Five years after the sixth-generation model rolled out, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata returns with a clean sheet redesign. The latest version features a sloped nose, exquisite lighting, and a fastback look. It's a tech-laden model, too, with lots of useful upgrades for consideration.
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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