2018 Hyundai Sonata

2018 Hyundai Sonata

If you're a fan of the Hyundai Sonata, you know that the Sonata is one of the best sedans on the market for the money. Could you imagine a better one? Maybe in your wildest dreams, where the new model had a tighter design and an even better pricetag. Well, hold on--because the 2018 Hyundai Sonata may just rock your world.

Why Buy a 2018 Hyundai Sonata?

What's new in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata? The profile is the same, but the design of both the front and rear fascia have been redesigned. From the front, you'll notice the now-familiar Hyundai hexagonal grille seen on most new models, which nicely compliments the Sonata's distinctive long roof and slightly fastback profile. In reality, the exterior styling aren't that significant alone, but together they have created a look that's more distinguished and handsome than it ever has been before.

The Sonata offers a good amount of space inside the cabin for passengers and all their gear. Though the interior falls short of luxury model level, even in the top trim, the Sonata feels much more premium that you'd expect at this price. Though they might have to hunch to get in, the interior of the Sonata is substantial enough to offer plenty of room even for six-footers.

Is the Hyundai Sonata Good on Gas?

Depending on what trim you choose, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata can be very efficient with gas. A Sonata SE with the 2.4-liter engine and 16-inch wheels is good for 25 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg combined, but Sonatas with that engine and 17-inch wheels see those numbers drop to 25/35/26 mpg. The fuel economy champion of the family is the Sonata Eco, which then gets you as good as 28 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg combined.

Is the Hyundai Sonata Reliable?

It's too early to have many studies about the reliability of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. But, according to the JD Power Reliability study, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata gets 4 out of 5 stars which puts it above average among other vehicles. Consumers had an equally impressive experience with the Hyundai Sonata, with an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 5.

Is the Hyundai Sonata Bigger than the Elantra?

Yes--the Hyundai Sonata is considered a midsize sedan while the Elantra is considered a compact. But, in practice, the difference is slight. The wheelbase of the Elantra is 106.3 inches while the Sonata's wheelbase is just 4 inches longer.