The Hyundai Sonata is a midsize car that offers a lot of great features and technology, as well as a very capable performance. This vehicle can be great for an everyday commute, and it can also work for a road trip. If you are in need of a vehicle upgrade, and you are looking for a functional and affordable car, the Hyundai Sonata could be the one for you. If you have any questions about the Hyundai Sonata or what it offers you, you can reach out to us at Tim’s Truck Capital. We are happy to help you with your next upgrade. In the meantime, learn more about the Hyundai Sonata below.
First, let’s take a look at the performance of the Hyundai Sonata; then, we can get into the features and trim levels that it offers you. When it comes to performance, you have two engine options. The base engine option for the Hyundai Sonata is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that gives you 191-horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. Your other engine option is a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. This turbocharged engine gives you 180-horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and both options give you good fuel efficiency.
Other than a capable performance, what else does the Hyundai Sonata offer you? There are several different Sonata models or trim levels that each offer you different features. Below, we are going to take a closer look at these trim levels and what exactly they offer you. That way, you can determine which Hyundai Sonata trim option is the right one for you.
The SE is the base model for the Hyundai Sonata. This vehicle will be the most affordable Sonata option, but it will also be the one with the least features and options. The exact SE model features depend on the year that the Sonata came out, but you can expect interior features like cloth upholstery and adjustable front seats in this vehicle. You can also expect to get the base engine option on the SE and SEL trim levels.
When it comes to technology, the base model will offer you an infotainment system, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and USB ports. There are also some great standard driver assistance features that can help look out for you. The driver assistance features that can be found on the SE include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, a rearview camera, driver attention monitoring, and adaptive cruise control.
As you can see, this base trim offers you plenty of features, and it can be found at an affordable price.
The SEL model for the Hyundai Sonata adds some features to make this vehicle more comfortable and convenient. The Sonata SEL gives you features like heated front seats, an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a hands-free power liftgate. This trim also adds features dual-zone automatic climate control, heated outside mirrors, remote start, and proximity keyless entry. For added vehicle safety, you get blind spot monitoring and the Blue Link telematics system.
With the SEL trim, you also have the option of adding the Convenience package that adds features like a 12.3-inch digital instrument display, wireless device charging, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more. The option Premium package gives you even more with a 12-speaker premium Bose audio system, a heated steering wheel, and leather seats.
The SEL trim might be worth the upgrade for the additional features and the additional package options if you want more from your Sonata.
The SEL Plus trim level adds some technology features, as well as some other features to give you a more high-end interior. The added technology features include wireless device charging and a 12.3-inch digital instrument display. The wireless device charging can ensure that you never let your phone die when you are out on the road, and the digital instrument display can make it easier for you to view important information for your vehicle. The Sonata SEL Plus also gives you synthetic leather and suede upholstery for a more comfortable seating option.
In addition to those added features, the SEL Plus trim level and the other trim above it give you the turbocharged 1.6-liter engine standard. This means you get a slightly different performance with the two top trim level options.
The SEL Plus trim could be a good choice if you are looking for some additional technology features and the turbocharged engine.
The Limited trim for the Hyundai Sonata is the highest trim option. It will have the highest price, but it will offer you the most features of all the models. In the Hyundai Sonata Limited, you get genuine leather upholstery and ventilated front seats. You also get a high-end interior look and feel with a leather-wrapped dashboard. This vehicle also gives you a panoramic sunroof, a navigational system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Digital Key, and a 12-speaker Bose audio system.
You also get additional safety features in the Limited trim of the Sonata. These additional safety features include a blind spot camera, remote parking assist, a head-up display, parking sensors, and a surround-view parking camera.
As you can see, each of these trim options has something slightly different to offer you. Which of these Hyundai Sonata trim levels is the right option for you? The answer to that question depends on the specific features you are looking for in your vehicle and your everyday needs when it comes to your vehicle. If you are looking for the most affordable option, the base SE model could be the right one for you. If you are looking for more comfort and convenience features, but you still want an affordable price, the SEL could be a great option. If you are looking to get the turbocharged engine, you will have to choose the SEL Plus or the Limited trims. If you are looking for high-end features, you will want to choose the Limited trim.
If you have any questions about the Hyundai Sonata or which trim option might be the best fit for you, you can reach out to us at Tim’s Truck Capital.