2020 Hyundai Sonata

2020 MODEL
$23,600 - $33,500
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2020 Hyundai Sonata Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 16, 2020
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Rishabh Mehra

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SUVs are gradually devouring the market of sedans as they are becoming more and more popular all around the world. Manufacturers are shifting their focus more towards big and bulky gas guzzlers as more and more customers want to sit up high and feel like the king of the road with some go-anywhere ability. Sonata, on the other hand, for the 2020 model year, feels like a breath of fresh air. Hyundai, staying true to its tradition, has thrown every feature possible at it and the package is filled up to the brim with intuitive and thoughtful gadgets. 

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Pros

Well built Cabin

Two engine options

Majority of safety features standard

Spacious interiors 

Big cargo capacity

Cons

Engine feels underpowered

Not very sporty drive

Subpar ride quality over bad roads

What's New?

A striking and bold design

Coupe-like roofline

Remote parking feature

Digital key compatibility 


2020 Hyundai Sonata Latest Update

Features

vehicle bio

base price

$23600

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

152 cu.in.

horsepower

191 hp @ 6100 rpm

torque

181 lbs.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12.8/12.8

dimensions

wheelbase

111.8 in.

length

63.8 in.

width

73.2 in.

height

56.9 in.

curb weight

3120 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

103.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

16 cu ft.

payload capacity

1234 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

28/37/31 mpg

highway range

684.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr./ 100000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. /unlimited


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Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

8.5

Exterior

5.5

Safety

8.0

Competition

8.3

Final Verdict

7.5

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Hyundai Sonata SE

SE

power
191 hp @ 6100 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
31 combined

$23,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $23,600 MSRP (28/31/37) 191 hp @ 6100 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

2020 Hyundai Sonata SEL

SEL

power
191 hp @ 6100 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
31 combined

$25,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $25,700 MSRP (28/31/37) 191 hp @ 6100 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8 Speed Automatic front wheel drive 5

2020 Hyundai Sonata SEL Plus

SEL Plus

power
180 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
31 combined

$27,650


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL Plus 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $27,650 MSRP (28/31/37) 180 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.6 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8 Speed Automatic front wheel drive 5

2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited

Limited

power
180 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
31 combined

$33,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $33,500 MSRP (28/31/37) 180 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.6 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
8 Speed Automatic front wheel drive 5

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It used to be one of the highest-selling models for Hyundai, shifting almost a quarter of a million units a year. The last model was not a massive hit in the American market but the 2020 model is set to spice up the game in the mid-size sedan segment. Glory days for sedans are back. 

The Sonata starts from $23,400 and the range goes all the way up to $33,300. The price might seem a bit of a stretch for a mid-size sedan but it comes loaded with some segment-first features. 

2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Side View
2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Side View

8.0/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.5/10
Interior

 

5.5/10
Exterior

 

8.0/10
Safety

 

8.3/10
Competition

 

7.5/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Hyundai Sonata Features

8.0/10

For the all-new 2020 Sonata, Hyundai has shrunken down the range. Unlike the last model, only 4 trims are being offered. From SE, all the way up to the Limited. Even the base variant comes with a decent amount of kit. LED DRLs and headlamps are standard across the range and in terms of safety features, Lane-keep assist and Forward Collision assist among others are standard too.

There are two engine options, the base and SEL come standard with the 2.5 L NA gasoline engine and the SEL Plus and Limited variants are powered by the familiar 1.6 L Turbocharged GDI motor.

Models

SE

SEL

SEL plus

Limited

MSRP (FWD)

$23,400

$25,500

$27,450

$33,300

Key Features

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped)

Adds/upgrades SE to SEL

Adds/upgrades SEL to SEL plus

Adds/upgrades SEL plus to Limited

 

Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)

8-way power driver seat with power lumbar

10.25-inch color touchscreen with navigation & traffic flow including incident data via HD Radio™, SiriusXM & Blue Link

Leather seating surfaces

 

Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go

Heated front seats

Multiple device connection (up to two devices)

4-way power front passenger seats

 

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

8-inch color touchscreen with HD Radio™, SiriusXM & Blue Link®

12.3-inch LCD cluster

Ventilated front seats

 

LED taillights

Blue Link® Connected Car System

Hyundai Digital Key

Integrated Memory System for driver seat and side mirrors

 

Chrome window surround moldings

Proximity Key entry with push-button start

Bodycolor/satin chrome exterior door handles

Bose® premium audio with 12 speakers

 

6-way adjustable driver seat

   

Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)

 

60/40 split fold-down rear seats

   

Color Heads-up Display (HUD)

 

Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay®

   

Blind View Monitor (BVM)

 

Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel

   

Ambient lighting (64 colors)

 

Bluetooth® hands-free with wireless audio streaming

     

What do we Recommend?

