2018 Hyundai Sonata: everything you could ever want from a mid-size sedan
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata was completely redesigned just a few years ago, and therefore features an impressive blend of refined and powerful engines, impressive driving dynamics, and the latest safety and connectivity technology.
A new design for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata
Well into its seventh generation, the model received a sophisticated new look for 2018 with sculpted lines, a stylized diamond-shaped cascade grille and a shorter back overhang that help it stand out, even more than the previous design. With the choice of 17 or 18-inch wheels allows, the result is a well-balanced silhouette that is easy on the eye.
The interior volume of the sedan remains the same, providing comfortable seating for up to five passengers and a useful 462-litre trunk volume. The centre stack has received a few upgrades of its own now offered with a standard 7-inch touchscreen with integrated Apple and Android mobile apps and Bluetooth connectivity. An available 8-inch touchscreen also offers a complete navigation system.
Other features available in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata include heated front and rear seats and steering wheel, dual-zone climate controls, wheel-mounted controls, adaptive cruise control, remoteless access and push-button start, rearview camera, wireless charging pad and a panoramic sunroof.
A host of modern amenities for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata
Like many other manufacturers, Hyundai has made some functionalities available to the owners via their smartphone using the BlueLink app. The mobile app provides information about the car’s status - doors are locked or unlocked, the trunk has been left open, the car is low on gas, etc. It also tracks the vehicle should you park in a crowded lot and allows you to unlock from a distance, start the engine and run it for a set duration and set the cabin temperature.
But besides the more obvious features that have become part of the connected landscape, BlueLink also offers an added level of safety. In fact, at the touch of a button located on the frame of the rearview mirror, you can contact emergency services and roadside assistance and should you be victim of a collision, the system will automatically contact the emergency services.
Two front-wheel drive powertrains are offered in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. The entry-level models are powered by a four-cylinder, 2.4-liter, direct injection engine rated at a capable 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. The other option is a twin-scroll 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces an exciting 245 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. All powertrains are teamed with a standard six-speed automatic transmission with optional paddle shifters available in the higher trim levels.
Should you be interested in the model’s hybrid variant, the upgraded version is expected soon.
Come check out the new 2018 Hyundai Sonata today at Gyro Hyundai!