2020 Hyundai Sonata review - Dealership Myers Barrhaven Hyundai

Hyundai Sonata review from our dealership

All new for 2020, the Hyundai Sonata is a well-built, classy, and roomy midsize sedan that holds its own against the top choices in the class--the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. The Sonata mixes classic design with striking accents for an exterior that is eye-catching. On the inside, it features a well-appointed dashboard and uses high quality materials to round off an elegant interior. For drivers wanting luxury at an affordable price point, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata is definitely worth a look.

Hyundai Sonata Models

There are four model trim levels of the Sonata: Preferred, Sport, Luxury, and Ultimate. All four models include the more aggressive styling introduced for the 2020 model, which includes more curves and sharp lines on the exterior. The Sonata's body also includes LED daytime running lights, headlights, and tail lights.

Starting at $26,999, the Preferred model includes several standard technology and safety features for which other manufacturers charge extra. The Preferred comes with adaptive cruise control with traffic stop and go, forward collision-avoidance assist, lane following assist, and more.

Hyundai also introduced a new hybrid version of the Sonata for 2020, which includes the same aggressive and modern styling of the gasoline engine Sonata models but with a six-speed hybrid automatic transmission with Active Shift Control.

Sonata Performance

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The lowest-priced Preferred model of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata is built with a Theta III Smartstream 2.5-litre GDI + MPI DOHC 16-valuve Inline 4-cylinder CVVT engine that produces 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. For the remaining models, the engine is upgraded to a Gamma II Smartstream 1.6-litre Turbo-GDI DOHC 16-value Inline 4-cylinder CVVD engine that produces 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. All models are front-wheel drive (FWD). Both engines provide composed and responsive handling on the road and reasonably quick acceleration that performs on par with other vehicles in the class.

The fuel consumption ratings are very similar between the two engines. The 2.5-litre engine has a fuel economy of 8.8 L/100 km in the city and 6.4 L/100 km on the highway. The turbocharged 1.6-litre engine has a fuel economy of 8.6 L/100 km in the city and 6.6 L/100 km on the highway.

Sonata Interior Comfort

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The Hyundai Sonata is not a luxury car, but its interior can trick drivers into thinking otherwise. It is plush and modern with intuitive technology controls in a simple and ergonomic layout. All models include an infotainment system (8.0-inch on the Preferred model and increasing to 10.25-inch on the other models) with Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

There are many creature comforts to be found in the Hyundai Sonata, varying from model to model. But all include proximity keyless entry with push button ignition and remote start, front heated seats, USB charging ports, and a heated steering wheel. Additional comfort features include interior ambient lighting, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and more.

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata comes well-equipped in the safety department. Even the lowest model comes standard with adaptive cruise control, forward collision-avoidance assist, lane following assist, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, rearview camera, and more to improve safety for all drivers and pedestrians.

As for cargo space, the Sonata offers 453 litres of capacity in the trunk and a generous 2,956 litres of space in the passenger compartment.

Overall 2020 Hyundai Sonata Review

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata is an elegant, well-appointed, and comfortable midsize sedan that holds its own in a competitive class. With lots of standard driver-assistance and entertainment technology, the Sonata provides a good value for drivers looking to spend less than $30,000 but still get that luxury feel.


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