2018 Hyundai Sonata

2018 Hyundai Sonata
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2018 Hyundai Sonata
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What’s new

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

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


Which Sonata does Edmunds recommend?

You could go many routes configuring the Hyundai Sonata depending on your preferences. One approach is to splurge on the fully loaded Limited 2.0T model with all the fixings, affording you creature comforts such as heated and ventilated seats, an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system and a comprehensive suite of advanced driver aids. However, we feel the value pick is the Eco model, which comes with plenty of standard equipment and is powered by Hyundai's torquey and efficient turbocharged 1.6-liter engine and a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

4 / 5

The current-generation Sonata is already one of Edmunds' highest-rated midsize sedans, so the updates it receives for 2018 will only help fortify its position alongside the all-new Toyota Camry and Honda Accord at the top of the class.

While we feel the new models will pose some stiff competition, it's understandable why Hyundai hasn't fully overhauled the Sonata. The cabin is still very comfortable and spacious by today's measures, and it looks even more upscale with the design changes to the center console and transition to a three-spoke steering wheel. The Sonata's smooth ride quality and large trunk (16.3 cubic feet) also make it pleasantly practical for both weekend and daily duty.

The Sonata also has highly flexible configurations — seven trim levels to be exact — ranging from a value-driven SE to a fully loaded Limited 2.0T that comes with just about every convenience you can imagine. We aren't huge fans of the base four-cylinder engine that comes in the SE, and would recommend any of the turbocharged engine options, but rest assured even the SE trim packs in a generous number of features. You really can't go wrong.

Notably, we picked the 2018 Hyundai Sonata as one of Edmunds' Best Midsize Sedans for this year.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata is a midsize sedan available in SE, Eco, SEL, Sport, Limited, Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T trim levels. There are three four-cylinder engines available: a base 2.4-liter (185 hp, 178 lb-ft) paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that powers the SE, SEL, Sport and Limited trims; a turbocharged 2.0-liter (245 hp, 260 lb-ft) that features a new eight-speed automatic powering the two aptly named 2.0T trims; and a turbocharged 1.6-liter (178 hp, 195 lb-ft) with a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic that's specific to the Eco trim.

The SE, which was a step up from the base trim last year, is the new entry-level trim, yet it still undercuts the segment with the exception of the Chevy Malibu. Its list of standard equipment includes automatic headlights, power-folding front mirrors, power windows and door locks, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a 7-inch touchscreen display, a six-speaker sound system with Bluetooth and USB/auxiliary jacks, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, a rearview camera, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The price jump to the Eco model is just $600, which comes identically equipped save for the engine.

The next trim up is the SEL, which is a new addition to the Sonata line and an attractive trim if you don't mind the base engine. It adds larger 17-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, LED daytime running lights, hands-free smart trunk access, heated side mirrors, a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 4.2-inch color trip computer, satellite and HD radio, and a rear USB port. Also included is Hyundai's subscription-based Blue Link telematics system with three years of complimentary service. You can also add advanced driver aids such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist with the optional Tech package.

Following the SEL is the Sport trim, which isn't available with the SEL's Tech package but does come with unique Sport styling front and rear, including a front grille, rear diffuser, chrome rocker panels and a chrome-tipped dual exhaust. Inside, you get a power sunroof, which is smaller and lighter than last year's panoramic unit, a flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters, a leather-wrapped shift knob, leather sport seats with cloth inserts, and Sport-specific interior trim.

You don't get any of the Sport-specific items stepping up to the Limited trim, though the sunroof remains and you gain dynamic LED headlights, LED taillights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, full leather seats, a six-way power passenger seat, driver-seat memory settings, front-seat ventilation, dual climate control and woodgrain appearance trim. You also have the option of upgrading to the Ultimate package, which adds helpful driver aids such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-start capability, automatic high beams, an electronic parking brake with auto hold, and rear parking sensors. It also adds comfort items such as a heated steering wheel, rear side window shades, an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system, wireless smartphone charging, a premium audio system, HD real-time traffic, a trial subscription to SiriusXM Travel link (weather data, fuel prices, sports, etc.), and a three-year subscription to Blue Link multimedia/map updates.

