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2019 Hyundai Sonata – Future technologies in the updated sedan.
As expected, Hyundai Sonata did not receive major changes in 2019.Still fresh off of a restyle for 2018, we anticipate no significant updates in terms of styling or features.
The Sonata, Hyundai’s midsize sedan, slots in between the budget Elantra and the luxury-focused, although recently dropped in the US, Azera. It’s available in SE, SEL, Sport and Limited.
Every trim level of the new Sonata comes standard with Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assistant. A new lane keep assist technology is standard on the Limited 2.0T trim, and available on the SEL and Limited trims.
Hyundai’s adaptive cruise control functions well in stop-and-go traffic, bringing the Sonata to a full stop behind a lead car and taking off again after a brief pause. This feature, as well as emergency automatic braking, has the same availability as the lane keep assist technology. If you want driver’s aids standard you should look at sedans from Honda, which makes these features standard on all trims save for the base model.
Hyundai’s excellent Blue Link infotainment system is displayed on a 7-inch touchscreen standard, although an 8-inch screen is optional. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard.
There are a few little tech touches that make the Sonata stand out from the crowd. Qi wireless charging is standard on the Limited 2.0T trim and available on Limited. All but the SE trim have a second-row USB charge port standard.
Although the 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine is the same as in 2017, making 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, the eight-speed automatic transmission is all new. But Hyundai didn’t stop there, revising the rear suspension and steering system to improve responsiveness and handling.
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata starts at $22,050 for the base SE, but my top of the line Limited 2.0T moves that entry point up to $32,450.
Key competitors to the Sonata include the Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion and Honda Accord.
The 2019 Sonata is expected to begin production in August 2018.
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