The midsize sedan segment is a tough one, with the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord leading the pack. That means the 2019 Hyundai Sonata has its work cut out for it. Priced from $22,300 to $31,900 the Sonata is priced competitively and offers six trim lines with varying specification levels. Three engines are available, with a lackluster base 2.4-liter developing 185 horsepower mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox, a 1.6-turbo developing 178 hp matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, and a 2.0-liter turbo does duty in the top Limited 2.0T developing 245 hp and paired with an eight-speed automatic. Drive on all models is sent to the front wheels. While all models from the SEL are well equipped, highlights available on higher trims include an eight-inch navigation screen, a ten-speaker Infinity premium audio system, and a wireless charging pad.
For 2019 the Sonata continues unchanged, after receiving a substantial revision for the 2018 model. Minor changes include the dropping of the “+” nomenclature, while retaining all the features associated with it.
|SE 2.4L||2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas||6-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC||FWD||$21,564||$22,500|
|Eco 1.6T||1.6-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas||7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch (DCT)||FWD||$21,894||$22,850|
|SEL 2.4L||2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas||6-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC||FWD||$22,875||$24,150|