$ 24,585
information 2018
Hyundai Sonata SEL 2.4L USA

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Hyundai Sonata 2018

 Hyundai Sonata when launched in 2015 it revolutionized the styling of mid-range sedans while informing the old players in the class that the style has been changing for the present times. In simple words the Hyundai Sonata was arguably more advanced in terms of styling and looks. Thus the Hyundai Sonata can be held responsible for bringing positive trends in mid-range sedan styling and all the changes made we can observe in the present year (2018). Hyundai may lag a little bit in giving the interior “a smarter comfortable look”, but still it has done remarkable improvement in the Hyundai Sonata 2018.  The Hyundai Sonata 2018 has stepped up the game by improving its Fluidic shape thus revolutionizing into definition of organic look by a trapezoidal grille. At the back it now has got a more aggressive looking rear lights along with the number plate positioned now in the rear bumper instead of it being fitted at the back of trunk. Yes the Hyundai Sonata 2018 might still feel short-shouldered but its better and improved now.

The face lifts models when introduced usually drives the same on road or more accurately if we say that there are very few changes in drive ability of vehicles in almost every case than it will not be wrong. Therefore the Hyundai Sonata 2018 was supposed to drive surprisingly same enough in this 2018 face-lift, but Hyundai somehow managed to make apparent changes in the drive. Thus drive feels better with the crisp steering and immediate turning with consistency while having the features that lacked in predecessor of Sonata. According to Hyundai this major improvement is done by implementing advanced steering calibration which focuses on responsiveness and on-center feel along with enhancing the torsion bar by 12%. The suspension is also updated with newer bushing in the rear (that responds better to wheel motion) and thickening the trail arms in suspension. Therefore the new Hyundai Sonata 2018 remained focused on road especially on big bumps which it lacked it previous models. The Hyundai Sonata doesn’t need any steering or suspension differences when jumping onto sporty models of 2.4l engine explaining the excellence of revised steering and suspension. The interior in facelift 2018 have upgraded upholstery and boosted bolster seats along with flat steering wheel. The remaining cabin again provides touches of German inspired engineering with great materials and plenty of cabin space for its class.

Trim Levels in Hyundai Sonata:

Hyundai Sonata 2018 comes with plenty of trims with wide range of differences.

Hyundai Sonata SE:

The SE is the base trim for Hyundai Sonata 2018 with a 2.4l 4-cylinder engine. The transmission in SE is 6-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic technology. The SE being base model has steering mounted controls for audio and Bluetooth connectivity along with cruise control. 7-inch touch screen panel, rear view camera, blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist. The Hyundai Sonata SE produces about 185hp.

Hyundai Sonata Eco:

The Eco trim follows SE trims in same specs for the interior. However it has 7-speed Ecoshift Dual Clutch Transmission with Shiftronic technology. The engine in Eco trim is 1.5l which makes 178hp with 27-28mpg on road.

Hyundai Sonata SEL:

The SEL trim is so far most liked trim in Hyundai Sonata. The SEL trim therefore has many upgrades in term of features for the inside. The front-seats gets heated along with driver seat being power-drive adjustable lumbar support in 10-way. SiriusXM Satellite radio and hands-free smart trunk add up in list.

As for optional features; the SEL has automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

Hyundai Sonata Sport:

The sport trim has sport front grille, front bumper, rear diffuser, chromed dual exhaust tips, steering-mounted paddle-shifters and power-tilt-slide sunroof for better performance and driving experience.

Hyundai Sonata Limited Trim:

The limited trim is more inclined towards being luxury than sporty. The list of features include auto-dimming rear-view mirrors, leather seats, dual-automatic temperature control, ventilated front-seats, rear parking-sensors, headlamps with dynamic bending for clear vision on darkest of roads.

Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0L & Limited 2.0L:

As the name indicates these trims have 2.0l turbocharged engine with 8-speed Shiftronic transmission producing 245hp. Everything else is the same as in regular Sport trim except sport-tuned suspension and steering, larger front-brakes and 18-inches wheels.

Pricing of Hyundai Sonata:

Hyundai Sonata starts from base price of $22,300 for SE trim and goes up to $24,585 for SEL trim. The upper two trims costs around $31,000.