The base model, which starts from $23,400, itself is quite decently kitted and is, therefore, value for money. It comes standard with essentials like an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay and standard driver assistance features. With that said, at a premium of just $2100, you can upgrade to the SEL trim which comes standard with power-adjustable driver seat, heated seats, USB port at the rear, blindspot monitoring and keyless entry. The SEL trim provides the most bang for the buck. 

2020 Hyundai Sonata Engine and Performance

7.0/10

Hyundai conveniently gives two-engine options with quite similar power output on paper but the way they deliver power is particularly distinctive. The base and the SEL trim comes with the 2.5L 4 cylinder motor which is good for 191 HP and 189 lb-ft. of torque. It’s more or less the same engine that powered the older model. It used to displace 2.4L. Hyundai has reworked the internals a bit, to make it more efficient, and it now displaces 2.5L. It’s a smooth 4 pot motor and the power is delivered in a linear fashion. That being said, the feeling of a strong surge of power is sorely missed.

The second engine on offer is the 1.6L GDI turbocharged motor which also powers the Kona. On paper, the new engine lags behind the base engine with a power figure of 180 HP and 195 lb-ft. of max torque. As this engine is turbocharged, it produces more torque lower down the rev range which makes the city drive quite breezy and nipping in and out of small gaps in traffic effortless. Maximum torque kicks in at around 1800rpm and goes all the way up to 4500rpm. 

2020 Hyundai Sonata has 2.5L Inline-4 Engine

The power-on tap feels only adequate and leaves the driver wanting more oomph and punch as the looks might suggest. For normal day to day driving, it’s not an issue. For the enthusiasts, worry not. The fanatics at Hyundai are cooking up an N-line variant too which is rumored to have close to 300 HP, which should be able to do the justice to its looks.

What’s the transmission like?

Both these engines come mated to an 8-speed conventional automatic transmission. It is superior to the faulty and irritating DCT which Hyundai used to offer back in the day. The torque converter system is smooth to shift, even holds on to the gear if and when required. That being said, with an abundance of ratios available, it sometimes goes on a hunt for gears and mixes up a bit. To tackle this situation, one can use the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. 

Models

Hyundai Sonata 

Toyota Camry

Honda Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

MSRP

$23,400

$24,295

$23,870

$22,095

Engine

2.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

1.5L Inline-4

1.5L Inline-4

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

CVT

CVT

Power

191hp@6,100rpm 203hp@6,600rpm 192hp@5,500rpm 163hp@5,700rpm

Torque

181lb-ft@4,000rpm 184lb-ft@5,000rpm 192lb-ft@1,600rpm 184lb-ft@2,500rpm

The base variant of Toyota Camry comes with a 2.5L engine which packs the most amount of grunt among the said competition with Camry and Accord coming in close at second and third positions. Chevy Malibu lags behind the competitors by quite some margin with only 160 HP. The engine powering the Honda Accord is also a 1.5L unit but Honda has cleverly designed it in such a way that it produces a healthy 192 HP.

How quick is the Sonata off the line?

The outright acceleration of the new Hyundai Sonata is nothing but average and is comparable to its competitors. At 7.9 seconds to reach 60 mph, it’s decently quick but won’t be the quickest off the line at a traffic signal. The acceleration is linear and at no point does it feel punchy. The transmission is quick to deliver the correct gear for the speedometer to climb without any hindrance.

2020 Hyundai Sonata in Action

That being said, at full swing, the engine sounds quite noisy and boomy and it fills the cabin up to a point where it might get bothersome for some drivers and their occupants.

Models

Hyundai Sonata 

Toyota Camry

Honda Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

0-60 MPH

7.9 sec

7.9* sec

7.6 sec

8.5 sec

Quater Mile

15.9 sec

N/A

15.9 sec

16.0 sec

Top Speed 135 MPH 135 MPH N/A N/A

Engine

2.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

1.5L Inline-4

1.5L Inline-4

*2019 acceleration figures.

In the real world, all of the above-said sedans perform somewhat equally but its the Honda Accord which is the quickest off the mark and thanks to that CVT gearbox, the power delivery is totally unrestricted which helps it to cover a quarter-mile in 15.9 seconds. The Sonata slowly inches back in the game and also covers quarter-mile at the same time as its Japanese counterpart. Chevrolet Malibu, as expected, is the slowest off the line.

What’s the Ride and Handling like?

