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2022 Hyundai Sonata

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Used Car Price Range
$19,248 - $26,950
$19,248 $26,950
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2022 SE 4dr Sedan (DISC)
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Price:   -  From $24,150
2022 SE 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $24,500
2022 SEL 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $26,250
2022 Blue Hybrid 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $27,350
2022 SEL Hybrid 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $30,100
2022 SEL Plus 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $31,450
2022 N Line 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $33,750
2022 Limited 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $34,400
2022 N Line Night Edition 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $34,750
2022 Limited Hybrid 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $35,700
Expert Rating
3.7 (Good)

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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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What's New

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata sedan is largely a carryover from last year but sees expanded availability of tech features and a Night Edition package for the sporty N Line trim.

Choosing Your Hyundai Sonata

The Sonata midsize car offers five trims; SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited, and N Line four with prices that range from $25,155 to $35,105.

The Sonata Hybrid is offered in three trims, Blue, SEL, and Limited and its pricing ranges from $28,075 to $36,425. A Sonata Plug-In Hybrid was offered through 2019 but is no longer available.

Engine Choices

The gasoline-only powered Sonata is available with three different powertrains. The SE and SEL trims are equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine that generates 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque.

The SEL Plus and Limited trims feature a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces less peak horsepower (180 HP) but more peak torque (195 lb-ft) that is available over a wider RPM range. Both engines are matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission and send power to the front wheels.

The sporty N Line trim features a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that achieves 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque from 1,650-4,000 RPM and is mated with an eight-speed dual-clutch automated transmission.

The Hybrid model is powered by a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder and a 39 kW motor that receives power from a 1.62 kWh battery pack. The combined system generates 192 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque right off the line and is routed through a six-speed automated clutch.

The base SE trim receives EPA estimates of 28 miles per gallon city, 38 mpg highway, and 32 combined while the SEL trim loses one mpg across the board for its added features. The SEL Plus and Limited trims achieve the same efficiency despite the added power while the performance-focused N Line suffers a four-mpg penalty.

The Hybrid earns an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined in the Blue trim and 47 mpg combined in the SEL and Limited trims.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The five-passenger sedan is very similar dimensionally to the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, with a length of 193 inches, a wheelbase of 112 inches, and a width of 73 inches. The Sonata’s interior, however, manages just 34.8 inches of rear legroom and 37.4 inches of rear headroom. Its trunk volume of 16 cubic feet is on par with the segment leaders and a split-folding rear seatback is standard, even in the Hybrid model.

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Safety Features

Blindspot detection, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, and lane-keep assist are standard and additional features are added as the Sonata works up the trim hierarchy. The SEL trim adds rear cross-traffic alert and safe-exit alert, the SEL Plus gains highway driving assist, and the Limited is equipped with blind-spot monitors that display in the digital gauge cluster and automatic braking in reverse.

The Sonata is an IIHS 2021 Top Safety Pick and rates the Limited trim’s headlights as Good. NHTSA gave the Sonata a five-star overall rating.


The SE trim is equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen display that features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and HD Radio compatibility and plays through six speakers. The SEL trim gains Hyundai’s Blue Link connected services and Sirius XM while the SEL Plus trim gains a rear USB port and a wireless charging pad. The Limited and N Line trims feature a 10.25-inch touchscreen and a 12-speaker Bose premium sound system.

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Sonata SE - MSRP From $25,155

The base trim is equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with automatic high beams, heated mirrors, body-colored door handles, premium cloth seating with a six-way adjustable driver’s seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, variable intermittent wipers, and driver’s window one-touch up/down. There are no option packages available.

The Hybrid Sonata’s Blue trim starts at $28,075 and is similarly equipped to the SE trim with a few notable additions such as a signature LED DRL design, a unique grille, dual-zone automatic climate control with console-mounted rear vents, and proximity entry with a hands-free trunk release.

Sonata SEL - MSRP From $26,955

The SEL gains a gloss black grille and rocker trim, 17-inch wheels, updated front and rear fascia, twin exhaust outlets, proximity entry with a hands-free trunk release, an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an acoustic front windows.

A $2,200 Convenience Package is available and includes a panoramic sunroof, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a wireless charging pad, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a digital key, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, additional power ports, second-row air vents, and LED interior lighting.

The Hybrid’s SEL trim starts at $30,825 and adds to the Blue trim a digital key, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and heated seats. There are no optional packages.

Sonata SEL Plus - MSRP From $32,155

The SEL Plus is equipped with the features of the SEL with the Convenience Package and adds 19-inch wheels, heated seats with Dinamica microfiber inserts, paddle shifters, and aluminum pedals.

