mpg with the 2.4-liter). At the top of lineup is a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces a stout 245 horsepower. The 2.4-liter and 2-liter run with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the 1.6-liter gets a seven-speed unit.
What lies under the hood is determined by the trim level:
At $21,950, the popularly equipped SE is a clear bargain for this class. That's just $350 more than the austere base model. If you're looking for above-average performance or all the latest technology, we recommend going straight to the Limited 2.0T, where absolutely everything the Sonata has to offer is yours for just under $35,000.