2022 Hyundai Sonata: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - October 22, 2020

Model Preview

In 2020, Hyundai released the fully redesigned Sonata, introducing a bold design and a more premium feel. With this redesigned sedan entering just its third model year, we expect the 2022 Hyundai Sonata to be a carryover model.

The redesigned Sonata boasts a striking look that includes a wind-carved body with a sleek silhouette, and sharp body lines. It also boasts unique headlights that meet a chrome trim piece that flows toward the glasshouse, a bold grille, a coupelike roofline, and a one-piece full-width taillight bar. With this redesign still fresh, we expect the new Hyundai Sonata to retain this look.

Inside, the Sonata’s design takes a step toward timid, but it’s still unique. This cabin includes a classic-looking four-spoke steering wheel, thin HVAC vents, gloss-black accents, a thin dash with a focus on horizontal lines, a push-button shifter, a dash-top infotainment screen, and more. This design is all still relatively fresh, so we expect no changes to it when the 2022 Sonata arrives.

As for standard features, we expect the 2022 Sonata to carry on with the same ones the current model has. The key features include 16-inch wheels, cloth upholstery, an 8.0-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and LED headlights.

Hyundai Sonata

Under its hood, the current Sonata has two powertrain options, starting with its standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. Up one notch is the optional 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. The entire Sonata lineup comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. We expect these powertrain options to remain the same in the 2022 Sonata.

The current Hyundai Sonata is an IIHS Top Safety Pick thanks to its “Good” results in all crash tests and “Good”-rated optional LED projector headlights. All Sonatas come standard with automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control. Upgrading to the Limited adds standard blind-spot monitors and a surround-view camera system. We expect these safety ratings and features to remain the same in the new Sonata.

Pricing & Release Date

There is no official on-sale date set for the new Hyundai Sonata, but we expect a summer 2021 arrival based on previous schedules.

Pricing is also not official. With no changes coming, we expect the 2022 Hyundai Sonata to remain close to the current MSRP range of $24,595 to $34,845 (destination fees included).

This midsize sedan will battle the Honda Accord, Kia K5, and Toyota Camry.

Learn more about the current Sonata on sale now »

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