Sonata Limited - MSRP From $35,105

The Limited trim is distinguished by its full-LED rear lights, matrix LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, remote parking assist, a leather interior with ventilated front seats, memory seat positioning for the driver, six-way power-adjustability for the passenger, a heated steering wheel, a color head-up display, and a surround-view camera system.

The Hybrid’s Limited trim is $36,425 and uniquely includes a solar roof panel.

Sonata N Line - MSRP From $34,455

The N Line builds off of the SEL Plus and features a uniquely-designed black grille, front and rear fascia, and 19-inch wheels, while the sport-tuned suspension, sport seats, quad exhaust outlets, and steering wheel speak to the car’s sportier ambitions.

The Night Edition package is $1,300 and wears a dark theme with matte black (or white) side mirrors, dark chrome emblems, matte black alloy wheels with carbon fiber center caps, and a carbon fiber trunk spoiler.

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CarsDirect Tip

The Hybrid SEL trim provides efficiency, power, a modern level of convenience, and a thick layer of active safety features to make the most of this stylish sedan.

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Expert Review

  • Great looks
  • Big power in the N Line
  • Thrifty hybrid
  • Luxury car comfort
  • Not an engaging ride other than the N Line
  • Tight back seat
  • Why’s it so angry up front?
  • Turbo 2.5-liter is only in the N Line
Expert Rating
3.7 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Stunning family sedan, but the kids may outgrow it. The 2022 Hyundai Sonata has a lot to offer, including a wide range of features, loads of comfort, and even a performance variant. However, despite being a “family” sedan, its back seat has a limited useful life with growing teenagers.

Find out if the Sonata does enough good to beat out its roomier rivals.

Sleek looks but maybe a little too overdone. The 2022 Hyundai Sonata’s body is a winner overall with its finned taillights, sleek roofline, sloped hood, and chiseled lines. It’s cut quite nicely, unlike most flabby family sedans.

While the bulk of the exterior is nice, Hyundai tried a little too hard up front. In an attempt at uniqueness, Hyundai gave the Sonata a funky scowl of a grille that contrasts its sharp boomerang-style LED accent lights.

While that front end isn’t enough to ruin the 2022 Sonata, it may turn off a few buyers here and there. For more design consistency, buyers can look to the sporty Camry or the classier Accord.

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Luxury car-like ride that robs the car-human-interaction. Inside, the 2022 Sonata is a looker with a unique four-spoke steering wheel, a thin dash with an integrated touchscreen, a push-button transmission, and more. On top of these great looks are comfortable front thrones with ample head and legroom.

In the rear, the seats are also comfortable but lack legroom at just 34.8 inches. While this is fine for a family with young children, those with teens or people who frequently haul around adults in the back seats will appreciate the Accord or Camry, which offer 40.4 and 38 inches of rear legroom, respectively.

The Sonata’s ride is super smooth, but it’s almost too smooth. With a lack of road feel, you miss out on a lot of the fun today’s midsize sedans offer – unless you opt for the N Line and its stiffer chassis.

On-par power, but it’s siloed in distinct trims. The 2022 Hyundai Sonata’s 191-horsepower base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is right in line with its competition, as is its 192-hp hybrid model.

The oddball is the 180-hp 1.6-liter turbo model, which delivers a sportier low-end feel but is tuned more for economy than performance. This engine is only available in the SEL Plus and Limited trims.

Like its competition, the Sonata has a more performance-oriented powertrain: a 290-hp 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. This boosted engine delivers a slick six-second 0-60 time, but it’s only available in the N Line. This forces buyers into a stiff chassis, whereas the Accord, Camry, and Altima all offer their more potent engines in non-performance trim levels for buyers who want the pep without compromising comfort.

Final thoughts. Overall, the 2022 Hyundai Sonata is about as good as a mainstream midsize sedan can get, combining good looks, premium features, loads of comfort, and respectable performance. However, Hyundai made some odd decisions in the powertrain department with its crowbarred-in 1.6-liter and N Line-exclusive 290-hp engine.

Plus, the Sonata isn’t a great option for families with teenage children, as they may soon outgrow the 34.8 inches of rear legroom. These buyers are better off in an Accord or Camry, as well as those looking for more freedom in their engine choice.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 191 HP / 181 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
28 / 38 / 33 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 191 HP / 181 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
28 / 38 / 33 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
14.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
16.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
104 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
192.9 "
Exterior Width
73.2 "
Exterior Height
56.9 "
Front Headroom
40.0 "
Rear Headroom
38.4 "
Front Legroom
46.1 "
Rear Legroom
34.8 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,120 Lbs.
Wheel Base
112 "
Turning Radius
17.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (fca) W/pedestrian Detection Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist (lka) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Lane Following Assist (lfa) Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (fca) W/pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention Warning (daw) Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
12 Months / Unlimited Miles

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