Even at $750 more it still seems that the 2020 Hyundai Sonata is quite
a bargain. Has anyone actually driven the newer version of this
vehicle? How does it compare with the previous generation?
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata in base SE trim will start at $24,330,
including a $930 destination charge. That?s a $750 increase over the
previous Sonata that began at $23,850. Not a bad price to pay,
considering the sedan was completely redesigned for 2020 with a much
more premium angle.
The most luxurious Sonata Limited trim goes for $34,230. That's $1,050
more than the last Sonata Limited 2.0T, though the new Sonata Limited
is only available with the less powerful 1.6-liter turbocharged engine
in 2020. It?s a totally new engine design, offering 180 horsepower and
195 pound-feet of torque. We found it to be plenty sufficient in our
first drive review of the new Sonata, but it won?t light up the front
tires like the outgoing 2.0-liter turbo.
The cheaper SE still comes standard with a fair bit of equipment. It
includes forward collision-avoidance assist, lane-keep assist with
lane-centering, adaptive cruise control, auto high-beam assist and an
8-inch infotainment system. This car is equipped with the 2.5-liter
naturally aspirated four-cylinder that makes 191 horsepower.
The SEL retails for $26,430 and includes revised fascias, heated
mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, a power driver seat, auto climate
control, heated front seats, a 4.2-inch gauge cluster display and
blind spot collision avoidance and rear cross-traffic collision
avoidance assists. Adding the $1,200 SEL Convenience Package brings a
12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless phone charging, a
leather-wrapped steering wheel, Hyundai Digital Key tech, an
auto-dimming mirror, second row air vents and a second row USB port.
Another $1,850 nets you the Bose 12-speaker audio system, leather
seats and a heated steering wheel. Finally, another $1,000 adds on a
The SEL Plus trim is an in-between trim level that costs $28,380 and
builds on top of the Convenience Package. It includes the 1.6-liter
turbo with 18-inch wheels, aluminum pedals, suede seating surfaces,
larger Michelin or Pirelli tires and glossy black exterior trim.
Sonata Limited models get all of the previous features plus a color
head-up display and Hyundai?s trick remote parking assist that?ll back
in and out of tight spots on your command. Hyundai says production of
the new Sonata has begun, and it?ll be arriving in dealers any day
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