The Sport 2.0T model is configured very similarly to the regular Sport trim, but it includes the more powerful engine and the eight-speed transmission, as well as a sport-tuned suspension, sport-tuned steering, larger front brakes and 18-inch wheels.

Topping out the Sonata line is the Limited 2.0T model, which includes everything from the Sport 2.0T model and everything else that is standard and available on all other models. Yes, you get everything with this model.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of a (turbocharged 2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | FWD).

Driving

4
Power in the top-of-the-line 2.0-liter turbo engine is plentiful for a midsize family sedan, and the driving dynamics are spirited but not sporty. On the whole, it drives in a manner that the typical buyer will find satisfactory, but it doesn't change the game in any way.

Acceleration

4
In everyday driving, the 2.0-liter turbo engine is pleasantly responsive and smooth. It's also plenty quick. In our testing it hit 60 mph in 7.4 seconds, which is about half a second quicker than its chief rivals.

Braking

3.5
The pedal is reassuringly firm and easy to modulate in routine driving. Under heavy braking, there is some noticeable nosedive but the car remains very controllable. In our panic-brake test, it came to a stop from 60 mph in 118 feet, which is a pretty good result for midsize sedans in this class.

Steering

3.5
The amount of steering effort is appropriate throughout the speed range — suitably light at parking-lot speeds and weighting up nicely on the highway. There's not a lot of feedback to the driver, favoring isolation over involvement.

Handling

4
Though it doesn't exactly encourage sporty driving, the Sonata is surprisingly capable on a challenging twisty road. The well-managed body roll certainly instills confidence. And despite its low-rolling-resistance tires, there's not much screeching when cornering aggressively.

Drivability

4
It's easy to drive the Sonata in any condition, and it doesn't require the driver to adapt to any quirks or shortcomings. The turning circle is small enough that multipoint turns are a rarity and maneuvering in tight quarters is stress-free. Its transmission behaves as expected.

Comfort

4
The newly updated suspension is a big improvement over past Sonatas. There's the right dose of compliance to smooth out road imperfections yet body roll isn't excessive — a good balance of comfort and control. The front seats deliver long-haul comfort and very effective ventilation.

Seat comfort

4
The front seats are supportive and well-cushioned for long-distance comfort. There's a good range of lumbar adjustments and the ventilated seats do an excellent job of keeping you cool. The rear seats are flatter in shape but still comfortable for the average-size adult.

Ride comfort

4
Given how well the Sonata handles, the ride quality doesn't suffer. Small to moderate bumps and undulations are smoothed over gracefully with no residual motions afterward. This improvement in damping is a definite step in the right direction for Hyundai.

Noise & vibration

3
Wind noise is limited to a little bit of white noise by the mirrors at highway speeds, but it's really only noticeable if you turn off the stereo. Road noise is comparable to other cars in this class in its intensity.

Climate control

4
The layout of controls is simple and effective. Once you set the dual-zone automatic climate control, there's little need for subsequent adjustments. The ventilated front seats are particularly effective.

Interior

4
The cabin does the basics well, from accommodating various driver shapes to facilitating easy entry and exit. The placement of displays and controls is intuitive and easy to use. Even though this cabin isn't all-new, it still asks for fewer sacrifices than some newer sedans.

Ease of use

4
All of the controls are logically placed and easy to operate. Rather than rely solely on a touchscreen, the Sonata has physical buttons that are well-suited to accessing the information you need in an efficient manner.

Getting in/getting out

4
The big door openings and sensible ride height make getting in and out of the Sonata a breeze, even in tight spots. The sloping rear roofline does require rear passengers to stoop a little to clear it, but it's no worse than in other cars in the segment.

Driving position

4
The wide range of adjustability, especially with the telescoping steering wheel, allows short and tall drivers to quickly find their optimal position. Unlike some of its competition, we never felt as if we had to compromise to get comfortable.

Roominess

4
The Sonata conveys a spacious and airy feeling, with a decent amount of physical space in the front seats. The rear seats are also roomy, but the rear roof pillar does cut down the view a bit, yet it's far less confining than some other sedans.

Visibility

3.5
Forward visibility is about average, as is the view out the back. A standard backup camera takes the guesswork out of backing into a space. The high-mounted touchscreen helps to keep your eyes on the road.