The new Hyundai Sonata is built around a totally new modular platform. It’s lower, longer and wider than its predecessor and it shows in the way it handles. The ride is more or less compliant and mature, albeit, there is some amount of movement felt in the cabin when going over some nasty patches of tarmac. Looks of the new Hyundai Sonata can be a bit misleading in the sense that it looks incredibly sporty from the outside so one might expect it to go like one too. But that never really happens. The suspension setup is not tuned with a sporty mindset, rather it feels more like a Genesis, which is not a bad thing at all. But when compared to a crossover in terms of dynamics, its leaps and bounds ahead. 

2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Front View

The steering feels a bit vague and lifeless, just like every other Hyundai. In normal mode, the steering feels too light which is a boon while parking and maneuvering around town. Shifting to sport mode makes a noticeable difference and is confidence-inspiring out on a highway.

How well is Braking performance?

The braking duties are handled by discs all around equipped with ABS and EBD coupled with a host of chassis stability systems that help it maintain its composure under heavy braking. The brakes feel well-calibrated and adequate for a car of this segment.

2020 Hyundai Sonata Brake

That said, the Sonata comes with one of the biggest anchors in the segment.

Model

Hyundai Sonata 

Toyota Camry

Honda Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

Brake Rotors Front

12"

12"

11.5"

11.8"

Brake Rotors Rear

11.8"

11.1"

11.1"

11.3"

Curb Weight

3120 lbs

3241 lbs

3131 lbs

3126 lbs

60-0 MPH

121 ft

123 ft

120 ft

113 ft

Chevrolet Malibu is one of the lightest cars in its segment and it shows in its braking performance, coming to a halt in the shortest distance. The Honda and the Hyundai performed equally well whereas the Toyota came in last, being the heaviest. 

2020 Hyundai Sonata Fuel Economy

5.0/10

The new Sonata comes with two engine options. The 2.5L engine in question here is among the least fuel-efficient in the segment as it displaces more volume and is naturally aspirated. The 1.6L turbocharged engine, on the other hand, is a more efficient option among the two. The engine is new, packed with new technology.

Model

Hyundai Sonata

Toyota Camry

Honda Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

MPG (City)

28

29

30

29

MPG (Highway)

38

41

38

36

MPG (Combined)

32

34

33

32

Fuel Capacity 14.8 gallons

14.5 gallons

14.8 gallons

15.8 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 414/562473 miles 421/595/493 miles 444/562/488 miles 458/569/505 miles

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

5.6

5.2

5.3

7.1

Toyota Camry is the king of the segment when it comes to fuel efficiency. The accord, on the other hand, is the most efficient pottering around the town, thanks to its CVT transmission. The Sonata is not the best in terms of fuel economy but can accommodate the most amount of fuel.

2020 Hyundai Sonata Interior

8.5/10

The cabin of the new Sonata has a very German feel to it. The buttons and all the touchpoints seem to be inspired by an Audi or a BMW. The doors themselves are heavy and feel robust. They give that solid thud sound when closed which can be quite satisfying and it also tells us that this is a very well put together car. The dashboard is covered with leatherette materials all over and there are soft-touch points everywhere. On the dashboard sits an 8-inch touchscreen. On premium trims, there’s an option of having a 10.25-inch screen coupled with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. 

How comfortable is the Sonata on the inside?

The seats upfront, are manually adjusted for various settings in the base trim. Cloth upholstery is standard in the base trim whereas there’s an option of upgrading to real leather seats in more premium trims. The seats are well cushioned and are comfortable enough. Long distances should not be a task. With that said, the bolstering could have been better. 

2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Front Seats

The cabin is wide enough to carry 3 passengers abrest at the rear. 

Model

Hyundai Sonata

Toyota Camry

Honda Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40/57.9/46.1

38.3/57.7/42.1

39.5/58.3/42.3

40.1/58.5/45.3

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.4/56.1/34.8

38.0/55.7/38.0

37.3/56.5/40.4

37.5/57.1/38.1

The new Sonata has a spacious cabin with a maximum amount of headroom on offer in the front. Even with that sloping roofline, Hyundai has managed to give more than generous amount of headroom at the rear. In terms of rear legroom, the Accord is way ahead of the game with almost 4 inches more than the Hyundai.

What to expect on the Infotainment front?

The new Sonata comes with an 8-inch floating touchscreen as standard with Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity. The system is similar to the ones offered in Genesis and other Hyundai cars.one can always hook their phones up with the system but Hyundai has worked on their inbuilt navigation, which is rather smooth and easy to use. It’s an impressive infotainment system, super slick with split-screen functionality. The upper trim levels are offered with a bigger 10.23-inch setup. The display is nice and crisp and is easily readable under direct sunlight too. 

