2018 Hyundai Sonata Review

Many Columbia, Lexington, and Irmo residents are shopping for a new midsize car, and they want to have one that is equal parts sleek, potent, and adorned with innovative technology.

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata fits the bill for all the above-but is it the smart choice for you? Our 2018 Hyundai Sonata review will walk you through this newly refreshed vehicle, so you can make that judgment for yourself. If you have any questions as you read, drop us a line at Peacock Hyundai Columbia

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2018 Sonata Technology Features


This year, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata adds new infotainment technology to the mix. For the first time, the Blue Link® multimedia system includes a standard 7-inch touchscreen, plus Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Just pair up your phone with the car and gain access to your favorite apps via the touchscreen or the sound of your own voice!

Another feature we like in the Sonata is the available auto-dimming rearview mirror, which ensures that you'll never be blinded by the sunlight or a set of high beams when you need to see behind you. And, the mirror includes the HomeLink® Remote System to help you control the settings for your garage door, front gate, and more!

Interior Features and Dimensions

The cabin of the Hyundai Sonata is one of its great strengths. You'll find plenty of design changes, including a sportier three-spoke steering wheel in place of the old four-spoke version. The center stack underwent a few alterations, like heightened HVAC controls to give the dash a more linear, horizontal look.

Seating is as high of a quality as ever, especially with the available leather upholstery in your choice of beige, black, or gray. The front seats especially are incredibly easy to get in and out of, with headroom measuring 40.4 inches and legroom clocking in at an impressive 45.5 inches.

The trunk of the Sonata is a real standout in the midsize car segment, with 16.3 cubic feet of storage space. That's enough room to let all five passengers each bring two carry-on bags for a weekend trip. And, with standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats, you can extend that space to fit longer or bulkier items.

Engine Performance Specs

Some drivers value efficiency where others prize speed, but the 2018 Sonata has engine options tuned for both.

If fuel economy is your top concern, you'll like the available 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. It pairs to a 7-speed automatic transmission and delivers an EPA-estimated 28 city and 37 highway MPG. Those figures will surely help trim down the time you spend at the gas station.

If you feel that need for speed, the available 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder mated to a new eight-speed automatic may be your powertrain of choice. That potent combination produces 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, giving you zippy acceleration when you need it most.

Test Drive the 2018 Hyundai Sonata

At Peacock Hyundai Columbia, we believe local drivers deserve a midsize car with modern styling, potent engines, and plenty of space and safety features. That's a tall order, but the 2018 Hyundai Sonata meets it in every way.

If you like what you've read in our car review, schedule a test drive at our dealership. Take the Sonata out for a spin and see if it can handle your daily drive in Columbia, Lexington, or Irmo!

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