Quality

3.5
The interior materials aren't quite as nice as some other sedans, but everything has a good sturdy feel about them. We never noticed any creaks or squeaks while driving, and all features functioned as they should.

Utility

3.5
There's little to complain about when it comes to the Sonata's everyday usability, which is aided by solid cargo capacity and no shortage of in-cabin storage options. It's as good as or better than what you'd get with the typical car in this class.

Small-item storage

3.5
The smart placement and sensible sizing of bins and pockets mean there are plenty of places to store your personal items. A grippy wireless charging pad is another example of smart design.

Cargo space

4
The Sonata's 16.3-cubic-foot capacity beats rivals by a small margin. Remote seatback releases make for easier loading of large items. Its hands-free trunk opener is a nice touch, but we wish it would open completely. The trunk release is hidden in the badge; we had to consult the manual to find it.

Technology

3.5
While its infotainment isn't cutting-edge, the execution is sound and well thought through. The premium audio system might leave audiophiles wanting. It's decent but not exceptional. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard features, a nice attribute that's not universal in the segment.

Audio & navigation

3.5
The on-screen buttons are well spaced out for easier and less distracting to use while on the move. Graphics are sharp and the system is fairly quick to respond. The Infinity audio system is good, but we expect more performance from a premium feature like this one.

Smartphone integration

3
With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment throughout the Sonata lineup, you'll have a familiar interface and more advanced music and texting features than Hyundai's system. It's not all that unusual, but it's worth noting that Toyota does not offer them.

Voice control

3
Voice control for the navigation and phone systems is accurate and easy to use. Apple CarPlay remains our preferred voice-controlled system because it more readily accommodates natural speech and has more features that benefit from it.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Hyundai Sonata.

Very good, Excellent value
Joe the delivery man,11/30/2017
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
Geoff Alderson,09/20/2017
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.
Michael Perillo,10/30/2017
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.
Enjoyable Car Except When Dealing With Hyundai
TalkRadioGuy,01/08/2018
Comfortable cabin with easy to use features for the most part. The different drive modes are nice and there is a noticeable difference in response when using Sport mode, which I prefer. Not sure why but if using Sport mode it reverts back to the default Comfort setting when the car is turned off but if using the Eco mode it will remember that setting. Navigation has proven to be less than optimal, on long trips we still rely on google maps which are better to begin with but have the added feature of real time traffic avoidance suggestions that prove to save much time. I find it odd that the map lights are a bright white (which I like) but the visor lights and rear dome lights are a dim yellow light. The remote start via Bluelink phone app is reliant on a cell link to the car so it has had about a 20% failure rate for me so while it is a nice feature I wish this vehicle also had remote start that could be triggered from the key fob. This is my first vehicle with keyless entry and start and I love that feature, never having to remove the key fob from my pocket to open doors and start the car is wonderful. Because of the push button on the door handles and the auto opening trunk I have never once used the buttons on the key fob. So overall I love the car, but the downside of the vehicle is dealing with Hyundai. I had an initial issue with the Bluelink account setup with which the dealer couldn't figure out and Hyundai was very little help. It took me 6 weeks of calling every 2-3 days to resolve the situation. I also recently scheduled service for the vehicle via the Bluelink app and the factory ordered update to the computer was not performed, it seems that the dealership either doesn't understand the information sent from Bluelink or ignores it. Either way this is a problem being that they want to charge me $100 a year for this feature after the third year. Summary, nice car but absolutely dread dealing with Hyundai. For full disclaimer I've dealt with Honda for the past 10 years and the difference in service is huge.
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2018 Hyundai Sonata Features Rundown

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata looks like an all-new car thanks to significant updates it receives this year. The Sonata is a well-rounded midsize sedan that's generous on space and fortified with tech and features. Add in competitive pricing, and its value proposition is very hard to ignore. In this video, we highlight the key features that matter most. From mpg, interior space and technology to design and comfort - these pros and cons will help steer you toward a perfect car.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$22,050
MPG
25 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$23,700
MPG
25 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$22,050
MPG
25 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$25,200
MPG
25 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
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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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Hyundai Sonata vs. the competition

2018 Hyundai Sonata

2018 Hyundai Sonata

2018 Hyundai Elantra

2018 Hyundai Elantra

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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More about the 2018 Hyundai Sonata

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata is a popular choice in the midsize sedan segment because of its low cost of entry, wide range of available features, and spacious cabin and trunk. Like other Hyundai models, most of the available features are allocated within trim levels, with a few packages reserved for the upper trims. There are few, if any, stand-alone options.

