The new model of the Hyundai Sonata is rocking a new sportier exterior design with a sleeker and curvier chassis. It is backed up with a powerful engine, along with various safety and entertainment features. If you’ve been searching for a 2020 Hyundai Sonata for sale, here’s a brief overview of why this car is one of the best sedans you can get right now.
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How Does the 2020 Model Look Different?
When compared from the side, the back of the 2020 model has fewer edges than the 2017 Sonata. Also, its raised back, along with the smooth curve between the back and the top, make the 2020 Sonata look more like a 2-door sports car than a typical midsized sedan. The new 2020 model is also lower, wider, and longer, which only adds to its sporty look.
The 2020 Sonata Has 4 Trims + a Hybrid Trim
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata comes in four trim levels—the SE, SEL, SEL Plus, and Limited models. With the SE being the lowest-priced model and the Limited being the highest. Right now, only these four Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) trims are available for purchase. However, in the spring of 2020, a hybrid version of this Sonata will be released.
The 2020 Sonata Is Packed with Safety Features
The 2020 Sonata comes loaded with various safety features. Here are some features you may be interested in when searching for a 2020 Hyundai Sonata for sale.
Lane assist – this feature will ensure that your car stays in your lane.
Forward collision warning – you’ll be warned if there’s an object or pedestrian in front of the vehicle
Auto-dimming mirrors – Improve visibility when driving during the night.
Driver Attention Warning – the vehicle will detect whether the driver is drowsy and inform you accordingly.
Parking collision detection – This features alerts you when you get close to the cars in front and behind you, when parallel parking.
The Features on the 2020 Sonata Are Endless
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata also has some other noteworthy features like a surround-view camera, a digital key which allows you to unlock your car with your phone, rear occupant alert (ROA), and Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA). ROA will alert you if you’ve accidentally forgotten your pet or child in the back seat of the car. RSPA will automatically park your car with the push of a button! The best part of RSPA? You don’t need to be in the car to use it! Which allows you to fit into tight spots with ease.
The Car’s Interior Is Roomy and Classy
One great thing about the Sonata is it’s new interior design. It’s roomy, stylish, and offers great functionality too. The Sonata Limited is equipped with a 12.3” LCD instrument cluster, which includes various entertainment and navigation options. In addition, it comes with a set of twelve BOSE speakers, providing you with a surround sound experience. The instrument cluster and speakers are available options in the SE and SEL trims.
From the SEL trim onwards, keyless entry and a push-start button come standard. These features will change how you interact with your vehicle forever. They will become your must-have features on every vehicle you own. Trust us.
The 2020 Sonata Has Great Mileage for a Midsized Sedan
What’s great about each of the trims of the Sonata, is the great gas mileage they provide. On highways, you can expect the Sonata to give you over 35 MPG. The SE has the highest MPG at 38 MPG. With the Limited Receiving the lowest at 36 MPG.
The Car Has Good Engines for All Trims
The Sonata trims have a few changes, but you choose different packages to increase the number of features on the lower-end trims. Here’s a quick rundown of the Hyundai Sonata specifications.
The SE and SEL trims have a 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 191hp and a maximum RPM of 6100. Both trims have a torque of 181 at 4000 RPM, giving you a smoother and more powerful driving experience.
The SEL Plus and Limited trims offer a different engine than the SE and SEL do. The SEL Plus and Limited come with a 1.6L Turbo four-cylinder engine with 180hp. Even though the SEL Plus and Limited trims have an engine with lower horsepower, they provide users with a superior driving experience. This is because the higher-end trims have greater torque of 195 at 1500 to 4000 RPM. The higher torque allows you to reach greater horsepower at lower RPM ranges, making your engine’s response much better.
A Hybrid Sonata is Coming Soon
If you’re considering a more fuel efficient option, the Hyundai Sonata will have an available hybrid option, releasing soon. The hybrid will offer similar features as the other trim levels, but you will get 54 MPG highway! The increased fuel economy helps you save money on fuel costs and helps protect the planet as well. The hybrid version of the Sonata is going to be released in spring 2020, so you can be sure to find a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for sale in no time.
While the Sonata does provide a great driving experience on the whole, either of the engines isn’t particularly extraordinary. The car’s response is good when you push down hard on the gas pedal, but you may find yourself needing to do that more often than you’d like. That said, for this price range, you’ll still have a lot of fun driving this sporty-looking four-door sedan. And with the countless features it has, you really can’t go wrong with this sedan.
Brett Bentley Maxey is an Executive Manager for the Bentley Automotive Group. She is currently managing Bentley Hyundai, new and used car dealers in Huntsville. She is the 5th generation of Bentley’s to manage the Auto Group and leads the company’s marketing and sales initiatives. When Brett’s not at work, she’s spending time with her husband, Nate, and 4 kids.