Only minor changes have been made to the Hyundai Sonata for 2023. The SEL and SEL Convenience now come with the larger 10.25-inch infotainment system. The previously available solar roof on the Sonata Hybrid Limited has been replaced with a panoramic sunroof.
Choosing Your Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai offers the gas-only 2023 Sonata in SE, SEL, SEL Plus, N Line, and Limited trims. Pricing for the gas Sonata ranges from $26,045 to $36,070 (prices include destination).
The Sonata Hybrid is available in three trims: Blue, SEL, and Limited. Pricing for the Sonata Hybrid is slightly higher than similarly equipped gas models, as it costs $29,045 and goes up to $37,345.
The 2023 Sonata is only available with a four-cylinder engine, but the sedan is offered with four different engines. The more powerful engines are turbocharged motors that deliver far more performance.
Confusingly, Hyundai offers a different transmission on nearly every one of its engines. The base four-cylinder and the 1.6-liter turbo-four come with a standard eight-speed automatic, the turbo 2.5-liter four-cylinder comes with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and the hybrid has a six-speed automatic. All Sonatas come with front-wheel drive.
A plug-in hybrid version (PHEV) of the Sonata used to be available but was discontinued after 2019.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.5L 4-Cylinder||191 hp||181 lb-ft||32 mpg|
|1.6L Turbo 4-Cyl||180 hp||195 lb-ft||31 mpg|
|2.5L Turbo 4-Cyl||290 hp||311 lb-ft||27 mpg|
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cyl Hybrid||192 hp||151 lb-ft||52 mpg|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The midsize Sonata offers seating for up to five people. The sedan has up to 16 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, which is competitive with segment leaders.
Every Sonata comes well-equipped with a lengthy list of standard safety features. Pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane tracing assist, a driver attention monitor, and adaptive cruise control are standard.
Moving up to the SEL trim adds safe-exit alert and rear cross-traffic alert. The SEL Plus trim brings highway driving assist, while Hyundai saves its blind spot monitoring system with cameras that display an image in the digital instrument cluster and reverse automatic emergency braking for the Limited trim.
The Limited trim adds front and rear parking sensors, park assist, and a surround-view parking camera.
Hyundai offers the Sonata with a standard eight-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, six audio speakers, a USB port, and Bluetooth.
The SEL trim gets a large upgrade in the form of a 10.25-inch touchscreen and satellite radio. Getting the $2,200 Convenience Package brings a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a wireless charging pad, and a rear USB port. These features, plus Hyundai’s Digital Key, become standard on the SEL Plus trim. Only the range-topping Limited trim comes with a head-up display.
2023 Hyundai Sonata SE – MSRP From $26,045
For a base trim, the SE comes well-equipped. Standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, cloth upholstery, heated exterior mirrors, remote keyless entry, a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering column.
2023 Hyundai Sonata SEL – MSRP From $28,570
While the SEL is a $2,525 upgrade over the base trim, it brings a lot of extra niceties. A hands-free trunk opener, push-button start, keyless entry, heated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch wheels, and an upgraded design are standard.
The $2,200 Convenience Package includes extra tech features on top of an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear air vents, and LED interior lights.
2023 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Blue – MSRP From $29,045
The first Sonata Hybrid trim that’s available comes similarly equipped to the gas-powered SE. It comes with cloth upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 16-inch wheels.
2023 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SEL – MSRP From $32,395
Beyond the hybrid powertrain, the Hybrid SEL comes similarly equipped to the gas-powered SEL. It features 17-inch wheels, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a wireless charging pad, and a 12-speaker Bose audio system.
2023 Hyundai Sonata SEL Plus – MSRP From $33,070
The SEL Plus trim comes with all of the features from the SEL’s Convenience Package and adds the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine into the mix. Additional standard features include synthetic leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, an extra USB port, a wireless charging pad, and a 12-speaker Bose audio system.
2023 Hyundai Sonata N Line – MSRP From $35,420
Consumers looking for a sporty Sonata will find the N Line to be the best option. It’s the only trim in the lineup to come with the 290-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The N line features a unique design, 19-inch wheels, sport-tuned suspension, quad exhaust outlets, sport seats, and a sporty steering wheel.
2023 Hyundai Sonata Limited – MSRP From $36,070
The top-of-the-line Limited feels upscale thanks to genuine leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, power-adjustable front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a memory setting for the driver’s seat.
2023 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited – MSRP From $37,345
The Hybrid Limited trim comes similarly equipped to the gas-powered Limited but comes with the hybrid powertrain.
Compare Sonata Trims Side-By-Side
Thanks to the changes for 2023, the Hyundai Sonata SEL Plus has the best mix of tech features and performance for daily use. The main draw of the model is the turbocharged engine, digital instrument cluster, and 10.25-inch touchscreen. Drivers seeking better fuel economy should explore the SEL, which adds extra tech on top of its efficient powertrain.