The Sonata is available in seven trims: SE, Eco, SEL, Sport, Limited, Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T. For 2018, Hyundai decided to drop the 2017 base trim and make the SE the point of entry, which means you get more standard features than before, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic headlights and a rearview camera. Hyundai also added blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist as standard equipment across all models. Though the SE is decently equipped, stepping up to the Eco model is a no-brainer since you get a more responsive and fuel-efficient powertrain for a marginal price increase.

The next trim up is the SEL, a new addition to the Sonata line, and a trim that will be very attractive for some. The price jump over an SE is less than $2,000, but you get a lot for your money, including keyless entry and ignition, a power-adjustable driver seat, heated front seats, satellite and HD radio, and three years of Hyundai's Blue Link telematics. Additionally, you have the choice of upgrading your advanced driver aids to include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist, something not offered on the lower two trims.

For those who crave more luxury or a sportier experience in their Sonata, the Sport and Limited trims offer just that to varying degrees. The Sport models receive unique exterior styling treatment and come equipped with sport seats and paddle shifters mounted on flat-bottom steering wheels. Limited trims are focused more on creature comforts such as ventilated leather seating, dual automatic climate control and rear window shades; they also have access to the full suite of advanced driver aids. Either trim can be equipped with the base engine or the top-of-the-line turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Bear in mind, though, that if you're going for the top-shelf Limited 2.0T model, you're now in compact luxury car territory.

Compared to the competition, Hyundai does an excellent job of providing value at every trim level, usually coming in at a lower price with equal or more features. And the trims available in the Sonata make it possible to pay for just the things you need or want. You can compare the Sonata to the other top players in the midsize segment easily, right here on Edmunds, and make that judgment call for yourself.

2018 Hyundai Sonata Overview

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SEL w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Sport w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SEL SULEV w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Limited w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Limited SULEV w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Limited 2.0T w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Sport 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Limited SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Sport+ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Eco 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), SEL+ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Limited 2.0T+ 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and SEL+ SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A).

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 4.5 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.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Sonata featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Edmunds Scorecard

Overall4.0 / 5.0

Driving

4.0 / 5.0

Acceleration4.0 / 5.0
Braking3.5 / 5.0
Steering3.5 / 5.0
Handling4.0 / 5.0
Drivability4.0 / 5.0

Comfort

4.0 / 5.0

Seat comfort4.0 / 5.0
Ride comfort4.0 / 5.0
Noise & vibration3.0 / 5.0
Climate control4.0 / 5.0

Interior

4.0 / 5.0

Ease of use4.0 / 5.0
Getting in/getting out4.0 / 5.0
Driving position4.0 / 5.0
Roominess4.0 / 5.0
Visibility3.5 / 5.0
Quality3.5 / 5.0

Utility

3.5 / 5.0

Small-item storage3.5 / 5.0
Cargo space4.0 / 5.0

Technology

3.5 / 5.0

Audio & navigation3.5 / 5.0
Smartphone integration3.0 / 5.0
Voice control3.0 / 5.0
Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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 $25,685. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport+ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $6,729 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,729 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$18,956.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport+ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is26.2% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 118 2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport+ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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 $23,060. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $7,442 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,442 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$15,618.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is32.3% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 128 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited SULEV w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited SULEV w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,525. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited SULEV w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $8,417 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,417 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$20,108.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited SULEV w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is29.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 42 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited SULEV w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,815. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $7,794 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,794 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$17,021.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is31.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 81 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL SULEV w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,710. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $5,666 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,666 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$19,044.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is22.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 60 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL w/Prod. End 5/18 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,060. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $3,577 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,577 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$19,483.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is15.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 33 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T+ 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T+ 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,940. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T+ 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $6,800 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,800 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$26,140.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T+ 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is20.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 29 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T+ 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited 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 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,814 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,814 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,471.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is17% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 28 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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 $24,585. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL+ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $7,143 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,143 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$17,442.

The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL+ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is29.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 19 2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL+ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

Which 2018 Hyundai Sonatas are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Hyundai Sonata?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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