2018 Hyundai Sonata Pricing


Consumer Rating
(22)

What’s new

  • New standard safety features
  • Restyled inside and out
  • Part of the sixth Sonata generation introduced for 2015
  • New eight-speed automatic transmission on 2.0T models
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Pros

  • Solid list of standard features and tons of available tech
  • Spacious interior accommodations and generous trunk space
  • Excellent user interface receives a more upscale redesign
  • 10-year powertrain warranty offers peace of mind

Cons

  • No options available on Edmunds' recommended Eco model
  • Slightly less rear legroom than the segment leaders
  • Top turbocharged engine trails performance of its competitors
  • Lackluster power from base engine

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Features & Specs

SEL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)Sport 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Starting MSRP$23,700$22,050$25,200
MPG282928
Seating555
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower185 hp @ 6000 rpm185 hp @ 6000 rpm185 hp @ 6000 rpm

Safety

Our experts’ favorite Sonata safety features:

Blind Spot With Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Assists the driver by warning of cars in the blind spot of an adjacent lane and if vehicles are approaching from the side when reversing.
Smart Cruise Control With Stop-Start

Detects vehicles in front of you and automatically adjusts cruise speed to maintain a preset distance, and can even bring you to a stop.
Lane Keep Assist

Applies corrective steering assistance to help keep your vehicle positioned in its lane if it senses the vehicle drifting.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.5%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Hyundai Sonata

(22)

Consumer Rating


Very good, Excellent value
I got this car to replace my 2015 Sonata. Not sure the new style is better, I kind of liked the 2015 better, especially the rear with the plates on the trunk. But overall this is a terrific car for your money, save for a few drawbacks. The car drives well, nice quite ride and respectable handling, but ride is not as smooth as a Camry and handling not as good as an Accord, Mazda6, or as precise as a Fusion. Pros include: Slightly better ride/steering over my 2015. Better interior, smart controls (w/ non-auto climate), tuning knob, custom button. Overall is exemplary, very intuitive designed with nice big clearly labeled buttons and knobs. Touch screen is responsive, although some corners don't respond like it's supposed to. The interface is also quite easy to use. LCD Shows date (wish it would also show exterior temperature). Car doors make a satisfying thud when they close. Still a fully printed owner's manual! Cons include: Brakes still too touchy, it makes too abrupt stops. Steering is still too feather-light. Heated mirrors are no longer included in the base model - something Hyundai used to offer all these years. No CD player. I know many cars today omit them, but I really miss it. Home screen should be more customization. Would like to get rid of the AV Off message. Some settings are confusing. Ugly gauges (miss the 2015 Elantra). Only 1 USB for music & Android Auto. Bluetooth makes problems (I have a basic phone). No gap-less music player. Headlight delay is 5 min or none! Overall interior is not too pretty (2018 Accent is nicer). Can't turn off the LCD between the gauges.
Tall Guy in a Hyundai
I’m 6’ 3”, lots of headroom in this car. Easy to exit as the driver’s seat moves rearward when the engine in turned off and the shift lever is in Park. Driver’s seat also has adjustable lumbar support. Has adaptive headlights – front lights turn when steering wheel is turned. Trunk is large, plus the back seats fold down for additional room. The Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) uses radar signals and camera recognition. AEB has many limitations, be sure to read the Owner’s Manual for more info on this. Quite cabin on city streets. As Edmunds noted, some tire noise at freeway speeds. With the turbocharger, lots of power for entering the freeway and for passing. No heads up display, but speed is displayed in a large font in instrument cluster. Looks beautiful in quartz white pearl.
Not a bad car.
Do't believe the EPA figures on this car. I've had 2 straight Sonatas, 2.4 engine. I get 16 city, 31 highway, always on ECO. THe car is comfortable, reliable and attractive. It is quiet. It gives you a lot of amenities but those darn mileage figures won't increase.

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Hyundai Sonata vs. Hyundai Elantra

About 11 inches shorter than the Sonata, the Elantra is Hyundai's smaller — and less expensive — sedan. The size disparity is most noticeable inside. The Sonata carries five people in comfort, for example, while five people in the Elantra is quite cozy. That said, the Elantra distills its counterpart's quality and features into a smaller and more affordable package.

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Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima

This is a close race because both the Optima and Sonata are mechanically related. They share the same basic engine options, chassis structure and cabin space. But the Optima is the sportier of the two, with a slightly bolder style and firmer suspension tuning set for more dynamic driving. The Sonata, in contrast, is biased toward comfort cruising. If you want Sonata civility with extra zip, the Optima's your car.

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Hyundai Sonata vs. Toyota Camry

High build quality, a comfortable ride and reputation for reliability have helped the Camry dominate the family sedan segment for more than three decades. The Sonata lacks the Camry's long track record, but otherwise it matches up well with its dominant rival. Warranty coverage, in particular, is a Sonata advantage.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata for Sale

Hyundai Sonata 2018 Limited 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Scarlet Red Black leather
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Hyundai Sonata 2018 Limited 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Symphony Silver Black leather
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MSRP:$33,695
Est.Loan: $577/mo
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Hyundai Sonata 2018 SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Phantom Black Gray premium cloth
New 2018Hyundai SonataSEL SULEV
MSRP:$24,790
Est.Loan: $429/mo
2018 Hyundai Sonata Overview

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include SEL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Sport 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Limited SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Limited 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Sport 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and Eco 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). Hyundai Sonata models are available with a 2.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 185 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.

What do people think of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Sonata 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Sonata.

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Hyundai Sonata?
2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,505. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $8,354 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,354 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $18,151.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 31.5% below the MSRP.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,585. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $5,424 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,424 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $19,161.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 22.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 34 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,140. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $5,679 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,679 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $17,461.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 24.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,005. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $6,034 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,034 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $18,971.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 24.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 22 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,005. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $7,250 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,250 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $17,755.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 29% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 14 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,935. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,909 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,909 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $18,026.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 21.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 14 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,285. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,820 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,820 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $23,465.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 17% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 13 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,760. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $5,508 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,508 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $19,252.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 22.2% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 12 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,175. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $5,945 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,945 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $17,230.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 25.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 12 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Gas Mileage

2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
28 compined MPG,
25 city MPG/35 highway MPG

2018 Hyundai Sonata SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
29 compined MPG,
25 city MPG/36 highway MPG

2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
28 compined MPG,
25 city MPG/35 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG28
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.4 L
Passenger Volume122.4 cu.ft.
Wheelbase110.4 in.
Length191.1 in.
Width73.4 in.
Height58.1 in.
Curb Weight3311 lbs.