Body Sedan
Drive AWD
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color
Interior Color Black
Engine Capacity (cc) 2398 cc cc
Horse Power (HP) 185 Hp
Mileage N/A
  • Top speed 150 mph and 0 to 60 in 6.8 seconds
  • Engine: 2.4L GDI 4-Cylinder
  • Transmission: 6 speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC-inc: OD lock-up torque converter-shift lock and SHIFTRONIC mode
  • Transmission with driver selectable mode
  • Front wheel drive
  • 2.89 axle ratio
  • 80-Amp/Hr 640CCA Maintenance free battery with run down protection
  • 150 Amp Alternator
  • Gas pressurized shock absorbers
  • Front and rear anti roll bars
  • Single stainless steel exhaust with chrome tailpipe finisher
  • 4-wheel anti lock braking system-Brake assist and hill hold control
  • Wheels with silver accents
  • Steel spare wheel
  • Compact spare tire mounted inside under cargo
  • Clear coat paint
  • Body colored front bumper with chrome bumper insert
  • Body colored rear bumper
  • Chrome body side insert
  • Chrome side windows trim and black front windshield trim
  • Chrome door handles
  • Body colored power with tilt down heated side mirrors with manual folding and turn signal indicator
  • Fixed rear windows with defroster
  • Light tinted glass
  • Speed sensitive variable intermittent wipers
  • Fully galvanized steel panels
  • Chrome grille
  • Trunk rear cargo access
  • Full automatic projector beam halogen daytime running headlamps with delay off
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Radio: AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM/MP3 Display Audio-inc: 7” color touch screen-HD radio technology with multicasting- Apple CarPlay-Android Auto-integrated Bluetooth with phonebook transfer-6 speakers and iPod/USB and auxiliary input jacks
  • Radio with seek scan-Clock speed compensated volume control-steering wheel control and voice activation
  • Wireless streaming
  • Window grid antenna
  • 2 LCD monitors in the front
  • Heated front bucket seats-inc: 10-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support-6 way manual passenger seat and passenger side seat pockets
  • 60-40 folding bench front facing fold forward seatback rear seat
  • Manual tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Gauges-inc: speedometer-odometer-engine coolant temp-tachometer-trip odometer and trip computer
  • Power rear windows
  • Selective service internet access
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Front cup holder
  • Rear cup holder
  • Valet function
  • Remote keyless entry with integrated key transmitter-2 door curb/courtesy-illuminated entry-illuminated ignition switch and panic button
  • Proximity key for door and push button start
  • Remote releases-inc: proximity cargo access and power fuel
  • Cruise control and steering wheel controls
  • Manual air conditioning
  • HVAC-inc: under seat ducts
  • Illuminated locking glove box
  • Driver foot rest
  • Full cloth headliner
  • Leatherette door trim insert
  • Leather/metal look gear shift knob
  • Interior trim-inc: metal look instrument panel insert-metal look door panel insert-piano black and metal look interior accents
  • YES Essentials premium cloth seating surfaces
  • Day night rearview mirror
  • Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors with driver and passenger illumination
  • Full floor console with covered storage-Mini overhead console with storage and 2 12V DC power outlets
  • Front map lights
  • Fade to off interior lighting
  • Full carpet floor covering
  • Carpet floor trim and carpet trunk lid/rear cargo door trim
  • Cargo space lights
  • FOB controls-inc: trunk/Hatch/tailgate
  • Blue Link tracker system
  • Driver/passenger and rear door bins
  • Power 1st row windows with driver 1-touch up down
  • Delayed accessory power
  • Power door locks with auto lock feature
  • System monitor
  • Redundant digital speedometer
  • Trip computer
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Analog display
  • Manual adjustable front head restraints and manual adjustable rear head restraints
  • Front center armrest and rear center armrest
  • Perimeter alarm
  • 2 12V DC power outlets
  • Air filtration
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • Aide impact beams
  • Dual stage driver and passenger seat mounted side airbags
  • Blind spot detection blind spot sensor
  • Rear collision
  • Blue link Emergency S-O-S
  • Tire specific low tire pressure warning
  • Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
  • Curtain 1st and 2nd row airbags
  • Airbag occupancy sensor
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Outboard front lap and shoulder safety belts-inc: rear center 3 point-Height adjusters and pretensioners
  • Back up camera


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