After an all-new model was introduced last year, the 2021 Hyundai Sonata returns with only mild changes.
Engines are broadly similar to last year's, but retuned for more refinement and efficiency. Most versions get the 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 185 horsepower mated to a six-speed automatic. A 2-liter turbo four-cylinder comes on the Sport 2.0T, with 245 horsepower. Fuel economy is 25/37 mpg on the base engine, 23/32 mpg with the turbo. An... Read more »
The front-wheel drive Sonata is offered in three trim levels: GLS, SE, and Limited. The GLS and Limited are powered by a 198-hp 2.4-liter gasoline direct-injection four-cylinder engine. The SE features dual-exhaust which increases the engine output to 200-hp using the same 2.4-liter gasoline direct injection four-cylinder engine. Standard transmission with the GLS trim is... Read more »
The Sonata comes in one body style, a four-door, five-passenger sedan. Two engines and three transmissions are available. The base engine is a 162-horsepower four-cylinder. The uplevel engine is a 235-horsepower V6. The four-cylinder can have either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed Shiftronic automatic. The V6 comes only with a five-speed Shiftronic automatic.... Read more »
The Hyundai Sonata has become a popular family sedan with more than 62,000 sold in the U.S. last year. And Hyundai has become a major player, selling more cars in the U.S. last year than Mitsubishi, Mazda, Mercury, Saturn, BMW, Mercedes, Cadillac, Lincoln, Lexus, Acura, or Volvo, to name a few. The reason for its... Read more »
Totally redesigned and re-engineered for 1999, the Hyundai Sonata is vastly superior to the previous model. Gone is the tinny echo when you slam the door, replaced with the solid "Ca-Chunk" reminiscent of vehicles born in Germany's Black Forest. Hyundai wants buyers to know it is serious about quality, reliability and durability, so the company... Read more »
Hyundai got its toehold in the United States with inexpensive little cars, and it's now reaching up both in size and quality with its all-new midsize Sonata. This 4-door sedan will have to compete with the likes of Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Taurus and a host of others. That may seem like stiff competition... Read more »
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