2021 Hyundai Sonata
- $25,000-$38,000 (estimated)
- Fall 2020
What to expect
- Expect to see a new range-topping Sonata N Line performance model
- Part of the seventh Sonata generation introduced for 2020
What is the Sonata?
The 2021 Hyundai Sonata is a midsize sedan that competes against heavy hitters such as the Honda Accord, Kia Optima and Toyota Camry. The Sonata does all the typical sedan stuff well — the cabin is terrifically spacious, trunk space is massive, and it's quicker than you might expect. Technology plays a significant role in this Sonata as well. Some, such as the driverless Smart Park feature, feel a little gimmicky in practice. It's the less attention-grabbing features — the easy-to-use infotainment system, giant touchscreen display, excellent voice controls and high-res surround-view parking camera — that truly impress.
After the Hyundai Sonata's full redesign last year, we don't expect major changes for 2021. However, a new range-topping model with a sporty edge is likely. The 2020 model doesn't have an engine to compete with the 250-horsepower-plus engines offered by competitors, so a performance-oriented variant bearing the N Line name is likely for 2021.
The recently redesigned Hyundai Sonata makes headlines with its splashy tech features, but its true strength lies in its overall excellence.