2020 Hyundai Sonata: Don’t call it a boring family sedan

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata has ditched the safe looks of its predecessor for a new Sensuous Sportiness design that’s meant to make it a “four door coupe”.


At launch, the 2020 Sonata will be available with the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 Smartstream engine with 191hp (142kW) at 6,100rpm, and 181 lb-ft (245Nm) at 4,000rpm.

That’s better than the 2.4L I4 engine it replaces, which had 185hp (138kW) and 178 lb-ft (241Nm).

There’s also the Smartstream G1.6 T-GDI, which has 180hp (134kW) at 5,500rpm, and 195 lb-ft (264Nm) between 1,500 and 4,500rpm

There’s no hybrid option yet, though.

Available features include a digital key for NFC enabled smartphones, Qi wireless smartphone charging, 10.25″ touchscreen infotainment display, a 12.3″ customizable instrumentation screen, head up display, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, highway driving assist, lane keeping assist, surround view monitor, and hidden lighting lamps.

US production in Alabama of the Sonata begins September 2019, and sales begin in October 2019.



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2020 Hyundai Sonata: Don’t call it a boring family sedan