After the radical YF (sixth gen) Sonata, Hyundai took a turn back to conservative with the seventh gen (LF) Sonata. Only available with 4-cylinder engines.
The seventh generation Hyundai Sonata is safe, dependable family transport, but it’s duller than dull. For 2018, it’s been given a sporty facelift.
For the 2018 model year, the sixth-generation Hyundai Sonata has been given a significant makeover. See all the changes in this side-by-side comparison.
The seventh-gen Hyundai Sonata was launched in 2014, and has a more conservative body than the YF. The 2.0t has 245hp (183kW) and 260 lb-ft (353Nm).
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata has been given a big facelift with a more aggressive front and rear, with new hood, lamps, grille, bumper, and trunk lid.
The seventh generation Hyundai Sonata is much more conservative than the breakout sixth-gen model. Available only with I4 gas, hybrid, and diesel engines.
The sixth generation Hyundai Sonata was sold as the i45 in some countries, including Australia. The South Korea made sedan had I4 gas engines and FWD.
The LF Hyundai Sonata Hybrid not only boasts a more advanced drivetrain than its predecessor, it’s also not ugly like the car before it.
On the assumption that hybrid drivers want others to know that environmentalists, Hyundai gave the Sonata Hybrid a big dose of the uglies.
Hyundai has unveiled the hybrid version of its seventh generation Sonata sedan with an upgraded drivetrain, and a much less ugly visual aesthetic.