Some other notable features across the range:

  • 12.35-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Bluetooth handsfree with wireless audio streaming
  • Colour HUD
  • Bose premium audio with 12 speakers
  • Multiple devices connectivity

What’s Cargo capacity like?

Sonata is roomy inside as well as at the back. With 16.3 cubic inches of boot space at the back, it can gobble up multiple suitcases and soft bags at once. To add on to this, the rear seats have a 60:40 split function which only increases the practicality of this mid-size sedan. 

Model

Hyundai Sonata

Toyota Camry

Honda Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

Cargo Capacity

16.3 cu.ft.

14.1 cu.ft.

16.7 cu.ft.

15.8 cu.ft.

Among the competition, it’s only the Honda which is packing a slightly roomier trunk. Toyota Camry, on the other hand, has the smallest and the most awkwardly shaped boot of them all. 

Interior features on offer

  • 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated steering and seats
  • Leather seats
  • 10.25-inch color touchscreen with navigation & traffic flow including incident data via HD Radio™, SiriusXM & Blue Link
  • Wireless device charging (for Qi-supported devices)
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink
2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Interior
2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Interior
2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Interior
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2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Interior
2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Interior
2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Interior
2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Interior
2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Interior
2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Interior

2020 Hyundai Sonata Exterior

5.5/10

The all-new Sonata immediately divides the opinions on the way it looks. You would either hate it or go gaga over the way it looks, there,s no middle ground. It’s striking to look at, to say the least, with its radical design, imposing grille at the front and that attractive coupe-like roofline. It’s bigger, wider and lower than before which instantly makes it look sporty. The front end of the Sonata is dominated by that muscular-looking grille, extending on either side accentuated by an incredibly unique looking DRLs which flow seamlessly through the beautifully sculpted hood, and very subtly meet the chrome line which goes all the way up to the C-pillar and makes a loop on the side profile of the Korean Mid-size sedan slayer. 

​  2020 Hyundai Sonata Three Quarter View  ​

There are strong character lines that run alongside the doors all the way to the rear. Talking about the rear end of the new Sonata, Hyundai designers have given it a segment-first rear LED treatment. The rear end is monopolized by a continuous strip of LEDs which run along the width of the sedan enhancing the span of the car which makes it look even wider. 

Model

Hyundai Sonata

Toyota Camry

Honda Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

Curb Weight

3120 lbs

3241 lbs

3131 lbs

3126 lbs

Length

192.9"

192.1"

192.2"

193.8"

Width

73.2"

72.4"

73.3"

73"

Height

56.9"

56.9"

57.1"

57.6"

Ground Clearance

5.3" 5.7 " N/A N/A

Wheelbase

111.8"

111.2"

111.4"

111.4"

In terms of length, the Chevy is almost two inches longer than the smallest car in the segment in terms of length, i.e the Toyota Camry but this length hasn’t been fully used by the engineers as the wheelbase is almost the same at 111.4 inches and 111.2 inches respectively. Sonata has the longest wheelbase in this competition by some margin. 

What are the Highlights on the outside?

As the 2020 Sonata is an all-new model, the looks are totally revamped and have some of the most unique design elements which make the Sonata stand out of the crowd. Some of the highlights are:

  •  LED headlamps with Swanky looking DRLs
  • Swooping bonnet with no cutlines
  • Boomerang taillamps with Full length LED strip
  • 18-inch machine-cut alloy wheels with black inserts
  • Sloping coupe-like roofline
  • Shark fin antenna on the roof
2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Exterior
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2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Exterior
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2020 Hyundai Sonata Safety

8.0/10

In terms of safety equipment, the new Sonata comes loaded to the gills. It has many segment firsts and rivals some of the premium big saloons on the market. The build quality, in general, feels properly solid and gives a long-lasting feel. The sheet metal used seems to be up there with the German offerings costing a fair share more than the Korean underdog. The Sonata has not yet been tested by the NHTSA so the ratings are not available at the moment but going by the history and dedication of Hyundai and the way they have put together this car, it might score well in the end. 

Safety Features

  • Remort parking assistance
  • Forward collision warning assistance with pedestrian detection
  • Lane following assist
  • Rear occupant alert
  • Highway drive assist
  • Blindspot monitoring
  • Driver attention warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert system
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Smart cruise control with stop and go

2020 Hyundai Sonata Competition

8.3/10

Hyundai Sonata vs Toyota Camry

Camry is the safest bet for someone who is looking for a mid-size sedan. It’s reliable, well put together, efficient and well put together. Toyota is also powered by a 2.5L engine but it has more power and its quite evident out on an open road. The engine feels more eager to pull and it performs well. That being said, the base model of Toyota Camry is over-priced and the features list is quite lacking. The interiors feel a bit dated and the quality is nothing but average. The new Sonata seems to trump the Camry in almost every aspect and definitely a strong contender.

