Hyundai’s Camry rival will be priced from $24,330 and go all the way up to $34,230 for the top of the line Limited model. (Both prices include $930 in freight). It will be available in four primary trims: SE, SEL, SEL Plus and Limited. All trims can be further customized with optional equipment.
Hyundai will also be offering a choice of two engines with the car, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, naturally-aspirated motor, and a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-pot which will only be available with the SEL Plus and Limited trims. The 2.5 makes 191 hp while the figures for the 1.6 aren’t officially confirmed: it will make around 180 hp. Both engines will come mated to Hyundai’s eight-speed automatic transmission.
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Despite the competitive price tag, the Sonata is quite well equipped, at least on paper. Hyundai is offering its SmartSense safety suite as standard which includes lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision avoidance system. Hyundai is also offering the 8.0-inch infotainment system as standard as well.
There will also be Convenience and Premium packages on offer that include a bigger 12.3-inch screen, wireless charging, Bose 12-speaker sound system, leather seats, and heated steering wheel. The Panoramic sunroof is optional as well but costs an extra $1000 and can only be had if the car already has the Convenience ($1,200) or the Premium ($1,850) package. You can also opt for the guidance package with Highway Drive Assist, a 10.25-inch Navigation system and a Blue Link Guidance package for an extra $950.
Features like a full-color heads up display (HUD), blind-spot view monitor with collision warning and the remote smart park assist are reserved for the top of the line Limited variant only.
The primary rivals of the Sonata are Toyota Camry (starts at $25,250), Honda Accord ($24,800) and the Nissan Altima ($24,995).