2020 Toyota Camry Sedan

Hyundai Sonata vs Honda Accord

Honda Accord is the best selling mid-size sedan in the land of free. Its got everything right. It looks smashing, comfortable ergonomics, a small but powerful engine and lots of features coupled with the reliability of Honda. It’s an all-round package and is therefore still selling like hot cakes in the market strongly dominated by SUVs and crossovers. The new Sonata seems to be following the footsteps of Accord and this new 2020 model would definitely manage to give a cut-throat competition to the segment leader.

2020 Honda Accord Sedan

Hyundai Sonata vs Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevrolet Malibu is a no non-sense sedan with functional interiors and fun to drive chassis. However, it misses out on a lot of features which are considered to be basic in this super competitive segment. It lacks a sense of premium-ness and on top of that, the base engine is highly underpowered. The Sonata clearly has an upper hand in this battle and would totally obliterate the Chevy. Sonata is hands-down a better buy.

2020 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

 

2020 Hyundai Sonata Final Verdict

7.5/10

The new Sonata is a totally new car, grounds up. It’s based on a new platform which makes it lighter and stiffer than before. It feature-packed and comes standard with a lot of goodies which makes it an irresistible buy. Currently, there are two engine options focused more towards a relaxed and efficient drive. A new N-line model is on the cards to make the package even more thrilling. The Sonata ticks all the right boxes and should definitely be considered.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Overall Reviews


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Robert K. Seward

2020 Hyundai Sonata

Limited 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 8A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Love my new Sonata

Pros - Safety Suite, Design, cruise control

Cons - Not a single thing

Overall Review

10 /10 Overall Rating

It is no speed devil maybe it is the slowest in the cars I have driven but that’s not what you want from a mid-size family sedan. There are a lot more things to think about apart from how fast it is. I wanted driver-assist features as I spend a lot of time on highways and from what I heard Sonata has the best cruise control in its class. After driving for more than 3 months I can say that is true. It works really well. Even in traffic, it works well.

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

GH

Gerald L. Harris

2020 Hyundai Sonata

Limited 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Sonata 2020 driving experience

Pros - Rear design, economy, strong engine

Cons - Exposed cupholders, slim air vents, cabin is not free from noise

Overall Review

8 /10 Overall Rating

Quite strong engine that pulls up impressively when hitting the pedal without losing good economy numbers. I think Hyundai nailed the driving part pretty much but messed up when sealing the interiors. I can hear engine, road and exhaust noise even when windows are rolled up real tight

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
8/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

AF

Augustus K. Friedman

2020 Hyundai Sonata

SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Fun factor is non-existent

Pros - Looks great, interiors, mpg

Cons - Slow, instrument panel

Overall Review

8 /10 Overall Rating

It is slow. The transmission is smooth but the acceleration is non-existent.

10/10
Features
7/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

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10

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Love my new Sonata

It is no speed devil maybe it is the slowest in the cars I have driven but that’s not what you want from a mid-size family sedan. There are a lot more things to think about apart from how fast it is. I wanted driver-assist features as I spend a lot of time on highways and from what I heard Sonata has the best cruise control in its class. After driving for more than 3 months I can say that is tru...

by Robert K. Seward

8

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Sonata 2020 driving experience

Quite strong engine that pulls up impressively when hitting the pedal without losing good economy numbers. I think Hyundai nailed the driving part pretty much but messed up when sealing the interiors. I can hear engine, road and exhaust noise even when windows are rolled up real tight

by Gerald L. Harris

8

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Fun factor is non-existent

It is slow. The transmission is smooth but the acceleration is non-existent.

by Augustus K. Friedman

8

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Does what it’s designed for

The reason we bought Sonata over Camry was because it offers more value than Camry. It has all the features and is very practical. Looks good maybe better than any other in this price bracket. I test drove Camry and yes it is faster than this but our need was not a fast car. We wanted a practical car that looked good. Sonata fitted our requirements and we bought it

by Robert P. Henderso

9

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Call it premium and make it mediocre

The best in class warranty period on Hyundai cars led us to trade our Ford and go for this wonderful looking Sonata 2020. Smooth driving quality especially the transmission that works like a charm in hiding the blemishes of shifting. The best part, is easy to live with too.

by Alison J. Mendoza

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